Summer, we love you, but fall festivals in Champaign-Urbana are awesome in their own special, pumpkin-filled ways
Some fall festivals are within a short drive of Champaign-Urbana and all of them offer something a little different for families
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.
There are so many to choose from in our area and each one offers some serious family fun. Feel like watching a parade? Carving a pumpkin? Watching a lumberjack competition? Taking in some folk and roots music? How about taking a train ride? There’s something for everyone at a festival near you this fall.
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Here’s our list of fall festivals in the Champaign-Urbana area; we will continue to add to this list.
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FALL FESTIVALS HAPPENING IN THE CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AREA
Date(s): 06/04/2022 –
Highlights: Enjoy live music, delicious local food and events for the whole family.
Where: St. Joseph
Date(s): 08/12/2022 –
Highlights: Fun small-town festival including a daily fish fry, carnival, and kids' games. The parade and fireworks happen on Saturday!
Date(s): 08/19/2022 –
Highlights: Carnival, kids games, tractor pull, car/motorcycle show and more! Free entertainment! Friday highlight includes $20 carnival wristband from 5-10pm.
Date(s): 08/23/2022 – 08/28/2021
Highlights: Fun evening entertainment! Food, carnival and games-live entertainment nightly. Great family fun!
Date(s): 08/26/2022 – 08/28/2021
Highlights: Enjoy FREE live music, parade, carnival rides, street vendors, crafters, bags tournament, and more up and down Main Street. Admission to the fest is FREE; some activities and carnival rides have a cost.
Date(s): 09/01/2022 – 09/09/2021
Highlights: The Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival is unique in that, besides the normal carnival, demolition derby, Grand Parade and other events, they cook approximately 50 tons of sweetcorn with an antique steam engine and distribute the corn FREE. All events take place at the McFerren Park.
Date(s): 09/03/2022 – 09/06/2021
Highlights: This Amish Country cheese festival is full of family fun with a parade, tractor pull, music, inflatables, pony rides, face-painting and more!
Date(s): 09/09/2022 – 09/12/2021
Highlights: Free admission and entertainment; food and crafts for sale. Visitors can see broom activities, arts/crafts, free entertainment, great food, and more.
Where: Gibson City
Date(s): 09/10/2022 – 09/11/2021
Highlights: Gibson City Harvest Fest is a celebration of the local harvest season. Music, food, vendors, contests, kids activities – something to do for all ages. Check out www.gibsoncityharvestfest.com for complete details as they are made available! Multi-platinum American rockers, Hinder, will be headlining the 2022 Gibson City Harvest Fest! The Platinum-selling, rock band, Saliva, will be opening the show! General Admission to the concert is free. Party pit tickets are on-sale now at the link above.
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