Tuesday, July 28, 2015

State Fair offers bonus to college students

Enjoying the Illinois State Fair just got easier, especially for Illinois college students. State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen announced today College Night will take place on Thursday, August 20th.

Any college student who purchases a ticket to see The Fray with Andy Grammer at the Grandstand will receive FREE admission to the fairgrounds for the night of the concert, August 20th.

To sweeten the deal for area college students, University of Illinois Springfield will offer its students a shuttle service from the university to the state fairgrounds from 5:30pm until midnight.

"As our students return for the start of the fall semester, we welcome this opportunity for them to experience the Illinois State Fair," said University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch.

For non-UIS students, Springfield Mass Transit District offers transportation to the fairgrounds for a minimal cost, and Uber also offers services in the Capital City. SMTD bus route information can be obtained at www.smtd.org.

The story was reported by The X Radio Effingham on July 27, 2015.

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