Illinois County Fairs Continue To Promote Their Economic Importance

Illinois’ county fair contingent pushing the governor to release $1.4 million in funding that was allocated for this fiscal year.  Margaret Vaughn is the Government Affairs Director for the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs.

15 county fairs participated in that 2014 study, including the Mercer County Fair where Rita Williams serves as superintendent of horse racing.

Local State Representative Mike Halpin wants the $1.4 million in funding to be released.  His district includes the Rock Island County Fair.

The 2018 Mercer County Fair is July 10-14 with the Rock Island County Fair July 17-21.