Bagelfest returned to Mattoon with much fanfare in 2021 after last year's festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of Resurrection: A Journey Tribute Band talk about what it's like to return to the stage after 2020 performances were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carl and Rachel Lender talk about their Bagelfest visit plans.
Elvis' Place co-owner Jason York from West Frankfort talks about his food booth reopening at Mattoon Bagelfest in Peterson Park following heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon.
McQuarter's Pub kitchen manager Ron Maggi prepares a California turkey bagel sandwich with steak fries on Monday at this restaurant at the Cross County Mall in Mattoon as a Bagelfest week special.
Preteen Miss Bagelfest contestants dance to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" during the pageants on Saturday at The Fields Church in Mattoon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Bagel Gazette in 2014.
MATTOON -- Rachel Holder and Jason Pritchett, music artists, will bring their country flair to Bagelfest this year as one of several acts for the week.
MATTOON -- Country artist Chase Bryant will be finishing out the list of main stage music performances at Bagelfest.
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