Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
2012 Makanda Vulture Fest
Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
October 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Location: Downtown Makanda, IL
For more than a decade, this not-for-profit festival event has been celebrating the rich and diverse cultural history and heritage of Makanda and its surrounding area with two days of music, food, arts, and crafts. The event helps provide support and awareness for the rich artistic culture of one of Southern Illinois' best-kept secrets, as well as provide fun for the entire family. The 2012 Vulture Fest will feature the work of more than 40 artisans and craftspeople, as well as Southern Illinois festival cuisine provided by three regional food vendors. Providing a wide array of musical styles ranging from blues to jazz to country to celtic will be such local and regional favorites as The Rural Kings, The Jewels, Hobo Knife, Marty's Bulletproof Band, The Mudskills, The Blarney Stones, Fiddle Rick, Barry Cloyd, The Bone Dry River Band, Blackberry Blossoms, New Arts Jazztet, and The Joey Odum Blues Band with friends. And, of course, the highlight of the festivities will be the annual return of the Makanda/Giant City's famed vultures, which draw crowds year after year.Return to event list.
Admission to the festival is free, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit them online.
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