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Thousands Turn Up for Weekend Wine Festival at Matthiessen State Park

Posted by wlpo on September 19, 2016

Illinois’ largest wine festival certainly lived up to its name in terms of population over the weekend.

Nearly 15,000 people attended the Vintage Illinois Wine Festival at Matthiessen State Park, according to the Starved Rock Visitors’ Center. Nearly 30 wineries were also present, and showed their goods off to visitors.

While the festival had “as many people as you could count” over the weekend, Saturday was the more heavily visited day. More than 9,000 people checked out the first day while 5,500 reportedly went on Sunday.

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