Saturday, August 30, 2008

Central Illinois Labor Day weekend festivals and events

Arthur Cheese Festival! See my photos from last year here. Don't miss the cheese curling or the cheese eating contest.

Live music in Decatur! Floweezy, a Senor DeVivo reunion, and many more bands. A benefit for Angie Morris at the Elks Lodge on Parkway Drive. Sunday beginning at 3 pm. This is where I'll be!

Live music in Champaign! 56 Hope Rd plays the Canopy Club Sunday night with Tea Leaf Green beginning at 6 pm.

The Illinois Symphony plays in Springfield at Douglas Park on Saturday and in Bloomington at Miller Park on Sunday.

Get your Abraham Lincoln history fill at the tenth annual Prairieland Chautauqua in Jacksonville.

In west central Illinois, one of the oldest festivals is the Nauvoo Grape Festival. Lots of opportunities for wine tasting as well as more traditional fall festival activities like tractor pulls, an auto show, and midway rides. Don't delay, enter to play mud volleyball today!

Coal Creek Days Aug 29, 30, 31 at Coal Creek Pioneer Village in Pana features frontier life demonstrations.

National Sweetcorn Festival, Hoopeston, Aug 28 thru Sept 1. One of the last chances for a demolition derby this year!

Pittsfield Fall Festival, Aug 29, 30. Parade on Saturday.

Taste of Beardstown, Aug 30.

All weekend the 21st annual Popcorn festival, Casey, Fairview Park featuring a Rod Stewart tribute band.

Allerton Music Barn Festival at Allerton Park near Monticello, IL.

Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra plays Monday, Sept 1 at 6:00 pm in the Nelson Park Amphitheater in Decatur.


ktdid said...

a senior devivo reunion?!? tell them all i'm there in sprit :)

Jeep2000 said...

We're planning to hit the Nauvoo Grape Festival for the first time. I'm looking forward to it!