National Sweetcorn Festival - Hoopeston, IL - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2021
A carnival, parade and demolition derby in the Sweetcorn Capitol. 50 tons of sweetcorn are cooked with an antique steam engine and handed out free.
Broomcorn Festival - Arcola, IL - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
50th annual. Celebrate in the Broomcorn Capital of the World with free entertainment, parade, road race, food and a parade featuring the famous Lawn Rangers. Visitors can see broom making, broom activities, arts and crafts vendors. Additionally, visitors can participate in the Arcola Broomcorn 5K and 10K races. The event, held the weekend after Labor Day, honors Arcola’s position in the late nineteenth century as a center of broomcorn production.
Vahlings Twilight Nights Music and Wine Fall Festival - Stewardson, IL - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Live music, games and activities, food vendors, free camping, plus live demonstrations, vendors and more at Vahling Vineyards and Winery
Apple ‘N Pork Festival - Clinton, IL - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
A harvest festival with flea market, 19th century craft demonstrations, antique tractor show; live musical entertainment and more at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds.
Scarecrow Daze - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
Vendors, car show, pageant, parade, tot-rod pedal pull, dancing demos, cider press, kids’ activities, and more!
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Balloon launches, music, crafts, community breakfast fundraiser, helicopter rides, balloon glow, cookouts and festival foods, kids area, and more. Launches are weather dependent for safety.