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Planning A Trip
If you are looking for hotel accomodations in Highland, IL please check with the Holiday Inn Express 618-654-1100, Michaels Swiss Inn 618-654-8646, or the Cardinal Inn (618) 654-4433.

Camping is available on the MCFA fairgrounds.
Call the fair office to reserve your spot (include number if you prefer a specific spot).

Hurry camping spots are limited and do fill quickly.

Camper Parking Map

- Campers are to be parked parallel to each other and perpendicular to the water and electrical hookup.

- Hookups are 110v with a maximum per unit draw of 30 amp. (Currently 50 amp service not available on grounds).

- Camping slots include electric, and water only. No dump station on site.

- Camping slots are booked on a first come first serve basis.

- Campers will be charged $75.00 per week or $20.00 per night during fair week. Please contact the fair office for non fair week camping rates at 618-654-6656.

- You must call to reserve your fair week space during office hours.

Rules and Regulations:

  • All decisions, rules, and regulations made by the Madison County Fair Association and the Executive Board are final.
  • In campgrounds, camp only in designated sites. Do not camp in the woods or next to the creek.
  • The Madison County Fair Association is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.
  • Remove all personal property and put your trash in refuse containers when leaving.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Turn off all music and refrain from any loud activities or noises. If a neighbor camper is disturbing you, please bring it to the attention of the Madison County Fair Office.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Pets are not allowed in the restrooms. Pets are not to be left barking or unattended. Owners are responsible for cleaning up waste from their pets.
  • Use of fireworks or other explosives is prohibited within campgrounds and on all other fairground sites.
  • Alcohol intoxication or drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place is prohibited. Underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited and will be reported to the local law enforcement.


  • Keep your site clean of all litter and waste. Keep garbage, litter and foreign substances out of creeks, streams, and other water.
  • Throw all garbage and litter in dumpsters and recycle bins provided for this purpose or take it with you
  • Garbage containers are reserved for the use of campers and visitors only.
  • Water is for personal use only. Washing cars, trucks, or RVs is prohibited.
  • Do not wash food, clothing, dishes or personal items, or clean animals in restrooms or at water hydrants. Electric cords may not be used in restrooms. Use water faucets for drawing water only.
  • Prevent pollution. Keep garbage, litter and foreign substances out of creeks, streams, and other water.
  • Use toilets properly. Do not throw garbage, litter, animal waste, or other foreign substances in toilets and plumbing fixtures.


  • Obey restrictions on fires. Fires may be limited or prohibited at certain times.
  • Build fires only in fire rings approved for that purpose. Firewood must be small enough to fit inside the fire ring.
  • Do not put cans, bottles, plastic, food or rocks in fire ring.
  • Do not start campfires with gasoline or camping fuel. Keep flammable materials away from campfires.
  • Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving your site or going to sleep at night.

Operation of Vehicles

  • Obey all traffic signs. State traffic laws apply to the Madison County Fairgrounds unless otherwise specified.
  • When operating vehicles of any kind, do not damage the land or vegetation, or disturb wildlife.
  • Within campgrounds and other fairground sites, use cars, motorbikes, motorcycles, or other motor vehicles only for entering or leaving, unless areas or trails are specifically marked for them. Park only in marked parking areas.
  • Do not block, restrict, or interfere with the use of roads or trails.
  • Operate trail bikes and other off road vehicles to avoid damage to the fairgrounds. Obey area and trail restrictions on such use.


  • Do not carve, chop, cut, or damage any live trees.
  • Preserve and protect your fairgrounds. Leave natural areas the way you find them.
  • Buildings, structures, or enclosed areas in and on the fairgrounds may be entered only when expressly opened to the public.

Public Behavior

  • No fighting or boisterous behavior.
  • Keep noise at a reasonable level.

Audio Devices

  • Operate any audio device such as a radio or musical instrument, so that it will not disturb other fairground visitors.

Fireworks and Firearms

  • Use of fireworks or other explosives is prohibited within campgrounds and all other areas on the fairgrounds.
  • Carrying any type of gun or handgun is not allowed on the fairgrounds, as we are also a public park, directly next to the Highland Elementary School, the community pool is located on the fairgrounds, and have alcohol served on the grounds.  
  • Firing a gun is not allowed on the fairgrounds:

                         — In or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area.
                         — Across or on a road or body of water.
                         — In any circumstances whereby any person may be injured or property damaged.

This page was last modified on Monday, August 14, 2017