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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


Free Cheese Every Day!
The cheese festival slices up over 800 pounds of cheese wheels of fresh cheddar each year to serve free to festival go'ers.

Arrive early for the official festival opening on Saturday and have your picture taken with Artie and one of the giant wheels.

Shortly later, after they are sliced up we'll begin serving all of it with crackers to the throngs that line up early for the "erst kase bedinen" or first cheese serving on Saturday.

Later on Saturday enter the Cheese Eating Nationals, for a chance at an eating championship and attack a free pound of cheddar. Or sign up your team in the International Cheese Curling Championships and take home a four pound "stone" of Baby Swiss. (Never curled cheese before? Don't worry, we'll teach you when you get here!)

Cheese Eating

Even if you are not competitive or can't be here on Saturday, there will be plenty to go around each day. We have scheduled a free giveaway again on Sunday and Monday. And if you like what you get free and want to take some home... there are two cheese shops right down town that can fix you up.

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