The Illinois State Fair is almost here! I have to admit, I really do like the Illinois State Fair. I look forward to the corn dogs, lemonade shakeups, great live music and more. It’s always fun to people watch because, there is no telling what or who you will see. I enjoy checking out the ‘new things’ that the fair brings to town. New this year: Red Gate Farm will offer Carriage Rides in the Heartland area near gate 2. There are several new food and merchandise vendors on board. Island Noodles will be serving up Wok Fried Soba Noodles and the iJerkyGuy will have prepacked Jerky: Alligator, Kangaroo, Venison, Bison, Elk, Salmon. Some of the products new vendors will be peddling are fences, stack-able food containers, bathtub cleansers, internet TV boxes and more. There’s something for everyone at the Illinois State Fair if you attend one day or all 10 days. I’ll see you there!