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Amish Country Cheese Festival
The Big Cheese
Calithumpian Parade

Saturday Sept 1st,2013

Every Labor Day Weekend in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country


Central Illinois' Best Labor Day Celebration is


The Arthur Cheese Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and back by popular demand is the “The Big Cheese” parade, sponsored by the Arthur Area Association of Commerce.

We are moving the vendor booths back to the sides of the street to make way for this big parade on Saturday (and for the crowds of people that always come to the Cheese Festival all weekend.)

We'll have clowns, floats, lots of tractors and antique cars, and a whole lot more!

The parade will be held on Saturday, September 1, at 3:40 p.m. Lineup will start at 2:30 p.m. in the old Progress Tank Facility located at 402 East Progress Street. This year s parade will be exciting with some.

Parade Registration Form


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