Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival 2024

Welcome to the Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival website!

We look forward to seeing you in Palestine, Illinois
Festival is free, but you need to purchase a glass/wristband to sample wine.

Oct. 5, 2024 from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm & Oct. 6, 2024 from noon - 5pm.

The 2023 Festival was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended and participated in the event.
We'll see you in 2024 with a NEW end time of 6pm on Saturday.

2024 Event


To help you get the most out of the event, please note the following information

Event Dates:
Oct. 5, 2024: 11:30am – 6:00pm
Oct. 6, 2024: Noon – 5pm

All wine tasting participants MUST BE 21 Years Old
Photo ID
required when picking up/purchasing a glass
Pickup/Purchase Location:
Fife Opera House, 123 S Main St. Palestine, IL
ONLY authorized Service animals allowed in festival area
located at the Village Hall, 301 S Main St.
Portable Toilets
available at the corners of Main/E. Grand Prairie and Main/E. Market Streets.
Handicap Parking
available at Village Hall, 301 S. Main and LaMotte Trading 116 E. Grand Prairie.  

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About Us

The Festival is held the first Saturday and Sunday in October each year and brings together wineries and artists from throughout the region.  Browse our retail establishments.  Eat at the various restaurants.  Listen to music up and down Main St.  The 2023 Festival featured 14 Illinois wineries and hundreds of different wines.  Area artisans will have handcrafted goods.   Live music!  Food vendors! Car show on Sunday.  Make plans now for the 2024 Festival. It will be our 21st Annual Event! 

Purchase Your Glass in advance and SAVE!

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Latest Reviews

“It was great! I was happy as a clam once I got my wine glass holder lanyard. The wine was good. The food was good and a better selection than last year. I’ll be back next year.”


Jessica Allsop

” This is a superb event in historic Palestine, IL. Visitors can sample wines from several Wabash Valley wineries and enjoy arts and crafts from our internationally acclaimed artists and others. Come enjoy the hospitality of Illinois’ oldest town.
Like the Wabash Valley Wine & Art Fest and ask your friends, too!”


Skip Henderson

“Will have to get me a glass holder for next time.  Great selections, great Reps! Bought a couple great tasting wines, one from Alto Vineyards and one from Vahling Vineyards.”


Cindy Lewis Byrley

” Great festival well worth the short drive to get there. Seems much more organized than the local festival at Rend Lake.”


Kent Easton

our visiting


We have many wineries at our event each year. Below is a sample, for more listings check our wineries page

Berryville Vineyards

Castle Finn Vineyard and Winery

Fox Creek Winery

our art & craft


Enjoy a glass of wine as you stroll among the shops and art/craft booths.

If you would like to join us as a vendor. Please select Vendor Application and complete our form. 

Live Entertainment

Enjoy a glass of wine and some live music at our event

Saturday Oct. 5

Sunday Oct. 6

Looking for Accommodations?

Places to Stay

We have a list of great places to stay in the local areas. Feel free to contact them to make your arrangements!

All wine tasting participants MUST BE 21 years old.
Photo ID required when picking up/purchasing a glass.    

PICKUP/PURCHASE LOCATION: Fife Opera House 123 S. Main St. Palestine, IL   

ONLY authorized service animals allowed in festival area.    

Restrooms located at the Village Hall 301 S. Main Street

Portable toilets available at the corners of Main/E. Grand Prairie and Main/E. Market Streets

Handicap parking available at Village Hall 301 S. Main and LaMotte Trading 116 E. Grand Prairie.

Looking for more to do?

Other Events In The Area

5K Your Way is hosting their first event on October 7th at the Crawford County Forest Preserve.
Proceeds from this event go to the Crawford County NOW Program (Nutrition on Weekends).