Mattoon, Illinois: World's Largest Bagel Parade

Every year during the last week in July, Mattoon's bagel factory bakes the "World's Largest Bagel" and sends it down the street in a parade. Miss Bagelfest presides.
500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL
Usually in Peterson Park, which is on the east side of town one block north of Hwy 16/Charleston Ave.
Late July.
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World's Largest Bagel Parade

Every summer during the last week in july, Mattoon hosts bagel fest because the lender's bagel factory is located in Mattoon. The factory bakes the "world's largest bagel" and sends it down the main street in a parade. There are also big name musicians and a street fair.

[c terrell, 05/27/2003]

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