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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2012

Happy Hollow To Offer Free Family Entertainment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After years of being referred to as The Jungle, Happy Hollow is regaining its former name.

Happy Hollow is located just inside the Main Gate behind the Illinois Building and will offer “Family Fun for Everyone” daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the 2012 Illinois State Fair.

The entertainment includes:

• The Movie Stunt Adventure Show, an interactive attraction where fairgoers get a chance to star. Shows are scheduled at 12:05 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
• The Skin & Bones Comedy Circus, a show featuring a husband and wife duo and their animal co-stars.  Shows will take place at 12:40 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.
• Team Rock Martial Arts, an action-packed show including airborne martial arts, self defense and power breaking. Show times are 1:15 3:35 p.m. and 5:55 p.m.
• Top Hogs, an interesting, comedic, trick pig show that has entertained audiences throughout the United States since 1991. Shows will be held at 11:00 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.
• The West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  “Rattlesnake Dave” and his slithery friends will perform at 11:30 a.m., 1:50 p.m. and 4:10 p.m.

Another addition to Happy Hollow is The Sports Court. The Sports Court will offer exciting activities for all ages.

There will be 3-on-3 tournaments hosted by Illinois Basketball Services Aug. 12 and Aug. 18.  Registration forms are available online at www.ibsrecruting.com and www.illinoisstatefair.info.  Saturday, Aug. 11, The Sports Court will feature a CrossFit Throwdown.  The first heat starts at 9 a.m.  The competition is open to three-athlete teams in four categories:  RX Men, RX Women, Scaled Men and Scaled Women.  There also will be a Masters 55+ individual competition.



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