Strange Folk Festival in O’Fallon, IL — This Weekend!

by Nikki

This Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th, don’t miss Strange Folk Festival in O’Fallon, IL — the Heartland’s largest outdoor indie arts and crafts show — sponsored by BUST Magazine! 150 vendors from across the country will be there with one-of-a-kind wares; plus, live music, food, and tons of activities and demos for all ages.

Some highlights include:

The Southern IL Artisan Guild will be hosting a variety of craft demos including weaving, spinning, wood carving, and more.

Hand-knitted “graffiti” from over 40 knitters and crocheters on trees all over the park!

Kid-friendly activities like a mushroom playhouse, giant sandbox, alpaca petting zoo, hands-on crafts with the Girl Scouts and Discovery School, and more.

The Contemporary Art Museum will be unveiling their innovative mobile art studio featuring hands-on art experiences and virtual tours.

Scratch your DIY itch at the Perennial booth and get free re-design advice.

Meet local authors at the O’Fallon LIbrary’s Writer’s Block Author exhibit. 

Adopt a new pet! Tenth Life Cats and Southern Illinois Animal Rescue will be on-site with adorable animals.

Chat up the folks at Cave Archeology Investigation & Research Network and find out what’s happening in Missouri caves.

The Upcycle Exchange will be collecting supplies that artists and crafters use to make merchandise. Check out the Materials Wish-list — if you drop off any of these items, you’ll get discounts from participating vendors!

Admission is free. The event runs from 10 AM – 6 PM both days.

For more information and a full list of vendors, activities, and food, visit

Strange Folk Festival
Community Park
401 E. 5th St.
O’Fallon, IL 62269

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