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Aug 25 - Sept 4


  1. DuQuoin
  2. Entertainment


Performers Wanted!

The Du Quoin State Fair is now accepting applications for performers for the 2017 Fair!  Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2017.

Daily Schedule

Want to know what's planned for each day of the Du Quoin State Fair? Check out our daily schedule here.


Check out our Grandstand Lineup! Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, or at the Du Quoin State Fair Box Office.

Harness Racing

Once home to the World Trotting Derby, the Du Quoin State Fair is a premiere location for harness racing.

Open-Air Horse Show Area​

Home to horse pulls, horse and mule shows, barrel racing, farm yard follies and rodeos during the Du Quoin State Fair. Check out some of the great free entertainment the Open Air Horse Show Arena has to offer.

Motor Sports

From the ARCA to the USAC Silver Crown 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.

Half Mile Track

This half-mile track is home to bull riding, rodeos, demolition derbies and much, much, more during the Du Quoin State Fair.

Free Stages

A wide variety of shows, contests and talents are in store for you at this free stage.

Alongi's Beer Tent

Serving live music and cold refreshments daily during the fair. Located on Main Street and open weekdays from 4:00pm - Midnight, weekends and Labor Day from Noon to Midnight.

Twilight Parade

Each year, the Du Quoin State Fair holds a Twilight Parade to proudly announce the opening of the ten day annual showcase in Du Quoin. This year's parade will be held on Friday, August 26th at 6pm.​​

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show

On Sunday, September 3rd, prepare to be awed by cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all shapes and sizes at the 2017 Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show.  Located at the Front Gate and along Main Street on the
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.