General Information

The 2021 Illinois State Fair runs from August 12th through August 22nd. 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. during the fair.

Prices Subject to change

​Daily Admission Rates:

  • Children (0-12)    FREE
  • Adults (13-59)     $10 (Fridays & Saturdays)
  • Adults (13-59)     $5 (All other days)
    Seniors (60+)      $3

 

​Parking Rates:

  • Daily           $5
  • Seasonal     $40 (Gate 6, Lot 18 infield)

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FREE Admission Days:

  • Sunday, August 15     (Veterans & immediate families free with proper ID)
  • Monday, August 16     (Seniors & Scouts (with proper ID or uniform) FREE)
  • Friday, August 20       (First Responders with proper ID)
 

Discount Admission Booklets:

Admission booklet               $45.00  (eleven (11) any day 2021 adult admissions)

Senior Admission booklet     $30.00  (ten (10) any day 2021 senior admissions) 

 


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

The Illinois State Fairgrounds Campground is open. Reservations are not required nor accepted. Additional information regarding our campground can be found on our non-fair space rental website.

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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