Ferris Wheel on the Arcade at the Fair

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DuQuoin State Fair Opens This Weekend

August 24, 2018 - 8:38 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Final preparations being made for the 2018 version of a southern Illinois favorite, the DuQuoin State Fair.

The "Moo Moo Classic" celebrity cow milking contest took place Thursday afternoon as an "un-official" kickoff.  

Assistant fair manager Tibretta Reiman says there's a new ride this year - a "double" Ferris wheel.

“From what I understand there are only three of these in the nation. They were built in the early 60’s, it’s very nostalgic and it’s absolutely beautiful and it’s going to bring back so many fun memories and then we get to share it with the new generation,” she says.

The DuQuoin State Fair begins today and runs through Labor Day.