Getting to the Fair & Parking

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All public parking lots are accessed from Midlothian Road - just North of Peterson Road.

To avoid backups on Peterson Road, we encourage you to enter from the north - from IL Route 137


FREE Parking

  • Parking is FREE in the grass lot.

  • When you enter the fairgrounds from Midlothian Road, follow the signs to STAY RIGHT for the free parking lot.

 

PREFERRED Parking

  • $10.00/day

  • The Preferred Parking lot is a paved lot located by the Main Gate

  • CASH ONLY

  • In order to keep traffic flowing, please have your cash ready

  • When you enter the fairgrounds from Midlothian Road, follow the signs to STAY LEFT for the Preferred Parking lot.

  • No re-entry permitted

  • Complimentary accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disability parking placards or license plates is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Preferred Lot


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FREE Shuttle Bus 

Free Shuttle Bus service is offered by FIRST STUDENT BUS COMPANY
Round-trip rides from the Prairie Crossing Metra station to the Main Gate during these hours:

Friday        7/26         3:00pm-Midnight
Saturday   7/27          3:00pm-Midnight
Sunday      7/28          11:00am-7:00pm