Malta’s Fall Garland Festival


Join the Malta community for a day of fun-filled activities for all ages. Malta’s Fall Garland Fest is a street party, with kids’ activities, live music, craft/art vendors, food, drinks, bags tournament and garland decorations.

The festival will feature local food with a global influence. Remington’s Gastropub serves up American classics and international favorite dishes, paired with craft beers and specialty cocktails. Maria’s Little Italy is honored to share authentic Italian food prepared with recipes passed down through four generations. Tinez Tacos food truck prepares fresh Mexican food that is affordable and full of flavor. Desserts by Terry will satisfy your sweet tooth with slices of everyone’s favorite desserts.

The bands at Garland Fest are a perfect mix of music for laid back listeners and dance enthusiasts alike. The Couch Coins play cover songs spanning genres and generations from the ‘70s to current artists. Johnny & The Boomers are a five-piece powerhouse specializing in Chicago-style blues with a little rock n’ roll sprinkled in.
This is a family-friendly event with games for both children and adults. Get a hole-in-one on the hand-crafted putt-putt golf course, try your luck on giant Jenga, show off your artistic side with sidewalk chalk squares, make ooey gooey s’mores, snap a photo next to an antique truck decorated by professional floral designer Willrett Flower Co., toss your way to a championship in the bags tournament, and shop for local art.

Add Garland Fest to your annual fall traditions! Harvest is a time of celebration in rural Illinois. Slow down and enjoy the small-town life for a day. While you’re here in Malta, stop by Jonamac Orchard to pick a basket of apples or grab your special pumpkin.

Entry to Garland Fest is free. For more information about this event, please visit our website at:

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