Midway at the Du Quoin State Fair - photo by Gene Gallmeister

Du Quoin State Fair Attendance Up 20 Percent

The Governor’s office says the attendance at this year’s Du Quoin State Fair was up 20 percent from last year.

More than 365,000 people packed the fairgrounds for the fair, and the largest attendance figures came from the first two days.

Over 50,000 people showed up for the opening day of the fair on August 23rd, a record for the first day. The all-time one-day attendance record was set the next day when 65,000 showed up.

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