Are you new to the area? Here for the University and thinking about staying? Or maybe you’re just looking for a change of scenery and can’t decide where to go next…Well, here’s my unofficial guide on getting to know what C-U and the surrounding areas are all about. Choosing a home in a community that fits doesn’t have to be stressful. Summer is here and so are FESTIVALS!!! I can’t think of a better way to have some fun while getting a vibe for the people and history behind them. Each of these events has its own traditions and stories that so many love to share. A few of my favorites include the Sangamon River Music Festival in Mahomet or the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. You will never go hungry during the Taste of Champaign! Whether you are testing ever flavor you can imagine at the Homer Soda Fest or dominating the road apple throwing contest at the Apple Dumpling Festival, you are sure to experience what these communities have to offer you and yours. So throw on some sunscreen and find out where you belong!