Tips to Enjoy
Vintage Illinois is located in a flat grassy area at Matthiessen State Park, and will happen, rain or shine! It is best to wear sunscreen.
All guests should be prepared with photo identification showing proof of age.
The festival does have chairs and tables, but we encourage you to bring blankets and lawn chairs to guarantee your seat.
While children are allowed into the festival area, this is an adult event, and no family activities are planned. Parents may wish to make alternative arrangements for their children’s care during the event.
There will be plenty of great foods and beverages available for sale at the festival. Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed. You may bring food into the festival to enjoy; however, grilling is only allowed in the parking lot. All coolers are going to be checked for alcohol by security prior to entering the festival grounds.
Appropriate dress is required.
Although pets are allowed in the state park, the festival area can become quite crowded and may not be the best atmosphere for your pet. If you do bring your pet, make sure it is leashed and please clean up after your pet.
The festival has a nice designated driver program; to learn more about it, click here.
Click here to learn more about Matthiessen State Park.