Fairgoer Services

FAQ Index



    Most restrooms and buildings on the fairgrounds are accessible. See the map for marked accessible restrooms and buildings. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any attendee requiring reasonable accommodation should notify us of their needs when ordering Grandstand tickets. Motorized wheelchairs are available for rent at the Senior Center inside the Illinois Building. Signers/interpreters are available for information.
    Maps: RestroomsWheelchair & Scooter Rentals

    Administrative Offices

    The administration offices are located in the Emmerson Building on Main Street, diagonally across from the Exposition Building. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Fair. Phone: 217/782-6661 MAP

    Bus & Taxi Services

    For bus schedule information, please call 217/522-5531, TDD 866/782-6661. Taxi service will also be available outside the Main Gate. MAP

    Cooling Stations

    The following locations are air conditioned:

    • Artisans Building
    • Emmerson Building
    • Hobbies Arts and Crafts
    • Illinois Building
    • Illinois Fire Museum
    • Kids Korner
    • Orr Building


    First Aid

    Volunteers from SIU Medicine operate a First Aid Station in the Emmerson Building Annex. The State Fair First Aid Station volunteers are competent personnel who are trained to respond to victims of injury or sudden illness before the arrival of EMS personnel. The State Fair Red Cross First Aid Station is designed to provide free, immediate, and temporary care for injuries and sudden illnesses The First Aid Station hours are from 8:30 am to 7pm Daily.   MAP

    Information Booths

    Information Booths have been conveniently placed throughout the fairgrounds. Fairgoers can inquire at five locations: near the entrance of the Main Gate, on Main Street at the four-way stop, across from the north end of the Grandstand and at the three-way stop near the Livestock Center, and at the south end of the Pedestrian Tunnel. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. MAP

    Lost & Found Children’s Center

    The Lost and Found Children’s Center is located south of the Grandstand on Grandstand Avenue. The Illinois State Police broadcasts emergency announcements from their booth on Illinois Avenue and from their headquarters on Grandstand Avenue. The center is open daily during regular Fair hours. MAP


    The Police Station is located south of the Grandstand on Grandstand Avenue and is open during regular Fair hours. MAP

    Post Office

    The U.S. Postal Service is located in the Exposition Building and offers all regular mailing services. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch, during the Fair. MAP



    Sky Glide

    The Sky Ride runs from the south end of the Grandstand to the corner of Gate #2. It offers an excellent aerial view of the fairgrounds. The Sky Ride operates from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. MAP

    Wagon/Wheelchair/Scooter Services

    Wagons, wheelchairs and electric scooters will be available to rent daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Grandstand Avenue near the Goat Barn. They will be available at the IL Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday-Sunday). Driver’s license will be required for deposit on all rentals. All rentals must be returned to the same rental location to retrieve driver’s license. Rentals must be returned by 12:00 midnight each day. Rental rates: Wagon/Stroller Combo $20; Wheelchairs $15 or $25; Single scooter $60; Double scooter $110; Heavy duty scooter $70. Rentals are at a first come, first serve basis. There are no reservations.MAP