Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Junior Livestock Expo to be held in September, 4-H General Project Show will proceed virtually

Posted 6/12/20

SPRINGFIELD — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker will issue an Executive Order cancelling the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs this year. The announcement of the cancellations has prompted the Department of Agriculture to offer a safe, creative way to ensure youth exhibitors still get a chance to showcase their hard work. The annual State Fairs, which attracted over 600,000 visitors combined in 2019, will return in August 2021.

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