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International Horseradish Festival celebrating 30th anniversary

COLLINSVILLE — The 2017 International Horseradish Festival is celebrating 30 years in the horseradish capital of the world.

horseradishfestivallogoCollinsville will be celebrating a love of all things horseradish June 2-4, 2017 at Woodland Park. This three-day festival has a variety of events for adults and children.

Local food vendors will have a huge selection of food available, including horseradish dishes. Music from Hicktown, The VCR’s, and The Avery Hill Band will be performed on the Laura Buick GMC Entertainment Stage.

Events include washers and bags tournaments, Bloody Mary Contest, root games, 5k run and rides in a hot air balloon on Friday night weather permitting.

The festival has children’s activities including laser tag, bounce houses, rock wall, games, and the annual fishing derby on Saturday morning. The Little Miss & Little Mister Horseradish Pageant will also take place at the festival.

For the 30th Aaniversary year, a local Collinsville High School student designed the Horseradish Festival Logo. Keondez M. Robinson designed and won the contest out of a dozen entries. He will be recognized at the opening ceremonies on Friday, June 2, along with area dignitaries to kick off the Horseradish Festival.

Admission and parking are free, and there are free shuttles to the park.

For more information, call Chanelle Smith at the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce: (618) 344-2884, email or visit

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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