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!
June 7th - 9th, 2013
LaMoille Buffalo Days
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!
July 4th - 6th, 2013
Walnut Hometown Celebration
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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!
July 12th - 13th, 2013
Ladd Summer Fest
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July 11th - 13th, 2013
Wyanet Summer Festival
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!
July 19th - 20th, 2013
Bureau County Cattlemen's Beef Days
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.
July 20th, 2013
Sheffield's Music on Main
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!
August 1st - 3rd, 2013
Pow Wow Days
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August 21st - 25th, 2013
Bureau County Fair
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!.
September 13th - 15th, 2013
Bureau County Homestead Festival
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 www.homesteadfestival.com.
October 13th - 14th, 2013
Shadows of the Blue & Gray
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!