Events

Showcases, Trees & Wreaths

Showcases, trees and wreaths registration is now closed. If you want to join our mailing list to receive the latest updates for Memorial’s Festival of Trees, please complete our contact us form.

Memorial's Festival of Trees features beautifully decorated trees and wreaths created by designers. These elaborate and imaginative designs create the magical atmosphere the Festival of Trees is known for.

The trees and wreaths, along with identification signage, are displayed throughout the entire Festival. 

The decorated items will be selected by our sponsors during the Festival of Trees Gala, Saturday, Nov. 11. Items not selected will be for sale during the Festival.

The artificial trees and wreaths are provided by the Festival of Trees. Designers are responsible for providing all materials used to decorate their item. There is no fee to design a tree or wreath. Designers receive benefits based upon the item(s) they decorate.

Designer contracts are accepted on a first come, first-served basis. All contracts must be received by Sept.1. Read the Designer brochure and guidelines for more information. 

If you want to join our mailing list to receive the latest updates for the 2017 Festival of Trees, please complete our contact us form

Super Setup

Super Setup will be held at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. During Super Setup, designers decorate their trees and wreaths on-site and deliver any items that were predecorated. All items must be decorated and delivered by 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Designers must keep track of all expenses related to decorations and materials used for their showcase, tree and/or wreath. The total expense per decorated item must be submitted at SuperSetup in order to receive your Gala and general admission tickets. Print the Decorations Expense Form

If you or your business is interested in designing an item for the Festival of Trees or would like more information, please contact the Festival of Trees at 217-788-4301 or email us.