Visitors Guide
About the Annual Visitors Guide

About the Annual Visitors Guide

The highly coveted guide is a staple amongst our 21 counties. Covering a diverse mixture of urban and rural attractions, outdoor places, eateries, shops, etc., we have arranged the sections by traveler’s interest, color coded the sections by regions and made it visually fun with informative text.

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Discover Downstate Illinois covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 21 counties stretching from the Mississippi River east of St. Louis, MO to the Wabash River west of Vincennes, IN. We are both rural and urban, allowing guests to enjoy big city life and simple, country treasures – all at once!

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Downstate Illinois Events

Downstate Illinois Events

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Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
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From outdoor recreation and adventure to foodies and family fun, we have the trip ideas to plan the perfect vacation.
Road Trip Itineraries

Road Trip Itineraries

21 Counties made for Road Trips
Downstate Illinois was made for road trips! With the help of our road trip itineraries, you can discover all that our 21 counties have to offer — from family fun to outdoor adventures and shopping sprees. 
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Perry County Fair

Perry County Fair

June 8, 2024 - June 15, 2024 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Pinckneyville Fairgrounds | Pinckneyville, IL
Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fair

June 8, 2024 - June 15, 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Hamilton County Fairgrounds | McLeansboro, IL
Carrillion Park, Centralia Rec Center, Laura Leake Park - Centralia, Il

Carrillion Park, Centralia Rec Center, Laura Leake Park - Centralia, Il

June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Carrillion Park, Centralia Rec Center, Laura Leake Park - Centralia, Il | Centralia, IL

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