We are so excited to announce the ninth annual Sugar Creek Music Festival! We can’t wait to see everyone back together for all of the fun and festivities that we have planned for this year!

It will be held September 8-10th, 2022 in Benton, Illinois at the beautiful Camp Manitowa. The weekend will be filled with many phenomenal musical acts, live artists, a super jam stage, late night forest stage with DJ’s, vendors of all sorts, delicious food, fire performers, yoga, flow arts workshops, free showers, restrooms, camping and so much more.

We’ll also have cabins and yurts available to rent via our web store!



Primitive Camping Weekend Passes: $65 Presale / $80 Gate

Car Camping Addon: $25

Day Pass (Saturday Only): $40 Presale/Gate

Thursday Pre-Party Addon: $15 Presale/Gate


VIP tickets are available in our store for $250.

Come experience Sugar Creek with our ultimate VIP package! Gain access into the Artist Lounge where you will find private bathrooms/showers. Enjoy our buffet style meals and daily keg beer while supplies last. MUST BE 21 or older!


  • GA Ticket w/ Thursday Pre-Party Entry at Noon
  • On-Site Camping Near Your Vehicle
  • Festival T-Shirt
  • All Access VIP Badge into the Artist Lounge
  • Daily Food/Beverages
  • Exclusive Restrooms/Showers
  • Sugar Creek Canteen / Sticker
  • Access to Filtered Water Stations


Manitowa Yurts can fit up to 18 people, but 12 campers is recommended for comfort. Reserve your yurt for $300.

Manitowa Cabins can fit up to 8 people, reserve your cabin for $250.

Every Yurt is equipped with windows, ceiling fan, electricity and wood floors. Come for a stay at Camp Manitowa and you’ll agree, “Yurt Living is Good Living!” Yurts & Cabins will sell out!


All RV’s must purchase an RV pass before the event. We are very low on space to park RV’s so we are charging $100 for a place to park. This space does not include water or electricity. You are welcome to use a generator. Pop-up campers must have an RV pass. RV Passes will sell out!


Pets are allowed with the purchase of a $40 pet addon with your ticket via our web store. No exceptions!


If you are interested in vending at Sugar Creek Music Festival please contact us via our website or Facebook with all of your information and what you have to offer the festival.


  • 18+ Unless Accompanied by Legal Guardian
  • No Weapons
  • No Underage Drinking
  • No Fireworks
  • No Illicit Substances
  • No Exposed Fires
  • No Bad Attitudes
  • No Swimming
  • No ATVs or Motorized Vehicles Cruising on Premises
  • No Unauthorized Vending
  • No Camping by Vehicles in Parking Lot


Camp Manitowa

Camp Manitowa, located near Benton, Illinois, is 90 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri and sits on 40 beautiful acres nestled between 40-acre Lake Hamilton and 19,000-acre Rend Lake.