The Fair offers fun and excitement for the whole family. In addition to the regular schedule of entertainment the Fair is offering these exciting events during fair week:

Kids Corner

Magic Comedy & Ventriloquism

John Hopkins Variety ActJohn P. Hopkins has been making people laugh for over 25 years and it’s been his great pleasure. In addition to his flawless sleight-of-hand he also incorporates juggling, ventriloquism, pick-pocket,  and audience participation with lots of laughs to craft a performance not to be missed.

Beer Tent

Illinois State Fair Karaoke Contest

Illinois State Fair Karaoke ContestThe Macoupin County Fair will sponsor and host a regional Illinois State Fairs Karaoke Contest Thursday July 6 at 8:00 p.m. The 1st and 2nd place winners from the Macoupin County Fair regional contest will advance to the Illinois State Fairs Karaoke Finals competition. Finalist will be competing for a chance to perform two songs on the Illinois State Fair Grandstand Stage as well as a performance on the DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand Stage (The concerts/dates to be determined at a later date).


  • No cost to register for contest
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Registration to be available on IL State Fair website
  • Online registration is recommended. Once slots are full, online registration at a site will no longer be available. All sites will have limited availability for open registration day of contest.


New City Road

new-city-road-poster-2016-edited-jpegIt’s high energy, it’s great county vocals, it’s a band that knows how to bring the party… Named after a county road that could probably tell some great stories, New City Road is what is right about a county band. The band loves mixing up the set list and enjoying the music as only friends can.

Take a trip down “New City Road” at the Macoupin County Fair Beer Tent on Friday, July 7th at 8:30 p.m.



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A very talented Party Rock Band with music for those who love to dance!!

  • Modern Pop
  • Modern Country
  • Classic Funk
  • Motown

This band is one of the top party rock bands in central Illinois. So get ready for one heck of a good time!

Saturday, July 8th at 8:30 p.m. in the Macoupin County Fair Beer Tent