Here's a photo flashback--a picture that I took in 1979 of the thirty foot tall statue of a young Abe Lincoln near the main gate at the Illinois State Fair. As far as I know, it is still there. I have been going to the fair ever since I was a kid though and not much has changed since that time. I have a lot of good memories from the state fair. But since I don't live in Springfield anymore I don't go as often. There is so much to see and do and eat at the state fair, and I highly recommend at least one visit during the ten day event.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here's some great news links about the fair from the Springfield State Journal-Register:
The Butter Cow is always a favorite and long time tradition. This year it is very different!