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Annual Festivals and Events

Each year, many of Bureau County's communities host an exciting assortment of local festivals, celebrations and events sure to provide many wonderful experiences and memories for the entire family. We hope you make a trip out to see us and are positive you will find that one of a kind experience that will last a lifetime! See You Soon!

LaMoille Buffalo DaysJune 6th - 8th, 2014

LaMoille Buffalo Days

LaMoille, IL Map
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Experience a weekend of fun at Buffalo Days in LaMoille! Enjoy a tasty grilled buffalo burger or pork chop hot off the grill, the food is truly awesome! There is plenty of fun for the whole family with amusement rides, a community parade, games of all sorts including tug of war and volleyball, as well as Fireman water fights. Adults can enjoy a beautiful evening out and some great music at the beer garden. Hope to see you there!

Walnut Hometown CelebrationJuly 3rd - 6th, 2014

Walnut Hometown Celebration

Park District Heaton Shelter
Walnut, IL Map

Walnut's Independence Day celebration is held each year around or near the July 4th holiday. Our Hometown Celebration offers all day entertainment including a softball tournament, community parade, 5K run, volleyball, and car show, as well as an antique farm and tractor show. Food and Fun at its best, with a nightly beer garden to help beat the summer heat and perhaps the finest fireworks display in the area to celebrating our nation's independence. That's not all, each year we also enjoy a carnival, a Cub Scouts soap box derby, sawmill demo and much, much more.

Make sure to plan a trip to visit us, We would love to see you!

Wyanet Summer FestivalJuly 11th - 13th, 2014

Wyanet Summer Festival

Memorial Park
Wyanet, IL Map

Come celebrate summer with us, enjoy our carnival, community parade, bags tournament, slave auction, food & fun. Don't miss the excitement as the little ones compete in a Kiddy Tractor pull, or for the runners out there, make sure to participate in our annual Olds-Bohm 5K. The proceeds from each year's race help several local charities.

Top each night off with a cool beverage at our nightly beer garden while listening to some great live music. We are sure more then enough fun can be found by each and everyone! Come celebrate with us!

ureau County Cattlemen's Beef Days (Beef & Ag Festival)July 20th - 21st, 2014

Bureau County Cattlemen's Beef Days

Friday: Courthouse Lawn
700 South Main St
Princeton, ILMap
Saturday: Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 W Peru St
Princeton, IL Map

Come out Friday night and enjoy our Tractor Drive, a Beef Days tradition and make sure you stick around to enjoy some wonderful live music in the courthouse square. Take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Beef sandwich or two while watching this year's Ag awards presentation.

On Saturday, stop out to the fairgrounds for the Bureau County Cattlemen's Jackpot Steer and Heifer Show, and once again enjoy our mouth watering beef sandwich dinner, fried mushrooms and a scoop of ice cream, served from 11:00AM to 2:00pm.

Sheffield's Music on MainJuly 19th, 2014

Sheffield's Music on Main

100 Blk S Main St.,
Sheffield, IL 61361 Map

Since 2011, the citizens of this little gem of a community, hidden in western Bureau County, have filled their streets with the wonderful sounds of a variety of live musicians from 4:00PM to 12:00AM. While one enjoys the Music on Main, they are sure to stay refreshed with an assortment refreshments, including wine, a beer wagon and a micro brewery as well as a mouth-watering selection of street-side food vendors.

To ensure fun for the entire family, Sheffield's Music on Main also hosts gated children's events from 4-5pm, a bags tournament and a 5k/1 mile race supporting the Crohn's/Colitis Foundation. Stop out and visit us, we would love to meet you!

Pow Wow DaysJuly 31st - August 3rd, 2014

Pow Wow Days

Tiskilwa, IL Map

Bureau County FairAugust 20th - 24th, 2014

Bureau County Fair

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 W Peru St
Princeton, IL Map
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The Bureau County Fair is one of Illinois' longest running fairs. Make your way to this exciting event each year to enjoy such thrilling attractions as the North American Midway Entertainment carnival, direct from the Illinois State Fair, an annual Country Show featuring some of the biggest stars in the industry, as well as livestock shows and free entertainment including thrill shows, chain saw carvers, live bands, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, talent show and so much more.

Bring the family out for this wonderful summer extravaganza, there is fun for everyone!.

Bureau County Homestead FestivalSeptember 12th - 14th, 2014

Bureau County Homestead Festival

Princeton, IL Map

A city-wide celebration for everyone to enjoy with an ice cream social, street dance, book sale, window displays, horse wagon rides, flea market, arts and crafts show, pork BBQ, 50-50 raffle, local talent showcase, parade, fun fair and beer garden.

The Homestead festival also includes a pancake breakfast, car show, food sampler, and several live music and entertainment. There is truly something for everyone! To request a brochure and for more information please visit

Shadows of the Blue & GrayOctober 11th - 12th, 2014

Shadows of the Blue & Gray

City County Park
Route 26
Princeton, IL Map
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The most authentic and spectacular Civil War reenactment in Illinois with period dance, demonstrations of crafts from the era by period artisans; talented storytellers and musicians; and a Barn Dance and Night Cannon Firing to bring the times alive!

Shadows Of The Blue & Gray is a great way to step back in time and learn about an important and trying period in our nations history. We focus on education and teaching history by bringing it to life & making it exciting!