Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 29, 2016

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Gates Open First Post Admission
12:00PM 1:15PM $8/Adult $4/Child

NEW! State Fair Family Day (presented by Lipton Iced Tea & Daily Herald)

NEW!  The last Sunday May-August, Arlington will host a specialty themed Family Day.  This Sunday, enjoy all of the classics of a traditional state fair!  Plus, Family Day activities and a live kid’s concert.  Don't forget to purchase your Pony Express Pass!

Click Buy Now for all available tickets on State Fair Family Day
Available April 1st

State Fair
  • Taste state fair grub from Joe's Street Kitchen featuring Chili/Cheese Nachos, Fried Oreos, Corndogs, and Polish Sausages.
  • The kids are going to love our State Fair Slide, Carnival Games, and Bumble Bee Express Train.
  • Come and see the Cook County Farm Bureau and spin their prize wheel, play the My Plate nutrition game, make a farm themed craft, and "Ask a Farmer" any question at their booth.

  • Grilled Corn, Chocolate Dipped Bacon on a Stick and Kettle Corn on special at Mane Street Grill in The Park.

  • Enter To Win (Entries close After Race 3 Post): Illinois State Fair Prize Pack (includes: 2 Admission Passes, 2 Wristbands, 2 Concert Tickets, 2 Parking Passes)

Live Musical Entertainment: (1:00pm-5:00pm): Ben Tater & The Tater Tots

Junior Jockey Zone Activities*

Activities: Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bounce House, Roaming Entertainment (1:00-5:00pm)

Design Your Own Silks: Don't miss this awesome opportunity for a child's drawing to come to life in a race!  Every Sunday in the Junior Jockey Zone, kids are encouraged to color and design what their jockey silks would look like and enter into the contest.  Three winners will be chosen and the winners will receive their own silks designed by them PLUS a jockey will wear the silks in an actual race! 

Partner Appearances

Mane in Heaven (1:00 - 5:00 pm): Mane in Heaven will be on-site at Arlington for a meet and greet with some of their therapeutic miniature horses! 

Santa's Village Azoosment Park (1:00 - 5:00 pm): Exotic animal show 1pm-2pm!


Jockey Goggle Giveaway: Winning jockeys will be giving out two pairs of signed goggles after every race! Guests are welcome to cheer for goggles outside of the Winner’s Circle.

Pony Express Pass: Get your kids in the fast lane with the Pony Express Pass! Unlimited access to the Junior Jockey Zone BEFORE it opens to the public! 12:30pm-1:00pm. Only a limited number of Pony Express Passes will be sold each Sunday – get yours today!

Click Buy Now to purchase a Pony Express Pass for May 29!

Food & Beverage Specials

Cotton Candy, Snow Cones and Dippin' Dots on special in The Park

Looking for different options?  Click here to see the full list of weekend specials at all of our dining locations.


Don't miss the next spectacular Sunday event - Little Super Heroes Family Day!
Sundays are Family Days (presented by Lipton Iced Tea & Daily Herald) through September 4.*
Full Sunday Schedule

Season Long Event Schedule

*Famliy Day not hosted on July 3

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