State Fair time has arrived.
A lengthy parade of floats, bands and politicians kicked off the fair last night.
Governor Pat Quinn will cut the ribbon to officially open the event at 9:30 this morning.
Today is County Fair and Horse Racing Day.
Country singer Eric Church is in the Grandstand tonight.
Fairgoers will also get the chance to see work continuing on the fair's Butter Cow.
The partially-finished butter sculpture was unveiled Thursday, but artist Sharon BuMann will complete it over the next several days, in full view of spectators.