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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

Dinosaurs are taking over Happy Hollow this year.  The exhibition is created by Dino Don, Inc., the worlds' leading supplier of robotic dinosaurs to zoos and museums worldwide – and the only maker of full-sized dinosaurs. The hand-made animatronics are uniquely created under direct scientific supervision.

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!​


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