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The 2023 Amish Country Cheese Festival will be held September 2-4, 2023.
Amish Country Cheese Festival
Central Illinois’ Best Labor Day Celebration is now THREE BIG DAYS
SATURDAY – SUNDAY – MONDAY
6-11 am: Firemen’s breakfast @ Firehouse
9 am: Festival/Vendors/Artie’s Party Zone opens
10 am-4 pm: Rides: Buggy @ Welcome Center
Pony @ Arties Party Zone
10 am: Ceremonial Cutting of the Cheese @ Vine & Illinois Sts
11 am: FREE CHEESE @ Cheese
11.30-2.15 Community Blood Drive -East Progress St near Visitors Center
12:30 pm pm: 22nd Annual International Cheese Curling Championships @ Illinois & Vine Streets
2:00 pm Cheese Chaser Kids Run starts – Vine St
3:49 pm: The Big Cheese Parade
4:30 pm: 22nd Annual Cheese Eating Nationals @ Illinois & Vine St
7 pm: Festival/vendors close
10 am: Community-wide church service hosted by Arthur United Methodist and Arthur Baptist churches @Gazebo area
Festival/Vendors/Artie’s Party Zone opens
12.30 pm: Cheese Carving Registration @ Cheese Tent
Kiddy Tractor Pull registration @ Cheesy Hollow
12:30 pm: Cheese Carving Contest@ Cheese Tent -Sponsored Arthur Graphic
12:30-4 pm: Vine Street Christian Church Heavenly Dips of Homemade Ice Cream @South Vine St.
1 pm: Kiddie Tractor Pull@ Cheesy Hollow
2 pm: FREE CHEESE @ Cheese Tent
5 pm: Festival closes for Sunday
6-10 am: Arthur Lions Club breakfast @ Community Center
6 am: Rat Race Registration @ Welcome Center
7 -7.30 am: 2022 Rat Race Run for details and registration
9 am: Festival/vendors open
9.30 am: Rat Race Awards ceremony
10 am-4 pm: Rides: Buggy @ Welcome Center,
-Pony rides @ Arties Party Zone
11:30am: 9th Annual Bob Doan Memorial Cheese Curd Spitting Contest
12:30pm: Free 60-ft. sub sandwich giveaway @ Cheese Tent – Sponsored by Arthur Subway Restaurant
1pm: Free Cheese Giveaway @ the Big Cheese Tent
3pm: Festival closes
Schedule times change a bit all the time. Come early and spend the day. Last minute information at the Arthur Welcome center at the North end of the Festival and also at the Cheese Tent at Illinois and Vine St in the center of the festival.
For any updates to the detailed daily schedule checkout their website.