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Festival Info

Friendship Festival is a group of volunteers who try each year to make the festival enjoyable for the whole family. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us and let us know! We will be happy to hear from you. We are always open for new ideas. This is a wonderfull way to give back to our community!

Opening Hours

September 15-18

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Funfair logo

The Festival Map

Location

0 Linn Street

Canton, IL 61520

Check back after rides are setup for map of the festival!

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Parking

Parking will be in fairgrounds grass next to the health department. Please be courteous and clean up after yourselves. 

Food

Check back below for list of food vendors and their menus. (please note some food could be sold out as we do not keep track of what's left during the day)

  • Rollin Smoke.

  • Conrad Concessions

  • The Food Barn

  • Paco's Tacos & Bill's Lemonade

Daily Schedule

Schedule

Check back as we add times dates and locations of every event and live show available during festival.

  • August 7-13  Kids Photo Contest displayed at Bank of Farmington Canton IL branch.

  • August 14-20 Kids Photo Contest displayed at TBK Bank.

  • August 21-27 Kids Photo Contest displayed at CEFCU.

  • August 28 Little Miss Friendship Pageant sign-ups. Sign up for the Little Miss Friendship Pageant from 12-2pm at the gazebo in Jones Park at the square. First 15 in each age group (4-6 years 7-10 years) limit. $25 fee per contestant (can be paid by a sponsor that will be announced on our site and by the MC during event!)

  • August 28- September 3 Kids Photo Contest displayed at Mid America.

  • September 1 Merchant applications due! Want to join the vendors get an application here.

  • September 8 Midway applications due! Want to be part of the midway get an application here.

  • September 7-10 Kids Photo Contest displayed at Ipava State Bank Canton IL branch.

  • September 14 Little Miss Friendship Pageant practice at fairgrounds main stage at 7:00pm.

  • September 15 Bracelet Night 5-10 $25 per bracelet.

  • September 15  lip sync 6pm on the main stage at the fairgrounds.

  • September 16 Little Miss Friendship Pageant 6pm on the main stage at the fairgrounds.

  • September 16 Bracelet Night 5-10 $25 per bracelet.

  • September 17 Dollar Ride Night.

  • September 17 Doghouse Daisy 6-9pm on the main stage at the fairgrounds.

  • September 18 Friendship Festival Parade 10am.

  • September 18 Bracelet Night 1-5 $25 per bracelet.

  • September 18 Buddy night 5-10 (buy one ticket get a friend ticket for free)

  • September 18 Backstabbing Betty 6-9 on the main stage at the fairgrounds.

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