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Get Ready for the 2017 Fair!

In 2016 we had been moved to a tent in the middle of a river.  At least that's what it felt like when the rains came.  And the rains did come!  This year we expect our tent to be in the same general area, but closer to the path, and with better drainage, so water wings probably not necessary.

Conservation World, where our tent is located, will be open 10 AM - 7 PM each day in 2017.  Our tent will, of course, be open for the same hours.  However, our primary staff will be going to the national ACS meeting on the second weekend, so we have received special permission to close after Saturday evening, August 19, and not be open Sunday, August 20.  We do need lots of help Saturday evening at about 7 PM to help us close up the tent.  Please help!

Here's some helpful maps, though a map showing our 2017 tent location isn't yet available.

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Follow us on Facebook.  Photos from this year's Fair will appear daily.

Photos from the 2016 Fair are on line.

Check out our daily update of our activities at the Fair.

Flash DriveAll volunteers that help us at the Fair will be given an 8 GB flash drive as a token of our appreciation. 

Information for our visitors at the Fair:


Please help:  If we are to continue to have a tent at the Fair, we really need donations and volunteers.  Whatever you can do to help will be appreciated.


Here are the links to:

Photos from the 2016 Fair

Photos from the 2015 Fair
Photos from the 2014 Fair
Photos from the 2013 Fair
Photos from the 2012 Fair
Photos from the 2011 Fair
Photos from the 2010 Fair
Photos from the 2009 Fair
Photos from the 2008 Fair
Photos from the 2007 Fair
Photos from the 2006 Fair
Photos from the 2005 Fair
Photos from the 2004 Fair

A consortium of Illinois Sections of the American Chemical Society is hosting a booth at the Illinois State Fair.   We are presenting a variety of exciting chemistry demonstrations and hands-on activities suitable for young students, as well as an interactive simple chemistry quiz.  Literature is available on environmental issues, lists of educational resources, and ACS activities for students, science teachers, and the general public.  Packets of information, including resource CDs, are offered to teachers visiting our booth.

Where is our tent?  Here are some maps to help you find your way.  Conservation World is in the north-west corner of the Fairgrounds.  Local weather near the Fairgrounds.

*  To qualify for the free admission and parking you must register on line as a volunteer and select times to work by Friday, August 4.  Otherwise we have no way of getting a parking pass and admission ticket to you on time.

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