Illinois State Fair officials say Happy Hollow will never go back to being the home of the fair’s carnival rides.
But they hope a makeover of the area just inside the main gate will help a new generation of fairgoers make different memories.
Fair officials announced a three-to-five year makeover plan for Happy Hollow Tuesday, including plans for a permanent amphitheater.
Tuesday’s fair preview also included more Grandstand announcements, including a show by rapper Pitbull and the return of the free Million Dollar Quartet concert.
Two Grandstand dates still haven’t been booked.