PERRY COUNTY -- The Du Quoin State Fair kicked off Friday night in grand style, for more than a week of fun and entertainment for everyone in southern Illinois. This year, organizers expect some of their biggest crowds ever. The annual Twilight Parade ushered in the 95th annual Du Quoin State Fair with lots of music and lots of excitement. Donnie Rendleman and his family wouldn't miss it for the world. ”First day, picked them up from school, enjoy the rides, just check it all out," he said.
UNION COUNTY -- Lots of people from near and far spent eclipse weekend at Blue Sky Vineyard. While most Sundays at Blue Sky Vineyard are pretty busy, this one is a little bit different. Busy with people from all over the world. Common responses we got when asking people where they came from:"Hi, we're from New York. " "San Jose California." "We came here from Arizona." "St Louis Rocks!!!" And those are just a few of the people in town. One group came all the way from Spain.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- it's a weekend full of live music at Walker's Bluff… with musicians known all around the world bringing their sound to southern Illinois. Some of the biggest names in Rock music, "Ozzy Osborne", "Halestorm", "Theory of a Deadman" playing at Walker's Bluff on the main stage, but if you take a walk across the venue you'll find the side stage. Where musicians who have lived in southern Illinois their whole lives get the opportunity to play alongside those big names."
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