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The Illinois State Fair showcases the culinary talents of exhibitors around the state each year. Within this cookbook the reader will find the 2023 Blue Ribbon winners from the 160+ classes offered for competition. These recipes were selected out of multiple entries in each category as the best in Illinois.

From Peach Marmalade to Apple Cake there are a multitude of sweet and savory treats that anyone can enjoy making and eating contained within these pages.

The Illinois State Fair congratulates the 2023 winners and looks forward to the fierce competition in the seasons to come.

Please enjoy these recipes from cover to cover as much as the judges did.


Purchase available online and at the Illinois State Fair Offices

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  Illinois State Fair Offices 
  801 Brian Raney Avenue 
  Springfield, Illinois 62794 

  Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (Closed on state holidays)
  General Information 217-782-6661

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