PO Box 152, Dwight, IL 60420, US

Welcome to Dwight Harvest Days

Sept 20 - 23,  2018

About Us

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight Harvest Days was started in 1979 by the Dwight Area Chamber of Commerce with a one-day event of arts and crafts, parade and band contest. In 1981 it was agreed to separate the Chamber from the Harvest Days Committee, and the event was to be held on the third weekend of September each year, beginning on Friday and going through Sunday. Crafts, flea markets, kiddie attractions, downtown entertainment, parade and band competition are the highlights of the weekend, attracting over 10,000 people each year.

The Annual Parade is on Sunday, starting at 12:45pm.  The parade is led by thousands of Basset hounds and their owners from around the world.  This is a sight that one must see in person at least once in their lifetime!  The parade is loaded with bands from area high schools as well as floats and vehicles representing numerous organizations from various locations within the state of Illinois.

Applications and Forms (click for application)

No upcoming events.

Events and Attractions

Arts and Crafts / Flea Market

One of the area's finest craft shows and flea market.

Carnival (click picture for website)

This years carnival is Great American Carnival. Pre-Sale Tickets will begin in June.  For more information please contact us below.

5K Run / 3K Walk

Check back in April for details.


Parade draws bands and entries from all over the area.

Car Show (click picture for website)

The car show is held Sunday afternoon in a great setting at Renfrew Park.

Basset Waddle (click picture for website)

The Guardian Angel Bassett Rescue waddle at the beginning o the parade is a must see event.

Split The Pot 50/50

Split The Pot

Dwight Harvest Days, Dwight Economic Alliance, and GABR – Guardian Angel Basset Rescue have teamed up to offer an all summer long 50/50 with a guaranteed $10,000 payout to the winner. We expect it to end up being a much larger payout than that in the end, so buy early, buy often, and tell all of your friends. Tickets are available online.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Come visit us!

Send us an email on vendor and craft booth applications. 

Dwight Harvest Days

(815) 474-9795


Sept 20-23, 2018