Skip to main content

Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Mega & Jumbo Pass

2024 MEGA Pass - Only $80 thru July 31

  • Good for UNLIMITED RIDES during Fair
  • Good for ALL eleven days of the fair
  • 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
  • Order online - quick, convenient and available 24/7
    Certificates will be e-mailed after processed.  Please allow 24-hours for processing.

    • Buy in person: Emmerson Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
    • Order by Mail Certificates will be e-mailed after processed.
    • Order by phone: 217-782-6661
  • Online purchased Admission Books & Parking can be picked up at the Emmerson Building before August 8th.  They will not be mailed.

2024 JUMBO Pass - Only $90 thru July 31

  • Good for UNLIMITED RIDES during Fair
  • Good for ALL eleven days of the fair 
  • Valid in Carnival Midway, Adventure Village and INCLUDES the GIANT SLIDE
      (does NOT include Sky Glide)
  • Does NOT include admission to the Fair

    Order online - quick, convenient and available 24/7
    Certificates will be e-mailed after processed. Please allow 24-hours for processing.

    • Buy in person: Emmerson Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
    • Order by Mail Certificates will be e-mailed after processed.
    • Order by phone: 217-782-6661
  • Online purchased Admission Books & Parking can be picked up at the Emmerson Building before August 8th.  They will not be mailed.

Illinois State Fair 2024
Ride Specials and Operating Time
August 8 - 18

 

DATE HOURS PROMOTIONS
Thursday, Aug 8
County Fairs &
Horse Racing Day
Noon - 11 pm All Rides $3.00 each: VALID ALL DAY
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
Friday, Aug 9
Agriculture Day
Noon - 11:30 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: Noon - 7pm - $35
Saturday, Aug 10
Kids Day
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: 11am - 5pm - $35
Sunday, Aug 11
Veterans Day
Noon - 11:00 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Veterans w/Valid ID: Noon - 10 pm - $30(max 6)
Monday, Aug 12
Sr Citizen / Scout Day
Noon - 11 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: VALID ALL DAY - $35
*DCFS - VALID ALL DAY - $20 w/coupon
Tuesday, Aug 13
Twosday
Noon - 11 pm "TWOsday Day"
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
All Rides $2.00 each: VALID ALL DAY
*DCFS - VALID ALL DAY - $20 w/coupon
Wednesday, Aug 14
Governor's Day
Noon - 11 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: VALID ALL DAY - $35 
*DCFS - VALID ALL DAY - $20 w/coupon
Thursday, Aug 15
Republican Day
Noon - 11 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: VALID ALL DAY - $35
*DCFS - VALID ALL DAY - $20 w/coupon
Friday, Aug 16
First Responder &
Healthcare Heroes Day
Noon - 11:30 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: Noon - 7pm - $35
*DCFS - Noon - 7pm - $20 w/coupon
Saturday, Aug 17
Park District /
Conservation Day
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: 11am - 5pm - $35 
Sunday, Aug 18
Family Day
Noon - 10:00 pm Regular Ticket Sales
Mega & Jumbo Passes: VALID ALL DAY
*Wristband Hours: VALID ALL DAY - $35

MEGA / JUMBO Pass Prices:​​

Type​
Price On Sale Dates
2024 Holiday Mega Pass
$70

Nov 15, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023

​2024 Holiday Jumbo Pass (includes Giant Slide)
$80 Nov 15, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023
​2024 Spring Mega Pass
$80 Jan 1, 2024  – July 31, 2024
​2024 Spring Jumbo Pass (includes Giant Slide)
$90 Jan 1, 2024  – July 31, 2024
​2024 Mega Pass
$100 Aug 1, 2024 – Aug 18, 2024
​2024 Jumbo Pass (includes Giant Slide)
$110 Aug 1, 2024 – Aug 18, 2024
​2024 Admission Book
$45 Nov 15, 2023 – Aug 18, 2024
​2024 Senior Admission Book
$30 Nov 15, 2023 – Aug 18, 2024
​2024 Seasonal Infield Parking
$40 Nov 15, 2023 – Aug 18, 2024

Carnival Bargain Bracelets

The carnival offers bargain bracelets for one-day unlimited rides (excluding Giant Slide and SkyGlide). The Bargain Bracelet is $35.00 and good for the day of purchase only. Bargain bracelets will be available for purchase at the Carnival and Adventure Village ticket booths when you arrive to enjoy the fair (see available times above). They are NOT available in the Mega Pass Office of the Emmerson Building.

 

2024 Carnival Midway

DiskO
Downdraft  *new in 2024
Rock Star
Century Wheel
Arctic Express
Pharoahs Fury
Starship 3000
Amor Express
Ring of Fire
YO YO
Ocean Rage
Hot Rod Scooters
Tilt A Whirl
Tornado
Paratrooper  *new in 2024
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
Fun Slide
Tea Party
Bulgy The Whale
Dinosaurs
Flying Tigers
Helicopters

2024 Adventure Village

Jumping Jumbos
Carousel
Tilt A Whirl
Scrambler
Puppy Roll
Mini Indy
Dragon Wagon
Hog Wild
Wacky Shack
Motorcycle Jump

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 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 $4/person per slide
  • Giant Slide included in Jumbo Pass 

Footer