Mark it on your calendar ASAP! Come taste different wines and beers from Illinois wineries and craft breweries inside the Artisans Building from Noon to 10 p.m. daily at the 2015 Illinois State Fair, August 13th-23rd! The Illinois Wine Experience is sponsored by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association which was established in 1992. Today the Illinois wine industry creates a direct economic impact of more than $253 million annually. At the 2015 Illinois Wine Experience, admission is free with sampling tickets available for just $1 each! A complementary wine glass is provided when you buy more than 10 tasting tickets. Wine may also be purchased by the glass, bottle and case from each winery at the fair. The event is open to anyone, but you must be 21 years of age or older to taste the wines. Come check out the event and get a little taste of Illinois wineries right here at the Illinois State Fair!