Free and Family Friendly Fun on Saturday Before 5pm

Want to see if playing the harmonica or dulcimer is for you? Need some yoga to get you going? Learn the art of writing a masterful murder ballad? All this and more is on offer today! Check out our schedule of workshops.  


Bringing little folks to the folk fest? We’ve got puppet parties, story telling, and musical mayhem. See if something on our all-ages list will keep the whole family’s toes tapping.

The 2015 T-shirt is here!

T-shirt design 2015Check out this year’s t-shirt design by Ellen Rockett! What you see here is the back of the shirt. The front side of this delicious raspberry number features our world-famous fiddling cat logo. You can pick up your very own shirt at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival, at the Anna and Elizabeth show on September 27th, at the Urbana Farmer’s Market (on September 5th, September 19th, October 3rd, and October 17th), and at the festival itself. Woo hoo!


Piato 2015For the third year in a row, Piato Café, Catering, and Organic Food Nanny is hosting its delicious $5.00 all-you-can-eat buffet during the festival, with all proceeds going to support the work of the festival. Enjoy your lunch to the sounds of festival-sponsored music!

We are proud to be among the many organizations in our community Piato so generously supports.

Volunteer/sponsor appreciation party

Festival organizers 2014Were you a volunteer or sponsor for the 2014 festival, or would you like to be one in 2015? Thanks for your support! We’d like to invite you to enjoy FREE pizza and drinks at Pizza M (208 W. Main St, Urbana) on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00pm-800pm. Enjoy a slide show of festival highlights and learn about how you can help the festival continue its mission to support the folk arts in Central Illinois.

See you there!