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General Information

The 2024 Illinois State Fair runs from August 8th through August 18th. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair. The Fair Administration Office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the fair.

*Prices Subject to Change

​Daily Admission Rates: *

Children (0-12)    FREE

Adults (13-59)     $10 (Fridays & Saturdays)

Adults (13-59)     $5 (Note discount days below)

Seniors (60+)      $3

​Parking Rates: *

Daily           $5

Seasonal     $40 (Gate 6, Lot 18 infield) 

FREE & Discount Admission Days:

Sunday, August 11     (Veterans & immediate families free with proper ID)

Monday, August 12     (Seniors & Scouts (with proper ID or uniform) FREE)

Tuesday, August 13     ($2 Admission for seniors and adults)

Friday, August 16       (First Responders and Healthcare Workers with proper ID)

Discount Admission Booklets:

Admission booklet               $45.00  (eleven (11) any day 2024 adult admissions)

Senior Admission booklet     $30.00  (ten (10) any day 2024 senior admissions)