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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011

2012 Illinois State Fair Mega Pass Makes Great Gift This Holiday Season
Discounted Mega Pass available for $50 through Dec. 21

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you are searching for the perfect gift for your favorite thrill-seeker this holiday season, look no further. The Illinois Department of Agriculture is offering the 2012 Illinois State Fair Mega Pass at a reduced rate of $50, a $15 savings, through Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Mega Pass gives youngsters, or the young at heart, unlimited access to more than 50 Carnival Midway and Adventure Village rides.  It is good for all eleven days of the state fair.

“The Mega Pass offers gift givers a chance to wrap up an entire carnival and place it in their favorite fairgoer’s hands this holiday season,” said Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick. “The 2012 Illinois State Fair Mega Pass is a great gift at a great price and it will bring a big smile as well as big thrills to whoever receives it.”

The reduced-rate Mega Pass holiday promotion will be available through Dec. 21 and includes a free, state fair lanyard. Mega Passes can be purchased in person at the Emmerson Building, online at www.illinoisstatefair.info, or by calling (217) 782-0775.

The Emmerson Building is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on Main Street inside the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The pass is not valid for admission to the fairgrounds itself or rides on the Skyglider and Giant Slide.  The 2012 Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 9 - 19.
 



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