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Jobs still available as workers prep for Du Quoin State Fair

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DU QUOIN -- Preparations are underway for the Du Quoin State Fair, with the big event just three weeks away. 

Organizers said they've been planning for the fair for months. Thursday, orientation kicked off for several workers who will work the fair from August 25th through September 4th. 

Performers in the grandstand lineup include Nelly, Chris Janson and the Cadillac Three. Organizers said more than 100,000 people attended the fair last year, and they're expecting a similar crowd this year.

"It actually feels like the fair is coming so that makes all of us here excited that we get to see all the hustle and bustle going on preparing for the fair," said Assistant State Fair Manager Tibretta Reiman. "The folks come in at different times throughout the day, depending on the area that they're going to be working in."

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is still accepting applications for the fair, but you must be 16 or older to qualify.

You can visit here to submit an application by clicking on "summer employment" at the bottom of the page.

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