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  1. Article number 1 - Welcome
  2. Article number 2 - Your 2015 Grandstand Entertainment
  3. Article number 3 - Summer Employment
  4. Article number 4 - Non-Fair Events & Spaces and Places to Rent
  • Welcome to the DuQuoin State FairDuring its incredible 93-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!

  • 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.

    On Sunday, August 30th Trace Adkins will perform for fairgoers on the Grandstand stage.

    Tickets for these shows will go on sale later this summer. Look for more DuQuoin State Fair announcements in the weeks and months ahead.

  •  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

  •  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:

Indian Hills
Thursday May 21-24
Petro Wdding
Saturday May 23
Dani Boston
Saturday May 30
Illinois Cutting Horse Show
Saturday May 30-31
Elaine Jackson

National Area 4 Show Mini Horses
Friday Jun 5-7
Deloris Williams
National Mini Horse Show
Friday Jun 5-7
Indian Hills
Friday Jun 5-7
DQ Jaycees Fishing Tournament
Saturday Jun 6

Shriners Circus
Saturday Jun 6-7
Non-Fair Events, Click here to see how you can host your events at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds

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