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Welcome to The Festival of Trees

The Baby Fold’s 2022 Festival of Trees will be held at the Interstate Center in Bloomington and online November 17-19!

You can expect a beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday display that is a delight for the eyes and a blessing for local children. The Baby Fold will create a safe and enjoyable environment for our community; leveraging technology to make bidding easier, safer, and more convenient than ever before! All bidding will take place on your mobile phone through our easy online auction website to create a paperless environment. 

The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees is a long-standing community tradition that has been providing critical funding to local children’s programs for 29 years. Your support through the purchase of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, or holiday décor in our silent auction helps local families and children in need. The Baby Fold’s programs are necessary to the health, well-being, and better future of 1,200+ children every year.

The 2022 Festival of Trees will be a holiday marketplace offering both virtual and safe in-person options. The mobile auction website will allow you to browse, bid, and purchase auction items on your mobile device from the safety and convenience of your home.

For those attending in-person, the beautifully decorated trees and décor will also be on display at the Interstate Center in Bloomington, IL with curbside pickup available for auction winners.

October 1 – Online ticket sales begin
November 17 - Mobile bidding begins at 12:00 PM
November 17 - Festival of Trees open at the Interstate Center 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
November 18 - Festival of Trees open at the Interstate Center 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
November 19 - Festival of Trees open at the Interstate Center 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November 19 - Mobile bidding ends at 8:00 PM
November 20 - Curbside Pickup for auction item winners

The success of the Festival of Trees is due in large part to the generosity of our many sponsors who invest in our community and receive an excellent marketing opportunity in return. The Baby Fold encourages you to visit and support the organizations that support this year's Festival of Trees.

Sign up to volunteer for the Festival of Trees
Become a Festival of Trees Sponsor
Donate holiday decor items for our silent auction
Design and build a gingerbread house for the silent auction 




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