‘Vintage’ Vendors Sought For DuBois Fall Festival

With only weeks left until the 40th Annual DuBois Fall Festival, the Center still has vendor space available for homemade crafts and vintage or repurposed merchandise. This is the first year that the Festival has actively sought ‘vintage’ vendors to its already popular arts and crafts routine.

The Festival, scheduled for Sunday October 2nd, has become one of the region’s most-attended fall attractions and having a wider variety of vendors is key to its longevity. Shirley Asmussen, Direct of Outdoor Ministries notes that “ we are very excited to add the Vintage Market to the Festival. Vintage, repurposed, and up-cycled merchandise is very hot now and it seems to be a perfect fit for our environment. So far, the reception from the public has been great and we can’t wait to see how it all plays out.”

The event, with free admission and parking, has been a mainstay for Washington County with its unique blend of crafts, food, music, and amenities—including arena horse rides and pontoon tours.

Proceeds generated through space rentals and the all-day silent auction help fund vital programs and operational costs for the Center. Asmussen adds, “the Festival is our largest annual fundraiser to ensure that our mission and ministries continue to thrive.”

Registration and vendor pricing information is available by emailing [email protected]

Operated by the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ, DuBois Center offers an extensive summer camp program and has facilities available for use year-round for retreats, reunions, and meetings. Dubois Center is located at 2651 Quarry Road, DuBois, IL 62831- more information can be found online at www.DuBoisCenter.org