Fall Festival is DuBois Center’s annual friend and fundraising event. It is traditionally held the first Sunday in October and is open to the public. Due to COVID-19, Fall Festival 2020 has been postponed to 2021.
To learn more about this event, check out this map and information piece from 2019 or read below.
The event typically runs from 11am to 5pm. In a normal year you’d find crafters, live music, an Upscale Resale Shop, plenty of delicious food and more. It’s 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, take a cruise on the pontoon boat or tour DuBois via hay wagon.
We also typically have a Quilt Drawing with one or two unique and beautiful quilts!
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.
Each year, we welcome dozens of crafters to DuBois Center. In 2019, we sold out all the spaces, so plan now for 2021. Watch our Facebook page and website for details in June or July 2021.
We host a Sweet Shoppe 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.
Upscale Resale Shoppe & Silent Auction
Another part of this fundraiser, is an Upscale Resale Shop & Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit DuBois, so we are asking for your help – do you have any new (or like-new), vintage or classic items to donate to the cause? For the Resale Shoppe, we’re looking for items with $5 + in sales value – think purses, fashion accessories, decor and more. For the Silent Auction, we need items or baskets with a $25 + value. Details for 2021 will be available in July and August, but if you have items to donate, start stashing them away now.
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 2021, please contact the DuBois Center office at 618-787-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org in August.
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 over the course of the summer. Any help with spreading the word will be greatly appreciated.