SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Families flock to Springfield for the first day of the Illinois State Fair.
Opening day featured a Twilight Parade, discounted carnival rides and a free concert at the Grand Central Stage. Governor JB Pritzker joined other state and local leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Butter Cow, a 100 year tradition, was unveiled yesterday.
“The state fair is a great opportunity to recognize and appreciate the 72,000 farm operations that make Illinois one of the nation’s most agriculturally productive states,” said Pritzker.
It was Pritzker’s first state fair as Governor. The fair ends on August 18.
For more information on the Illinois State Fair, visit their website.