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General Information

The 2017 Illinois State Fair runs from August 10th through August 20th. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair. The Fair Administration Office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

DAILY ADMISSION RATES:              PARKING RATES:

Children (0-12) – FREE                                                   Daily:  $5
Adults (13-59) - $10                                                        Seasonal (Gate 6, Lot 18 infield): $40
Seniors (60+) -  $3                                                          *purchase inside Emmerson Building
                                                                                       (217) 782-0661     
                                                         

Discount Admission Days:                         

Thursday, August 10
   Adult Admission - $5
   Senior Admission - $3
   Children - FREE

Sunday, August 13
   Veterans & Immediate Family Members - FREE
       *must provide proper identification

Monday, August 14
   Seniors 60 & Over - FREE
   Scouts in uniform - FREE

Tuesday, August 15
   Adult Admission - $5
   Senior Admission - $3
   Children - FREE

Friday, August 18
   Police, Fire, EMT who show a badge at the Gate - FREE

Sunday, August 20
   Adult Admission - $5
   Senior Admission - $3
   Children - FREE 

Discount Admission Booklets 2017 Discount admission booklet.  Elevn any day entrance ticket only $55.

One booklet provides eleven (11) any day adult admissions to the 2017 Illinois State Fair.   These booklets will be available by phone or in person at the Emmerson Building on the state fairgrounds for just $60 per booklet. 
Senior Coupon Books are also available for $30 for ten(10) any day admissions.

Note:  ALL COUPON BOOKS ARE SOLD ONLY AT THE EMMERSON BUILDING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS or BY CALLING 217-782-6661, MONDAY - FRIDAY 8 AM - 4:30 PM. 

Fairgoer Services

This is a listing of services offered such as Bus and Taxi, Lost and Found, Administrative Offices, Accessibility, Restrooms, etc.

Maps and Directions

This is the place to find Maps and get directions on the Fairgrounds.

Camping

Campground now open to all campers.  Now accepting campers & reservations.
Click the link to learn more about the camping opportunities 365 days a year at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Webcams

This is a listing of live video cameras throughout the fairgrounds. You can select one of these and virtually be at the Illinois State Fair.

Gallery

 A few photos of events and highlights of the fair.

Daily Schedule

This page provides a complete schedule for the State Fair.

Employment/Volunteerism

The Illinois State Fair has several opportunities for qualified individuals

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Future Fair Dates

2018   August  9-19


 
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