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Arcola celebrates its rich heritage each year with the Broomcorn Festival. The “Broomcorn Capital of the World” hosts this 3 day festival in historic downtown Arcola. While in town, check out all the craft and food vendors, Broom Tent with live broom making demonstrations, 5k/10k annual race, huge parade featuring their own, world famous “Lawn Rangers”, and also a free performance by Jake Worthington! Lots to do in Arcola on Sept 9-11!
Schedule of Events
10:00 Festival Opens
12:00 Carnival Open Daily
4:00 National Broom Sweeping Contest
4:00 Beer Pavilion Opens
8:00 Big Guns performs in the Beer Pavilion
8:00 Broomcorn Festival 5k/10k Race at Moore Park
9:00 Festival Opens
11:00 Miss Arcola Baby Pageant on Main St. Stage
12:00 Broomcorn Grand Marshall Bench Dedication
12:30 Lady Luck Performance on Main St. Stage
1:00 Tom Grassman performs in the Beer Pavilion
3:00 HUGE Broomcorn Parade
4:00 Doug Meeks Performs in the Beer Pavilion
5:30 All Nighter Performance of Main St. Stage
8:00 Whiskey River Performs in the Beer Pavilion
9:00 Festival Opens
10:00 Outdoor Church Service at Christian Church
11:00 Kiddie Tractor Pull on Oak St.
2:00 Jake Worthington Performs on Main St. Stage
5:00 Festival Closes
ABOUT JAKE WORTHINGTON:
Hailing from La Porte, Texas, Jake Worthington is a traditionally influenced Country artist whose honky-tonk swagger first impressed fans as a finalist on Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice (2014). Following his time on the show, the singer-songwriter released a pair of EPs (2015’s Jake Worthington and 2017’s Hell of a Highway), which featured tracks like “How Do You Honky Tonk,” “Don’t Think Twice,” and “A Lot of Room to Talk,” amassing more than 8 MILLION on-demand streams and more than
230,000 social-media followers while touring alongside Cody Johnson, Riley Green, Pat Green and more. Now signed to Big Loud Records, the rising star is poised to make an impact on the mainstream Country format, working with co-writers like Craig Wiseman, Ernest Keith Smith, Tony Lane and more on a fresh batch of original music. Worthington is also featured with Ronnie Dunn and Jake Owen on “Jonesin’” from the HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 Country collaborations album.
For more info, check out the Arcola Chamber of Commerce website.