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Second weekend in September

Homestead Festival

Main Street

Princeton, Illinois


The annual Homestead Festival honors Reverend Owen Lovejoy and his contributions to our nation’s history. Lovejoy was prominent in the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad, a founder of the Illinois and national Republican Party, and a congressional leader.

Today, the Homestead Festival weekend has many events for all ages including the popular parade on Saturday. 


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City Hall, 2 Main Street S
Princeton, Illinois 61356


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