Mega & Jumbo Pass/Carnival Info

 

​NEW RIDES for the 2021 Fair 

You will see new rides on our midway in 2021, adding more value to your Mega or Jumbo Pass. The Double Ferris Wheel (Skywheel) and Super Shot (similar to Mega Drop) make their way back to the Illinois State Fair along with numerous other Spectacular rides including: the Eclipse (the only ride of its kind in all of North America), X Scream, Rockstar, Screamer, Catch N Air and Surfs Up, just to name a few of our new attractions.
 
 

MEGA / JUMBO PASS OFFICE HOURS 2021

Emmerson Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
217-782-0775

  • June 16 – July 30:    8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • excludes Saturdays & Sundays and July 5th
  • Saturday July 31:          9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • August 2 – August 6:      8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday August 7:       8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • August 9 – August 11:    8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • August 12 – August 15:  8:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • August 16 – August 21:  8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday August 22:         8:30 am – 12:00 pm

2021 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

 

2021 JUMBO 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 and INCLUDES the GIANT SLIDE  (does NOT include Sky Glide or Tram)
  • Does NOT include gate admission to the Fair
 

MEGA / JUMBO Pass Prices:

TypePriceOn Sale Dates
2021 Spring Mega Pass $70.00 Feb 16, 2021 – July 31, 2021
2021 Spring Jumbo Pass: includes Giant Slide$80.00Feb 16, 2021 – July 31, 2021
2021 Mega Pass$90.00Aug 1, 2021 – Aug 22, 2021
2021 Jumbo Pass:  includes Giant Slide$100.00Aug 1, 2021 – Aug 22, 2021
2021 Admission Book$45.00Dec 15, 2020 – Aug 22, 2021
2021 Senior Admission Book$30.00Dec 15, 2020 – Aug 22, 2021
2021 Seasonal Infield Parking$40.00Dec 15, 2020 – Aug 22, 2021

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​​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.


​Date
Carnival ​HoursPromotion        
* Indicates wrist band
Thu., Aug. 12
Noon - 11 pm
(All Rides $2.00)
All Rides $2.00 each VALID ALL DAY
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
Fri., Aug. 13
​Noon - 11:30 pm
​Regular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelets * Noon - 7 pm
Sat., Aug. 14
​11 am - 11:30 pmRegular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelets * 11am - 5 pm
Sun., Aug. 15
​Noon - 11 pm
Regular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelets * Noon - 7 pm
Veterans w/ Valid ID: $25 * Bracelet,  Noon - 10 pm (Max 6)
Mon., Aug. 16
​Noon - 11 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID ALL DAY  
DCFS * VALID ALL DAY * $15 each w/coupon
Tue., Aug. 17
​Noon - 11 pmAll Rides $2.00 each VALID ALL DAY
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
Bargain & DCFS Bracelets * NOT VALID
Wed., Aug. 18
​Noon - 11 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID ALL DAY  
DCFS * VALID ALL DAY * $15 each w/coupon
Thu., Aug. 19
​Noon - 11 pm
Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID ALL DAY  
DCFS * VALID ALL DAY * $15 each w/coupon
Fri., Aug. 20
​Noon - 11:30 pm
Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * Noon - 7pm
DCFS * Noon - 10pm * $15 each w/coupon
​Sat., Aug. 21
​11 am - 11:30 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * 11am - 5pm  
Sun., Aug. 22
​Noon - 11 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID ALL DAY  
Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
 
  • 1 tickets -   $1.50
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  • 20 tickets - $25.00
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  • 50 tickets - $60.00