The Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture had some good news for State Fair Goers on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019. Standing in front of the DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand, Director John Sullivan said, thanks to the passage of the recent Capital Spending plan, work is being done right now to re–surface main street and the loop on the fairgrounds. Sullivan said the work is being done by the Illinois Department of Transportation, and IDOT hopes to have the project done by June 21st.
Perry County resident, and Fair Manager, Josh Gross says the investment in the Fair amounts to just over 350– Thousand Dollars. Gross also added that, starting this year, there will be NO admission fee to attend the DuQuoin State Fair. Gross also said that this year's Grandstand Lineup will be announced this Monday, June 17th.
Also on hand at today's announcement at the DuQuoin State Fair were 116th District Representative Nathan Reitz a Steeleville Democrat, DuQuoin Mayor Guy Alongi, and Keith Miley, Operations Engineer with IDOT.
This year's DuQuoin State fair will run from August 23rd, 2019 through September 2nd, 2019.