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Let the Late Summer / Early Fall Festivities Begin!

Sweet Corn FestivalJust because summer is winding down does not mean that the fun is gone for the year! Some of our clients have mentioned that they are looking forward to our late summer/early fall local events and we wanted to share some information about them with our readers! So mark the calendar, grab your family and head out for some fun in the Bloomington-Normal area!

1. The Sweet Corn Blues Festival is always a favorite on the streets of Uptown Normal. There are over 50,000 ears of fresh sweet corn, sidewalk sales, arts, crafts and flea market vendors! This year the festival will take place on Saturday August 25th from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday, August 26th from 11 am until 4 pm. You can find the festival on North Street from Fell to the Circle and E. Beaufort St. from the Circle to Linden St. Their website promises to keep the celebration going until they run out of corn! We highly recommend checking out Sunday’s Sweet Corn Eating Contest (details TBA).

2. Lexington will be hosting their Trail Market Festival on September 8th and 9th from 9 am until 3 pm. There will be over 100 vendors, pet adoption, a DJ, an “Anything with Wheels” show and a Kidz Zone. The great food vendors are always a favorite and definitely a reason to visit! Find the fest in Lexington on Route 66!

3. If you like food trucks, do not miss the Chateau Hotel & Tony Roma’s Food Truck Festival! Taking place on Saturday September 22nd from 11 am until 7 pm! There will be free entry – but we can’t promise that you won’t want to sample everything they have there. There will be live entertainment, music, shopping and more on site. Make sure you come hungry and bring the whole family!

4. Any local will tell you that the Clinton Apple n Pork festival is something you don’t want to miss! The dates this year are September 29th and 30th. There are booths of food, crafts, art, antiques and more! There will also be entertainment, demonstrations and museum tours available daily. You’ll find the festival on the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds. Don’t forget to check out the unique parts of the festival like the antique tractor show and tomahawk throwing!

With no shortage of festivals coming up over the next month or so, we hope to see some pictures from our readers and their families at these events! Maybe we’ll even see you there! And as always, free to share with us some of your favorite memories from fall events around Bloomington-Normal.

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