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August Events in Illinois

Check out this listing of festivals and events happening throughout Illinois in August.

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July Events in Illinois

Check out this listing of July events in Illinois, including a rolle bolle tournament, bagel festival, thresherman show, sweet corn festival and much more.

Morton Pumpkin Festival

It’s Pumpkin Party Time at the Morton Pumpkin Festival

Illinoisans looking for fall festivities should put Morton’s biggest pumpkin party on the calendar. The Pumpkin Capital of the World, located in Tazewell County, delivers pumpkin-infused food and fun at the annual Morton Pumpkin Festival. The event takes place Sept. 9-12, 2015. In this Central Illinois village, pumpkin becomes the star ingredient in just about…

Pretzel City Festival, Freeport, Illinois

Pretzel City Festival in Freeport

Twist again at Pretzel City Festival in Freeport, which has embraced its namesake and each year celebrates the baked, knot-like dough.


Golconda, Illinois is Big on Shrimp

Enjoy a true taste of the South at the Golconda Shrimp Festival in September.

Murphysboro Apple Festival in Illinois

Murphysboro Apple Festival

This five-day Murphysboro Apple Festival features contests for eating apple pies and throwing apple cores, along with a parade, car show and much more.

Get Your Taste of Chicago at Annual Food Festival

Experience an array of exotic, ethnic and local culinary delights at the ten-day Taste of Chicago food festival in Grant Park June 24 – July 3.

Big Bagel Bash in Mattoon

The small breakfast treat called “bagel” is recognized in a huge way each July at Bagelfest in Mattoon.

International Horseradish Festival in Collinsville

Since 1988, Collinsville, Illinois has been home to the International Horseradish Festival, which takes place the first weekend in June at Woodland Park.