Meet Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair!

July 20, 2021

Looking for Lincoln is proud to bring our 16th president to the Illinois State Fair in 2021! During the fair from August 12 -24, 2021, Lincoln will be available to greet guests, pose for photos, and share the engaging stories of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

Lincoln will be transported to various locations around the fairgrounds on his special ‘Lincoln-mobile.’ This conveyance will be easy to spot, as it’s topped by a 3 ft Lincoln hat, and will make stops at events and locations around the fair.

While Lincoln will make appearances at many fair locations, Looking for Lincoln will have 4 tents around the fairgrounds including: Emerson Lawn, Illinois Building Lawn, near Gate 2, and at the infield underpass. Each location will have information about the Heritage Area, plus the opportunity to get your photo with ‘Flat Lincoln.’  

Flat Lincoln is a 6.5 ft cartoon replica of the president, who is featured in many social media campaigns: #FlatLincoln. Take a pic with Flat Lincoln, hashtag the photo, and post it online to have the opportunity to be featured in the Looking for Lincoln social media channels.

“The State Fair gives us a great opportunity to share the vibrant stories of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area with the people of Illinois,” says Sarah Watson, Executive Director of Looking for Lincoln and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. “Coming back from an unusual year, we decided to provide the opportunity for Fair guests to engage with Lincoln, and learn more about the wonderful history in our state, while making it safe for all the participants.”

Enjoy Illinois, and look for Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair this summer!

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