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Something old, something new

State Fair brings back the classics while adding dinosaurs, Route 66 and more

By Dean Olsen

Life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a selfie gallery and classic Route 66 neon signs are a few of the new attractions at this year's Illinois State Fair. They will join old favorites during the Aug. 11-21 run of the fair and Grandstand acts that include Demi Lovato (Aug. 13), Brooks & Dunn (Aug. 14), Willie Nelson and Family (Aug. 16), Jon Pardi (Aug. 18) and Trevor Noah (Aug. 19).