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We are so excited to announce the eighth 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 9-11, 2021 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, kayaks, canoes, a rock wall, free showers, restrooms, camping and so much more.

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


Primitive Camping Weekend Passes (Presale): $65

Car Camping Weekend Passes (Presale): $90

Thursday Pre-Party addon available for $10 extra.


VIP tickets are available in our store for $150.

VIP ticket holders will receive a free festival T-Shirt along with being able to camp next to their vehicle. You will also be able to access the artist lounge throughout the entire festival (private bathrooms, food/drink).

Food will consist of Lunch / Dinner for both days of the festival. Pot luck style with a meat and non-meat option.

Drink will consist of draft beer for both nights of the festival (while supplies last).


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, a retractable dome, 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 $45 pet addon with your ticket via our web store. No exceptions! Includes free Sugar Creek bandana.


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.