After missing the 2020 State Fair due to COVID-19, the Manager of the Illinois State Fair, Kevin Gordon, says they were thrilled to have a safe state fair. No numbers are available yet, but Gordon says he was pleasantly surprised by the results.
Gordon says that it was nice to have a full grandstand lineup but it wasn’t easy trying to set it all up during the pandemic.
Gordon says he’s heard good things from vendors but there were fewer this year due to COVID. Some vendors got out because of trouble with getting supplies and trouble keeping workers or they went out of business due to the virus.