One of The Best Events of the Year is Back – Marshall Autumn Festival

It’s that time of year again, the third weekend in September, when Marshall, Illinois, pulls out all the stops for the Marshall Autumn Festival. This fantastic annual community event is always free to the public.

Don’t miss one minute of the fun and excitement. Most events happen on the courthouse square on September 17, 18, and 19. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts booths, a cake walk, live music, and a variety of entertainment all weekend. The Marshall Autumn Festival parade kicks off at 11 am on Saturday, and as always, the car, truck, and motorcycle show all day on Sunday. There is something for everyone with plenty of activities for the kids too.


Downtown, the excitement is mounting; the local store owners are beginning to decorate their businesses and store windows in hopes of winning the annual window decorating contest. If you are a business and want to be part of the competition, don’t forget to email the committee chair at with your entry. Please include the name of your business or organization with a contact name, phone number, and address. All entries will be judged two days before the festival.


How to Vote for The 2022 Marshall Autumn Festival Prince and Princess Contest

Every year, girls and boys compete for your votes to become Prince and Princess of Autumn Festival weekend. Vote for the kiddo of your choice at various places around town, including Marshall Dairy Queen, Lion’s Den Pizzeria, or the Marshall Public Library during their business hours in cash or coins. Voting ends at noon on September 14th. If you prefer, you can bring checks made out to Marshall Autumn Fest, or you can vote via the Square app. You can vote via electronic banking using credit or debit cards, Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, etc. Contact the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce with your email address, the child you wish to vote for, and the amount of your vote. The Chamber will email you an invoice for your electronic payment. The boy and girl who receive the most votes (most money) will be crowned the 2022 Marshall Autumn Festival Prince and Princess on September 16th at 6:00 pm at the bandstand.


The Schedule of events:

Don’t miss this year’s line-up of great entertainment


Friday: 9/16/2022

Don’t miss events:

  • The Annual Chamber Golf Tournament:

Please register your business/team of 4 in advance. There will be games, lunch, and drinks included. The first flight of the golf shotgun starts at 8:00 am and the next at 12:00 pm.

Contact Alayna Atwood at 217 826 2034 to register your team.


  • The Fish Dinner at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at 112 N. 5th Street
  • Clark County Optimist Club Cake Walk on 6th & Locust
  • Beer Patio at VFW.


At the Courthouse:

  • Opening Ceremony and Prayer (Tim Duke)& National Anthem & Flag Raising
  • Welcome by Marshall’s Mayor
  • The Autumn Fest Prince & Princess Coronation-Gazebo
  • Arts, crafts, and food booths



6:30 to 7:45 pm- 90 Proof Band

This East Central Illinois Country Rock Band has entertained crowds for many years with its brand of country music. They are just back from Tennessee, where they were featured at Alan Jackson’s Good Time Bar on Broadway in Nashville. You’ll be dancing and singing along as they perform some of the biggest hits in country music.

8 pm to 9:30 pm- Ring of Music

  • Marshall is blessed to have this Chicago-based group performing for us at this year’s Autumn Fest. Their line-up includes Grammy award-winning musicians who have played with artists such as David Bowie, Chicago, and Billy Joel. They perform concerts at festivals, corporate events, private parties, and live music venues nationally and internationally. To add to the fun, they will be performing “Music Through The Years” just for us, a series of songs celebrating music from the 1950s through today’s current hits.

We end the evening with a Street Dance featuring Tim Sanders.


Saturday: 9/17/2022

Don’t miss events:

  • The Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Rotary at Marshall Family Rest – free with a donation from 7 am-10 am
  • Registration for 5K, 2-mile walk at the First Christian Church sponsored by Marshall High School
  • Join in this 2-mile walk starting at 8:00 am, followed by the 5K Run and Shop with a Cop
  • 11 am, the Parade kicks off downtown
  • Mary’s Church Cake Walk at 6th & Locust
  • Moe’s Wine Tasting Event at Moe’s Package Liquor featuring entertainment by Abby Scott band and One Brick Shy
  • Beer patio at the VFW

At the Courthouse:

  • Welcome by Mayor
  • Arts, crafts, and food booths



1:00-1:45pm- Zac Edington

Zac Edington, a Local Favorite

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Jake Hoult &  Band

Enjoy central Illinois’s own Jake Hoult – Country Singer/Songwriter. Only 23 years old, Jake has already had great success performing in Branson, Missouri, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Nashville alongside well-known country stars. He and the band will perform various music, including rock, pop, country, and some of his original songs. Jake’s wife, Mikayla Joy, takes the stage with him playing fiddle and singing lead vocals. She, too, is an up-and-coming artist and performs her own music with the band as well.

6:30–7:45 pm- Trouble and Co.

Joe Nave, Chris Perry, and Laif Burns have performed together since their elementary school days in Martinsville, Illinois. By 1994 they played festivals, fairs, parties, and even weddings. They are a joy to both listen to and watch! Trouble & Company is a state fair award-winning group performing old rock-and-roll and country while dancing their own choreography.

8 pm to 9:30 pm- KC Johns

KC’s music has been described as infectious and dynamic, like a combination of Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow with a touch of Brandi Carlisle. KC grew up in the Memphis blues scene and has performed everywhere, from Dollywood to cruise ships, and has opened for artists Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Randy Houser, and Trailer Choir.

Street Dance – Tim Sanders


Sunday – 9/18/2022

Car & Truck registration – Shore-Murphy Insurance-Archer Ave.

Be sure to register your car, truck, or motorcycle!

Entry Fee: $12.00 Pre-Entry

$15.00 Day of Show

  • Worship with Tim Duke
  • The Motorcycle Show
  • Tot Road Pedal Pull Registration
  • Pedal Tractor Pull
  • Door Prizes will be given out
  • Car & Truck Show Judging



  • Andy Rueter
  • Terry Lee

Car & Truck Show Trophy Presentations

See you all at the 2022 Marshall Autumn Fest! Bring the whole family and your Marshall spirit of fun!!!