Skip to Main Content
August 28 to September 7, 2015       


  1. CMS


Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Welcome
  2. Article number 2 - Non-Fair Events & Spaces and Places to Rent
  • 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

  •  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:



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.

Daily EventsCrowd watches dive show

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.

Combined Veteran's Tent

Located on Main Street, the Combined Veteran's Tent offer live music nightly.

Illinois Food & Wine Products Show

Products will include...Illinois wines, pizza, fudge & chocolates, meat products, homemade egg noodles, BBQ & wing sauces & salsas, Vidalia onion relish, fresh produce, regular & hot pepper jams, jellies, hot sauces, Amish & fresh baked products & honey products, to name a few

1/2 Mile Track Arena

Professional Bull Riding, Rodeo, demolition derby and more entertainment