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Non-Fair Events

The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds is located in the heart of Southern Illinois, near the bottom of the valley formed by two of the world's mightiest rivers. The grounds highlight more than 600 carefully sculpted acres of grass-covered hillsides, eleven sparkling lakes and ponds all of which feature year-round fishing and leisure time activities.

Visitors are welcomed by open picnic areas shaded by more than thirteen hundred stately trees that insinuate the years of tradition and development that make this facility irreplaceable.

Investments in the future continue to be made to maintain the beauty and safety of existing structures while new facilities such as a climatized multi- purpose building and a covered equine pavilion are added to enhance usability of the grounds.

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.

We would very much like the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibility of the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds being the site of your next event. Please complete the Non-Fair Usage Application form for consideration. Please check the Facility Rental Usage Rates and Information for more information regarding amendments available on the fairgrounds. (These documents requires Acrobat Reader for viewing).

The Department of Agriculture is committed to following all public health guidelines, and the same will be required of all Lessees. All Lessees must sign a COVID-19 Addendum agreeing to comply with all State and public health guidelines at the time of their event.

If you have any further questions, please contact us if you desire additional information at:

PHONE: 618-542-1539 FAX: 618-542-1541

The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, the one place that brings together unmatched beauty and opportunities for your event.....and there's no place like it in the world.