What Makes This Event So Special?


Well...   Beautiful location.   Great music.

Art.    Education.   Workshops.   Band scramble.

Barn dance.   Open mic.

Full-service cafeteria.   Cabins.   Hotel.

Camping.   Kid-friendly.   Adult-friendly.

Did We Mention Great Music?

OCTOBER 18th, 19th & 20th

at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center

in Makanda, Illinois

1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda, IL 62958



We love that Summer camp - in our case, Autumn camp - dining hall experience! That's why Touch of Nature’s professional catering team will be providing delicious and healthy food for your consumption in beautiful Freeberg Dining Hall, which also serves as our backup weather location. Vegetarian options will be available. They will also be offering excellent Coffee, snacks and vending festival food outside of meal times. Meals are not included in the price of your ticket but can be purchased on site.



Touch of Nature will be providing a bar with a wide variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.



The Wander Down is a dog-friendly festival, but there are a few very important rules. Dogs are allowed outside on the festival grounds as long as they are on a leash. You must clean up after your dog. Dogs are NOT allowed in any of the buildings. This includes the lodging buildings. Dogs may not be tied up to trees or staked out overnight. Please consider whether your dog is festival material, is not aggressive or an excessive barker, before deciding to bring them to the Wander Down. This is the policy of Southern Illinois University and they take it seriously.


Instrument Check:

There will be an instrument check area where people can securely stow their instruments when they are not using them.

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