AboutHoopeston, Illinois

Hoopeston has been at the center of Midwest farming, agriculture, and machinery since 1871. In its prime, Hoopeston’s location made it the perfect place for the development of the food canning industry. Today, the city is home to unique stores, delicious restaurants, and good old-fashioned Midwestern hospitality. Take a look at some of the top places to explore when you visit Hoopeston and learn more about the city below.

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Peaceful Modern Farm House Getaway

Stay on a working farm while in Hoopeston. Equipped with all the amenities you need to get away from the city and relax, this 1923 farmhouse is a must-stay when visiting the area.

112 Wine and Coffee Shoppe

112 East Main Street
Swing by Hoopeston’s premier wine and dining establishment. Opened in 2020, the Wine and Coffee Shoppe offers a premium selection of beverages and food options for all times of the day.

The Lorraine Theater

324 East Main Street
Famed for being one of the most unique and beautiful grand theatres in the area, The Lorraine Theatre is open for private viewings and public events. Take a look at the upcoming schedule and see what shows you can catch while in Hoopeston.

Hoopeston Public Library

110 N Fourth Street
Looking to settle in with a good book or join a community event? Visit the Hoopeston library to borrow books, DVDs and more from the collection, grab a meeting room, or join the book club.

McFerren Park

One of Hoopeston’s biggest parks, McFerrin park offers a central location to go for a scenic walk, take a swim, let the kids play, or just sit back and relax. McFerren park is home to Hoopeston’s annual National SweetCorn Festival.

The Facts:Hoopeston

Hoopeston is located at the Illinois Route 1 and Route 9 intersection. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Lafayette and a day trip from Chicago!

Hoopeston was first established in 1871.

Hoopeston is named after Thomas Hoopes, who donated the land to build a town near the junction of Chicago, Danville, and Vincennes railroads.

Hoopeston is known for its rich history of farming and the Hoopeston Canning Company, which was established in 1876. Hoopeston also has an annual Sweet Corn Festival, starting the Thursday before Labor Day each September.

The National Sweetcorn Festival is the largest in the Midwest, serving over 50 tons of hot buttered popcorn to visitors in just 5 days! It starts every September the week before Labor Day. Learn more from the City of Hoopeston.