SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Agriculture Director Tom Jennings and Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick will hold Press Preview Day on Thursday, Aug. 6, to highlight activities planned for the 2009 Illinois State Fair. The event will take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on the Director’s Lawn. The gates will open for media credentialing at 10 a.m., the program will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow afterward. Media credentials also can be obtained after the main program.
Other participants will include 2009 Illinois County Fairs Queen Morgan Metz, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Track Enterprises, Demolition Derby representatives and representatives from Looking for Lincoln, an exhibit illustrating different Illinois communities and their ties to our 16th President.
The 2009 Illinois State Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 23.