Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival 2022

Welcome to our new Wine & Art Festival website!

We look forward to seeing you in Palestine, Illinois

Oct. 1, 2022 from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm & Oct. 2, 2022 from noon - 5pm.

Thank you to all Vendors and participants who came to the 2021 Festival! Your continued support is heartwarming! We also appreciate all the volunteers behind the scenes who help make this festival happen! Plans are underway For the 2022 Festival!

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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 our various restaurants.  Listen to music up and down Main St.  The 2021 Festival featured 14 Illinois wineries and more than 100 wines.  Area artisans will feature  handcrafted goods.   Live music!  Food vendors! Car show on Sunday.  Plans are already being made for the 2022 Festival!

Grab your Tasting Tickets at the Event

Don’t just take our word for it
See our 2021 Gallery!

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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

Alto Vineyards

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. 

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

Live Entertainment

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

Saturday 1st Oct

Sunday 2nd Oct