Built in 1901, the Coliseum has been one of the premier showpieces of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It was recently declared ‘unusable’ because of structural deficiencies. The Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation jumped into action, soliciting donations to restore the facility. Numerous donations, along with a $1 Million contribution from Governor and Mrs. Rauner, have now enabled the Coliseum to be fully restored and reopened in time for the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Part of this reopening also incorporates a brand new name for the Coliseum and we want your help in determining what the new name will be!
November 5 – December 14, 2018
Winner will be Announced on January 9, 2019!
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Current student members of an Illinois 4-H, FFA or Junior Horsemen’s Council chapter
Guest of Honor at the Grand Re-Opening of the Coliseum Event
Silver Platter of Recognition
Illinois State Fair Mega-Pass
Only 1 entry per participant
Child must permanently reside in Illinois and be a current member of one of the following: Illinois 4-H; FFA; or Junior Horsemen’s Council
Entries must be received no later than 5pm on December 14, 2018
All entries must be submitted via the entry form on the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation website (www.ilfairfoundation.com)
Winning entry will require a signed parental consent for student's name and picture to be used for award announcement purposes