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​Aug 10-20


Happy Hollow

Located just inside the main gate Happy Hollow returns to the Illinois State Fair with competitions, exotic animal entertainment and shows.

Check Back Soon for New, Exciting Additions to Happy Hollow!!!



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    • Watershed Park

      Watershed Park

      Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Watershed Park is an interactive and educational exhibit on water protection. Approximately one-acre in size, Watershed Park is located on the Illinois State Fairgrounds on the west end of Happy Hollow.

      Come join the fun! Free admission and activities for everyone. Cold water, duck races, stream demonstrations, big fish, scavenger hunt, daily prizes! All Free!

    • Highland games

      Ancient Athletics/St Andrews Society
      Strongman of the Glen Competition

      Demonstration Daily: 5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
      Competiton: Saturday August 12 2017: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

      The first 40 registered athletes will be guaranteed, any athletes that register after will be placed on the waiting list.
      Classes: Amateur A,B,C, Women's, Masters (No Novice Class)
      Events: Heavy and Light Weight for Distance, Weight Over Bar, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and Braemar Stone. There may also be a keg toss after competition concludes.



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