Illinois Largest Fall Festival with over 350 Vendors – The 51st Annual LaSalle County Burgoo Festival

Celebrate one of Illinois largest and longest running festivals on October 9-10 in the village of North Utica. This is a great event to bring your entire family to enjoy the start of fall with something to do for everybody.

Established in 1969, the Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians and other entertainment. It is sponsored by the non-profit LaSalle County Historical Society.

Burgoo Festival Sign

On Saturday, shop the canal market where there will be over 100 vendors for you to explore, followed by the Classic Car Show that will sure wow you. Stick around later for the Burgoo stew cooking that will kick off at 7pm.

Come back for more excitement on Sunday where you can enjoy the flavors of the famous stew to keep you warm. Shop over 375 craft & antique vendors, enjoy live entertainment, live blacksmith and many more family-friendly activities as well as a 50/50 raffle.

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Burgoo Stew  Burgoo stew


scene from the corridor