DuBois Center Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Join us for this family-friendly event on Sunday, October 3rd from 11am to 5pm.

We have crafters, live music, plenty of delicious food, and more. This is a family-friendly event, so all ages are welcome. Younger guests can enjoy our Kids Korner with lots of crafts and games, or any one of our numerous activities around the grounds. Ride a horse, view the scenic lake, or tour DuBois via hay wagon.

We have a Basket Drawing featuring a Cozy Night Basket with wine, snacks, and a handmade afghan, and a Baby Basket with books, diapers, and a handmade baby quilt.

We host a Sweet Treat Shop bake sale at Fall Festival each year. Help send a child to summer camp! All proceeds from this sale are added to the DuBois Center Scholarship Fund, allowing us to provide summer camp scholarships to children and youth from families with financial challenges.

Our Fall Festival is free to enter – parking is free as well. Activities and food are available for an affordable price. This is a great event for families, church groups, and friends to get outside and enjoy a beautiful fall day at DuBois! Find directions to DuBois Center here.

Updates on DuBois Center’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy

As people of faith, we know intimately the importance of following the heart of the law. As such, we plan to not only keep enforcing our indoor mask policy, we will also encourage a mask policy in our outdoor spaces at Fall Festival where physical distance can’t be maintained. This small step from our community partners helps reduce the risk to our wider community and helps us stay open for events. We encourage everyone to be smart, safe, and well.

Volunteer

Our Fall Festival is only possible because of the efforts of countless volunteers.  They bake, promote, stitch, recruit, decorate, set up, take down, drive, lead, greet, direct, park, deliver, clean, serve, and dedicate hours and hours to make it all happen.  If you’re interested in volunteering for Fall Festival, please contact the DuBois Center office at 618-787-2202 or dcinfo@duboiscenter.org.

Calling all Bakers

We are now accepting donations for our Sweet Treat Shop.  We accept all kinds of baked goods – cookies, cakes, pies, candies, all of the good stuff! Money raised from this shop goes directly into scholarships to attend camp. Please consider donating and contact Hayley at director@duboiscenter.org or 815-627-0595 to coordinate!

Pie a Pastor

Calling all Illinois South Conference Pastors! One way we’ll raise money for DuBois Center at this year’s Fall Festival is by collecting donations to “pie a pastor” – or Hayley. We’ll set out jars and the person with the most money in their jar toward the end of the day will be pied in the face. If you’re planning to be at the DuBois Center Fall Festival and would submit your name to possibly be pied in the face, please contact Hayley at director@duboiscenter.org or 815-627-0595.

Promote

If you would like to help promote the festival, watch for promotional materials! They begin appearing in this space and in the ISCUCC Weekly Connection. Any help with spreading the word will be greatly appreciated.

To learn more about this event, download the flyer for this year or check out this map and information piece from 2019 or read below.