Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's Happening in September in Springfield, Ill.

September Festivals and Fun in Always Legendary Springfield

Springfield, IL – The kids are back in school, and colorful leaves and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. Hold on to summer by planning a weekend getaway that combines historic tours and treasures with exciting special events and festivals in Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois. Whether you like dancing in the streets or relaxing in the sunshine listening to traditional bluegrass music, we can help you craft a visit filled with authentic experiences that create one-of-a-kind memories.

Major September festivals and events in Springfield include:

September 5: Annual Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival,  
Sample craft beers and ciders from local, Midwest and national breweries and enjoy a variety of oyster dishes while listening to live music, all set on the grounds of an historic inn.

September 5-6: AMA Pro Short Track Races/Springfield Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Tour,
Enjoy the fast-paced action and non-stop thrills of national level AMA Pro Flat Track motorcycle racing on the fastest mile dirt track in the country at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Watch handlebar to handlebar racing at speeds reaching over 100 mph.

September 12: Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show and Swap Meet
The 66th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show and Swap Meet in downtown Springfield at the State Capitol will feature more than 60 classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, RVs and scooters.

September 11-12: Traditional Music Festival at Lincoln’s New Salem,
Listen to folk and bluegrass performed on traditional instruments throughout the historic pioneer village where Abraham Lincoln once lived and worked.

September 12-13: Art Spectacular at the Carillon,
This juried fine art and craft fair is ranked among the best in the country, and is set in beautiful Washington Park near the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. 

September 19-20: Clayville Fall Festival,
Enjoy artisan demonstrations, historic building tours, kids' activities, craft vendors, and food and refreshments in this1820's pioneer village.

September 19-20: Edwards Place Fine Art Fair,
Hand-crafted art from the Midwest, live music, food vendors, art demonstrations, and a children’s area, set on the grounds of the newly-restored Edwards Place historic home.

September 25-27: International Route 66 Mother Road Festival,
Over 1,100 cool cars and 85,000 spectators, hot music and free entertainment will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown for this Route 66 celebration! Non-stop free musical entertainment on the Hot Rod stage all weekend.

For a complete list of everything there is to see and do in Always Legendary Springfield visit  

And don’t forget, all fall, the Abraham Lincoln PresidentialLibrary and Museum will dazzle with multi-media exhibits, theater performances and multiple special events and programs to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Looking for the perfect place to stay while you’re here? Springfield hascozy and historic bed and breakfasts, full-service luxury hotels and plenty of budget-friendly options. Click to book your room.

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau works to promote, service and sell Springfield, Illinois as a leisure and convention destination of distinction.

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