If you want to experience the best of everything in North Utica, IL, come out for the annual Burgoo Festival. This local community event brings together all the regional residents as well as visitors to this village tucked away in a stunning natural setting. Come out and enjoy art, culture, shopping, and enriched culinary experiences at this celebrated street party, taking place on October 11, 2015.
While you're here, you can find one-of-a-kind treasures from creative flea marketers, meet creative craftsmen, and enjoy a long line-up of entertainment including live musical performances. With more than 250 vendors, there's no way you can go home empty-handed. As a tradition 44 years in the making, this enjoyable festival is the inaugural launch of the fall season.
And, you may be wondering where the name burgoo comes from. This traditional pioneer dish is a hearty stew, a cooler-weather favorite with beef, carrots, potatoes, hominy, celery, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, peppers and other vegetables carefully blended with special spices and herbs.
Come out and have some fun, then settle in at Grizzly Jack's where you can continue your exciting getaway with a thrilling indoor amusement and water park, plus on-site dining and modern amenities in a rustic and ambient atmosphere. Along with this popular annual event, our hotel is the perfect pick for family vacations and memorable romantic escapes. To book your stay during this festive yearly happening, you can learn more about our amenity-rich accommodations at http://www.grizzlyjacksresort.com/.