It is with deepest regret that we must cancel the 2020 Marshall Autumn Fest. This is not a decision we have taken lightly. There are many factors that are just out of our control.


Out of concern for the health and safety of our volunteers, the community, our vendors, entertainers, etc. we feel this is our only option. At this point, due to Covid-19 and Illinois not being in Phase five, festivals are not allowed.


We do not feel it is fair to the vendors to take the chance of purchasing food and/or supplies, then finding out a week before the event that we have to cancel. We will be moving everything on to 2021 that we have booked and paid for. All vendors who reserved a spot for this year will be good to go for 2021.

Please know we wanted the festival to happen as much as you did. We work very hard each year to put on a great festival for the community. And, we will be back in 2021 to see the next festival through!!


Until next year,

Buffy Wernz-President

Shannon Trudeau-Vice President

Laura Pearce-Treasurer/Secretary

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Marshall Autumn Fest Parade

Saturday, September 21st the annual parade begins at 11am.  It normally lasts about an hour.  The parade route goes from Burnside Nursing home on North Second Street to Archer Ave.  It follows Archer past the courthouse to 7th Street.  It goes left on 7th and ends in front of the post office. The Marshall Autumn Fest Committee would be pleased to have the participation of your group or organization, in our annua...