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.

Mega Pass - ON SALE NOW!!!

  • November 1 - December 31, 2017 - $60
    January 1 - July 31, 2018 - $70
  • 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

​​Carnival Hours

August 95:00 pm - 11:00 pm (All Rides $2.00)
August 10​Noon - 11:30 pm
August 11​11:00 am - 11:45 pm
August 12 -August 16​Noon - 11:00 pm
August 17​Noon - 11:30 pm
​August 18​11:00 am - 11:45 pm
August 19​Noon - 10:00 pm

Carnival Specials 


The Illinois State Fair 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. They will be conveniently available for purchase at the Carnival and Adventure Village when you arrive to enjoy the fair. They are NOT available in the Mega Pass Office of the Emmerson Building.  

For the low price of $30.00, the bargain bracelets are available as follows:
August 9​Not available – all rides $2.00
August 10​Noon - Close
August 11Noon - 6 pm
​August 12​Available to veterans and their families only (limit 6)
August 13​Noon - close
August 14Not Available - all rides $2.00
August 15 - 17​Noon - close
​August 18Noon - 6 pm
August 19​Noon - Close
Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
  • 4 tickets -   $5.00
  • 22 tickets - $25.00
  • 55 tickets - $60.00