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Illinois State Fair Mega Pass for 2018 now on sale

The countdown to the 2018 Illinois State Fair has officially begun.  Fair officials announced today that as part of its holiday promotional campaign, the fair will be offering a 2018 Mega Pass at a discounted price of $60 through the end of the year.  This holiday sale includes a FREE Illinois State Fair lanyard with your Mega Pass purchase.  This special holiday sale begins today (November 1).

“The Mega Pass is one of the best bargains at the Illinois State Fair,” said State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon. “A Mega Pass is a ticket to unlimited rides and excitement during all eleven days of the 2018 Fair.  It really is the perfect gift for the child, grandchild, or other special ones on your holiday shopping list.”

The Mega Pass can be used on all rides in Adventure Village and the Carnival Midway.  In 2017, the Illinois State Fair expanded the footprint of the Carnival Midway. Rides such as the zipper and downdraft gave fairgoers the thrill they’re looking for when going to the Carnival Midway.

Mega Passes will be on sale from November 1 all the way through the fair.  However, it’s important to note that while the Mega Pass can be purchased throughout the year, this holiday sale will feature the lowest prices of the season.  The price will increase to $70 on January 1, then to $90 on August 1.

Also on sale starting November 1, Admission Bargain Books and Seasonal Infield Parking Passes.  These make for great stocking stuffers!  For just $55, one Admission Bargain Book provides eleven any day admissions to the 2018 Illinois State Fair.  The Seasonal Parking Infield Parking Pass is only $40. This allows you to park on the infield all eleven days of the fair. Don’t wait – these prices are only guaranteed in November and December!

More information regarding the 2018 Illinois State Fair will be released in the months to come.  To be among the first to receive new information about the Illinois State Fair, sign up for alerts at

Take advantage of these limited time deals in any of the following ways:

In Person:  State Fairground Emmerson Building
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

By Phone:  (217) 782-6661
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

By Mail: Download the application at and mail to the address on the order form
Click on Rides and Attractions
Click on Mega Pass and Carnival Info


The 2018 Illinois State Fair will take place August 9-19 in Springfield, Illinois.