EXPOSITION GARDENS has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Heart of Illinois Fair scheduled for July 14-18.  We were holding out hope that we might still be able to open the gates for some summer family fun.  Unfortunately, it would be unwise and impractical to open trying to meet the Governor's current Restore Illinois guidelines.  Even if the state goes to Phase 4 at the end of June, we would be limited on the number of attendees and would face daunting challenges to meet all safety guidelines.  At this time, we are forced to postpone until a new date can be set later in the year.

2020 Exposition Gardens and Heart of Illinois Fair Officers and Directors


  • President: Erica Abenroth
  • Vice-President: Jeff Smith
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Steve Sprenger


Erica Abenroth, Edwards
Roxy Baker, Peoria
Bob Bock, Hanna City
John Davidson, Dunlap
John D. Dillon, Dunlap
Tyler Hofstatter, Lowpoint
Dr. Ruel "Buzz" Iliff, DVM, Wyoming
Tom Kelley, Chillicothe
Charles Kennell, Washburn (ckennell@dtnspeed.net)
Leslie Leach, East Peoria
Amy Beneke McLaren, Dunlap
Brock Menold, Ankeny, IA
Rob Murphy, Princeville
Douglas Murray, Toulon
Bill Niemerg, Streamwood
Phillip Salzer, Peoria
Jeff Smith, Princeville
Kristi Smith, Princeville
Stephen Sprenger, Peoria
Randy Stevens, Chillicothe
Amy Steward, Wyoming
Marty Wagner, Edwards
Carroll Wetterauer, Peoria

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