Event Location / Hours

The Springfield Old Capital Art FairThe Old Capitol Art Fair is located on the state-owned Old State Capitol grounds in downtown Springfield, and the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Well within walking distance of several hotels and many restaurants, the Fair provides ample opportunity for individuals, friends and families to visit area shops, as well as the many Lincoln historical sites. Springfield, Illinois is located about 100 miles from St. Louis and 180 miles from Chicago, on Interstate 55. It is 80 miles from Champaign-Urbana and 100 miles from Quincy/Hannibal, MO. Artists from across the United States arrive the Friday night before the fair, or early Saturday morning to set up for sales. The fair opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

There is an area at the Old Capitol Art Fair set aside for enjoying refreshments and entertainment! You may take a break from strolling among the artist booths, use the time to consider a purchase or show off what you just got! There's always a good selection of beverages, sandwiches and snacks from which to choose.

Often you will find the "al fresco" dining area includes entertainment. Bring your friends and family and enjoy good company, good food, and good art! We are located on the northwest corner of the art fair. Come see us!

Directions To The Old Capitol Art Fair

From the north or south or east, take I-55 to Clear Lake exit (west) and follow Clear Lake as it turns in to Jefferson Street. You will come to downtown Springfield. The Fair is set up between 5th and 6th Streets and surrounds the Old State Capitol Building.

From the Veterans Parkway (Rt.4), take Monroe Street or Washington Street east to downtown Springfield. The fair is a couple of blocks north of Monroe, between 5th and 6th Streets.

Parking is available on the street on in public parking lots.


Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.