Assumption Fest is a three-day, family-fun festival that has been going and growing for more than 80 years, and is proud to offer big-city entertainment in a small-town setting. Two new attractions for 2015 are the look-alike contest ($5 entry fee) and Woody’s Menagerie, a traveling wildlife exhibit. Other festival highlights include live musical entertainment from the Nashville-based Jessie Brown Band on the main stage on Saturday, Feuding Hillbilly and 90’s Daughter in the beer tents, the 144th Army Band, a flea market, a carnival with kids’ activities, the Ronald McDonald Magic Show, tractor pulls, a pet show on Thursday night, the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Assumption pageants on Friday night, an hour-long parade leaving from Coal Street on Saturday at 11 a.m., and much more. For more information about Assumption Fest, contact festival president Angela Ohl-Marsters at 820-1690, or find Assumption Fest on Facebook.
5-11pm Thur, 5pm-12:30am Fri, 11am-12:30am Sat
Assumption, Illinois, 40 miles southeast of Springfield