The Du Quoin State Fair kicks off Friday in southern Illinois.
Spokesperson Morgan Booth says this year's fair features free entertainment, harness racing, livestock shows, food, carnival rides and a great grandstand concert lineup.
"Personally, I thinks we have an amazing concert line-up this year. We've got some huge acts such as Nelly, Chris Jansen, The Gin Blossoms. There's really something for everybody there."
Dinger Bats co-owners, Kyle & Randy Drone of Ridgway, are the Grand Marshals of the 2017 Twilight Parade, which kicks things off Friday at 6 pm. A free concert by the Chicago 6 will be held at the Grandstand at 8 pm, following the parade. Three members of the '85 Chicago Bears defensive line formed The Chicago 6 in 2012 and now travel the state performing.
For all the details, visit the website: duquoinstatefair.net.
The fair runs through Labor Day.