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Du Quoin State Fair Harness Racing

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Du Quoin State Fair Harness Racing Review

Du Quoin State Fair Harness Racing occurs at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Drive in Du Quoin, Illinois. Du Quoin is located in in sparselt populated Perry County, toward the bottom of the state. The venue is home to the World Trotting Derby.

Horse racing was first interoduced at the Du Quoin State Fair in 1923. Although fair, and therefore, race dates vary a bot from year to year, you can still watch and bet on at least three days of harness racing each year. The races are held in late August on Friday, saturday, and Sunday. Gates open 2 hours before the first race. Post times are 7pm, Noon, and Noon respectively.

There are, of course, dozens of concessions options, plenty of free entertainment, motor sports, and live concerts from top name acts during the fair.

You can find all of the race tracks and casinos in the state on our Illinois Gambling & Casinos pages.

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Gaming at Du Quoin State Fair

The  Du Quoin State Fair is home to the annual World Trotting Derby for harness racing. The races are run by the US Trotting Association. Place your bets on three days of great racing at the fair in late August (or early September)  every year. Post time is 7pm Friday night, and noon on Saturday and Sunday. The fair gates open to the general public at 10am daily and the track opens 2 hours before post time on the weekend. Purse have gone as high as $40,000 for the premiere stakes races.

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Du Quoin State Fair RV Parking

Visitors will find abundant camping opportunities on the north end of the fairgrounds at the Du Quoin State Fair. There are over a thousand hookups with water and 30 amp electric service. The area also has 2 bath houses with showers and toilets, a dumping station, unlimited primitive camping, a covered picnic pavilion with electricity and water. The fee is currently $20 a night all year round.

During the fair enter the campground through Gate 3 off of Route 51. In the off-season, enter through the Main Gate off of Route 51. No reservations are required nor accepted.

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Phone: (618) 542-1515

Fax: (618) 542-1355

Website: agr.state.il.us/dq/index.php?pg=133

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