Illinois Amish Country Cheese Festival

Illinois Amish Country Cheese Festival
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Every Labor Day Weekend, Arthur hosts one of the biggest, International Cheese Curling3 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 Kids Zonepony 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.Visit for custom tours of the Arthur area.

 This weekend has a lot of fun, and a lot to see and do, check  the Cheese Festival Website 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

Sidewalk SalesArtie and Miss Cheese

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