Welcome to Du Quoin, Illinois. Famous for being the home of the annual Du Quoin State Fair, our city offers more than just extraordinary fairgrounds and events. Du Quoin is also a great place to work and raise a family, being rich in the kinds of traditions that build strong communities. Family-owned businesses passed down through generations, long-established houses of worship, and even our storied high school football tradition are still rallying points at the core of this community of more than 6,000 residents. Whether you’re a newcomer to Du Quoin, considering a move here, or just visiting, this site offers helpful information about City Government, the Chamber of Commerce, our business environment, tourism, infrastructure, education, and more. We encourage you to explore these pages to learn more, then contact us or come visit us in person.
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Du Quoin welcomes you! Whether you live and work here, or are visiting to enjoy one of our many events and activities, you have come to a town where the people are knowingly friendly and caring, and always helpful.
Du Quoin is a happening place. For decades this town of just over 6000 people has been known across the country for its hospitality and resources. Ask a NASCAR driver where Du Quoin is, he’ll tell you. Run into some Airstream campers in California, they’ll tell you about their stay in Du Quoin. Horse racing, auto racing, cattle roping, rodeo bull riding, sports tournaments, flea markets, shining holiday lights, home shows, NubAbility training, a great State Fair, and more—it all happens in Du Quoin.
And, Du Quoin has a real downtown, a historic downtown. Our residents have devoted their energy and work to maintaining a picturesque and authentic downtown. The City has kept the infrastructure up to date, and newly paved roads welcome our residents and guests. If you walk along Main Street, it will be impossible for you to stay out of the shops and restaurants.
Marshall Browning Hospital, the Middle School and High School, they are all new and utilize the latest technology. The churches of Du Quoin serve the major faiths. Keyes Park will help entertain the children. This Town of six thousand people has all the resources a person would need. But, it has another asset not found everywhere. Du Quoin is a small town with welcoming warmth, and it is always friendly and safe.
It is an honor to serve as Mayor of Du Quoin. As Mayor it is my task and intent to serve the needs of our residents, guests and visitors. If you need to know anything about our “doing” town, there are numbers of ways to find an answer. Call the City Hall, 618-542-3841. Go to: www.duquointourism.org. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-542-9570, or the Tourism Commission at 618-542-8338. Contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you are a resident or visitor, enjoy Du Quoin!
Guy Alongi, Mayor
City of Du Quoin
Du Quoin Evening Call