Willow is family, friends, music, and love.

Willow Folk Festival

Willow 2020 is Cancelled. Please join us on Facebook for more information about any potential digital plans.

When is Willow?

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

6522 S. Willow Rd.
Stockton IL 61085

Friday: 12:00pm
Pasture Opened for Campers

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

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

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

12:00pm – 5:00pm
Music on Stage

Willow 2020 has been cancelled.

In order to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic. Read Pauline’s post about here on Facebook, and the text from the email is below.

If you would like to support Willow Church, or any of the various charities the festival normally funds, or back the goal of a virtual festival, please make a check out to Willow Folk Festival and mail it to Pauline Craig, 10645 S Dixon Rd., Mt Carroll, Illinois, 61053 and we will make good use of it!

Email Notification:

Hi! We had a meeting of the Willow congregation last night and made the decision to cancel the folk festival this year. we sincerely regret that this had to be done but there is just no way that we can justify holding it in the current climate of Covid-19. We can’t maintain Social Distancing outside the church much less in the basement of the church! With people coming from all over the country it would be a huge health risk at this time.

Bill Bartilson (one of our long time campers) and a couple other people have offered to try to set up a virtual Willow for us.  This might be a massive undertaking but Bill said that he has free time since most of this stuff has been cancelled.  If you happen to have Facebook and have not done so yet, join up on the Willow Folk Festival – The Official Group and he will be posting something there soon.

We of Willow would like to thank you for your support in the past and plan on seeing you next year…. stay safe!


Willow is a thing onto itself. Yes, you’re camping in the middle of a cow pasture, in one of the hottest months of the summer, in a valley. You might get sunburned. You might get rained on. Most likely? You’ll get both. Why, then, do we continue to come back? Because we love it, for reasons indescribable, and we always will.

Keep up with the fun, and keep in touch with everyone year ’round!

Join our Facebook Group, add your photos, and just have a good time.

If you have any questions Pauline can answer them! Feel free to give her a call at 815-244-3590