SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It’s Illinois State Fair time, which
means competition, funnel cakes and beef.
Stop by the Illinois Beef Association’s Ribeye Corral for
some tasty beef products at this year’s fair. The IBA will be serving the
popular items such as the ribeye sandwich and hamburgers, both featuring a few
In addition, the group is excited to introduce some new
products such as the crunchy taco cup and Irish nachos. The crunchy taco cup is
a beef taco salad in a cup — portable and healthy. The Irish nachos will feature
the same tasty taco beef on a bed of waffle fries with cheese.
The Ribeye Corral also will be a place to relax and keep the
kids entertained with a coloring station and new beef photo backdrop for fun
Wednesday, Aug. 14, is Lean Beef Day at the Illinois State
Fair. Don’t miss the chance to see the special Lean Beef Culinary Contest at the
Hobby, Arts and Crafts Building. The competition begins at 9 a.m. with an IBA
cooking demonstration to follow at 3:15 p.m. and beef trivia at 5:15 p.m.
The Illinois State Fair is the kickoff event for the
Illinois Junior Beef Association. IJBA members can join fellow beef producers
for an ice cream social Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the junior building show ring,
following junior show check-in, to learn more about IJBA activities and to elect
the IJBA Board of Directors.
IJBA members also are encouraged to enter the IJBA Jackpot
Show Sunday, Aug. 11, two hours after the Open Steer Show. The show is for
heifers only with a $25 entry fee. Participants can enter during the junior show
check-in at the Illinois State Fair.
Visit www.illinois beef.com to download rules. For more
information, contact Tamar Adcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.