SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Watch now to join Illinois lawmakers and leaders officially kick off the 2022 Illinois State Fair with the annual Ribbon Cutting event.

Gov. JB Pritzker is joined by First Lady MK Pritzker, Lte. Gov. Juliana Stratton, IDOA Director Jerry Costello II, IDNR Director Colleen Callahan, Miss Illinois County Fair Addisyn Calloni, ISF Twilight Parade Grand Marshals, and other state and local dignitaries.

The State Fair runs from Aug. 11 to Aug. 21, 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Find more information at the State Fair’s website.