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DuQuoin State Fair 2016 Daily Schedule
    August 26 - September 5, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016 - College Night
    Any college student with a current student ID will receive free admission to the fair

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Governor's Day/Republican Day
    Today is his day for the Governor to host special guests.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Veterans Day / SIU Day
    Veterans and their immediate family members are admitted to the grounds for free today. Thank you for your service to our country



Monday, August 29, 2016 - Agriculture Youth Day
    The Du Quoin State Fair is proud to salute Illinois agriculture. The state's number one industry. Today we recognize our youth exhibitors who are passionate and committed to Illinois agriculture.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Democrat Day
    Illinois Democrats host special guests and special events on this day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Senior Day
    Fair visitors 60 and older are admitted to the fairgrounds for free.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Illinois Tourism Day
    The Du Quoin State Fair salutes tourism and the value it brings to the state.



Friday, September 2, 2016 - Sponsor Appreciation Day
    The Du Quoin State Fair thanks their amazing sponsors for their commitment to the Du Quoin State Fair. Thank the sponsors for joining the Fair in offering fun, family friendly events throughout the day.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Coal Heritage Day
The Du Quoin State Fair honors past and current coal miners for their hard work and dedication to an industry that has made southern Illinois so great.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - First Responder Day
    The Du Quoin State Fair is proud to honor all policemen, firemen, and EMTs who are on the front lines everyday. All first responders who present their badge will receive free admission to the fair on this day.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - Family Day
    Families from throughout southern Illinois are invited to send the summer out in style by attending the Du Quoin State Fair.



Friday, August 26 - College Night

5:30 pm. - Ribbon Cutting - Main Gate (Rt. 51)
5:30 pm. - F-150 - Alongi's Beer Tent
6:00 pm. - Twilight Parade - S. Route 51
6:30 pm. - Horse Whisperer - Expo Drive
6:30 pm. - Gavin the Hypnotist - Free Entertainment Tent
7:00 pm. - Reptile Adventure - Main Street
7:00 pm. - Magic Mike - Free Entertainment Tent
8:30 pm. - Downstate Music Company - Alongi's Beer Tent

Saturday, August 27 - Governor's Day

9:00 am. - Dairy Show - Ashgrove
9:00 am. - Heavy Horse / Mule Show - Horse Arena
11:30 am. - Southern Hospitality Queen’s Day - Grandstand Club Room
12:00 pm. - Harness Racing - IL Lottery Grandstand/ Mile Track
1:00 pm. - Best Party Appetizer Contest - Expo Hall

1:00 pm. - Gavin the Hypnotist - Free Entertainment Tent
2:00 pm. - Horse Whisperer - Expo Drive
2:00 pm. - Cat Daddy’O - Alongi's Beer Tent
2:00 pm. - Magic Mike - Free Entertainment Tent
2:30 pm. - Reptile Adventures - Main Street

3:00 pm. - Ponytail / Pigtail Contest - Expo Hall
3:00 pm. - Zuzu African Acrobats - Main Street
3:00 pm. - Gavin the Hypnotist - Free Entertainment Tent
3:30 pm. - Horse Whisperer - Expo Drive
4:00 pm. - Reptile Adventures - Main Street

4:00 pm. - Smile Contest - Expo Hall
4:00 pm. - Tribute Concert to Jim Revees, Eddy Arnold, and Marty Robbins by Donnie Falknor - Free Entertainment Tent
4:30 pm. - Zuzu African Acrobats - Main Street
5:00 pm. - Horse Whisperer - Expo Drive
5:00 pm. - Gavin the Hypnotist - Free Entertainment Tent

5:30 pm. - Reptile Adventures - Main Street
5:30 pm. - 4 Play - Alongi's Beer Tent
6:00 pm. - Zuzu African Acrobats - Main Street
6:00 pm. - Magic Mike - Free Entertainment Tent
6:30 pm. - Horse Whisperer - Expo Drive

7:00 pm. - Gavin the Hypnotist - Free Entertainment Tent
7:30 pm. - Sarah Evans with Thompson Square - IL Lottery Grandstand, On River Radio Stage
8:30 pm. - We Got it Covered - Alongi's Beer Tent

DuQuoin State Fair 2016 Daily Schedule

Friday, August 26, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016


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