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Illinois Festivals, Farmers Markets, Craft Shows, State Fairs, Gallery-Exhibition Events 2020–2021.

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3 - 6, 2021

TOPchicago.org

(773) 313-3893
Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL

The yearly Labor Day festival at Copernicus Center offers 4 days of non-stop Live Music, food, and fun! The largest Polish Fest in the USA. Four (4) stages & over 30 bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Great Polish Food, Polish Beer, & fest food. Also: Kid's Zone, Rides, inside Casino & full bar, plus daily special events! $5 to $10 - kids 12 & under FREE. Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

September 5 - 6, 2021

(847) 234-3743
Market Square - Lake Forest, IL

The nationally top rated Deer Path Art Fair on the Square, is held at historic Lake Forest Market Square and Western Avenue. The juried fine arts show features 160 artists representing a wide variety of design mediums in a wide variety of price points. Artists are selected from across the country and are present to meet and discuss their work and technique with the art patrons. A wonderful show in a beautiful setting!

Rees Carillon Society

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Springfield, IL

Juried fine art fair loved by artists and patrons for size, location, and quality of artwork. Ranked in Best 100 Art Fairs in the U.S. for 6 consecutive years, the ONLY art fair in Central Illinois with this distinction. Wonderful catering volunteers with show director on-site and attentive all weekend. Next to wealthy neighborhood of art-buying patrons. Capitol with higher-ed, medical and professionals.

Art Spectacular at the Carillon - Juried Fine Art Fair

September 12 - 13, 2020

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Springfield, IL

#25P of Best Art Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine! Artists selling original artwork & numbered series on the lawn of beautiful park setting - rain or shine. Art Spectacular is loved by art-buying community. Great artist amenities! Music provided by 67-bell carillon and invited local musicians. Free admission. Fundraiser for Rees Memorial Carillon. No pets - Only service animals allowed.

Artisan & Maker Market

September 12 - October 11, 2020

facebook.com/events/3591765887556414

(847) 549-2536
Hawthorn Mall - Vernon Hills, IL

Hawthorn Mall will be hosting an Artisan & Maker Market each Saturday and Sunday from September 12th through October 11th. The event will take place in the Macy's North parking lot. Food trucks and other activities will be onsite for specific dates. We hope to see you at our market!

Grayslake Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts

October 3 - 4, 2020

stepbysteppromotions.com

(847) 301-8543
Lake County Fairgrounds - Grayslake, IL

A Handmade juried Fine Arts and Craft Show. We showcase 270 indoor booths of quality hand-crafted items by exhibitors from 7 states. You'll find oil paintings, water colors, portraits, photography, ceramics, furniture, painted windows, pottery, carved wood pieces, stained glass, metal art, gourds and various home decor items. A quality show!

Autumn on Parade

October 3 - 4, 2020

(815) 732-3465
Downtown Courthouse Lawn - Oregon, IL

Autumn on Parade showcases the beautiful town of Oregon, Illinois. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The craft show is set up on the historic Ogle County Courthouse lawn and surrounding areas. The parade features more than 100 entries and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

S & S Promotions

November 13 - 14, 2021

craftshowsinthecountry.com

(630) 677-2946
Sandwich High Schools, Sandwich Middle School,& Haskin Grade School - Sandwich, IL

Over 1500 visit this annual spring craft show at Sandwich High School, Middle School, & Lynn G Haskin Elementary schools to support the Sandwich Band Parents Association. Free school buses take visitors from each school, so park once and visit all of our locations. Every craft and art object is one-of-a-kind and handmade. The $5 one time entry fee can be paid at any school, find our coupon in the news paper and on our website or Facebook.

Craft Productions, Inc.

November 7 - 8, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Gym - Glen Ellyn, IL

This show is in a nice facility with easy load-in. It is held in the newly remodeled athletic arena. 200 exhibitors all in one room with a strong and loyal customer base

Native American Holiday Market

November 27 - 29, 2020

cahokiamounds.org

(618) 346-5160
Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center - Collinsville, IL

Fall Indian Market. A variety of arts, crafts and Native American products. Some types of products available: Original Oil Paintings, Watercolor Paintings, Sterling Silver and Natural Stone Jewelry, Beadwork, Pottery. Free Admission. Free Parking. Award-winning film, every hour. Work is from various tribal affiliations from throughout the United States. An opportunity for unique holiday shopping! We also have a gift shop with unique item

Craft Productions, Inc.

December 12 - 13, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Gym - Glen Ellyn, IL

This is the 9th year for the December show, and our 29th year running craft shows at this facility. All craft categories are limited, and all products must be handmade. This show is heavily advertised with an extremely loyal customer base. Easy load in and out.

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Fairs & Festivals in Illinois 2020–2021

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Sculpture in the Park Exhibit
May 1 - September 30, 2020

Sculpture in the Park Exhibit

Mount Saint Mary Park, Saint Charles, IL

Status: Updated 12/17/2019

This Illinois Gallery-Exhibition Event will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths.
Summer Nights Classic Car Show
May 22 - September 24, 2020

Summer Nights Classic Car Show

Downtown Downers Grove, Downers Grove, IL

Status: Updated 3/18/2019

This Illinois Boat Auto Camping Show will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Fri 6pm-9pm.
Grayslake Summer Season
June 3 - September 23, 2020

Grayslake Summer Season

Centennial Park, Grayslake, IL

Status: Updated 4/27/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 3pm-7pm. This event will also include: balloons, face painting, music.
Geneva Arts Fair - Shop Online
July 1 - August 30, 2020

Geneva Arts Fair - Shop Online

Online only at

Status: Updated 7/2/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art exhibitors and no food booths.
Lisle French Market - August
August 1 - 29, 2020

Lisle French Market - August

PrairieWalk Pond, Lisle, IL

Status: Updated 8/1/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market - August
August 1 - 29, 2020

Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market - August

Downtown Bloomington Square, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 1/14/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 7:30am-12pm, Sun closed, Mon closed, Tue closed, Wed closed, Thu closed, Fri closed, Sat 7:30am-12pm, Sun closed, Mon closed, Tue closed, Wed closed, Thu closed, Fri closed, Sat 7:30am-12pm, Sun closed, Mon closed, Tue closed, Wed closed, Thu closed, Fri closed, Sat 7:30am-12pm, Sun closed. This event will also include: kids' area, cooking and gardening demonstrations.
Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - August
August 2 - 30, 2020

Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - August

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 8/11/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail exhibitors and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Sun 10am-3pm.
Carterville Farmers' Market - August
August 2 - 30, 2020

Carterville Farmers' Market - August

Cannon Park Community Center, Carterville, IL

Status: Updated 8/11/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market - August
August 2 - 30, 2020

Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market - August

Parking Lot just North of Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL

Status: Updated 5/6/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Geneva French Market - August
August 2 - 30, 2020

Geneva French Market - August

Metra Parking Lot NW, Geneva, IL

Status: Updated 5/6/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Crete Farmers Market - August
August 2 - 30, 2021

Crete Farmers Market - August

Cass Street at Main Street, Crete, IL

Status: Updated 8/12/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Quincy Farmers Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Quincy Farmers Market - August

Washington Park, Quincy, IL

Status: Updated 7/11/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Wheaton French Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Wheaton French Market - August

Wheaton Municipal Parking Lot #3, Wheaton, IL

Status: Updated 7/23/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Nettlehorst French Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Nettlehorst French Market - August

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/23/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Elk Grove Farmers Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Elk Grove Farmers Market - August

At the Clock Tower, Elk Grove Village, IL

Status: Updated 7/23/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have homegrown products exhibitors and no food booths.
Farmer's Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Farmer's Market - August

Brookfield Village Hall, Brookfield, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Sat 8am-1pm.
Western Springs French Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Western Springs French Market - August

Historic Water Tower, Western Springs, IL

Status: Updated 7/5/2019

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Food Truck Thursdays - August
August 6 - 27, 2020

Food Truck Thursdays - August

Adjacent to Jens Jensen Park, Highland Park, IL

Status: Updated 6/27/2019

This Illinois Food Festival will have no exhibit booths and 15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Thu 4:30pm - dusk.
Make It Happen Dupage
August 6 - 27, 2020

Bolingbrook Farmer's Market - August

Bolingbrook Promenade, Bolingbrook, IL

Status: Updated 4/7/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have homegrown products exhibitors and no food booths.
Polkadot Promotions LLC
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Market - August

The Arboretum of South Barrington, South Barrington, IL

Status: Updated 6/14/2019

This Illinois Trade Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. This event will also include: during each night, the arboretum of south barrington is hosting a concert.
Illinois State Fair
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Illinois State Fair

Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Status: Updated 3/12/2019

This Illinois State Fair will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 14 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 7am-12 Midnight. Admission tickets are $3 - $7.
Gladiolus Festival
August 11 - 15, 2021

Gladiolus Festival

122 W. Washington Street, Momence, IL

Status: Updated 4/27/2020

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and closed food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Wed 7pm-9pm, Thu 6:30pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12 Midnight, Sat 8am-12 Midnight, Sun 8am-5pm. Admission tickets are $1 - $5. This event will also include: 3 parades, carnival.
Taylor Street Festa Italiana
August 12 - 15, 2021

Taylor Street Festa Italiana

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/29/2020

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 5 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. This event will also include: carnival, games, cooking demos, cannoli eating, gelato festival.
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
August 12 - 15, 2021

Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

Downtown, Veterans' Park, Elks Parking Lot, Mendota, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2020

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 40 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Local talent and the hours will be Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri 9am-12 midnight, Sat 9am-12 midnight, Sun 9am-6pm. This event will also include: parade, queen pageant, free sweet corn, beer garden with live bands,festival&ethnic food.
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