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Celebrate Illinois while sampling the states great outdoors by visiting Conservation World at the 2018 Illinois State Fair, August 10th-19th, in Springfield. 
Conservation World is a 30-acre park with ponds, grass, shade trees and park benches located on the northwest corner of the Illinois State Fairgrounds, adjacent to the IDNR headquarters.
Among free attractions at Conservation World:
The famous Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has performances every day at Conservation World

Voyageur canoe rides on the Conservation World pond

Kids fishing includes hands-on fishing clinics at the pond inside the Conservation World gate six times each day, with all bait and tackle provided

Fly Fishing Demonstrations for anglers of all ages

Youth Archery and BB Gun hands-on instruction is available throughout every day of the fair at the Conservation World youth practice ranges

Springfield Park District outdoor recreation specialists will feature games and interactive activities for kids daily
Fishing opportunities abound in Illinois, and some of the states best sport fish will be on display in the Fisheries Tent in a new 2,800-gallon fish aquarium, making its debut at the 2018 Illinois State Fair.
IDNR wildlife and natural heritage staffs will host displays and answer questions about hunting prospects, wildlife watching, helping threatened and endangered species, and habitat enhancement projects.

State fair visitors can talk with IDNR Conservation Police officers at the Law Enforcement tent. Illinois State Museum and Illinois Historic Sites will have information on Illinois history to help celebrate our states 200th birthday.

Food and drink vendors at Conservation World will include:
17th Street BBQ
AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill
AJs Ice Cream
Pioneer Kettle Korn and Pork Rinds
The Candy Man
Sno Biz Shaved Ice
Buds Root Beer
Craft Beer Tent
Dragon Fire Pizza
Illinois State Fair admission includes free admission to Conservation World, which is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily from August 10th-19th