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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 09:12 pm

Animal attraction

{image-6167}Members of more than 45 Illinois park districts entertain fairgoers at sites throughout the fairgrounds and host activities in Conservation World. Decatur Park District’s Scovill Zoo, Glenview Park District’s The Grove Zoo and Springfield Park District’s Henson Robinson Zoo kick up the dust in Conversation World from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other attractions include the world-famous Cool Dog Productions Dog Team showing off their superb training in the Conservation World North Amphitheater at 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. At Happy Hollow, Bear Mountain, an act of bears that can do everything from playing basketball to riding bikes, roar up the crowds at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you desire to get even closer, take a camel ride for five dollars from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Illinois State Fair Park District Conservation Day
Saturday, August 22
Various times
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Conversation World
and other locations
Fair admission - $5 adults, $2 children
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