Gallery: Faces of the Du Quoin State Fair

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Gallery: Faces of the Du Quoin State Fair

Mark Schwarm, an SIU alumnus of Kevil, Ky., sprays water on his horse, Butter, in between horse shows Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Du Quoin State Fair.

Mark Schwarm, an SIU alumnus of Kevil, Ky., sprays water on his horse, Butter, in between horse shows Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Du Quoin State Fair. "On a day like today where it's so hot, it helps a lot to cool them down," Schwarm said. "It also cleans them up for the next show." (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Mark Schwarm, an SIU alumnus of Kevil, Ky., sprays water on his horse, Butter, in between horse shows Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Du Quoin State Fair. "On a day like today where it's so hot, it helps a lot to cool them down," Schwarm said. "It also cleans them up for the next show." (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Mark Schwarm, an SIU alumnus of Kevil, Ky., sprays water on his horse, Butter, in between horse shows Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Du Quoin State Fair. "On a day like today where it's so hot, it helps a lot to cool them down," Schwarm said. "It also cleans them up for the next show." (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

By Staff report

Hundreds of fairgoers flocked to Du Quoin over the weekend to take in the sights and sounds of the state fair.

The annual event offers the region a chance to experience everything from carnival rides to corndogs and rodeos to race cars.

The fair is open through Labor Day.

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