The Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians, and other entertainment. More than 250 vendors will present their wares at this craft show and flea market. Sponsored by the non-profit LaSalle County Historical Society, it is the organization’s major fundraiser. Established 44 years ago, the Burgoo Festival is one of the longest-running and largest fall festivals in northern Illinois. The festival evolved many years ago when several members of the LaSalle County Historical Society explored options for fundraising, recognizing the need for revenue beyond membership dues and donations. October More than 250 vendors display their wares on Utica’s downtown streets. Sunday musical entertainment will include marching bands, and other vocalists.