Grand Detour Arts Festival

Celebrating its 71st year, one of Illinois’ oldest art festivals held annually the first Sunday following Labor Day on the grounds of the beautiful John Deere Historic Site. Around 1900 the natural allure beckoned students from the Art Institute of Chicago to Grand Detour. Dixon native Charles Kested started what would become the Grand Detour Arts Festival. Stroll the grounds enjoying many artists, student art show, blacksmith demonstrations, John Deere’s restored home, food, and music. 9-4 rain or shine. This is a juried show with cash prizes. Free admission.