The 2021 Heart of Illinois fair will be held July 13-17, 2021.   Please join us for our official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 13 at 4:00 pm.

Buy Admission Tickets Online

Advance sale tickets are on sale online through July 11 at midnight.  Purchase online with the following offers:

  • $8 Gate Admissions through July 11
    Single adult admission ticket for use on any one day of the 2021 Heart of Illinois Fair.  Save $2 in advance and save time at the fair!  Purchase online with a debit card, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
     
  • $10 Gate Admissions after July 11
    Single adult admission ticket for use on any one day of the 2021 Heart of Illinois Fair.  Purchase in advance and save time at the fair!  Purchase online with a debit card, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.



Admission Pricing:

General fair admssion pricing is as follows:

CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6 CHILDREN AGES 6-12 ADULTS AGES 13 AND OVER
Free $5.00 $10.00

Any active duty military personnel with military ID will be admitted FREE, ANY DAY, ANY TIME during the Heart of Illinois Fair.

Carnival Rides & Attractions

Singe Day Unlimited Ride Armbands


Unlimited ride armbands will be sold until 10:00 PM on Friday & Saturday. Rides will close at 11:00 PM Friday & Saturday.

Armband Special prices are in addition to the normal gate admission. The ride armband prices are per person, per session, regardless of age. Ride armbands are available at the ticket booths on the fairgrounds.  Carnival ticket booths will stop selling armbands one hour before each promotion period ends.


PLEASE NOTE
ARMBANDS FOR EACH PROMOTION WILL STOP BEING SOLD ONE HOUR BEFORE THE END OF THE PROMOTION TIME.  EXAMPLE  ARMBAND SPECIAL 4 PM TO 7 PM, ARMBANDS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER 6 PM FOR THIS PROMOTION .  THE ARMBAND SPECIAL WHICH RUNS FROM 7 PM TO 10 PM WILL BE SOLD STARTING AT 6:45 PM.  FOR THIS 45 MINUTE PERIOD YOU MAY PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL RIDE TICKETS.  THIS RULE ENSURES YOU WILL RECEIVE ADEQUATE RIDE TIME FOR YOUR ARMBAND PURCHASE.  

Armband Times and Dates:  
 

Tuesday, July 13
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $20
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20

Wednesday, July 14
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $20
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20 
 
Thursday, July 15
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $20
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20
Friday, July 16
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $20
7:00 PM to CLOSE: $20
  
Saturday, July 17
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: $20
6:00 PM to CLOSE: $20



Hours of Operation

For specific hours, please see the daily schedule.

   

OUTDOOR CONCESSIONS CARNIVAL RIDES COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Tuesday - Friday:  4:00pm Tuesday - Friday:  4:00pm Tuesday - Friday:  4:00pm
Saturday:  noon Saturday: 1:00 pm Saturday: noon

 

We have many special events and livestock shows that begin during the early morning hours. Only the NORTHWEST GATE (GATE #5), accessible from University will be open before the official fair opening time.

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