Du Quoin, Illinois State Fairs Canceled for 2020 Due to COVID-19

Du Quoin, Illinois State Fairs Canceled for 2020 Due to COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office announced Friday the governor will be issuing an executive order cancelling both the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs in 2020.

In a press release, Pritzker called the decision to cancel the fairs difficult, but the right choice based on guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and other experts. He said the state has to prioritize keeping people safe.

The last time the Illinois State Fair was cancelled was 1945, due to World War II. The Du Quoin State Fair has never been cancelled since the state took over the fairgrounds in 1986.

If you purchased an Illinois State Fair mega pass, admission booklet or parking pass, contact the State Fair office at 217-782-6661 or email agr.fairinfo@illinois.gov.

The 2021 Illinois State Fair will run from August 12th-August 22nd. The 2021 Du Quoin State Fair is scheduled for August 27th-September 6th.

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