Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art & Music Festival
Art, Fine Crafts, Music and Wine

Saturday, September 28, 2019 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday,  September 29, 2019 (11am to 4pm)



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Admission is free

Located three miles south of Oakwood, Illinois, just off Interstate 74 between Danville and Urbana, the Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art & Music Festival is held annually on the grounds of Sleepy Creek Vineyards the last weekend in September. In its eleventh year, the Art Fest provides a pastoral and relaxed setting for art, music, and wine lovers to shop for fine crafts, folk art,  fine art, and more. The fair includes over 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, tasty food, and wine slushies.  A fun, laid back, friendly and entertaining venue, this event draws an eclectic crowd from nearby cities in both Illinois and Indiana.  You’ll find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety of music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine!


A little about your hosts

Whether a wine novice or aficionado, we provide you with wine, entertainment, education and relaxation in a rustic, comfortable setting. Joe and Dawn Taylor started Sleepy Creek Vineyards in 2002 with their first grapevine plantings and the winery opened their doors 2007.  In 2016 Janette and Erik took over the winery.  With their own grapes, as well as grapes from other Midwestern growers, they currently produce about 30,000 bottles a year.  Their award winning wines include the dry to sweet, white, rosé and red wines and some unusual fruit wines, such as their Winey Mary, a crazy good tomato and jalapeno wine that makes wonderful mocktails in a Dirty Martini or Bloody Mary. Sleepy Creek provide wine tastings daily. 

Sleepy Creek Vineyards is a great destination to meet friends and socialize.  They offer periodic live music by original singers and songwriters, as well as other great entertainment. Along with the Art & Music Festival, other fun and unique Sleepy Creek events include the Friday Night Wieners and Wine, Winey Mary Bar every Sunday, Vino and Vibes,  and more. Have a look at  our events for a schedule of current events.


… and where can you find us?

Just LOOK at this map! What an easy drive it is to get to the Sleepy Creek Art & Music Festival from everywhere! (at Sleepy Creek Vineyards)

We’re a leisurely drive from a handful of metropolitan communities in Illinois and Indiana: Danville, IL (15m)
Urbana-Champaign, IL (30m)
Terre Haute, IN (1hr 10m)
Bloomington, IL (1hr 15m)
Mattoon, IL (1hr 15m)
Decatur, IL (1hr 15m)
Lafayette, IN (1 hr 20m)
Indianapolis, IN (1hr 40m)
Springfield, IL (1hr 50m)
Chicago, IL (2h 30m)
Bloomington, IN (2h 30m)
St Louis, MO (3hr)

(Google doesn’t quite deliver you straight to the vineyards. Once you go through Oakwood, keep following Oakwood Rd, take the bridge over the Salt Fork River, continue past Camp Drake Rd on the left, then take the next left onto 1425 North Rd. Then take first right down the drive to the big brown barn by the pond.)