Rides and Attractions

MegaPass and Carnival Info

Purchase a MegaPass and enjoy unlimited rides during the State Fair - Good for all ten days!

Agriculture Tent

Come and explore the new and improved Agriculture Tent. We have a variety of interactive exhibits, competitions and much more.

Butter Cow

The Butter Cow has been an unofficial icon of the fair since the 1920's. 500 pounds of unsalted butter are used to sculpt the life size figure by hand. The process takes about two days.

Conservation World

Always a fair favorite, this educational area contains over 30 acres of green grass, trees, rolling hills and ponds.

Village of Cultures

Fifteen nationalities and two international beer booths are represented in the Village of Culture.

Kid's Korner

  • Secretary of State Bicycle Skills Course
  • Baby Photo Contest Display
  • CDB Building Barn


The STEAM Expo will run during the second half of the Fair, August 18-22, 2021 at the Orr Building in Springfield. This Expo will provide a forum to highlight K-12 and postsecondary education, business, industry, research, and development related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in Illinois.  Drone races on Friday, August 20th and eSports on Saturday, August 21st.

Happy Hollow

Happy Hollow returns to the Illinois State Fair with competitions, exotic animal entertainment and shows including ZuZu African Acrobats, Reptile Adventure Show, Barnyard Racers, Petting Zoo, The Highland Games, and Watershed Park.

Illinois Children's Tent

Family friendly place where Mom and Dad can rest while the young ones PLAY: gathering groceries, riding toy tractors, making shadow puppets on stage, watching baby chicks, coloring, playing games, story time, hand washing with Henry the Hand and a variety of other activities!​