When the Bagel Factory was new to the Midwestern town of Mattoon, owner Murray Lender hosted a free bagel breakfast for the City of Mattoon. That was the beginning of the local love affair with the bagel and the beginning of the Bagelfest. Today the breakfast has evolved into a serveral day festival that celebrates the best of the Mattoon community. Join us for the music, the food, and the fun!
Contact the Mattoon Tourism & Arts Department
1718 Broadway Avenue
Mattoon, Illinois 61938