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You have found our earlier 2012 Cheese Festival website - CLICK HERE for current Cheese Festival Information.

Amish Country Cheese Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31st & Sept 1-2, 2013


Every Labor Day Weekend in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country

 

Central Illinois' Best Labor Day Celebration is
now THREE BIG DAYS

Weather UPDATE
DUE TO THE FORCASTED WEATHER THE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
WILL BE SEVERLY MODIFIED!

UP TO THE MINUTE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED (CLICK) HERE

Monday

  • 6-10am Lion's Club Breakfast
  • 6am - Rat Race 5k  10k Run/walk Register for all races at the Visitors Center on East Progress St beginning at 6:30am
  • 7:15am - One Mile Fun Run
  • 7:30am - Rat Race 5k & 10k Runners Begin
  • 7:45am - Rat Race 5k Pat Wood Memorial Recreational Walkers begin
  • 9:30am- Kids "Chase the Cheese" Fun Run - Progress Street
  • 9am -Festival opens with merchants sidewalk sales; pony rides, petting zoo, Colonel Klink's Inflatables, strolling clowns, in Artie's Party Zone;
    flea, craft, and food vendors downtown.
  • 9am - Antique Tractor Show , all day - Annex Parking Lot
  • 9am - Laser Tag, Paintball, Rock Wall Climbing, Shooting Gallery, Mechanical Bull, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, Petting Zoo, Bessie Bingo- Cheesy Hollow
  • 10am - Rat Race Awards Ceremony at Gazebo Stage area
  • 10am -4pm Amish Buggy Rides And Stage Coach Rides - all day North of Visitors Center
  • 11am Free Balloons hosted by 1st National Bank - Artie's Party Zone
  • 11am - Antique Tractor "Slow Races"  -  Annex Parking Lot
  • 11:30am - National Cheese Curd Spitting Contest - Cheese Tent
  • 12:30pm - Free 60 foot long Sub Sandwich - sponsored by Country Cheese N' More of downtown Arthur - served at the Main Cheese Tent in Cheesy Hollow
  • 1:30pm -The Amazing Dudley -Artie's Party Zone
  • 1pm -Live Stage entertainment - The Henningsens - Nashville Country Rock
  • 1:30pm -Dritte Kase Bedinen - our 3rd Free Cheese Giveaway begins  at the Main Cheese Tent - The last of the 800 pounds of cheese and crackers fill the bellies of hungry cheese lovers. Be sure to get your share
  •  3:30pm  -Live Stage entertainment - Mackville - Gazebo Stage
  • 5pm  Big Cheese 50/50 Jackpot Drawing - Cheese Tent
  • Festival Closes

Schedule times change a bit all the time. Come early and spend the day. Last minute information at the Arthur Welcome center at the North end of the Festival and also at the Cheese Tent at Illinois and Vine St in the center of the festival.

 

Planning a visit to Illinois Amish Country? Let ACM Tours help you get the most out of your visit. ACM Tours can arrange for preplanned itineraries, step-on guided tours, or meals in Amish homes for family or larger groups.

Cheese Festival Event Information may change at any time. For up to the minute questions call the
Arthur Visitors Information Center at 1800-72-AMISH for planning information