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General Information

​The 2024 Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 23rd through September 2nd.
This site is updated often. Please check back for the most current information.

Gate Admission
Prices are subject to change.

Admission Price
Adults (13 & up) Free
Children (12 & under)
Admission Fee will be throughout the fair.  


Location Price
South Parking Lot (Rt. 14 entrance) - Daily $10
Gate 1 Parking Lot (U.S. 51 entrance) - Daily $15
Gate 4 Parking (Jackson St. Entrance)  - Daily $10
Seasonal Parking Passes good for 11 days
of the fair for Gate 1, Gate4 and Gate 5


(Note: All inside public parking (including ADA) - $15; Outside Parking $10)
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


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. Electricity available, 30 amps and limited 50 amps.


There are countless hotels, bed and breakfasts, and cabins in the vicinity of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Click here to help plan your overnight stay.

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

Summer Employment

The Du Quoin State Fair is norw accepting applications for summer employment on line only.  Please click this application link to apply.


Find out about the history and some of the rich traditions of the Du Quoin State Fair.​​