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Flannel Fest

The Champaign Park District’s Flannel Fest is bigger and better than ever before. On October 14 & 15, Flannel Fest will be taking over Centennial Park.

Live lumberjack shows from Lumberjack Enterprises, music for children and adults, games, inflatables, beer and wine sales and more will transform Centennial Park into a massive fall festival over the course of this two-day event.  

Questions: zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3931

See below for schedule of events.


Vendor Applications

Apply by August 12, 2022.

Become An Event Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring Flannel Fest 2022? Contact Laura Auteberry at laura.auteberry@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3839.

View the Sponsorship Packet

Schedule of Events

2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14, 2022: 

  • 5pm | Event Opens 
  • 5:30pm | Lumberjack Show (50-55min) 
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm | Main Stage-Band TBD  
  • 8pm-9pm | Main Stage-Band TBD 
  • 9:30pm-11pm | Main Stage-Band TBD
  • 11pm | Event Closes 

Saturday, October 15, 2022: 

  • 10:30am | Lumberjack Dash 
  • 11am | Events Opens 
  • 12pm | Main Stage Performance TBD
  • 12pm | Prairie Farm Kids Concert
  • 1pm | Lumberjack Show 
  • 2pm | Eating Contest food item TBD
  • 2pm | Prairie Farm Kids Concert 
  • 3pm | Lumberjack Show 
  • 4pm | Mustache Contest 
  • 5pm | Lumberjack Show 
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm | Main Stage-Band TBD  
  • 8pm-9pm | Main Stage-Band TBD 
  • 9:30pm-11pm | Main Stage-Band TBD 
  • 11pm | Event Closes 

Ongoing activities include-Hayrack Rides, Inflatables/Games/Rides, Lumberjack Camps, and Pumpkin Smashing

Hosting live music, lumberjack shows, Lumberjack Dash Fun Run, and various demonstrations.  For the first time we will host the Flannel Fest Market inside Prairie Farm featuring art, crafts, home goods, and fresh market food items, similar to what you might find at a farmers’ market.  The market will close at 8pm each night. 

We will have food provided by your favorite local food trucks and carnival food classics.  We will also have the beer tent featuring locally made craft beer along with your favorite domestics and fall inspired slushies! 

Lumberjack Dash

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 | Race Starts: 10:30a

Test your lumberjack brawn at Flannel Fest with this one-miler fun run featuring lumberjack challenges like log flips, crawls, and more!

Fee (R/NR): $20/$30
Location: Centennial Park

  • Register by Friday, 9/30 to guarantee your race swag!
  • Advanced registration ends 10/7.

On-site registration: 9a
Questions: brittany.fairfield@champaignparks.org

Registration for Residents of Champaign opens July 11, 2022 & Non-Residents of Champaign opens July 21, 2022.

Lumberjack Enterprises

Lumberjack putting on a show in a park back cutting logs off a tree.

Lumberjack Enterprises travels across the nation to provide high-quality, family-friendly entertainment to venues such as fairs, festivals, schools, and corporations. Venues receive not only our revered professional lumberjack shows, but also interactive camps and chainsaw carving for free. You won’t find this deal with any other outfit in the world.

Visit their website for more information about Lumberjack Enterprises >>


Mustache Contest

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 | 4p




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