Carnival midway

Rides & Attractions

Spectacular Rides balloon game at midway

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.

Games, Games and More Games

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.

 Carnival Hours

Adventure Village closes one hour before the Carnival
Thursday, August 7 5-11 PM
Friday, August 8 NOON-11:30 PM
Saturday, August 9 11 AM-11:45 PM
Sunday, August 10 NOON- 11 PM
Monday, August 11 NOON- 11 PM
Tuesday, August 12 NOON- 11 PM
Wednesday, August 13 NOON- 11 PM
Thursday, August 14 NOON- 11 PM
Friday, August 15 NOON- 11:30 PM
Saturday, August 16 11 AM- 11:45 PM
Sunday, August 17 NOON-10 PM

kids on ride

Carnival Pricing

4 tickets for $5.00
22 tickets for $25.00
55 tickets for $60.00
Thursday, August 7All Rides $2(5-11pm)

Mega Pass

Carnival Specials
The Illinois State Fair will be offering Bargain Bracelets for all rides (excluding Giant Slide and SkyGlide). It will be conveniently available for purchase at the Carnival and Adventure Village when you arrive to enjoy the fair. This Bargain Bracelet will replace Children's Miracle Network Wristbands.

Experience unlimited rides with a Bargain Bracelet for $25.00!
Friday, August 8 12-6 PM
Monday, August 11 12-11 PM
Tuesday, August 12 12-11 PM
Wednesday, August 13 12-11 PM
Thursday, August 14 12-11 PM
Friday, August 15 12-6 PM
Sunday, August 17 NOON-10 PM

Additional information for Rides and Attractions Operating in Illinois


Link to the State of IllinoisLink to the Illinois Department of AgricultureLink to the DuQuoin State FairLink to the Illinois County FairsLink to the Internation Association of Fairs and Expositions

Emmerson Building, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9427
217/782-6661 (Voice), 217/524-6858 (TDD), 217/782-9115 (Fax),