Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Best Rides of the Fair

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Best Rides of the Fair

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Fairs offer live music in a truly unique setting. I once saw country singer George Strait at the Wisconsin State Fair, and it's still one of the greatest shows I've ever experienced. Ferris wheels loomed behind him, fireworks exploded above him, and the distant cries of kids on rollercoasters drifted across the evening air.

Three upcoming regional fairs boast fine line-ups this year. Here's the view from the grandstand. (Note: Some shows are already sold out, and others are close to it. It's best to check ticket availability before making plans.) Chris Dickinson

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Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Ill. August 11 - 20.

Showtime 8 p.m. (unless otherwise stated).

Ticket Information: (217) 782-1979

Aug. 11 Amy Grant with Gary Chapman, $12-17

Aug. 12 Hootie & the Blowfish with Don Dixon, $14-15

Aug. 13 Legends in Concert, $10

Aug. 14 Tim McGraw with Little Texas $12-17

Aug. 15 Earth, Wind & Fire with D-Knowledge, $10-15

Aug. 16 Clint Black with John Berry $10-17

Aug. …

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