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Harness racing

HARNESSS HARNESS RACING

Saturday, August 29 - Noon
Sunday, August, 30, Noon

Harness racing fans are in for three outstanding days of one of the nation's oldest spectator sports.



COLT FORD with JOSH THOMPSON 

Saturday, August 29 - 7:30 pm 
Tier 1 - $20 /Tier 2 - $15

Colt Ford brings a unique blend of country and hip-hop to the Grandstand stage. A one-time pro golfer turned singer-songwriter, Colt Ford has found a growing fan base thanks to songs like "Drivin' Around Song," "Crank It Up," and musical collaborations with country music superstars like Keith Urban, and Justin Moore. Ford also helped pen hits for Jason Aldean ("Dirt Road Anthem") and Brantley Gilbert ("Country Must be Country Wide").

Josh Thompson brings the songs from his "modern, kickin' country party album" to the DuQuoin State Fair. Known for songs such as "Cold Beer With Your Name on It," and "Wanted Me Gone," Josh Thompson is a Midwest native who claims his "music guarantees that his set throws down the gauntlet."
Music Samples: Cold Beer With Your Name On It, Way Out Here, Beer On The Table, Wanted Me Gone

 



TRACE ADKINS w/ WE GOT IT COVERED 

Sunday, August 30 - 7:30 pm 
Tier 1 - $25 /Tier 2 - $20

Trace Adkins will perform for fairgoers on the Grandstand stage. Best known for his songs "Ladies Love Country Boys," and "You're Gonna Miss This," Trace Adkins has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums. Adkins is a proud spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Program and American Red Cross for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

We Got It Coveredis a cover band from Southern Illinois covering everything from Johnny Cash to modern day country and rock.
Music sampleWe Got it Covered at the 2012 DuQuoin State Fair



THE PERRY CASE BAND / FOR HIS GLORY 

Monday, August 31 - 7:30 pm 
Tier 1 - $5 /Tier 2 - $5

The Perry Case Band is an Illinois grown musical foursome from Mt. Carmel. With each concert The Perry Case Band delivers a powerful message through its unique blend of southern rock, blues, and soul influences. The group previously opened for fellow Christian bands such as Big Daddy Weave, Chris Tomlin, and Discipline, but at the DuQuoin State Fair this group will get the opportunity to shine as a headlining act.

For His Glory Music Sample: View That Holy City, I Surrender All, Jesus Knows, It Won't Be Long



AMERICAN AUTHORS w/ THE MOWGLI'S 

Tuesday, September 1 - 7:30 pm 
Tier 1 - $22 /Tier 2 - $17

American Authors is currently out on their Go Big or Go Home tour, playing songs off their "Oh, What a Life" album. Their 2014 hit "Best Day of My Life" has been featured in everything from television commercials to warm-up songs for NBA teams.

The Mowgli's Music Sample: San Francisco, I'm Good, Say It, Just Say It, Through The Dark


CHARLIE DANIELS BAND / LEE ROY PARNELL

Wednesday September 2, - 7:30 pm
Tier 1 - $18/Tier 2 - $13

Few artists have left a more lasting mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot and road warrior at the age of 78, Charlie Daniels has transformed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Daniels is best known for songs such as, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," "In America," "Uneasy Rider," "The South's Gonna Do It," and "Long Haired Country Boy."

Lee Roy Parnell Music Sample: Tender Moments, What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am, On The Road, I'm Holding My Own


MONTGOMERY GENTRY w/ MICHAEL RAY

Thursday, September 3, - 7:30 pm
Tier 1 - $22 /Tier 2 - $17

Montgomery Gentry has become one of the most identifiable duos in country music, with more than a decade of hits, concerts and accolades under their belts. Montgomery Gentry continues to draw packed crowds for their concerts, and continues to churn out hits that stay true to their Kentucky-country roots. The award winning duo is known for hits such as "Something to Be Proud Of," "Where I Come From," "Hell Yeah," and "She Couldn't Change Me."

There's no denying that Michael Ray is one of country's hottest rising stars, having just scored his first #1 single with his debut release "Kiss You in the Morning."


NIGHT RANGER with HEAD EAST

Friday, September 4, - 7:30 pm
Tier 1 - $17 /Tier 2 - $12

Night Ranger: classic rock returns to the Grandstand as Night Ranger takes the stage. Selling more than 17 million albums worldwide, Night Ranger transcended the sounds and styles of the 1980's. Best known for hits such as, "Sister Christian," "When You Close Your Eyes," and "(You Can Still) Rock in America," Night Ranger continues to perform for sold-out crowds around the world. Illinois' very own Head East will return home to southern Illinois to kick off this night of rock.

Head East Music Sample:


COLLECTIVE SOUL w/ LORI'S PUPPETS

Saturday, September 5, - 7:30 pm
Tier 1 - $30 /Tier 2 - $25

Collective Soul is an Atlanta-based band who shot to international fame with their 1993 hit song, "Shine." The band's other hits include, "December," "The World I Know," and "Heavy."

Lori's Puppets is an alternative rock band based out of Southern IL. They formed in 2012 at Rend Lake College. Since then, they have captured loyal fans across the area .
Music Sample Going Down


RANDY HOUSER with BRETT YOUNG

Monday, September 7, 7:30 pm
Tier 1 - $25 /Tier 2 - $20

Randy Houser is taking the billboard charts by storm with three consecutive number one hits, "How Country Feels," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss." "Goodnight Kiss" recently became Houser's first number one hit as a songwriter, though he has written numerous hits for artists over the years, including songs for Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and Chris Young.

Brett Young Music Sample: Kiss By Kiss, Life to Live Again, Would You Wait For Me, Beautiful Believer


USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES

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

Some of the best dirt track racing drivers the sport has to offer begin a quest for a trophy, bragging rights and cash at the 90th DuQuoin State Fair on Sunday of labor Day weekend starting with the 61st Ted Horn 100 for the USAC Silver Crown Series.


ARCA CAR SERIES

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

The racing excitement from Sunday continues on Labor Day with the 60th Federated-Southern Illinois 100 for the ARCA Racing Series and the 18th Oldani Memorial for the UMP DirtCar Modified Series. For many a triumph in front of the large state fair crowds will be the pinnacle of their racing career, for others another step toward a national championship or the first major win of what could be a long and glorious career.

View the Seating Chart

 

 

TICKET ORDER INFORMATION

  1. All tickets will be sold on a "best available" basis. Specific seating requests will not be honored.
     
  2. All sales are final. The fair does not provide refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.
     
  3. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, any attendee requiring a reasonable accommodation should notify us of their needs when ordering tickets. Wheelchair accessible seating is limited to 3 tickets. Those needing special arrangements or requesting a sign language interpreter, call 618-542-1515(voice/TDD) by Monday, August 17, 2015.    
     
  4. All orders should provide the following information:
    1. Identify the grandstand event (concert, auto races or World Trotting Derby) for which tickets are wanted
    2. Number of tickets requested
    3. Name of purchaser
    4. Complete address to which tickets are to be mailed
    5. Daytime and home phone numbers of purchaser
    6. Orders should be mailed to:

      Du Quoin State Fair Ticket Office
      655 Executive Drive
      Du Quoin, IL 62832

  5. Forms of payment:
    1. Mastercard or Visa. We do not accept Discover or AmericanExpress.
      1. Order must include card number, expiration date and cardholder's name.
    2. Check or money order
      1. They should be made payable to Illinois Department of Agriculture.
      2. If paying by personal check, tickets will be held for 30 days pending check clearance. 
         
    1. TICKET OFFICE HOURS: BEFORE FAIR 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM MON - FRI
      DURING FAIR 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EVERYDAY
    2. Orders received 7 days or less prior to the 1st show requested will be held at Will Call for pickup. Picture ID required.
    3. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster beginning on this date.
    4. In addition to mail orders, the department will accept walk-up and phone orders for all grandstand events.
    5. By phone, ticket purchasers may call the Du Quoin State Fair ticket office at 618-542-1515 voice/TDD)
    6. Or by calling Ticketmaster at 866-646-8849 / 800-359-2525 (Voice/TDD) or through the Ticketmaster website at http://www.ticketmaster.com/.
       
  6. Auto race information.
    1. CHILDREN AGE 4 OR OLDER REQUIRE A FULL PRICE TICKET. CHILDREN AGE 3 OR YOUNGER MUST SIT ON A PARENTS LAP UNLESS A TICKET IS PURCHASED.
    2. Auto and truckrace tickets may be purchased now through Track Enterprises at 217-764 -3200 or through Ticketmaster at 866-745-3000 / 800-943-4327 (Voice/TDD) or through the Ticketmaster website at www.ticketmaster.com

For more information about upcoming grandstand events, contact the DuQuoin State Fair ticket office, 655 Executive Drive, DuQuoin, Illinois 62832 Phone: 618-542-1535(voice/TTD)