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Rides and Attractions

MegaPass and Carnival Info

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

Illinois Department of 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.

Happy Hollow

Step right up! Step right up! Big Top Adventures re taking over Happy Hollow.  You won’t believe your eyes, as Happy Hollow is transformed into a 900-seat big top circus!  A spectacular showcase awaits with acts from jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and so much more. Free performances daily in Happy Hollow:  1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.g

Neutron Ninja

Have you ever watched American Ninja Warrior on TV and thought, “I could do that!”  Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of a real elevated ninja obstacle course? Well, now is your chance!  Put your skills to the test and challenge your physical prowess on this epic ninja obstacle course!


A wide variety of shows and talents are in store for you at this free entertainment area.

Village of Cultures

Food from fifteen nationalities and 2 beer booths open from 10am to 10 pm. Live entertainment starting at noon daily.