Early Summer Festival
"Arthur's Strawberry Jam"
Beginning with merchants sidewalk sales back in the 1950's, Arthur has started every summer season with a festival and sale.
Then, for the last number of years, a large "Strawberry Social" fundraiser has been held, just south of Arthur at the Otto Center. Lots of strawberry pies and other good food attracts lots of visitors. And in fact, they are about to their pie making capacity.
Adding onto this strawberry theme this year, Arthur's downtown event takes a decidedly strawberry turn. We're adding more strawberry stuff at every committee meeting.
Every vendor will include a strawberry theme to their displays or products. Every food stand will add strawberry items to their menu. And there will be plenty of fresh bulk strawberries available. Even the Methodist Church's evening meal will add strawberries, somehow, to their Pork Chop Dinner
We'll have free strawberry give-aways all day long at the "Strawberry Tent," fun strawberry games for young and old alike, of course a strawberry pie eating contest (watch last years contest to the right), lots of locally made strawberry jams and jellies and plenty of fresh strawberries to eat here or take home.
Craft and food vendors, a large Kids Zone for the younger ones fun, and of course, the traditional merchants spring sales widen the fun for everyone. There are plenty of bargains on the street to be had, along with lots of fun for the whole family.
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There is always something to do in Arthur!
Like to Run? Sign up for Ty's Dash 'n Splash 5K and 10K run on Saturday to benefit the Arthur Park District. Read more about Ty's Splash 'n Dash
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- Central Illinois Outdoor Expo
- Amish Country Quilt Show
- Arthur's Strawberry Jam
- Ty's Dash 'n Splash 5&10K
- Antique Tractor Cruise
- Freedom Celebration
- Mo-Do County Fair
- A Touch of Arthur
- Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale
- Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
- Cheese Chase 5&10K
- Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bike Ride
- CIBR-BBQ Championship
- Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Jam
- Arthur Annual Christmas Kickoff
- 3rd Saturday Markets
- Spring and
Fall Antique Weekends
Event Vendor Information