Both Illinois and Missouri State Fairs have something to brag about. Both fairs just ranked in the top 50 for Best Fairs in 2022.

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Each year puts together a list of the top 50 fairs in the U.S. the Illinois State Fair was ranked #25 (with a record year in 2022) and the Missouri State Fair came in at #47. While I have never been to a state fair EVER (I know everyone says I have to go) it's kind of nice to know that no matter which one you attend both fairs are considered some of the best.

The Minnesota State Fair came in at #3, the Houston Livestock Show and Exhibition came in at #2 and the State Fair of Texas (I am sure they have a massive amount of BBQ) took the top spot. Surprised that the Iowa State Fair wasn't in the top three. That fair came in at #12. See the full list here.

As we all patiently wait to see which big artist will take the grandstand at each fair this year I can tell you that the Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa State Fairs will three take place from August 10 - 20. It might be a hard decision to figure out which one to attend, heck attend all three.

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