Arthur…The Heart of Illinois Amish Country

If you’re looking for an authentic destination to enjoy year-round, we invite you to come visit us in Arthur, The Heart of Illinois Amish Country.

Summer is red, white and blue; sitting under a night sky watching the huge fireworks extravaganza. It is a warm evening at the county fair with all the cotton candy, tractor pulling, carnival riding, livestock showing, game playing and entertainment goodness to be had! It is The Cheese Festival on Labor Day Weekend. It’s a time for shopping, parades, “Rat” racing, music, food and, of course, CHEESE! It’s a combination of end-of-summer, beginning-of-fall extravaganza.

Then comes autumn, which around here, we refer to as pumpkin! We are famous for our cucurbits, from the orange orbs and gourds, to squash for cooking, eating, and decorating. As winter sets in, we have peace and quiet! Of course, that is between the Christmas Kickoff and the Central Illinois Outdoor Expo.

As the calendar pages turn, it might be the songbirds singing, the trees stretching out with their green buds, and people resuming work in their yards and in the fields; Spring! The area greenhouses open their doors with a rainbow of flowers, plants, and seeds to sow for that summer garden. The fields and barnyards are filled with lambs, calves, foals and kids (both the goat and human variety) testing out their “new” legs, and running about in the fresh spring breeze.

Year round – we invite you to come and enjoy The Heart of Illinois Amish Country – for harvest season, for a winter of rest, for the rebirth of spring, and the glory of summer – all of this awaits you, right here in the Arthur area; the Best of Illinois!

A visit to Arthur is an authentic experience of history, culture, festivals, and fun, which make for great family memories!