Festivals in the Effingham Area

Friday, May 13, 2016 to Saturday, May 14, 2016
Downtown Effingham
110 E Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Join us in downtown Effingham as we celebrate the arts with this great two-day festival. You'll enjoy over 40 artisans, live demonstrations, food fair, live music, wine & beer tasting and so much more.
Friday, June 3, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016
Mid America Motorworks
17082 N US Highway 45
Effingham, IL 62401
VW Funfest kicks off June 3 - 5th in Effingham, IL. Participants enjoy a whirlwind weekend of special displays, car show, Swapfest, expert seminars, product demonstrations and more. Celebrity Choice Awards take place Friday and Saturday with a brand new presentation style that puts the lucky VW owner and his/her VW on display at the new Winners Wall. Camping, another Funfest tradition, is free on the grounds Thursday through Saturday nights to registered Funfest attendees. The weekend culminates with the Saturday evening concert, where VW lovers are treated to headlining entertainment, rain or shine.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Downtown Effingham
120 E Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
The City of Effingham's Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd to welcome VW enthusiasts to Effingham. You can expect a night of fantastic music by Tequila Mockingbyrd, delicious food, great giveaways, artisans along the square and a beer garden at Scrubby's Pub. Don't miss this fun event in downtown Effingham!
Friday, June 24, 2016 to Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Stage at Lake Sara
8724 E Marine Road
Effingham, IL 62401
Moccasin Creek Festival is an annual 3-day Americana music festival at Lake Sara, which typically celebrates other arts and crafts as well.
Friday, July 22, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Downtown Effingham
120 E Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Two-day event filled with BBQ and fun! Come downtown Friday for the local Hometown Throwdown BBQ Competition and stay for live music, wine and beer tasting and more. Come back downtown Saturday to see the pros compete in the KCBS BBQ Competition and enjoy plenty of family fun!
Friday, August 26, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
Tuscan Hills Winery
2200 Historic Hills Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
One of the few true American musical forms, bluegrass--that high, lonesome sound created by Bill Monroe over 50 years ago--has steadily gained in popularity over the years, and for good reason. It's natural. It's organic. We are proud to present a few of the finest bluegrass acts to be found anywhere. Hosted by local bluegrass heroes, Firebox, Tuscan Hills Winery will have three days of amazing picking, beautiful bowing and soaring vocal harmonies. We can't think of a more harmonious way to bring the summer to a close!
Friday, September 9, 2016 to Saturday, September 10, 2016
Effingham County Fairgrounds
722 E Cumberland Road
Altamont, IL 62411
The Hobnob Harvest Market, a pop-up event of 100+ hand-picked vintage and handmade vendors, will be coming to the Effingham County Fairgrounds on September 9 - 10th in Altamont, IL. This event will feature amazing shopping plus live music, great food and beverages from Tuscan Hills Winery.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Exit 160
Effingham, IL 62401
The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting the Corvette Welcome Fest Downtown Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday to kick-off Mid America Motorworks’ 23rd Annual Corvette Funfest, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Corvette enthusiasts to Effingham! Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Run Road Tour will end in downtown Effingham, with a Corvette parade (including candy), coming down Jefferson Ave and ending at the Courthouse square. The Corvettes are expected to arrive downtown around 5:30 p.m. and we invite residents to come out for the parade. Following the parade, the Corvettes will park down Jefferson Avenue, around the Historic Courthouse Museum lawn and parking lots adjacent to the square.Activities that evening will include food from Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ, Martin's IGA and the Effingham Dog, in addition to other great sweet treats including Aunt Kim’s Kettle Corn and a bake sale by our Effingham Telecommunicators. You can also enjoy live musical entertainment by Russ Howard, dance performances from Cayla's Power Tumbling, great giveaways, and of course, a chance to see a variety of Corvettes!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
Mid America Motorworks
17082 N. US HWY 45 Exit 162
Effingham, IL 62401
Participants enjoy a whirlwind weekend of special displays, car shows, a Swapfest, expert seminars, product demonstrations and more. This year's Funfest celevbrates 20 years of the C5! Celebrity Choice Awards will take place Thursday through Sunday. Friday night you can enjoy a FREE concert on the small stage, featuring Kenny Yager and the Naked Sissys! And the weekend culminates with the Saturday evening concert, where Corvette lovers are treated to headlining entertainment, rain or shine. This year is the concert features Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx. For more information, check out www.corvettefunfest.com or call Mid America Motorworks at 217-540-4700.
Friday, September 30, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016
Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Come downtown to experience this inaugural craft beer festival, featuring over 15 craft beers, live music with the Matt Poss Band and great food all weekend long!
Friday, October 14, 2016
Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Come downtown to enjoy all fall has to offer in Effingham! Chili Fest is an annual event in downtown Effingham that includes great chili, sides and desserts all by your local businesses. You also won't want to miss the live music and family-friendly fun, including a bounce house!
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Downtown Effingham
Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Come to downtown Effingham to kick off the holiday season. From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., your family will enjoy: horse-drawn carriage rides, live Christmas music, Santa visits, Christmas cooking decorating, free souvenir Christmas photos courtesy of the Effingham Tourism Office and other family friendly activities on the Effingham County Courthouse Museum lawn. We will also have the official City of Effingham Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017
Effingham County Fairgrounds
722 E. Cumberland Road Exit 82
Altamont, IL 62411
Effingham County Fairgrounds is hosting the Hobnob Spring Market! A fresh & fun spring market heaped with wonderful vintage and creative handmade goods from over 150 vendors! For more information please check out the Hobnob website at www.hobnob.com.