180 Years in 2019

What is burgoo?

Where is Arenzville ?

When is the next Burgoo?

2019 Burgoo Schedule

Where can I order Bradbury's book, Soup Town?

Tade & Hester's Book

  Contact the webmaster:
webmaster (at) burgoo.org

Changes for the
2020 Arenzville Burgoo

While the decision did not come easy, we have decided it is best to cancel the 2020 Burgoo. That being said, a few activities will still take place. The plan is for the tractor pulls to still be held. The 5K RUN FOR THE GOO will be held virtually. We also hope to make a round of soup. We are tossing around the idea of potentially doing kettle service “drive thru style.” We will re-evaluate this based on the status of COVID a little closer to time for the event. We hope to make a final decision by Aug, 1 regarding kettle service. Thanks for understanding. Stay safe, and be ready to party in 2021! Stay tuned for more details.

Arenzville Burgoo committee

Click here to check the official community Facebook page for up-to-date details.

(public page - you can view it even without a FB account) 

You may enjoy this 1965 newspaper item about the Arenzville Burgoo written by Charles Ater and published in the the Beardstown Daily Illinoian-Star.

Welcome to the web site for the Village of Arenzville, Illinois. This web page is a community project, supported by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals in the Arenzville community.

Located in the fertile farm country of west central Illinois, Arenzville is named for Francis Arenz, an immigrant from Blankenberg, Prussia, who first planned the town in 1839. The town name is pronounced with an accent on the first syllable, rhyming with "barns" -- ARENZ--ville. The village was first incorporated in 1853, and today has a population slightly over 400 persons. We celebrated our 175th year in 2014.

Arenzville proudly claims to be the home of the world's best burgoo, a local tradition we share with other communities in the region. Each year in September, the town hosts a two-day festival to benefit community organizations. The Arenzville Burgoo has been an annual event for over 100 years. It is organized and produced by volunteers, and all proceeds go to support community organizations. The residents of Arenzville encourage you to explore the web site and learn more about our town, the Burgoo, and community activities. We hope that you will come visit us someday soon.

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This page last modified: 08/28/2020