Memorial’s Festival of Trees seeks designers

Limited designer opportunities remain available for Memorial’s 28th annual Festival of Trees, “Skates, Sleds and Snow,” which will take place between November 18th and 26th in the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 

Designers are needed to decorate seven-foot trees, four-foot trees and wreaths. Designers receive complimentary tickets to the Festival of Trees and the gala as well as recognition in promotional materials.

Amanda Johnson, event manager of Memorial’s Festival of Trees said the artistic talent of people in the community is amazing. “Our visitors truly enjoy the variety of styles and creativity displayed by the festival’s designers.”

During the past 27 years, the Memorial Festival of Trees has raised more than $4.6 million for health-related projects, programs and research within Memorial Health System and the communities it serves.

For more information about designing, call the Festival of Trees office at 217-788-4301 or visit