Springfield – A Du Quoin native is now heading up the Du Quoin State Fair. State of Illinois Acting Director of Agriculture John Sullivan announced the hiring of Perry County Clerk Josh Gross to lead the Du Quoin State Fair. “The experience that Josh brings from both the public and private sectors is a welcome addition to the Du Quoin State Fair,” says Sullivan. “His personal connection, love for the region, and fresh energy will revitalize a treasure for the community and an economic engine for the entire area. I’m excited to have him leading the Du Quoin State Fair.” Gross currently serves as the County Clerk and worked as a store manager and financial adviser prior to taking that position. The Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 23rd to September 2nd yearly.