BN Nuts Festival sponsored by BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks

Nuts are rooted in Bloomington, Illinois. With a legendary, world-renowned, peanut company based in our community, it’s easy for us to be nuts about nuts! It all began back in 1953, when Russell Shirk founded BEER NUTS® right here in Bloomington. We honor and celebrate this passion for nuts with the BN Nuts Festival sponsored by BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks, a family-friendly culinary event.

With a focus on products made in the Midwest, this festival in Downtown Bloomington will showcase all-things nuts! Festival-goers will spend the day sampling nut-related foods, tasting various adult beverages, viewing cooking demonstrations, purchasing local art and crafts, and more all while listening to live music on Front Street!

The BN Nuts Festival is produced by the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a not-for-profit event.


Schedule

September 10, 2022  •  236 E. Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

Vendor Market: 1pm-7pm
Go Nuts Kids’ Zone:  1pm-7pm
Live Music:  1pm-10pm
Chef Demos: TBD

More details coming Soon!


Vendor Information

Organizations interested in becoming a vendor at the 2022 BN Nuts Festival sponsored by BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks, please review the vendor polices and complete the vendor registration form linked below. Permitted vendor types include:

  • Restaurant/Caterer/Food Truck Vendor: Restaurants, caterers and food trucks are invited to become vendors, and will be asked to sell food/drinks and/or provide samples that contain a nut(s) as an ingredient, are nut-flavored, or simply nuts on their own. Nuts can be served in ANY fashion.  Exceptions may be made upon request and at the discretion of the BN Nuts Festival Committee.
  • Beverage Vendors: Wineries, breweries, coffee shops, and non-alcoholic beverage vendors are invited to become vendors, and will be allowed to sell beverages and/or provide samples. Vendors are asked to provide beverages that either contains a nut(s) as an ingredient, are nut-flavored, or that can be paired with a nut(s).
  • Retail Vendors: Vendors are permitted to sell/provide products that may or may not include nuts, and/or showcase locally grown/produced products (this does not apply to art vendors).
  • Arts/Crafts Vendors: Any arts/crafts business or organization is invited to become a vendor, and will be allowed to exhibit, sell, and/or provide samples of any type of product.
  • Non-Profit Organizations: Non-profits are invited to become vendors if the organization has a connection to the nut industry or agriculture in general.

BN Nuts Festival – Vendor Policies-Regulations-Waiver-Release

BN Nuts Festival – Vendor Registration

Summer Festival in Bloomington IL

Street vendors in Downtown Bloomington

 


Music

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and watch a full slate of musical acts go nuts on stage.

Live music lineup – compliments of The Stable Music Hall & Lounge / NTL Productions:

1:00-2:00pm

Adie Mendez

2:30-3:30pm

Jaik Willis

4:00-5:00pm

NoRobot

5:30-7:30pm

JB Strauss

8:00-10:00pm

Rick King’s Royal Hustle

 


Event Information

  • The BN Nuts Festival sponsored by BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks is free to attend.  All performances and activities are complimentary for attendees.
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the participating vendor booths.
  • No outside food or beverages, except water.
  • The “rain or shine” event is primarily outdoors.  Hats and sunscreen are encouraged.
  • Children and strollers are welcome at the event.
  • Pets are permitted between 1pm-7pm (see Policies below for more information)
  • Parking is available in the Lincoln Deck (southwest corner of Front Street & East Street, one block from festival). All 800 spaces are available for free on weekends.
  • This outdoor event is located on Front Street in Downtown Bloomington, between East Street and Prairie Street, and adjacent to The Stable Music Hall and Lounge.  The address for The Stable is 236 E. Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701.

BN Nuts Festival Policies

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Sponsors

Host:

 

 

 


Partners:
The Stable Music Hall and Lounge / NTL Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title Sponsor:  BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks

 

 

 

 

 


Contact

Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
101 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL 61701
309.665.0033
info@visitbn.org

 

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