General admission prices for adults at the Illinois State Fair have gone up. The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced prices for gate admission and parking earlier this week, with admission increasing by $3 from $7 to $10.
The increase is the first by the Illinois State Fair since 2012. The Department of Agriculture explained that increase is about being fiscally responsible, and putting prices in line with surrounding states.
The Illinois State Fair runs this year from August 11 to August 21.