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The Festival performs on the grounds of Ewing Manor, located at 48 Sunset Rd Bloomington, IL 61701.Ewing Manor is situated at the corner of Towanda Avenue and Emerson Street and is easily accessible from I-55, I-39 or I-74.

Ewing Manor is easily accessible from the north and south on I-55 or I-39 or from the east and west by I-74. From Veterans Parkway, turn west on Vernon Avenue, turn left on Towanda Avenue and go ¾ mile. At the corner of Towanda and Emerson turn right. Parking is on the left; the Festival is on the right. From Main Street (Bus 51)/ Turn east on Emerson Street and go 1.5 miles. The Festival is on the left and parking is on the right.


Complimentary parking is available in the St. John's Lutheran Church parking lot, which is located directly across the street to the south of Ewing Manor.  Disabled and special assistance patrons are welcome to drop off and pick up at the Sunset Road gate entrance to Ewing Manor.

Platinum Plus ticket holders must check-in with the attendant in order to park in the reserved spots available. Reserved spots will be maintained until 7:00 p.m. or until lot section is full (whichever comes first). All non-Platinum plus ticket holders are welcome to park in the other available slots. Please do not park on the grass.

Travel Times

Traveling From # of Miles Estimated Time of Travel
Champaign-Urbana 50 miles 45 minutes
Chicago 140 miles 2.5 hours
Decatur 45 miles 40 minutes
Indianapolis, IN 170 miles 3 hours
Peoria 40 miles 35 minutes
Quad Cities 155 miles 2.5 hours
Rockford 130 miles 2 hours
Springfield 65 miles 1 hour
St. Louis, MO 165 miles 2.5 hours
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