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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

132 East Main Street

Dwight IL 60420 US

Phone:     +1.8154749795

E-mail: DwightHD@yahoo.com

SEPT 21 - 24, 2023


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

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

Food Vendors                                    Dan: (815) 252-0691 dlwoody@maxwire.net

Parade                                                Melissa: 815)  830-1662 dwightharvestdaysparade@gmail.com

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

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

Entertainment                                    Bernie: (815) 830-5730 like2rock2003@yahoo.com