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The 40th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival
will be in Uptown Normal on Saturday, September 30th
from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, October 1st,
from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

2022 Award Winners

Best of Show

Nisa Blackmon

Fine Arts First Place

Becky Canine

Fine Arts Second Place

Carolina Rodriguez

Fine Craft First Place

Tedra Ashley Wannemaker

Fine Craft Second Place

Frank Kobilsek

The Sugar Creek Arts Festival is a free community event featuring more than 100 locally and nationally acclaimed artists, two live music stages, food trucks, and much more! 

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The festival was first held in 1983 by the Town of Normal as a way to drive traffic to Uptown while the students were away for the summer. What started as 16 artists selling from the trunks of their cars in 1983, has now been ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 arts festivals and draws upwards of 20,000 attendees each year. The Sugar Creek Arts Festival has also won the Pantagraph’s Readers Choice Award for Best Community Event two years in a row.

If you are interested in supporting the arts and sponsoring this year’s event, please contact


More information will be added to this page as we continue to plan this year’s festival. Please check back for updates. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at, or give us a call at 309-829-0011.

Each year Sugar Creek Arts Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors from across the country. Check out all the places they've come from using this interactive map!

Show your
support for
the Arts!

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