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Friday February 12th 2016

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Beautiful Bagel Baby signup June 13th

For the past three years, we have held the contest over 2 nights… so, Bagelfest Beautiful Baby Contest is set for July 14 and 15, 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 for this year’s baby contest will be Saturday, June 13 at 10am at the Cross County Mall (near the fountain)… and limited to the first 101 to sign up. To participate:  Your child(ren) must be newborn to 4 years old.  Your child cannot be 5 on or before July 15, 2015.   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. Once we start sign ups (10am), we can typically get people in and out in about 15 minutes.      

Plumb coming to Mattoon Bagelfest July 16th

We are proud to announce our Christian Artist at this years Bagelfest is ....Plumb. She will be playing a free concert at Bagelfest on the Main Stage on July 16th. Check out Plumb at her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/plumbmusic. With WBGL radio.
Mattoon Bagelfest's photo.

2015 Forms available

  Want to be a Vendor or Sponsor or sign up for the Parade.  Look for the appropriate tab and download the form. Got questions, call 217-258-6286 or email tourism@mattoonillinois.org bagelfest_2015_logo.fw

Main Stage Entertainment

  Sunshine and Whiskey CD Frankie Ballard [caption id="attachment_1293" align="alignleft" width="320"]WATERLOO REVIVAL WATERLOO REVIVAL[/caption]        
  • Thursday July 16, at 8:00 p.m. on the main stage we have a Contemporary Christian Artist PLUMB. This is a FREE Concert.
  • Friday July 17, at 8:00 p.m. on the main stage Country up n Comer, WATERLOO REVIVAL. Tickets are only $15 for reserved seating.
  • Saturday July 18, at 8:00 p.m. on the main stage we have Country Artist, FRANKIE BALLARD. Tickets are only $18 for reserved seating.
  • A Friday night/Saturday night reserved ticket combo can be purchased for only $30.00.
Click below to purchase tickets at Eventbrite. Or call Mattoon Tourism and Arts at 800-500-6286.  

29th Annual Bagelfest


This year's theme is Big Bang Bagelfest! (Think all things nerdy, comi-con, superheros.)

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