WE’LL HELP GET YOU THERE!
SPECIAL THANKS to our Shuttle Service Provider!
Sponsored by STAR FORD and the Ottawa Visitors Center!
Participating hotels include:
Super 8, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Not staying at a hotel? Park and ride to the fest with the shuttle Friday, Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. Our off-site parking area is located at the former Walmart parking lot at 2901 Columbus Street, Ottawa.
Let’s Get to the Fest!
From Starved Rock State Park
Exit the park onto Illinois Route 71. Follow Route 71 east to Illinois Route 23 in Ottawa. Turn north, cross the Illinois River Bridge into downtown. You’ll see the wine tent straight ahead and on your left as you cross the river bridge.
From Interstate 39
Take Interstate 80 east to Exit 90. Follow Illinois Route 23 south through downtown Ottawa. The wine tent will be on your left before you cross the Illinois River bridge.
From Interstate 80
Take exit 93 or exit 90. From exit 93, follow Illinois Route 71southwest to Illinois Route 23. Turn south and continue on through downtown Ottawa. The wine tent will be on your left before you cross the Illinois River bridge.
Chicago – 83 miles, Bloomington – 74 miles, Dubuque – 154 miles, Milwaukee – 160 miles, St. Louis – 235 miles, Indianapolis – 235 miles, Minneapolis – 400 miles, Springfield – 137 miles
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For your convenience and safety, there will be a shuttle all weekend that will be stopping at local hotels during festival hours. Stops include Super 8, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, and Hampton Inn. Also, for those who do not want to deal with the festival area traffic, the The city of Ottawa and the Shuttle have secured designated parking at the former Walmart parking lot, 2901 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL. Park there and hop on the Shuttle! They’ll stop by these stops approximately every 30 minutes and drive you right to the festival site. Don’t worry about finding a parking spot ~ AND, there is no charge for this service!
Stay overnight. Stay the weekend! Ottawa welcomes you to lodge with us! Our hotels and motels offer spacious rooms and conveniences for business travelers or families — some even feature indoor pools and in-room spas! Stay in Ottawa, and stay within minutes of the area’s premier attractions, such as Starved Rock and other state parks, historic museums, and a variety of fine restaurants.