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Not sure how to spend this last weekend in August? End the summer celebrating with your family, friends, and neighbors at one of the THREE incredible, community festivals occurring this weekend! There is something for everyone at this fun annual events. Check out all of the details below to make the most of your weekend in Champaign-Urbana!


Krazy Daze Festival & Carnival

Enjoy 3 days of family fun in charming downtown Homer. Throughout the weekend, there will be live music, a carnival, bounce house, food vendors, beer tent, and fun exciting contests, such as tug of war and water balloon tosses. Saturday is filled with extra special events, including a breakfast at the Methodist Church (7:30 am), parade (9:30 am), car show (10:00 am), and bags tournament (4:00 pm).

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 24th - Saturday, August 26th

  • Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Thursday) | 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Friday) | 7:30 am - 11:00 pm (Saturday)

  • Location: Downtown Homer

  • Cost: FREE Admission!

Music Lineup

Friday, August 25th

Saturday, August 26th


 

Sangamon River Music Festival

Come to this great 19th annual music festival in downtown Mahomet. The finest live bands from around the area will be performing a variety of music. Check out the awesome street vendors and crafter’s village, parade, carnival rides, cornhole tournament, and so much more.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th

  • Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Friday) | 9:00 am - 11:30 pm (Saturday)

  • Location: Main Street, Mahomet

  • Cost: FREE Admission!

Music Lineup

Friday, August 25th

Saturday, August 26th

 

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

Check out Urbana’s favorite summer festival since 1975. Help devour delectable, locally grown corn. Although food might be the main attraction at this festival, it is also filled with incredible live music and fun family activities.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, August 25th & Saturday, August 26th

  • Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Friday) | 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Saturday)

  • Location: Downtown Urbana

  • Cost: FREE admission!

Main Stage Music Lineup

Friday, August 25th

Saturday, August 26th

FULL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

 

Two Great Festivals This Weekend in the Champaign/Urbana Area!

by Rose Price

There is always something exciting going on during the summer in the Champaign/Urbana area! And this last weekend of August is no exception!!! This Friday, August 26th, and Saturday, August 27th, your family will have tons to do at one of two great festivals in our area…..the Mahomet Sangamon River Music Festival and Urbana Sweetcorn Festival!

 

Sangamon River Music Festival in Mahomet

Head over to Downtown Mahomet this Friday and Saturday for their Annual Sangamon River Music Festival. This great family friendly event features incredible live music, bags tournament, parade, carnival rides and so much more!

 

This festival takes place from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday evening and all day Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. Both days you can dine on delicious food and buy crafts from the numerous vendors. Pop into the Mahomet Lion’s Beer Tent for a frothy beverage. Carnival rides will be available both days. Buy a $20 armband for unlimited rides!

 

The highlight of this festival is truly the music. Both days are jam packed with incredible live musicians and bands. Check out the headliners on Friday and Saturday night, Uncle Kracker and Phil Vassar, respectively! For a full schedule of the bands playing, click HERE

 

Saturday will have additional fun events for you and your family to enjoy. Set up along the Festival Parade route, starting at Lincoln Trails School and ending on Franklin, on Saturday morning between 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Grab a friend and enter the Bags Tournament for a chance to win cash prizes! Print out the Bags Tournament Registration and bring $40 cash at 12:30 in front of the fire station to join in the fun!

 

Event Details

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2016 and Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Friday) and 9:00 am - 11:30 pm (Saturday)

Location: Main Street, Mahomet

Cost: FREE admission, including all musical performances!

Parking: FREE festival parking with Shuttle Service in Mahomet IGA’s grassy area on Eastwood Drive.


 

2016 Sweetcorn Festival in Urbana

Can’t make it over to Mahomet, or want to make the most of your weekend by hitting up an additional festival?? Check out the Sweetcorn Festival in Downtown Urbana this Friday and Saturday. Dine on perfectly steamed sweetcorn, marvel at vintage cars, see your favorite bands, and much more.

 

This long running annual festival takes place from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am on Friday evening and on Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Did you know that offer 30,000 ears of corn are consumed at this festival annually?! See what the hype is about as you mow down on delicious corn provided by local farmers! If you aren’t a corn enthusiast like the rest of us, there are plenty of other incredible festival food options for you to choose from.

 

Delight your ears with the talented local, regional, and national musicians performing both days. There are 3 different music stages at the festival! Check out the headliners on Friday and Saturday night, Diamond Rio and Smash Mouth, respectively! For a full schedule of the bands playing, click HERE!

 

In addition to the food and music, there are lots of other entertainment for you and your family during this festival. Your kids will love all the activities provided specifically for them. Check out the merchandise and informational vendors. On Saturday, head over to the Motor Muster Car Show, which showcases vintage automobiles!

 

Event Details

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2016 and Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - Midnight (Friday) and 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: Downtown Urbana

Cost: FREE admission. $1 per food, drink, and game tickets.

Urbana's Sweetcorn Festival

by Rose Price

​Downtown Urbana will be filled with people this weekend. People and corn. That's right, the Sweetcorn Festival is back Friday evening and all day Saturday. In addition to all the Illinois sweetcorn you can eat, it's also time to welcome returning and incoming students at the University of Illinois.  Rock climbing, laser tag, pony rides, the Motor Muster Car Show and music, including Warrant, are on tap.

You'll find the festival where you find the people, on Main Street between Race and Vine streets. The festival runs from 5pm to 11pm on Friday, and 11am to 11pm on Saturday.

Friday Music Lineup

  • 6:00pm - Timmy D and Blind Justice
  • 7:30pm - Kilborn Alley
  • 9:15pm - Dr. Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio

Saturday Music Lineup

  • 6:00pm - X-Krush
  • 7:30pm - Firehouse
  • 9:15pm - Warrant

If you go, have a great time and here's hoping it's a fantastic weekend. And if you need real estate assistance, just let me know!

Rose Price, CIPS, CRP
Prudential Landmark Real Estate
ChampaignRose.com

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