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  1. Article number 1 - Ducky Derby Dash
  2. Article number 2 - Summer Employment
  3. Article number 3 - Grandstand Line-Up
  4. Article number 4 - Your 2015 Grandstand Entertainment
  5. Article number 5 - Your 2015 Grandstand Entertainment
  6. Article number 6 - Your 2015 Grandstand Entertainment
  7. Article number 7 - Automobile Races
  8. Article number 8 - Non-Fair Events & Spaces and Places to Rent
  •  Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash!

    Join us at the DuQuoin State Fair on Sunday, September 6th as we partner with Special Olympics of Illinois for the first ever Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash! All money raised will benefit the thousands of young athletes participating in Special Olympics Illinois programs!

    The lucky owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will win one of our exciting grand prizes. This year's prizes include a 3 night, all-inclusive vacation to Cancun courtesy of Apple Vacations and a NASCAR package courtesy of Chicago Motor Speedway. For more info:

    DuQuoin State Fair 5K Registration Is Now Open!

    Help support Special Olympics All proceeds from the DuQuoin State Fair 5K will benefit Special Olympics of Illinois Monday, September 7, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m..

    All runners and walkers are welcome! Entry fees should be submitted by August 24, 2015 to be guaranteed a race shirt

  •  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

  • 2015 Grandstand Entertainment2015 Grandstand Entertainment

    The DuQuoin State Fair is proud to announce this year's grandstand line up, providing world class entertainment for the whole family. Tickets for all DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand performances will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, June 27 at 10am. The Grandstand ticket office will begin selling tickets on Monday, June 29th at 9am. Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling (618) 542-1535.
  • 2015 Grandstand Entertainment Featuring Colt Ford on Saturday August 29 and Trace Adkins on Sunday August 302015 Grandstand Entertainment

    On Saturday, August 29th Colt Ford brings a unique blend of country and hip-hop to the Grandstand stage. Josh Thompson will open for Colt Ford.
    Tier 1 - $20 / Tier 2 - $15

    On Sunday, August 30th Trace Adkins will perform for fairgoers on the Grandstand stage.
    Tier 1 - $20 / Tier 2 - $25

  • 2015 Grandstand Entertainment Featuring Charlie Daniels Band on Wednesday September 2 and Night Ranger on Friday September 42015 Grandstand Entertainment

    American music legend Charlie Daniels takes the stage with Lee Roy Parnell on Wedenesday September 2
    Tier 1 - $18/ Tier 2 - $13

    Classic rock returns to the Grandstand as Night Ranger takes the stage with Head East on Friday September 4
    Tier 1 - $17 / Tier 2 - $12

  • 2015 Grandstand Entertainment Featuring Randy Houser on Monday September 7.  Don't miss the harness races Friday, August 28 - 7:30pm, Saturday, August 29 - Noon, Sunday, August, 30, Noon2015 Grandstand Entertainment

    Randy Houser is taking the billboard charts by storm with three consecutive number one hits, "How Country Feels," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss." He will be taking our stage by storm on Monday September 7.
    Tier 1 - $25 / Tier 2 - $20

    You won't want to miss the harness races
    Friday, August 28 - 7:30pm
    Saturday, August 29 - Noon
    Sunday, August, 30, Noon

  • 2015 Grandstand Entertainment Featuring USAC Silver Crown Series on Sunday September 6 and ARCA Car Series of Monday September 7.2015 Grandstand Entertainment


    Sunday, September 6 - Qualify 6:30 pm, Race 8:00 pm
    (Adult $30, Child $10, Day of the Race Adult $35)


    Monday, September 7 - Qualify 11 am, Race 12:15 pm
    (Adult $25, Child $10, Day of the Race Adult $35)

  •  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

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