DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) - In the down economy, many folks in the Heartland have to cut back on entertainment.
But vendors say that's not the case this year at the Du Quoin State Fair.
Joe Kanaga has run the Sirloin Hut at the Du Quoin State Fair for more than 20 years.
He says attendance at the fair is reliable year in and year out.
"This is one of my best fairs. It always has been," Kanaga said.
He says the struggling Illinois economy has had just a minor effect on his business.
"My needs are being met, but it's hard to update your equipment," he said. "That's the key to this business, you have to look sharp all the time."
But he says the vendors and fairgrounds are in good shape, and by the end of the fair, he expects his sales to look good.
"In the end, it will all come out on top, just like cream," he said.
Vendors say they expect business stay pretty good as long as the weather stays nice.