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.

2019 Mega Pass - ON SALE NOW!

  • 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
  • How to Order

​​Mega Pass Prices:

January 1 – July 31, 2019 - $70
August 1 – end of fair - $90

​​Carnival Hours/Specials

The carnival 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. Bargain bracelets will be conveniently available for purchase at the Carnival and Adventure Village ticket booths when you arrive to enjoy the fair (see available times below). They are NOT available in the Mega Pass Office of the Emmerson Building.

All times listed below are based on 2018 schedule and are subject to change. Changes will be made as soon as known.

​Date​Hours​$30 Bargain Bracelet Available
Thu., Aug. 85 pm - 11 pm
(All Rides $2.00)
Not available - (All Rides $2.00)
Fri., Aug. 9​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
Sat., Aug. 10​11 am - 11:45 pm​11 am - 6 pm
Sun., Aug. 11
​Noon - 11 pmAvailable to veterans & their families only 
(limit 6) good Noon - Close
Mon., Aug. 12
​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
Tue., Aug. 13
​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
Wed., Aug. 14
​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
Thu., Aug. 15
​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
Fri., Aug. 16
​Noon - 11:30 pm​Noon - Close
​Sat., Aug. 17​11 am - 11:45 pm​11 am - 6 pm
Sun., Aug. 18​Noon - 10 pm​Noon - Close
Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
  • 4 tickets -   $5.00
  • 22 tickets - $25.00
  • 55 tickets - $60.00