Homestead Festival

Princeton, Illinois

September 5-8, 2024

Back To Our Roots: Homestead History

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.

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*All events are subject to weather conditions.

2023 Grand Marshal, Shelle Monier
2023 Grand Marshal, Shelle Monier

Shelle is a cherished member of the Princeton community and has been nominated as this year’s Grand Marshal. Shellee, owner and operator of Meadows on Main, is being recognized for her tireless dedication to community service throughout her lifetime at Princeton.

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