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Illinois State Fair Admission Booklets And Covid Mitigations

Illinois State Fair officials announced discount booklet prices for the 2021 Illinois State Fair will not increase and remain $45 throughout the fair. The booklets contain 11 admission tickets, one for each day of the fair. 

Great strides have been made to make coming to the fair more affordable for families. Sunday through Thursday admission to the fair will be $5 and admission will remain $10 for Friday and Saturday. 

To purchase your discount admission booklets, mega passes, jumbo passes or seasonal parking passes call 217-782-6661 or stop by the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds or go online at IllinoisStateFair.Info. 

Free admission days are Sunday, August 15 for Veterans and immediate family members with proper ID; Monday, August 16 for Seniors and Scouts; and Friday, August 22 for First Responders and Health Care Workers with proper ID.

The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Agriculture announced mitigations to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant during the Illinois State Fair. The Illinois State Fairgrounds are located in Sangamon County which is currently experiencing high transmission rates of the virus. 

All fair attendees will be required to wear masks in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. All Grandstand concert goers must wear masks to all performances. Ticketholders in the Grandstand track area will be required to provide a print or digital copy of personal Vaccine Card, Vaccine Record, or Negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours preceding the concert. Masks will be provided at the grandstand upon entrance as well as in other locations throughout the fairgrounds and must be worn over the nose and mouth indoors for the duration of all grandstand performances. 

The Illinois State Fair is August 12 through August 22 in Springfield, IL. For more information head to IllinoisStateFair.info.
 

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