Pekin marigold festival


The 2019 Marigold Festival really came together! There was lots of fun events for all!


Marigold Festival Wine Tasting

Presented by Pekin Country Club

Pekin Country Club is hosted the 2019 Marigold Festival Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 5th from 5pm until 8pm, the cost was $10 for entry.
Tickets were available at the Chamber office, 402 Court St.

Friday Night on the Lawn

Sponsored by First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church hosted Friday Night on the Lawn, Friday, September 6th, from
5pm - 8pm. They enjoyed hot dogs, ice cream, silent auction, and games on the lawn. This was a free event for the public. Thanks to everyone who attended this event!

Run with the Saints 5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic School

Running withthe Saints 5K Run/Walk was a great success.

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Presented by Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association

Everyone had fun participating in the IRVSRA annual Sand Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 7th.

Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo

Presented by Ritchhart's Farm

Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo joined the festival on Saturday, September 7th from 9am - 6pm.


Garden Contest

Presented by Pekin Public Library

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of the 2019 Garden Contest!


Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

Under the direction of Jackie Montgomery

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Little Mr. & Miss Marigold Pageant!

You can also see the latest news on the Pekin Marigold Festival blog at

General Information

We're here to help you enjoy your Marigold Experience!

Hold n' Load

For a donation, they hold your packages while you continue to shop. Great for those large items or when your hands get full! Look for Hold n' Load in the Handicap Parking Lot (see festival map). This will take place Saturday & Sunday during Art in the Park hours.

Free Parking

First United Methodist Church opened their parking lot at 1315 Court St. for Marigold Festival patrons. They also had free bottled water and a hospitality tent.

Thanks To Our Additional Festival Supporters

Ameren Illinois
Excalibur Seasoning
Homefield Energy
i3 Broadband
Illinois CancerCare

Illinois American Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

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