Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival 2023
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. 7, 2023 from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm & Oct. 8, 2023 from noon - 5pm.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in The 2022 Festival. You made the event a Huge success!
Make plans now for our 20th Annual Event in 2023!
To help you get the most out of the event, please note the following information
Oct. 7, 2023: 11:30am – 6:30pm
Oct. 8, 2023: 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
Restrooms 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
a few words
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 2022 Festival featured 15 Illinois wineries and hundreds of different wines. Area artisans will have handcrafted goods. Live music! Food vendors! Car show on Sunday. Plans are being made for the 2023 Festival. It will be our 20th Annual Event!
Reserve Your Glass in Advance
or Purchase at the event
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our visitors love us
“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.”
” 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!”
“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.”
We have many wineries at our event each year. Below is a sample, for more listings check our wineries page
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.
Enjoy a glass of wine and some live music at our event
Saturday Oct. 7
Sunday Oct. 8
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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).