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DuQuoin State Fair Little,
Junior, & Pre-teen Miss Contest
Tuesday, Aug 24
Twilight ParadeFriday Aug 276:00 p.m.
​High School Marching
Band Contest
Friday Aug 276:00 p.m.
Pigtail/Ponytail ContestSaturday, Aug 28NoonEntertainment Tent
Smile ContestSaturday, Aug 28      1:00 p.m.Entertainment Tent
Beard ContestSaturday, Aug 285:00 p.m.Beer Tent
Quarterback ChallengeSunday, Aug 291:00 p.m.North of VIP Tent
Not so Newlywed ShowSunday, Aug 295:00 p.m.Expo Hall
FFA Farmyard FolliesMonday Aug 304:30 p.m.
Heartland Coca-Cola 
covered Horse Arena
Susan Boswell Memorial SunshineTuesday Aug 318 a.m - 3 p.m. VIP TENT 1 
Decorated Diaper Saturday Sept 41:00 p.m. Expo Hall 
Diaper DerbySaturday Sept 41:00 p.m. Expo Hall 
Duct tape ChallengeSaturday Sept 42:00 p.m. Expo Hall 
Lip Sync BattleSaturday Sept 47:30 p.m. Entertainment Tent
Pedal Pull CompetitionSunday, Sep 51:00 p.m.Expo Hall
Back Seat Driving ContestSunday, Sep 53:00 p.m.
Special Events Area
Talent ContestSunday, Sep 57:00 p.m.Entertainment Tent
Washer TournamentMonday, Sept 6Noon
Beer Tent 
Cornhole TournamentMonday, Sept 6
2:30 p.m.
Beer Tent

Kids of Personality Baby Picture Contest, Parent/Child Look Alike Picture Contest, and Dog/Cat Photo Contest - Entries are due by 5:00 pm, August 25, 2021
All pictures should be delivered to the Expo Hall. You can find out the winners on the first night of the fair in the Expo Hall