SPRINGFIELD — If you love carnival rides, the Illinois State Fair has a special deal to consider.
The Mega Pass is a ticket for an unlimited number of rides in Adventure Village and the Carnival Midway all 10 days of the fair plus Preview Night (Aug. 8-18).
It can be purchased at the Mega Pass Office in the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, for $65. Beginning Aug. 5, the price will increase to $75.
The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. It accepts cash and credit cards, but not personal checks.
Admission booklets also are available for purchase in the Mega Pass Office. Each booklet contains 10 admissions to the fair. An adult booklet costs $45; a booklet for children and senior citizens costs $20.
Mega Passes do not include admission to the fair or rides on the Tram, Giant Slide and Sky Glide. For more information, visit the Illinois State Fair website at http://www.illinoisstatefair.info  or call 782-0775.