Broom Corn Festival
Open Date:

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Close Date:

Sun, Sep 13, 2015

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Since 1971, Arcola celebrates its heritage as "broomcorn capital of the world" with the renowned Broom Corn Festival. Visitors pack in every year the weekend after Labor Day. They come for numerous broom activities, unique arts and crafts, free entertainment, and great food. The festival's parade is Central Illinois' largest and is home to the world famous Lawn Rangers, who twirl and toss their brooms. The community still boasts ties to broomcorn and the broom industry with companies such as the Thomas Monahan Company and the Libman Company. The most popular attraction of the day though is one of the grandest parades in Central Illinois, which rolls off in the afternoon. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend at the Oak Street Stage and in the beer tent.


407 East Main Street

Arcola, IL

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Children's, Entertainment Free, Public Transportation
Phone Number:
(217) 268-4530
Alt. Phone Number:
(800) 336-5456
Fax Number:
(217) 268-3690
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