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MegaPass and Carnival Info


​Thrills, Chills, and Shrills

The Illinois State Fair provides the ultimate entertainment for the young and old. Whether you want to spin, flip, scramble or scream we have a ride for you. From the classics to the most modern, our Midway will keep you entertained.

Step Right Up, Folks, Don't Be Shy

The Illinois State Fair offers a variety of games that require skill and accuracy. Oh, and a little luck doesn't hurt either. Check out our games and try to plan your strategy. There's a winner in all of us.

Mega Pass

  • On Sale soon!
  • Good for UNLIMITED RIDES during Fair
  • Good for ALL TEN DAYS of the Fair AND Preview Night
  • Good for the Main Carnival Midway and Adventure Village only (does NOT include Sky Glide, Giant Slide or Tram)
  • Does NOT include gate admission to the Fair
  • Order by phone (217)782-0775 or by visiting the Emmerson Building on the IL State Fairgrounds.

​​Carnival Hours

​Date ​Hours
August 10 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (All Rides $2.00)
August 11 ​Noon - 11:30 pm
August 12 ​11:00 am - 11:45 pm
August 13 -August 17 ​Noon - 11:00 pm
August 18 ​Noon - 11:30 pm
​August 19 ​11:00 am - 11:45 pm
August 20 ​Noon - 10:00 pm

Carnival Specials 


The Illinois State Fair offers bargain bracelets for unlimited rides (excluding Giant Slide and SkyGlide). The bargain bracelet is $30.00 and good for the day of purchase only. They will be conveniently available for purchase at the Carnival and Adventure Village when you arrive to enjoy the fair. They are NOT available in the Mega Pass Office of the Emmerson Building.  

For the low price of $30.00, the bargain bracelets are available as follows:
​Date ​Hours
August 10 ​Not available – all rides $2.00
August 11 ​Noon - 6:00 pm
August 12 ​Not available
​August 13 ​Available to veterans and their families only (limit 6)
August 14 - August 17​ ​Noon - 11:00 pm
August 18 ​Noon - 6:00 pm
​August 19 ​Not available
August 20 ​Noon - 10:00 pm
Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
  • 4 tickets -   $5.00
  • 22 tickets - $25.00
  • 55 tickets - $60.00