About Festival

Location & Directions

Memorial's Festival of Trees is held in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. You can use either Gate 8 or Gate 9 for parking. The west entrance of the Orr Building is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the west and east entrances of the Orr Building. 

Directions from the North

  • Take the I-55 Bus Loop exit (105) toward Sherman
  • Merge onto I-55 Bus S toward Sherman/Springfield
  • I-55 Bus S becomes IL-4/Veterans Parkway
  • Follow Veterans Parkway to Browning Road
  • Turn left onto Browning Road
  • Turn left onto 5th Street
  • Enter the Illinois State Fairgrounds through Gate 8 or Gate 9

Directions from the South (Chatham, IL)

  • IL-4/Veterans Parkway North to Browning Road
  • Turn right onto Browning Road
  • Turn left onto 5th Street
  • Enter the Illinois State Fairgrounds through Gate 8 or Gate 9

Directions from the South (St. Louis/Litchfield)

  • Take I-55 North to Chicago
  • Take the Sangamon Avenue exit (100B)
  • Merge onto East Sangamon Avenue
  • Turn right onto 5th Street
  • Enter the Illinois State Fairgrounds through Gate 8 or Gate 9