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The theme for the 2014 DuQuoin State Fair will be "Love A Fair: Since 1923," the fair's manager announced today.

Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Grandstand
  2. Article number 2 - Welcome
  3. Article number 3 - Home Show/Livestock Premium Book
  4. Article number 4 - Summer Employment
  5. Article number 5 - Non-Fair Events & Spaces and Places to Rent
  • Grandstand Line-Up2014 GRANDSTAND LINE-UP

    Featuring top-notch entertainers: Foreigner, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Jon Henninger, USA championship Wrestling, .38 Special, Rodney Atkins and K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

    All the grandstand shows are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. With the exception of the gospel show, which costs $10 a seat, and the wrestling match, which is priced at $20 for adults and $10 for children, tickets cost either $25 or $30.

    Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 18 at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds ticket window. Phone orders will be taken beginning at 10 a.m. that day. Seats in the first three rows will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Order Form

  • Welcome to the DuQuoin State FairDuring its incredible 92-year history, how many times has the Du Quoin State Fair made a child laugh, smile, or look in awe at the things around them? How many children have loved this fair?

    How many kisses have taken place at the top of the Ferris Wheel as the sight of the fair below caused couples to grow closer together? How many couples have loved this fair?

    How many people - young or old - have fallen in love with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Du Quoin State Fair? How many people have loved this fair?

    More importantly, how many people will love this fair in the future? Maybe it happens when they taste their first corndog (mustard only) or when their favorite entertainer throws them a guitar pick. Maybe it happens after they scream so hard on one of the carnival rides that they can't even talk afterwards. Whatever causes you to fall in love with the Du Quoin State Fair we hope that it's a long and lasting relationship between you and one of the greatest shows on earth. The one spot in Southern Illinois where a kid can be a kid and parents can be assured of family friendliness.

    It's a place where seniors can dance and hard working men and women can let off some steam. It's a place where people meet, share a conversation, or enjoy the greatest concessions food in the nation. Welcome to the Du Quoin State Fair. If you've been here before, thank you so much for returning. If this is your first time, make yourself at home, have fun, I think you're going to love it!

    Shannon Woodworth, Fair Manager

  • 2014 premium book2014 Home Show & Livestock Premium Book

    The 2014 Du Quoin State Fair Home Show Book, Livestock premium book and entry forms are now available on-line.
  •  Summer Employment Application Available

    The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for qualified individuals who are interested in summer employment. Please download a copy of the summer application form. Completed form should be sent to:

    Human Resource Office
    Illinois Department of Agriculture
    DuQuoin State Fair
    655 Executive Drive
    DuQuoin, IL 62832

  •  Non-Fair Events and Space Rental

    The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, its staff and management will cater to your needs and would welcome the opportunity to host any upcoming events you may be planning. The Fairgrounds is recognized as a leading multi-use venue and offers the finest in service and recreational opportunities available anywhere.

    We look forward to having you as our guest and hope to see you soon.

    Check out the Non-Fair Events Schedule

    Download a Space Rental Application Form

Upcoming Events:

Battle at the Center/Midget Race
Saturday Dec 20
$20.00 for adult $10.00 for child 6-12
Kenny Brown
Non-Fair Events, Click here to see how you can host your events at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds

More Events...