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.