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 NOVEMBER 1
- 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:
November 1 – December 31, 2018 - $60 with FREE lanyard
January 1 – July 31, 2019 - $70
August 1 – end of fair - $90
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.
|Thu., Aug. 8||5 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 pm||Available 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|
Individual carnival tickets are available as follows:
- 4 tickets - $5.00
- 22 tickets - $25.00
- 55 tickets - $60.00