Mega & Jumbo Pass/Carnival Info

 

​RIDES for the 2022 Fair 

Making a return for the 2022 Illinois State Fair is North American Midway Entertainment. The carnival first debuted on the fairgrounds nearly three decades ago and will bring back some fan favorites as well as some new attractions. 

Rides fairgoers can expect to see in the Carnival Midway include: 
Freak Out, Rock Star, Century Wheel, Arctic Express, Pharoahs Fury, Starship 3000, Amor Express, Ring of Fire, Yo Yo, Ocean Rage, Scooter, Tilt a Whirl, Tornado, Sizzler, Rainbow Rock, Persian Kamel, Zero Gravity, Crystal Castle, Fire Chief, Wacky Mouse, Spider, Jumping Jack, Raptor Run, Carousel, Cobra, Hurricane, Iron Dragon, Berry go Round, Combo Cars 8, Rescue Boats, Fun Slide, Tea Party, Bulgy the Whale, Down on the Farm, and Dino Jets. 
 
Not to be outdone, Adventure Village will be the home for: Jumping Jumbos, Merry Go Round, Tilt a Whirl, Scrambler, Puppy Roll, Mini Indy, Dragon Wagon, Hog Wild, Wacky Shack, Combo Cars 6, and Rescue Boats. 
 

 Ride Height 

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. 11
3 pm - 11 pm
(All Rides $2.00)
All Rides $2.00 each VALID ALL DAY
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
Fri., Aug. 12
​Noon - 11:30 pm
​Regular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelets * Noon - 7 pm
Sat., Aug. 13
​11 am - 11:45 pmRegular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelets * 11 am - 5 pm
Sun., Aug. 14
​Noon - 11 pm
Regular Ticket sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY

Veterans w/Valid ID: $25 * Bracelet,  Noon - 10 pm (Max 6)
Mon., Aug. 15
​Noon - 11:00 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. 16
​Noon - 11:00 pmAll Rides $2.00 each VALID ALL DAY
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY

Bargain & DCFS Bracelets * NOT VALID
Wed., Aug. 17
​Noon - 11:00 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. 18
​Noon - 11:00 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. 19
​Noon - 11:30 pm
Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID Noon - 7pm  

DCFS * VALID Noon - 10pm * $15/each w/coupon
​Sat., Aug. 20
​11 am - 11:45 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID 11am - 5pm 
Sun., Aug. 21
​Noon - 10 pmRegular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes * VALID ALL DAY
$30 Bargain Bracelet * VALID ALL DAY  

Individual Ride Tickets

Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
  • 1 tickets -   $1.50
  • 20 tickets - $25.00
  • 50 tickets - $60.00


Giant Slide

Just inside the Main Gate you will find the iconic Giant Slide. Emblazoned with the historic Route 66 logo, this fair-favorite ride is one of the most recognizable features of the Illinois State Fairgrounds, loved by kids and and adults alike.  

  • Must be 6 years old and 3 feet tall to slide by yourself
  • Must be 3 years old to slide with an adult
  • Tickets are $3/person per slide
  • Giant Slide included in Jumbo Pass 


2022 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 or Giant Slide)
  • Does NOT include gate admission to the Fair
  • How to Order

    • Only available at the Emmerson Building, fairgrounds 


2022 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)
  • Does NOT include gate admission to the Fair
  • How to Order

    • Only available at the Emmerson Building, fairgrounds 

 

MEGA / JUMBO Pass Prices:​​

Type​
​Price
​On Sale Dates
​Holiday Mega Pass
​$60.00
​Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
​Holiday Jumbo Pass:  includes Giant Slide
​$70.00
​Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
​2022 Spring Mega Pass
​$70.00
​Jan 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
​2022 Spring Jumbo Pass:  includes Giant Slide
​$80.00
​Jan 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
​2022 Mega Pass
​$90.00
​Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
​2022 Jumbo Pass:  includes Giant Slide
​$100.00
​Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
​2022 Admission Book
​$45.00
​Dec 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2022
​2022 Senior Admission Book
​$30.00
​Dec 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2022
​2022 Seasonal Infield Parking
​$40.00
​Dec 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2022


MEGA / JUMBO PASS OFFICE HOURS 2022

Emmerson Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds 217-782-0775

  • June 16 – July 29:              8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • excludes Saturdays & Sundays and July 4th
  • Saturday July 30:           9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • August 1 – August 5:      8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday August 6:        9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • August 8 – August 14:    8:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • August 15 – August 20:  8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday August 21:         8:30 am – 12:00 pm