The fair will feature rides, animals, games, and fun.
However, it's no easy task putting together such a large event.
Vendors along with many others are busy getting ready for the week-long event.
"We have to get our stock which is on a big refrigerator truck. And then we have to carry it over to our truck and fill it up,” Food Vendor Dana Glass said. “We have a corn dog stand down the way here. And we'll do the same thing for it. Clean it, stock it, and get ready for opening day."
The Heart of Illinois fair kicks off Friday at the Expo Gardens and runs through the 19th.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.