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Kick off the fall season with 3 festivals

There are three festivals happening around Central Illinois over the next two weeks.

First, there is the Pekin Marigold Festival which kicks off Thursday, September 7 and lasts until Sunday, September 10 at Pekin Mineral Springs Park.

The Marigold Festival is an annual event put on in Pekin. There will be art in the park, food, carnival rides and a celebrity guest. This year's guest is TV star Erik Estrada from the hit show CHIPS.

 

The second event happening here in Central Illinois is the 2017 Washington Marching Panther Invitational.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 9 at Washington High School Babcock Field in Washington, Illinois.

The Marching Panther Invitational is a high school field marching competition. Bands will be grouped into classes based on band and school size. This event will start in the afternoon and last throughout the evening.

 

And finally, the Morton Pumpkin Festival is returning for another year.

The festival runs from Wednesday, September 13 to Saturday, September 16 in Morton.

There will be carnival rides, special displays, food (pumpkin flavored options are available, of course) and a parade.


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