A SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY AND ILLINOIS STATE FAIR PREVIEW
COMBINED INTO ONE FREE EVENT!
A sampling of everyone’s favorite fair foods, plenty of ice-cold beer, live musical performances, a 4-mile relay race and more can be found at this year’s Corndog Kickoff hosted by American Business Club of Springfield (ABC), Pepsi, Skeff Distributing and the Illinois State Fair. The June 1st event will serve as a summer preview party and kickoff to this year’s Illinois State Fair. The events will be held at the Commodities Pavilion and Grandstand on Grandstand Avenue in the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
The free event is open to all and will be held from 4 pm – 11 pm. In addition to getting your first taste of summer fair foods, the event also includes free live musical performances, a 4-mile relay race on the world’s fastest dirt race track, prizes, beer and more. You simply won’t get another opportunity like this…a summer kickoff party and Illinois State Fair preview combined into one free event.
FREE, LIVE MUSIC!
One of the Midwest’s most popular bands, Broseph, will be performing in the Pork Pavilion from 8-10 pm. Listeners can expect to be blown away by this high energy band with influences ranging from country, rock, pop, punk and more. Pouring their heart and soul into every show as they continuously span the country, the highly talented act frequently plays at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon and has recently opened shows for Steven Tyler, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Granger Smith and more. Broseph shares one mission...to bring people of all types together by throwing a party with their songs and live show! Opening Act From Season 3 The Voice contestant Gracia Harrison.
PROCEEDS GO TO A GOOD CAUSE!
All proceeds from this event will go toward the Amtrykes Program, a program that gives therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities. These unique trykes are designed to accommodate riders of all ages and a myriad of physical and/or developmental challenges. Through fundraising efforts at the Illinois State Fair and private donations, Springfield ABC is pleased to provide these bikes free of charge to children and veterans with disabilities. With all proceeds from this event going toward the Amtrykes Program, every beer you buy is providing an opportunity for a disabled person to ride a bike alongside their friends and family members.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
We couldn't do this without the help and support of our many great sponsors.
The Stadium Bar and Grill
The Body Quest Store
Springfield Running Center
Country Fryer (Corn Dogs, Cheese on a Stick, Fries, Burgers, Shakeups, Strawberry Shortcake) http://www.facebook.com/Country-Fryer-112724525442730/
Creekstone Kettle Works Popcorn (Packaged Popcorn) http://www.facebook.com/creekstonekettleworks/
Karhliker Concessions (Corn Dogs, Burgers, Ribeye Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Jumbo Hot Dogs)
Vose's Korndogs (Corn Dogs) https://www.facebook.com/voseskorndogs/
Tonto Chuckwagon (Flame Roasted Corn on the Cob dipped in butter) https://www.facebook.com/ChuckwagonSCC/
Coleman's Concession (Cozy Dogs, Nachos, Cheese Sticks)
Twyford BBQ Truck (Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Burnt End Sandwiches) https://www.facebook.com/twyfordbbq/
Chatham Masons (Elephant Ears)
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
4 PM - 11 PM
Corndog Kickoff 4-Mile Relay Run - 4:00 PM
Race Awards/After-Party - 5:00 PM
Opening Act Gracia Harrison - 6:00 PM
Featured Band, "Broseph" - 8:00 - 10:00 PM
After-After-Party @ The Stadium - 11:00 PM
In addition to live music, beer and fair food, Springfield’s impressive running community is coming together for a fun 4-mile relay on the Grandstand’s one-mile dirt track. This team run will begin at 4:00 pm and is your chance to get a team of four together and compete on the 1-mile loop of the world’s fastest dirt race track. Each team will race for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place position in either the Male, Female or Coed team brackets. Even those without a team can still join the fun by being placed on a random 4-person team.
The registration fee is just $25 per person until May 15th and then the fee increases to $30 per person.
This is a one-of-a-kind race on the world’s fastest one-mile race track in the Grandstand of the Illinois State Fairgrounds where all the State Fair performances are held. Participants should plan to stay for the Corndog Kickoff after-party to enjoy the beer, bands and fair-food at the Pork Pavilion on Grandstand Avenue. Following the Corndog Kickoff, an after-after party is scheduled for 11 pm at The Stadium Bar and Grill, 2300 N Peoria Road.