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

Thanks to these partner organizations:

The Town of Normal

The Bloomington Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Prairie Land Golf & Utility Cars LLC.
Mr. Kup Tcheng
The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Mirza/Arts & Culture Grants
Illinois Art Station

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.

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