It'll be here before you know it – the Illinois State Fair. The 2014 edition, Aug. 7-17, has the theme “Making Memories.” “Nothing makes more sense to me,” fair manager Amy Bliefnick says of that phrase. “As a kid I still have great memories of being a youth, coming with my family to the Illinois State Fair, and as I plan for the fair every single year, it's about memories, and it's what kind of memories can we help today's kids and parents and boyfriends and girlfriends. What kind of memories can we help them create?”
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Entertainment acts this year include Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Steely Dan, and Boston. Admission remains $7 for most adults on most days at the fair.
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