More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the north central Illinois village of Utica on Sunday, October 12, 2014 to attend one of the state’s longest running festivals.
The Burgoo Festival, named for a hearty pioneer stew that will be served during the Sunday event, is the 45th edition of the LaSalle County Historical Society’s major fund raising event of the year.
More than 300 arts and craft vendors and flea marketers will line the streets of Utica between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Food vendors will offer butterflied porkchops, barbecue, home made ice cream, cold drinks, the Society’s famous home made pies, and more.
Various bands and vocalists will provide musical entertainment all day. Also, remember to visit the barn, blacksmith, and watch various demonstrations.
Don't forget to arrive early for the Burgoo Kick-Off on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and visit vendors in the recently renovated Canal Market.