Home of the annual Bagelfest festival held in Mattoon, Illinois each July.
Saturday March 25th 2017

Beautiful Baby Bagel

The  2016 Beautiful Baby Bagel Contest is Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 at the Cross County Mall at 6pm. Sign in (for those pre registered) will begin at 5:15pm

  • Bagel Baby 2011

    2011 Contestants

    The contest is for the first 101 kids to pre-register.

  • Registration information:
    • For the past three years, we have held the contest over 2 nights… so, Bagelfest Beautiful Baby Contest is set for July 19 and 20, at 6:30pm, both nights at the Cross County Mall.  Parents will receive information at registration about the two nights.  Age groups will be split up based on how many kids register in each age group. Registration date and time will be coming soon.To participate:  Your child(ren) must be newborn to 4 years old.  Your child cannot be 5 on or before July 20, 2016.   You must also live within the listening area of 101.3 WMCI, 92.1 the Axe or 104.3 the Party.

      To register your child(ren):  Bring a copy of his or her birth certificate (photocopy is fine.)  SBL also gives out a “live birth” record (or something like that), that is also okay to bring.  Children do not need to be present at registration.

      The Cross County Mall opens at 6am (for Mall Walkers) so, you can get in line that early if you want too.  You may have someone sign up your child(ren) for you, please send them with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.


Questions can be directed to:

209 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938

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