There’s A Great Big Cheese Festival Coming To Illinois And It Looks As Delicious At It Sounds
You shouldn’t find it hard to believe that Illinois is home to an annual cheese festival. Our love of dairy products makes our state the perfect place to host an event like this.
If you love cheese, you’ll love this event. Free samples, eating contests, and so much more abound. Check it out:
Taking place Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, 2019, in central Illinois, the Arthur Cheese Festival is a grand event that locals look forward to all year long. This will be the 47th year for the fest, which features activities for all ages.
The most popular events that take place at this cheese festival are the cheese eating championship, the parade, and the rat race and cheese race. There is also live entertainment and cheese curling, which draw large crowds.
Cheese curling is adopted from the Olympic sport and is just what is sounds like.
One of the most popular attractions is the free cheese at the Cheese Tent. It is available at various times throughout the weekend.
For kids, there will be plenty of fun activities. Face painting, bumper cars, pony rides, and inflatables will be available all three days.
Cheese fans will find their favorite food in just about every variety. Enjoy cheeses you can eat at the fair as well as plenty you can take home to enjoy later.
In addition to all the activities, another huge draw to this fest is the craft fair, which features anywhere from 75 to 100 vendors. This is in addition to the food and includes merchants of clothing, home decor, holiday wares, jewelry, and so much more.
Home to about 2,200 residents, this small Amish town sees a very large increase in population during the festival. Join in for its most exciting time of year.
Get more details about the Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival on its official website
Address: Arthur, IL, 61911
For more like this, check out Arthur, Illinois’ own country cheese store
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