National Sweetcorn Festival - Hoopeston, IL - Sep 3 to Sep 7, 2020
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 11 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest - Lake Shelbyville, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 12, 2020
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 - Jan 1 to Oct 10, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Vendors, car show, parade, tot-rod pedal pull, dancing demos, cider press, kids’ activities, and more!
Apple ‘N Pork Festival - Clinton, IL - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.