The 23rd Annual Bagelfest is bringing thousands of people to Mattoon, Illinois, tomorrow (Jul. 17) through Saturday (Jul. 19), but the festival is more about beauty than binging on bagels.
Though theres a Lenders Bagels factory in Mattoon, the only time bagels are served 22,000 of them is at the Bagel Breakfast on Saturday (Jul. 19).
Festival Coordinator Kim Janssen says, People just dont want bagels all the time.
Instead, Bagelfest focuses on beauty there is a Beautiful Bagel Baby contest, a Miss Bagelfest pageant, and even a Bagel Bow-Wow contest for proud pooches barking their way through the bagel party.
With a carnival, parade, and live entertainment, Janssen says the Bagel-themed bash is a fantastic family event, and theres even a beer tent, where adults can toast the celebration.
For more info, go to mattoonchamber.com.
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