Happy Hollow

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

    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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