The 40th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival in 2023
will be in Uptown Normal on Saturday, October 7th
from 9 AM to 5 PM., and Sunday, October 8th,
from 9 AM to 4 PM.


 

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 micaela@mcac.org

 

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 info@mcac.org, 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!

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