Willow is old and new family, friends, and love.

48 years and counting...

The festival started in 1967, because The Willow United Methodist Church wanted a new way to raise money. Something beyond the chicken suppers, and bake sales. Something that was bigger, and more fun, and brought more people together. A festival of music.

It started as a one day event, and expanded to offer camping, music.

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Willow Folk Festival

When is Willow?
Willow #50 will be August 12th & 13th, 2017

Willow is always August's second full weekend (both days part of August).

Address
6522 S. Willow Rd.
Stockton IL 61085

Schedule
Friday: 12:00pm
Pasture Opened for Campers

12:00pm - 11:00pm
Campers Arrive
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Saturday: 6:30 - 9:30am
Rolls and Coffee

11am - 10pm
Music on Stage
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Sunday: 6:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast

10:15am - 11:15am
Worship at the Church

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Music on Stage

Festival

We’re all here to visit, have fun, and play music.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday:

11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. – Open stage performances all day.

Sunday:

6:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. Breakfast in the church basement.
10:15 AM. Worship service.
12:00 P.M. Open stage performances
5:00 P.M. – Official closing of Program

Admission:

TBA per day – CHILDREN: 8 and under free

Facilities:

Stage equipment with professional sound system (Thanks Al!). Plank section for spectators. Food, beverage and bake table will be located in the church basement both days! Refreshment stand outside! Drinking water is available on the church grounds.

First Aid:

The station is located on the Church grounds next to the pop stand!

Fine Print:

No electrical or stereo equipment allowed on church grounds or campgrounds, please. Acoustic only!!

NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ON CHURCH GROUNDS!!

Camping

Camping requires registration. Click here for a detailed list of the rules.