53rd Annual Burgoo Festival

Event Details

This event finished on 08 October 2023

The Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians, and other entertainment. More than 250 vendors will present their wares at this craft show and flea market. Sponsored by the non-profit LaSalle County Historical Society, it is the organization’s major fundraiser.

Established 44 years ago, the Burgoo Festival is one of the longest-running and largest fall festivals in northern Illinois. The festival evolved many years ago when several members of the LaSalle County Historical Society explored options for fundraising, recognizing the need for revenue beyond membership dues and donations.


  • Shop the Canal Market
    Over 90 vendors!
    11:00 am — 6:00 pm
  • Classic Car Show
    Sponsored by the Utica Fire Dept.
    1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • Live entertainment

Sunday, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm

  • Enjoy our Famous Burgoo Stew
  • Craft & Antique Vendors
    Shop over 350 vendors
  • Live entertainment
    9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
  • Children’s games, Live BlackSmith Demo & more
  • 50/50 Drawing 4:00 pm

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