Fall Fest returns to beautiful downtown Mt. Vernon, September 28th-30th! The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with entertainment, food, and craft vendors.Saturday will again include the 5K for Special Olympics, Cruise-In Car Show, 100+ entry parade and marching band expo, Great Pumpkin Contest, Tri-State Treasure Hunt, musical entertainment, and more! Blues Sunday returns this year! Performing artists will be announced soon. 

The FREE Kids Zone, food and craft vendors, and beer and wine tent will be open all three days of the festival. 

This year's Fall Fest theme is "Illinois Proud" and will focus on the state’s bicentennial. 2018 is Illinois’ 200th birthday and Mt. Vernon’s Fall Fest will participate as an official bicentennial event for the state. Illinois officially became a state on Dec. 3, 1818, and events are being held throughout the year, in cities across the state, to celebrate. The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity to recognize the widespread impact Illinois’ residents have made and celebrate the state’s rich history and culture. 

 

Schedules

  • Starting Friday, September 28th, 2018, repeats every 2 days until Sunday, September 30, 2018 — all day

Venue

Downtown Mt. Vernon

S. 9th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.