Agricultural Events


  • Make your event grow in the heart of one of the country’s richest agricultural regions. Load up the truck and pack up your gear. No place knows more about hosting agricultural events than Springfield, IL. It's the home of the Illinois State Fair, which has been one of the top agricultural expositions in the country for over 150 years. The Illinois State Fairgrounds host a multitude of agricultral events each year. When you bring your ag event to Springfield, you'll find all the right experiences, facilities and services already in place.

  • From small-scale events to national conventions, Springfield offers spirited, experienced assistance in planning agricultural events. Springfield has been the site of many national events, including:
    • American Shorthorn National Jr. Show
    • National High School Finals Rodeo
    • United Suffolk Sheep National Jr. Show
    • Teacup Dog Agility Association Petite Prix Nationals

  • Contact us to learn more about our specialized plans for hosting your national or regional event.
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Illinois State Fairgrounds

  • Picturesque. Spacious. Versatile. These are but a few words to describe the beautifully landscaped 366-acre Illinois State Fairgrounds.

  • For over 150 years, the Illinois State Fairgrounds has served as the official site of the Illinois State Fair. With over 150 multi-use buildings including four indoor arenas, a covered outdoor arena, a 266,000 square foot outdoor arena, grandstand, stalling for 1000 livestock or horses as well as swine, sheep and goat barns, the Illinois State Fairgrounds is the perfect destination for your next agricultural event.

  • Springfield and the Illinois State Fairgrounds has been host to a multitude of agricultural events since the Inaugural Illinois State Fair in 1853, including:
    • American Hereford Association National Jr. Show
    • American Shorthorn Association National Jr. Show
    • National High School Finals Rodeo
    • United Suffolk Sheep National Jr. Show
    • Regional Dressage Championships
    • Chinese Shar Pei Club of America

  • Let our bureau experts assist you in adding your event to their great tradition. We are here to make your planning simple.