Colton Dixon

Thursday, July 20

Join us for an uplifting evening of worship and praise as Christian music sensation Colton Dixon takes the stage for a free concert you won’t want to miss!

Country Comeback Tour

Friday, July 21

The Country Comeback Tour includes performances by three notable country artists. Shenandoah, Billy Dean, and Wade Hayes.

One Vision of Queen

Saturday, July 22

The world’s most spectacular Queen tribute show featuring Marc Martel

Experience a Bagelfest

Get ready to indulge in a celebration of all things bagel at Bagelfest in Mattoon, Illinois. This annual festival offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy this delicious baked good, from a parade, carnival rides, concerts and experiencing the local community spirit. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the fun and festivities that Bagelfest has to offer!


Experience the thrill and excitement of Bagelfest in Mattoon, Illinois with our jaw-dropping carnival rides that will take you on a ride of a lifetime.


Schedule of Events

History of Bagelfest

For over 30 years, the town of Mattoon, Illinois has been celebrating its love for bagels with an annual festival called Bagelfest. The festival first began in 1986 as a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lenders Bagels, a popular brand of bagels that has been produced in Mattoon since 1980s. Lenders Bagels quickly became a staple in households across America, known for their delicious taste and unique square shape. Today, Bagelfest continues to attract visitors from far and wide who come to enjoy the various bagel-themed events, including the famous bagel eating contest. For lovers of bagels, there’s no better place to be than Mattoon, the home of Lenders Bagels and Bagelfest.

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