Illinois Department of Agriculture



2014 expo

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17th Illinois Products Expo
March 7-8, 2015

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The 16th Illinois Products Expo will be held on March 1-2, 2014, in the Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL.  Over 70 Illinois companies will be providing free food samples and selling their products.   

A few non-food items, such as soy & herb candles and agricultural-based soaps/lotions will also be available to purchase. 

The Illinois Wine Garden will once again be a featured attraction at the Expo.  Illinois wineries will participate; selling wine samples and wine by the glass and the bottle. 

The hours of the Expo are:     
Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Illinois Products" gift baskets will also be given away as door prizes.

Details on vendors and event sponsors coming soon!

The Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Marketing and Promotion is coordinating the event.  For more information, contact Jennifer Tirey, 217/782-8146 or e-mail:

Expo Sponsors:

    Kim Nehrt Photography & Design     Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation     m j kellner     county market     Illinois Farm Bureau     shop 'n save     Illinois Food Retailers Association    Illinois Pork Producers     Illinois Wine   Hy 

Vendor Sponsors:

American Egg Board     zillion's chili     Grandpa G's     ropp jersey cheese     jimmy b's salsa     Toohill Seed & Beef Service LLC     senTEAmental moods     Hilltop Maple Syrup And Honey Co.     Remarkable Carmels: a taste to remember