Amish Country Events
- 3rd Saturday Downtown Crafts Markets
- Arthur Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show
- 1st Saturday Craft/Flea/Antique Markets
- Arthur Strawberry Jam
- Spring / Fall Town Wide Garage Sales
- Spring / Fall Antique Markets
- Arthur July 4th Celebrations
- Moultrie-Douglas County Fair
- Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
- Amish Country Bike Tour
- Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ
- Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale
- Dicks Pumpkin House
- Christmas Kickoff & Lighted Parade
- Arthur's Breakfast with Santa
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Illinois Amish Country Cheese Festival
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Labor Day Weekend
Every Labor Day Weekend, Arthur hosts one of the biggest, 3 day festivals held in Amish Country!
The Amish Country Cheese Festival, going on for over 35 years, attracts tens of thousands of people each year for the crafts, food, games, live entertainment and of course, the namesake cheese.
Arthur has a long history of cheese making and while the most recent production plant is now closed, the event lives on. Lots of things to do with the emphasis on family fun.
There are two whole blocks dedicated just to the little ones, with pony rides, inflatable's, clowns, games and activities. The famous cheese games include special divisions for just the kids, and other cheese games are perfect for including the whole family! Adults find plenty to do with the sidewalk sales, craft and other stands, a big Car Show on Saturday, music and stage shows, street performers, and plenty of special foods to eat.
And then there is the Free Cheese. Free Cheese is served daily from the multiple 300# wheels, Free Cheese is given to the Cheese Game participants, and there are plenty of places to get a free sample of cheese and much more cheese available to purchase around the downtown festival area.
This weekend has a lot of fun, and a lot to see and do, check the Cheese Festival Website www.ArthurCheeseFestival.com for an up-to-date events schedule. The Cheese Festival website is updated regularly and things are added to it right up to show time, so check back often.
The huge crowds that come to this event like to shop and eat, so we have room for a lot of vendors of all types. Check our festival information pages for vendor information and applications
Come see us Labor Day Weekend!
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