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Frankfort Fall Festival

Promote YOUR business to the 1000s of residents and visitors who attend Frankfort Fall Festival over Labor Day Weekend!

Frankfort Fall Festival is consistently named among the Top 10 Arts & Crafts Fairs in the country. It boasts about 300 artisans from across the country and visitors from near and far. The Chamber is proud to offer YOU, our members, a variety of opportunities to promote your business during this annual event in historic downtown Frankfort.

Opportunities include the following.
More information on each here
Festival Fan Sponsors (3 available)   Monday still available
Festival Guide Book Advertisement (limited space) Ad deadline August 9
Chamber Booth (6 available)  Only 2 time slots still available
Breidert Green Entertainment Sponsors (3 available)
The Garden Entertainment Sponsors (4 available) 2 still available
Artisan & Volunteer Water Sponsors (2 available)  SOLD OUT
Artisan & Volunteer Coffee Sponsors (3 available)  SOLD OUT

Fall Fest sponsorship/ad opportunities are reserved for Chamber Members only and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. We expect all opportunities to sell out for this highly anticipated event so
call Kris at the Chamber today, 815-469-3356!

We have had many inquiries about available vendor spaces for this year's Fall Fest. Thank you for your interest, but we are not accepting any new applications this year. Please keep your eyes open here for our 2022 application to be posted in early 2022.

Seeking Volunteers for Fall Fest 2021

The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce is moving full steam ahead with planning for Frankfort Fall Festival over Labor Day weekend!

We have artisans who were accepted into the 2020 show lined up and we are putting all the pieces together to bring this great Frankfort tradition back for 2021!

We need your help!

Frankfort Fall Festival is a volunteer-run fest and we can’t do it without YOU! We need all hands on deck to make this volunteer-run Fest a great experience for everyone involved.

Volunteering to help with Fall Fest is a great opportunity to network, make new friends, have fun, help our local civic organizations, and be part of something that helps shine a bright light on our wonderful community.

Sign up here and indicate in the comments sections what days and times you are available to work at Fest. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch!

Thank you! We look forward to bringing back this wonderful tradition!

2021 Frankfort Fall Festival Information

2021 Arts and Crafts Show Hours
Saturday, Sept. 4:   10am – 6pm
Sunday, Sept. 5:  10am – 6pm
Monday, Sept. 6:  10am – 4pm

Information Booth
The Information Booth serves as a ready reference center for Festival visitors. Here, visitors can find free Fest Guides including a map, and also fans to help keep you cool. Located at the intersection of Kansas Street and Oak Street

ATM Machines
Four ATM Machines are located on the Festival site:
East side of North Oak Street at Old Plank Trail
In The Garden
Main entrance to Old Plank Trail Tavern on West Kansas Street
West side of White Street at Old Plank Trail

Booth Numbers
Booth numbers may change after the guide has gone to press. If you need help locating an artist, please visit the Information Booth located at the center of Oak Street and Kansas Street

Carnival Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 1-6
Located off White Street just north of Kansas Street
Wednesday, Sept. 1:  5 - 9pm (POP Day)
Thursday, Sept. 2:  5 – 9pm (POP Day)
Friday, Sept. 3:   5 – 9:30pm (Special Needs Day 3-5 pm)
Saturday, Sept. 4:  Noon – 9:30pm
Sunday, Sept. 5:  Noon – 9 :30pm
Monday, Sept. 6: Noon – 5pm (POP Day)
1 Coupon $1.50/ 20 Coupons $25 / 50 Coupons $60
Rides accept 2-4 coupons / POP = Pay one price ($28) unlimited ride band
Sponsored by the Frankfort Firefighters Association

 Breidert Green Entertainment Stage
Located at Ash and Kansas Streets
See Breidert Green Stage Entertainment Line-Up

 The Garden
Located at North Oak Street
Friday night concert: Gate opens 6pm, band starts 8pm, 21 and older only, $10 admission
Sat-Mon: free admission, all ages during daytime Fest hours.
Sat-Sun: 7pm–close, 21 and older only, $10 admission
See The Garden Entertainment line-up

Food and Beverages
Food Court conveniently located between The Garden and the Breidert Green Entertainment Stage on East Kanas Street
Pizza is also sold on South Oak Street
Beverages are sold in Booths HL8 and 720.
See the extended menu listed under Concessions
There are a variety of downtown and area restaurants (visit the Information Booth for suggestions.)

First Aid

First Aid is available in two locations from 10am – 6pm (after 6pm, dial 911 for emergency assistance)
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Office (corner of Kansas and Hickory Streets)
Frankfort Paramedics Station, One North White Street (North White Street and the Old Plank Trail)

Lost Child or Parent
For assistance in locating a lost child or parent, look for a Frankfort Fall Festival Volunteer (yellow shirts)

Lost and Found
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Office (intersection of Kansas and Hickory Streets)

Frankfort Historical Museum: 132 West Kansas Street (10am – 5pm)
KidsWork Children’s Museum: 11 South White Street (closed Labor Day weekend, but booth in 1000s)

Sunday, Sept. 5, steps off at 1pm and winds through the residential area of downtown Frankfort, immediately south of the Fest grounds.

Parking is available with optional shuttle bus service to and from the Festival.
Grassy Lot (Boy Scout Lot), U.S. Route 45 (LaGrange Road) and Nebraska Street.
Parking Fee: $10 donation to Frankfort Boy Scout Troop #270 

It is a half-mile walk to the Fest on sidewalks or Old Plank Trail
OR take the Shuttle Bus to/from Boy Scout Lot
*Bus Service to the Festival area with drop-off and pick-up in the Prairie Park parking lot at White and Elwood Streets
*Shuttle Bus Service runs continuously on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-8pm, and Monday from 9am-5pm.

Handicap Parking (appropriate permit must be displayed): Trolley Barn Parking Lot (Nebraska Street & Center Road) $15 fee goes to Operation Playground.

Tented Rest Area
Two shaded rest tents are located at Breidert Green, just east of the Food Court. Enjoy the entertainment and relax in the shade.

For the safety of your pets and our visitors, NO pet, with the exception of service animals such as a seeing-eye dog, are allowed.

In the Food Court:
Frankfort Area Historical Society
Frankfort Cub Scout Troop #270
Frankfort Girls Softball
Frankfort Jaycees
Frankfort Kiwanis Club
Frankfort Preservation Foundation
Frankfort United Methodist Church
Kidswork Children’s Museum
Lincoln-Way Central Music Boosters
Lincoln-Way East Music Boosters
Lincoln-Way Athletic Boosters
St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus

Aurelio’s Pizza: Booth 218A

Beverages only:
Frankfort Brass Band-Booth HL8
New Life Church Cadets-Booth 720


Sept. 4-6

Saturday, September 4
11:00am - 1:00pm:  Electric Ave.
2:00 - 3:30pm:  Loretto Lane
4:30 - 6:30pm:  Strung Out

Sunday, September 5
11:00am - 1:00pm:  Crawford’s Daughter
2:00 - 3:30pm: Phylis Marconi
4:30 - 6:30pm:  Dad Strength

Monday, September 6
11:00am - 1:00pm:  Spotlight Arts Collective
2:00 - 4:00pm:  Whiskeyfist

Sept. 3-6

Friday, September 3
8:15 – 11:00pm: Radio Gaga (Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga Tribute)

Saturday, September 4
2:00 – 5:00pm: Joey Kar (Runner-up in America’s Got Talent Season 15)
8 :00– 11:00pm: Motown Nation

Sunday, September 5
2:00 – 5:00pm: Related Rhapsody
8:00 – 11:00pm:  One of These Nights (Eagles Tribute Band)

Monday, September 6
1:00 – 3:00pm:  Frankfort Brass Band


2021 Frankfort Fall Festival Leadership

2021 Fall Festival Co-Chairs                                               Steve Langdon and Leslie Walton
Artisan Chair                                                                       Sandra Schoeler
Artisan Co-Chair                                                                 Cindy Heath
Block Captains Chair                                                           Tom Powers
Boy Scouts Parking Chairs                                                  Patrick Hasson/Tom Mitchell/Dan Greenberg
Carnival / Fire Dept.                                                             Brian Adcock
Communications Chair                                                        Chris Knox
Communications Co-Chair                                                  Lesa Bachmann
Downtown Business Chair                                                  Bert Behnke
Downtown Business Co-Chair                                            Lorin MacDonald
Electric Chair                                                                        Steve Langdon
Entertainment Chair                                                             Eric Walton
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Executive Director     Kris Pasquini
Frankfort Chamber of Commerce 2021 President            Laura Vroom
Frankfort Chamber Operations Coordinator                     Pauline Modjeski
Food Court (Civics) Chair                                                    Dean Vaundry
Gatekeepers Chair                                                                Tom Van Dellen
Hospitality Chair                                                                   Julie Cantrell
Hospitality Co-Chair                                                             Judy Filippo
Information Booth Chair                                                      Karen Pauling
Parade Chair                                                                         Tina Ebenroth
Parking Chair                                                                        Jeremy Kalisz
Physical Space Chair                                                           Ari Berdusis
Pre-fest Set-up Chair                                                            Gary Gnade
Pre-fest set-up Co-Chair                                                      Jeremy Kalisz
Social Media Chair                                                               Dan Peterson
Sanitation Chair                                                                    Bryan Moberg
Security Chair                                                                       Alex Blakemore
Transportation Chair                                                            Tom VanDellen
Village of Frankfort Mayor                                                   Keith Ogle
Village of Frankfort Event Coordinator                              Sue Lynchey
Volunteer Chair                                                                     Cheryl Howard

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