A Grandstand favorite is returning… and a beloved part of past Illinois State Fairs will get an extensive makeover. Those are among the announcements made by fair officials in a preview of the 2014 event.
Fair manager Amy Bliefnick filled in some more of the blanks for the Grandstand lineup… announcing the return of the popular, free Million Dollar Quartet concert on the Monday of the fair. Cuban-American rapper Pitbull will also be a Grandstand headliner.
And Bliefnick announced a three-to-five year plan to redesign Happy Hollow, with new landscaping and plans for a permanent amphitheater in the area that used to be home to the fair’s carnival rides.