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Check back frequently for updated news bulletins from the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs. As news is released, articles will be posted here as well as our quarterly edition of Tent Talk.


1/30/2017
2017 IAAF Talent Winners

The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs held its 107th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois January 19th thr ...[READ MORE]


1/30/2017
Five Honored with the 2017 Friend of Illinois County Fair Award

The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs held its107th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois January 19th thru ...[READ MORE]


1/24/2017
Henry County is new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

Claudia VanOpdorp was crowned the 58th Miss Illinois County Fair queen. VanOpdorp represented Henry County at the 107th Illinois Association of Agr ...[READ MORE]


12/26/2016
Winter 2016 Tent Talk
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10/1/2016
Fall 2016 Tent Talk
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6/15/2016
Budget cuts forcing horsemen to other states
HINSDALE, Illinois - The thrill of thundering hooves may soon be a thing of the past at Illinois county fairs. But for at least one more year, harness ...[READ MORE]


5/1/2016
Spring 2016 Tent Talk
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1/17/2016
Abby Foster was Crowned 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair
Springfield, IL— Abby Foster, Miss Vermillion County Fair, was crowned by retiring Queen Sadie Gassmann. Foster is majoring in elementary education wi ...[READ MORE]


1/16/2016
2016 Illinois Association of Agricultural of Agricultural Fairs Talent Winners
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) had seventy-eight talented acts compete in their talent finals at the Crowne Pla ...[READ MORE]


1/16/2016
Western Fairs Association Director Brings Story of Hope to Midwest
Springfield, IL- In 2011, Western Fairs Association lost all government funding in California. "That was half of most of our county fairs’ budgets, ...[READ MORE]


1/16/2016
Leaders Rejuvenate and Inspire Agricultural Fairs
Springfield, IL— Almost 3,000 members and guests attended the 106th annual convention in Springfield, IL. "The year has been tough, but we were st ...[READ MORE]


1/16/2016
Redshaw Named IAAF President
Springfield, IL—Bill Redshaw of Schuyler County is the new president of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF). Redshaw is no strang ...[READ MORE]


1/16/2016
Three Honored with the 2016 Friend of Illinois County Fair Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to John and Pat H ...[READ MORE]


12/29/2015
Winter 2015 Tent Talk
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10/15/2015
Fair Board Members Recognized for Years of Service
Twenty-two fair board members were recognized for their continued years of service to their fairs at the County Fair Day luncheon.  ...[READ MORE]


1/19/2015
Sadie Gassmann was Crowned 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair
Richland County Fair Queen crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Springfield, IL —Sadie Gassmann, Miss Richland County Fair, was crowned by reti ...[READ MORE]


1/19/2015
2015 Illinois Association of Agricultural of Agricultural Fairs Talent Winners
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) had seventy-eight talented acts compete in their talent finals at the Crowne Pla ...[READ MORE]


1/18/2015
Illinois County Fairs Have a Positive, Finacial Impact on Their Local Economies
Springfield, IL - This morning, the attendees of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) annual meeting heard the results of the Economi ...[READ MORE]


1/18/2015
Four Honored with the 2015 Friend of Illinois County Fair Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to Ray and Janice ...[READ MORE]


12/15/2014
Winter 2014 Tent Talk
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10/18/2014
Fall 2014 Tent Talk
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1/23/2014
2014 Illinois Association of Agricultural of Agricultural Fairs Talent Winners
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1/19/2014
Summer Robbins Crowned 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
Springfield, IL - Summer Robbins, Miss Montgomery County Fair, was crowned 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Director of Agriculture Robert Flide ...[READ MORE]


12/27/2013
December 2013 Tent Talk
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10/18/2013
Fall 2013 Tent Talk
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5/12/2013
May 2013 Tent Talk
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1/20/2013
Amelia Martens, Miss Rock Island County Fair was Crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
Springfield, IL— Amelia Martens, Miss Rock Island County Fair Queen, was crowned by the retiring 2012 Queen Brittani Schisler. Martens is a student a ...[READ MORE]


1/20/2013
Six Honored with the 2013 Friend of Illinois County Fair Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to George Pollock ...[READ MORE]


1/20/2013
2013 Illinois Association of Agricultural of Agricultural Fairs Talent Winners
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12/31/2012
December 2012 Tent Talk
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10/23/2012
Fall 2012 Tent Talk
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5/1/2012
May 2012 Tent Talk
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1/23/2012
2012 Illinois Association of Agricultural of Agricultural Fairs Talent Winners
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1/22/2012
John Telford Honored with “2012 Friend of Illinois County Fair” Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to John Telford a ...[READ MORE]


1/22/2012
Brittani Schisler, Miss Lake County Fair crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
Springfield, IL— Brittani Schisler, Miss Lake County Fair Queen, of Fox Lake was crowned by the retiring 2011 Queen Jackie Driscoll. She is a student ...[READ MORE]


1/22/2012
Henninger Honored with “2012 Friend of Illinois County Fair” Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to Alvin “Al” Hen ...[READ MORE]


1/22/2012
Newt Lundquist Honored with “2012 Friend of Illinois County Fair” Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to Newt Lundquist ...[READ MORE]


1/22/2012
Mary and Eldon Julius Honored with “2012 Friend of Illinois County Fair” Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to Mary and Eldon ...[READ MORE]


10/1/2011
Fall 2011 Tent Talk
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5/1/2011
May 2011 Tent Talk
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1/16/2011
Henry County Fair Queen Crowned 2011 Miss Illinois County Fair Jackie Driscoll crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen
Springfield ,IL— Jackie Driscoll, Miss Henry County Fair Queen, of Cambridge was crowned by the retiring 2010 Queen Haley Freeman. She is majoring in  ...[READ MORE]


1/15/2011
Carol Keller was Honored with “2011 Friend of Illinois County Fair” Award
Springfield, IL—The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) presented their coveted “Friend of Illinois County Fair” award to Carol A. Kelle ...[READ MORE]


12/1/2010
December 2010 Tent Talk
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12/1/2009
December 2009 Tent Talk
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10/1/2009
October 2009 Tent Talk
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5/1/2009
May 2009 Tent Talk
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12/1/2008
December 2008 Tent Talk
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10/1/2008
October 2008 Tent Talk
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12/1/2007
December 2007 Tent Talk
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9/1/2007
October 2007
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5/1/2007
May 2007 Tent Talk
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12/1/2006
December 2006 Tent Talk
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10/1/2006
October 2006 Tent Talk
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5/1/2006
May 2006 Tent Talk
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12/1/2005
December 2005 Tent Talk
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10/1/2005
October 2005 Tent Talk
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5/1/2005
May 2005 Tent Talk
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12/1/2004
December 2004 Tent Talk
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10/1/2004
October 2004 Tent Talk
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5/1/2004
May 2004 Tent Talk
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12/1/2003
December 2003 Tent Talk
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10/1/2003
October 2003 Tent Talk
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