The 2018 Heart of Illinois fair will be held July 17-22, 2018.   Please join us for our official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 18 at 4:00pm.

Advance Sale Gate Admission Tickets:

Advance sale gate admission tickets will be on sale during early spring. Please check back soon for special advance sale savings!

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 2017 Heart of Illinois Fair.


Carnival Rides & Attractions, No Advance Sale

Unlimited ride armbands will be sold until 10:00 PM on Friday & Saturday. Rides will shut down 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 Miller Spectacular Shows carnival midway.  Carnival ticket booths will stop selling armbands one hour before each promotion period ends.

Armband Times and Dates:  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.  
 

Tuesday, July 18
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $15
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20

Wednesday, July 19
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $15
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20 
 
Thursday, July 20
West Central Building Trades Council
Kids Day
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $15
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: $20
Friday, July 21
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: $20
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM: $25
  
Saturday, July 22
12 noon to 5:30 PM: $20
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM: $25

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: noon 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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