The theme for the 2014 DuQuoin State Fair will be "Love A Fair: Since 1923," the fair's manager announced today.
- Article number 1 - Grandstand
- Article number 2 - Welcome
- Article number 3 - Home Show/Livestock Premium Book
- Article number 4 - Summer Employment
- Article number 5 - Non-Fair Events & Spaces and Places to Rent
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
During 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
Human Resource Office
Illinois Department of Agriculture
DuQuoin State Fair
655 Executive Drive
DuQuoin, IL 62832
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