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Burgoo Festival This Weekend In Utica

Last Updated on October 5th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

Thousands of people will visit the village of Utica this weekend for the 48th annual Burgoo Festival. Over 375 vendors, flea marketers, and craftsmen will be in downtown Utica. There will also be a number of live musical events. The Burgoo is a pioneer stew that’s made with beef and a variety of vegetables, herbs and spices. It’s cooked outdoors on a wood-burning stove for over 12 hours. The Burgoo Festival serves as a fundraiser for the LaSalle County Historical Society to run the museum and offer other programs.