Local Information

Parking Information

The listed parking lots are located in close proximity to the Old State Capitol Plaza (OSCP). The prices and hours listed on the map are guidelines and are not guaranteed. Space availability is also not guaranteed as there are no reserved spots solely for artists. In addition to these parking lots you may also park on the street in metered parking spaces (meters are not enforced on Saturday and Sunday). Please do not park in handicapped spaces unless you have an appropriate placard/sticker allowing you to do so.

Free Public WiFi

The City of Springfield offers free Wi-Fi service, SpringfieldFreeWifi for the downtown area from Second to Ninth streets and East Jefferson Street to East Capitol Avenue. Simply join the network and accept the user agreement to get connected!

Hotel & Motel Information

The listed hotels are located in close proximity to the Old State Capitol Plaza (OSCP). Artists are responsible for their own reservations. While some hotels have special exhibitor or weekend rates, the prices and amenities listed below are guidelines and are not guaranteed.

  • Wyndham Springfield City Centre
    700 E. Adams, Springfield
    217-789-1530 and ask for the Old Capitol Art Fair block
    This Hotel is located one block east of the OSCP.
    A courtesy block has been reserved for $109+tax. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/old-capitol-art-fair (please reserve through the link). This discount will close three weeks prior to fair weekend. A Starbucks and The Grille At City Centre are located inside the hotel. There is a full breakfast buffet available from 6:30-11 a.m. for $13. Parking is an additional cost at approximately $10 a night. Free wi-fi. THIS HOTEL HAS VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THE ART FAIR WEEKEND
  • The State House
    101 E Adams, Springfield
    217/528-5100
    This hotel is located four blocks West of the OSCP.
    Rate: $94-109, available online only, https://www.redroof.com/property/il/springfield/RRI592# by entering ‘SOCAF5’ in the Promo Code box. Free Wo-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast 7am-10am. On-site lounge open 5pm-11pm.
  • Carpenter Street Hotel
    525 N. Sixth St., Springfield
    217/ 789-9100
    This hotel is located three blocks north of the OSCP.
    New Rate of $79 plus tax. Room price includes a free hot breakfast from 5-9 a.m., free parking, and free wi-fi. Limited shuttle service may be available with enough artist interest; please inquire when making reservation.
  • Homestyle Inn & Suites
    500 N. First St., Springfield
    217/ 522-1100
    This hotel is located one mile northwest of the OSCP.
    Rate: $59-69 plus tax. Room price includes a continental breakfast from 6-9 a.m., free parking, and free wi-fi.
  • Mansion View Inn & Suites
    529 S. Fourth St., Springfield
    217/ 544-7411
    This hotel is located three blocks south and one block west of the OSCP, and is across the street from the Governor’s Mansion.
    New Rate of $65-$120. Room price includes a continental breakfast from 6-9 a.m., free parking, and free wi-fi.
  • President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
    701 E. Adams, Springfield
    217/ 544-8800
    This hotel is located one block east of the OSCP.
    New Rate of $109-119. Valet is $13 per night or $7 for self-park. Lindsay’s Restaurant is located inside the hotel, and a breakfast buffet is available from 6:30-11 a.m. for $15. There is free wi-fi available.

Restaurants

The listed restaurants are located on or near the Old State Capitol Plaza (OSCP). The listed hours of operation apply to the May 20th - 21st, 2017, weekend only. Many places offer take out.

  • The Alamo
    115 N. 5th St, Springfield
    217/ 523-1455
    This restaurant offers a variety of pub fare with an emphasis on tex-mex. Open: Saturday lunch 11a.m.-3p.m., bar 10a.m.-3a.m. Sunday bar 11a.m.-1a.m
  • Andiamo
    204 S. Sixth, Springfield
    217/ 523-3262
    This restaurant offers hot and cold sandwiches, fresh baked breads, gelato, all things coffee, and a full bar. Open: Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Arlingtons
    210 Broadway, Springfield
    217/ 679-6235
    Upscale bar bites and burgers, full bar. Open: Saturday 11a.m.-1a.m. Closed Sunday
  • Augie’s Front Burner 109 S 5th St. Springfield
    Casual option serving gourmet, farm-driven New American fare in a stylish, colourful setting. Saturday’s 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Balen’s Bar and Grill 217 S 5th St. Springfield
    Casual option with a fun spin on traditional pub food. Saturday’s 11 -1 a.m. and Sunday 11 -10 p.m.
  • Café Moxo 411 E. Adams St. Springfield
    Coffee drinks, pastries, breakfast fare & sandwiches served in relaxed contemporary environment. Saturday 6:30 -3 p.m.
  • Cold Stone Creamery
    124 S. 6th St., Springfield
    217/ 523-6666
    Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Open Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
  • Custom Cup
    321 East Monroe
    Mon-Friday 7-2 Saturday 8-1
    Gourmet Coffee and Pastries
  • Del’s Popcorn Shop
    213 S. 6th St., Springfield
    217/ 544-0037
    This sweet snack shop offers a wide variety of flavored popcorns, candy, ice cream, and drinks. Open Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Feed Store
    516 E. Adams, Springfield
    217/ 528-3355
    This restaurant offers homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and deserts. It is conveniently located on the south side of the OSCP. Open Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Gallina Pizza
    432 E. Monroe, Springfield
    217/ 522-5271
    Casual Family operated Italian restaurant serving pizza, pasta & sandwiches 11am-11pm
  • The Grille At City Centre
    700 E. Adams, Springfield
    217/ 331-5199
    A family friendly atmosphere and hearty American cuisine. 11am-11pm
  • Long Nine Junction
    5 West Old Capitol Plaza
    New American
    Friday and Saturday 11 am to 7 pm closed Sundays
  • Maldaner’s Restaurant 222 S 6th St. Springfield
    Wood-swathed, American Eatery emphasizing local produce along the storied Route 66. Saturday 5-10 p.m.
  • Mangia Pasta Steak Seafood 518 E Adams St. Springfield
    217/ 523-4880
    Traditional Italian fare served in this buzzy trattoria with exposed brick and retro-themed photos. Hours 5:00-10:00 on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
  • Robbies’ Restaurant
    4 S. Old Capitol Plaza, Springfield
    217/ 528-1901
    This restaurant offers American fare in a cozy setting. It is conveniently located on the south side of the OSCP. Live jazz music on Fridays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Open Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saputo’s 801 E. Monroe St. Springfield
    Old-School southern Italian joint serving pizza, pasta and traditional entrees and family-style meals. Saturday 5-10:30 p.m. Sunday 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Starbucks
    700 E. Adams St., Springfield
    This coffee café is located inside of the Hilton Hotel, and offers all things coffee and pastries. Open Saturday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. – noon.
  • Stop and Roll
    210 south 5th street, Springfield
    This restaruant is an innovative eatery that offeres a variety of sushi rolls for lunch weekly, and late night snacks for the after hours crowd on the weekends. Open weekdays from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday (late night) from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Vele
    524 E. Monroe
    Modern Coastal Italian and specialty cocktails. Open Friday and Saturday 5-10 Cocktails 4-11
  • Z Bistro 220 South 6th St. Springfield
    Four-course fondue dining on Saturday evenings. Gourmet wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. Saturday 9-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

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