We have the scoop on Champaign-Urbana area fall festivals for 2020
Some fall festivals are within a short drive of Champaign-Urbana; we also report on those that are canceled this year
The weather may be getting (a little) cooler but the fall festivals in Central Illinois are heating up! The fall festival season list includes events starting with Labor Day weekend and goes through early November.
We expect more craft vendor and food-related festivals this year than hands-on kids activities festivals, but there’s something for everyone at a festival near you this fall. We hope the events that are canceled this fall will return in 2021.
We will keep updating this list as information becomes available.
Did we miss your favorite fall festival? Let us know so we can add it to the guide (email us – firstname.lastname@example.org.)
FALL FESTIVALS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
Highlights: PYGMALION goes virtual for 2020!
Highlights: Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay Apart but Rise United with your LGBTQ+ community.
Highlights: Buxton's Garden Farm in Sullivan is excited to host their 4th Harvest Field Market!! A family fun day on the farm shopping, eating, pumpkin picking and enjoying the Fall! Live music, food and so much more! This is an outdoor market so no need to worry about crowded spaces: plenty of room to social distance!
Highlights: Dust off your Lederhosen or Dirndl & come out to the Beer Hall for the Oktoberfest weekend celebration! They'll have plenty of German-themed food features, exclusive beer releases available all weekend, live music & a Fall Makers Market on Sunday!
Highlights: The C-U Oktoberfest at Home is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food at home. In past years, the event has been held in downtown Champaign. This year, the 8th Annual C-U Oktoberfest will be a virtual event.
Highlights: This fall marks the sixth season of the CU Jazz Festival, bringing together audiences and high quality jazz experiences. This year, you are invited to enjoy an online performance by Melvin Knight.
Highlights: The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will be presented online this fall. Check their Facebook event for a list of the bands, workshops, storytellers, and other activities that the C-U Folk & Roots Festival will stream straight into your home.
CANCELLED FALL FESTIVALS FOR 2020
Highlights: The Apple 'n Pork Festival will not be held this year.
Highlights: The Camargo Woolly Worm Festival Committee has chosen to postpone this year's festival until next year.
Highlights: The Heartland Maker fest will not be held this year.
Highlights: The Apple Dumpling Festival will not be held this year.
Want to see more fall fun? We’re rolling out our fall content, more and more, every day. Stay tuned!