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November 14, 2006

Illinois State Fair to Offer Holiday Mega Pass
Discount pass good for unlimited carnival rides at the 2007 Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Looking for a unique gift to stuff in a child’s stocking this holiday season?  Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick suggests parents and grandparents consider a Holiday Mega Pass.

The Holiday Mega Pass is a ticket to the more than 100 Carnival Midway and Adventure Village rides at the 2007 Illinois State Fair, including the popular Mega Drop, which sends riders on a 130-foot plunge straight to the ground, and Turbo Force, which features two cars of passengers that flip upside down and spin around as the ride completes a full revolution.  Youngsters can ride them as often as they like, whenever they like, all ten days of the fair as well as Preview Night!

“The Holiday Mega Pass is a great gift idea for fairgoers who enjoy carnival rides,” Bliefnick said.  “And, for the reduced price of $45, it’s also a great bargain, especially for youngsters who will attend the fair more than one day.”

The Holiday Mega Pass goes on sale Wednesday, Nov. 15, for $45, a $15 savings compared to the cost of the pass during the fair.   

The Holiday Mega Pass can be purchased through Dec. 20 either in person at the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, by telephone or through the mail.

The Emmerson Building, located on Main Street north of Ethnic Village, is open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The phone number there is (217) 782-0775.  Mail order forms are available on the Illinois State Fair website at www.illinoisstatefair.info.

The pass is not valid for admission to the fairgrounds or rides on the Skyglider and Giant Slide. 

The dates of the 2007 Illinois State Fair are Aug. 10-19.  Preview Night is Aug. 9.


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