180 Years in 2019

What is burgoo?

Where is Arenzville ?

When is the next Burgoo?

2023 Burgoo Schedule

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

Tade & Hester's Book

  Contact the webmaster:
webmaster (at) burgoo.org

Arenzville Burgoo

Mark your calendar for the 2024 Burgo: 
Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th.

Click here to read a 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 website is not an official mode of municipal communication. That is, it is not supported by Village funds nor maintained by any paid Village employee. It is strictly a volunteer community effort.

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This page last modified: 09/11/2023