DuQuoin State Fair

The 2017 Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 25th through September 4th.
Fair Hours:  10:00am - Midnight
Fairground Buildings:  10:00am - 9:00pm 
Administration Office:  8:00am - 7:30pm

DuQuoin State Fair WebPage

Gate Admission

Admission Price
Adults (13 & up) $2.00
Children (12 & under) Free


Location Price
Main Parking Lot $12
Gate 1 Parking $12
Gate 3 Parking - Daily $7
Gate 3 Parking - Season Pass $30
Gate 4 Parking - Daily $7
Gate 4 Parking - Season Pass $30

(Note: All inside public parking (including ADA) - $12; Outside Parking $7)
No weather related reimbursements!

Handicap parking is available at:
Gate 1 (North and South side of fairgrounds)
Gate 5 is where the handicap accessible tram will pick up and drop off visitors

No weather related reimbursements!

Guest Services

The Du Quoin State Fair provides a variety of services to help you enjoy your visit. Find information regarding;

  • The administration offices
  • first aid
  • Accessibility
  • Information booths
  • Lost and found children
  • Lost and found items
  • Post office
  • Camping

The Du Quoin State Fair is located on over 1,200 acres and has one of the most beautiful campgrounds in southern Illinois.  The campground is located at the north end of the fairgrounds. Check out our amazing amenities and fees.


There are countless hotels, bed and breakfasts, and cabins in the vicinity of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.  Access Carbondale Tourism for more Information

Maps and Directions

The Du Quoin State Fair is located on U.S. Route 51.  It is approximately 90 minutes southeast of St. Louis, Missouri; 20 minutes north of Carbondale, Illinois; and just 20 minutes from the northern edge of the Shawnee National Forest. directions to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds 
        From St. Louis: I-64 East to Route 51 exit.  Follow Route 51 south to Du Quoin
        From Paducah: I-24 West to I-57 North to the Benton exit. From Benton take Route 14 West to Du Quoin
        From Chicago:  I-57 South to the Benton exit.  From Benton take Route 14 West to Du Quoin


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