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There is plenty to see and do everyday of the fair.  Below is a list of just a few of the actrivities and entertainment that await you at the Du Quoin State Fair.

Performers Wanted

Got Talent? The DuQuoin State fair is looking for talented groups and individuals to perform at the 2016 DuQuoin State Fair. Please submit an application

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Each day of the fair has it's own unique theme. Come and enjoy each days activities as they revolve around that days theme. Or, search though the database to find when your favorite act or event is scheduled.


From country to classical the Illinois State Fair in Du Quoin offers nightly concerts for everyone to enjoy. During the day, watch tractor pulls, horse races, and automotive races. Click the link to see who will be performing this year.

Harness Racing

Home of the World Trotting Derby, the Du Quoin State Fair is a premier location for harness racing.  Click the link above to see the racing schedule.

Motor Sports

From the ARCA to the USAC Silver Crown Series Series to Motocross to the fast paced metal crunching carnage of the demolish derby there is something for everyone at the Du Quoin State Fair.

Alongi's Beer Tent

Located on Main Street, Alongi's Beer Tent offer live music nightly.

Free Entertainment on the Grounds

Laugh, be thrill and amazed as we present a variety of first class entertainment throughout the fairgrounds.

Free Entertainment Tent

Music, Magic and Dance can be found inside the Free Entertainment Tent.

Open-Air Horse Show Arena

Horse pulls, horse and mule shows, barrel racing, farm yard follies and rodeos are some of the activities you can watch at the Open Air Horse Show Arena

1/2 Mile Track Arena

Professional Bull Riding, Rodeo, demolition derby and more entertainment

Special Events Schedule

Show off your talents and skills or just watch others. The Du Quoin State Faiur has a variety of contest that are sure to make you smile. We even have a contest for smiling. Enter today.

Cooking Contests

Watch as some of best home chef's compete in a variety of cooking and baking contests.