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Sleepy Creek is a vineyard, winery, tasting room, gift shop,vacation rental, event facility and performance venue.

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Enjoy these events every week!

Bloody Mary Bar
Sunday from Noon - 6 PM
Mix your own or we will do it for you! 

Go With The Flow Yoga
Tuesday at 6:30 PM  $8/class
Starting Aug: Class starts at 6:30 PM. 
More time for wine before class!

Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.
Check out GWTFY's Facebook page and website.

Wieners & Wine
Friday 5-8 PM (starting April 4 - Oct 31)
For more info, please read
Wieners & Wine FAQ pdf

For general information about music and paid events,
please read our policies.

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Up the Creek 
our "sipcom" web series

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  Over five million views!  Are you one of the 3 million who has seen our viral "sipcom" series?  This is a series of shorts about a little winery in the mid-west and its dysfunctional staff.  Only watch these if you enjoy innuendo and satirical humor.  We love to laugh here at Sleepy Creek...and now you can laugh with and/or at us too! Is it art imitating life or the other way around?
Upcoming Special Events

Sleepy Creek at Urbana's Market at the Square

Saturday, Aug 2 @ 7 AM - Noon    FREE!
You eat local.  Why not drink local?  You'll need some great wine to accompany all the great local food.  This outdoor market is every Saturday and ending Nov 1 rain or shine. In addition, we will be at the market on:        
  • Aug 23, 30
  • Sept 6, 13
  • Oct 11, 18, 25

For more info, see Urbana's Market at the Square website

and their Facebook page.

Music by Ben Bedford and Tim Grimm
Saturday, Aug 2 @ 8 PM
Seats $12 or $10 for 6+ (and get reserved seating)

Two great musicians!  Ben is an Illinois native and one of Sleepy Creek's favorite musicians returns! Critics have compared Tim Grimm most often to Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie and (Nebraska era) Bruce Springsteen.  Enjoy a relaxing evening wonderful guitar and voices performing folk music with soul.  Listen here to Ben.  Listen to Tim here.  Reservations always recommended and conveniently available online or give us a call at 217-733-0330.

Illinois Wine at the IL State Fair
Aug 7 - 17  Noon - 9 PM daily.
Visit the air conditioned TENT this year at the State Fair.  The Twilight Ballroom has been torn down but the Illinois wineries will still be there in the same spot.  Sleepy Creek will be there both weeks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY.  Those dates are:  Aug 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17.  General info about the fair available here.

Fork in the Road Tasting Trail and Tour
Sunday, Aug 10 and Sept 14 
Noon - 5 PM  $40/person
This is the ultimate agritourism event where you get to see and taste behind the scenes of three local gems:  Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, KD Ranch/Sugar Shack Antiques AND Sleepy Creek Vineyards.  Reservations required and are $40 a person and includes tours and tastes at each farm with additional cheese and meats at Sleepy Creek, along with a complete wine tasting. Get all the details here.

Illinois Wine at Vintage IL
Saturday, Sept 20 @ 11 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Sept 21 @ Noon - 5 PM

This is the largest wine festival in the state so if you want to stock up on all IL wine with just one stop...and have a great time doing, this is a great option!  All the details are here - there website is very cool.  While you are at it, be sure to like Vintage Illinois Wine Festival on Facebook too.

Salt Fork River Art Festival     Free Admission
Saturday, Sept 27 @ 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Sept 28 @ 11 AM - 4 PM
Art and wine is the perfect combo, just like peanut butter and jelly!  Enjoy this outdoor rain or shine event full of quality creative people who do art, food, music and more.  Free entertainment and art demos throughout the day.  More food vendors this year too (hint:  food truck)!  Still looking for a few quality artists too.  If interested, please email