Events

Half Century of Progress

08/22/2019 - 08/25/2019 - All Day at

The Half Century of Progress Show is the premier working vintage farm show in the U.S.  Held the weekend before the Decatur Farm Progress Show, the Half Century of Progress allows visitors to experience what farming and agriculture was like 50 years ago and beyond with live demonstrations, attractions, and fellowship.

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Mahomet Music Festival

08/23/2019 - 08/24/2019 - All Day at

The Mahomet Music Festival. Enjoy FREE Live Music, Mahomet Lion’s Club Beer Tent, Food Court, Street Vendors, Crafter’s Village, Carnival Rides, Cornhole Tournament, Parade and so much more!

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Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

08/23/2019 - 08/24/2019 - All Day at

LOCAL SWEET CORN. LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT. LOCAL VENDORS. Around 20,000 ears of sweet corn are consumed each year at the festival.
The corn comes from a nearby Illinois farm (Maddox Farms), so the corn is fresh, local, and delicious! They use an antique steam engine to cook the corn.

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Farm Progress Show

08/27/2019 - 08/29/2019 - All Day at

The Farm Progress Show is back in Decatur Aug 27-29th! The Farm Progress Show is the largest outdoor farm show, and highlights include field demonstrations and a 90 acre exhibit field filled with over 500 exhibitors.

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National Sweetcorn Festival in Hoopeston

08/29/2019 - 09/02/2019 - All Day at

76th Annual National Sweetcorn Festival, August 29 – September 2, Sponsored By the Hoopeston Jaycees. All proceeds from the National Sweetcorn Festival directly fund the Hoopeston Jaycees Christmas projects: Toys for Kids & Underprivledged Kid’s Christmas

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C-U Oktoberfest

10/05/2019 - 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Downtown Champaign
400 N Neil St

The C-U Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food held in downtown Champaign. Patterned after the annual festival in Bavaria, the C-U Oktoberfest features live music from bands playing festive polkas, waltzes, and traditional German music…mixed in with plenty of your favorite songs. Beer from local brewers and a selection of German beers will be served. Party-goers are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their best dirndl or lederhosen (or come as they are) and dance the night away!