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Happy Hollow

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

Big Top Adventures

Step right up! Step right up!

You won’t believe your eyes, as Happy Hollow is transformed into a 800-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.


Stay tuned for exciting new additions for the 2024 Illinois State Fair.