CELEBRATING GREAT SONGWRITERS AND AMERICANA MUSIC!
Moccasin Creek Festival is an annual 4-day music festival which takes place at beautiful Lake Sara just west of Effingham, Illinois. The lake was created in the 1950's from five creeks that run through the basin. One of those creeks was named Moccasin Creek by a surveyor named Griffin Tipsword in the 1850's, because of moccasin tracks he found on the banks.
The founder of Moccasin Creek Festival is Bill (Poss) Passalacqua, an Effingham native who has built his life around writing, performing and promoting music. The Passalacqua family has a rich musical history, and Bill has three brothers, all of whom are musicians. Each of them have followed in father Larry's musical footsteps. Folk, bluegrass, alt country, roots rock, and blues - "Americana" music. This is what MCF is all about - in the shade of a hickory grove, next to a lake, at the onset of summer.
Food and beverages sold on site. Kids shows/activities. Camping is next door to the festival venue, as well as cabins for rent. There is a free beach and disc golf course within walking distance and a golf course just up the road. Boats, canoes and kayaks for rent. Effingham is only 5 miles away, and has thousands of hotel rooms available, as well as a plethora of restaurants catering to almost any taste.
Comb through the website, and check out MCF on Facebook and Instagram. Most answers to your questions can be found here. If not, feel free to contact us. We're looking forward to the event, and we hope you are too!