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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 hundreds 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.

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, Illinois, United States


Phone:     +1.8154749795

E-mail: DwightHD@yahoo.com


Flea Market/Commercial Vendors                   Dale:(815) 343-3463 dadams75@sbcglobal.net

Craft Show Vendors                                        Rhonda:(815) 685-5164 branz1116@hotmail.com

Food Vendors                                                        Dan: (309) 838-0891 dlwoody@maxwire.net

Parade                                                                  Melissa:                              m.chantel413@ymail.com

Car Show                                                               Randy: (815) 474-9795 DwightHD@yahoo.com

​Kiddie Carnival                                                       Tina:  (815) 252-7997 tina.black.avon@gmail.com

Bassett Waddle                                                   Larry:  (815) 228-5835 larry@bassetrescue.org

​50/50                                                                     Doug:  (815) 830-8056 Dougblack906@gmail.com