Champaign Fall Festivals 2019

National Sweetcorn Festival - Hoopeston, IL - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
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 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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.

Apple ‘N Pork Festival - Clinton, IL - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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.

Scarecrow Daze - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Vendors, car show, parade, tot-rod pedal pull, dancing demos, cider press, kids’ activities, and more!