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CENTRAL ILLINOIS 2013


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2013 Calendar Of Events
Dates of events may be subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information.

See event information for the following communities:

ArcolaArthurAtwoodBementBethanyBloomingtonCaseyChampaign CountyCharlestonClintonCrawford CountyDecatur/ForsythDwightEffinghamGalesburg  • GreenupGreenvilleJacksonvilleLincolnMarshall MattoonMonticelloOaklandOblongParisParke County, INPittsfield/Pike CountyPontiacRockome Gardens  • Shelby CountySpringfieldSullivanTuscolaVandalia

Arcola 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information on Arcola, contact the Arcola Chamber of Commerce
at (800) 336-5456 or visit www.arcolachamber.com.

April 28: Arcola Chamber Scholastic Banquet honoring Arcola students.
May 1:
May Day Celebration, The Flower Patch B&B.
May 3:
Rockome Gardens Opening Day, open Fri-Sun until Memorial Day, then Wed-Sun.
 June 7, 8:
Raggedy Friendship Gathering. Raggedy enthusiasts & collectors gather. Susie Patridge: patridge@consolidated.net or 217-268-3848.
July 5, 6:  
20th Annual Horse Progress Days
August 2, 3:
Citywide Garage Sales.
August 23-25:
The Prairie Experience. Photographic workshop in the heart of IL Amish Country hosted by Main Street Gallery. 217-268-5050.
September 6, 7 & 8: 43rd
Annual Arcola Broom Corn Festival. Arcola Chamber Of Commerce. 217-268-4530 or visit www.arcolachamber.com.
September TBA:
Sunshine Rotary Club Golf Outing, Kaskaskkia Country Club.
October Date TBA:
Lion’s Club Annual Chili Supper.
November 1-10:
Downtown Holiday Open Houses. Local businesses welcome shoppers, Arcola Chamber Of Commerce.
November 8, 9:
Country Spirit Antique Show.
November Date TBA:
Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner, Arcola JCs.
December Dates TBA:
Santa Claus Comes To Town; Christmas House Walk/ Candy Cane Cafe; Methodist Church Cantata, Caroling.

Arthur 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, call the Arthur Visitors Center at (217) 543-2242 or the Arthur Area Association of Commerce at (217) 543-2999. Visit www.amishcountryillinois.com or www.arthurfestivals.com for a complete schedule of events.
March 30: Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at Arthur High School. Arthur Woman’s Club.
April 1:
The Homestead Bakery opens at The Great Pumpkin Patch (8th season).
April 5:
Toy & Farm Memorabilia Auction. Tri-County Auction Facility.
April 6:
Semi-Annual Consignment Sale. Tri-County Auction Facility.
April 6:
Bi-Annual Fish Fry. Otto Center.
April 6:
County Line Standard-Bred Horse Sale. Arthur Sale Barn.
April 12, 13:
12th Annual Central Illinois Woodworking Tool & Supply Expo. Otto Center.
April 13:
Breakfast for Bibles, 7 to 10 a.m. Arthur Methodist Church.
April 19:
9th Annual Benefit Auction for the Moultrie County Beacon. Otto Center.
April 20:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
April 22-27:
3rd Annual Quilt Walk. Downtown Arthur. Maps at Welcome Center.
April 25-27:
24th Annual Arthur Quilt Show & Auction. Otto Center.
May 3:
Arthur Produce Annual Spring Tree & Landscaping Auction.
May 4:
Kelly Miller Circus. Arthur High School.
May 4:
Indoor Community Garage Sale. Moultrie-Douglas Fairgrounds.
May 9:
Ascension Day. All Amish businesses closed.
May 11:
East Central IL Standard-Bred & Pony Sale. Arthur Sale Barn.
May 11:
Miss Arthur Pageant.
May 18:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
May 25:
Central Illinois Rabbit Breeders Association Show. Moultrie-Douglas Fairgrounds.
May 31, June 1:
Strawberry Jam Festival. Downtown Arthur.
June 1:
Strawberry Social. Otto Center.
June 1:
The Homestead Bakery Open House at The Great Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 1:
The Great Gourd Gathering at The Great Pumpkin Patch.
June 1:
Strawberry Pork Chop Supper. 5 to 7 at Arthur Methodist Church.
June 1:
Cushman Scooters Daze.
June 7, 8:
All-Around Town Garage Sales. Maps at Welcome Center.
June 7, 8:
12th Annual Heart of America Pony Sale. Vernon Yoder Farm/Tri-County Auction Facility.
June 13:
Farm to Fork Meal at The Great Pumpkin Patch.
June 15:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
June 15:
4th Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise. 50-mile cruise featuring pre-1980 tractors.
June 21:
Movies Under the Stars. Vine St. Christian Church. Free outdoor family movie.
June 29:
Arthur Freedom Celebration Parade.
June 29:
Arthur Freedom Celebration. Arthur Rotary Club.
July 5, 6:
Horse Progress Days. Vernon Yoder Farm/Tri-County Auction Facility.
July 8-13:
83rd Annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair.
July 11-13:
East Central Illinois Shop Hop.
July 19:
Movies Under the Stars. Vine St. Christian Church Free outdoor family movie.
July 20:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
July 27:
Antique/Modern Tractor & Machinery and Memorabilia Sale. Tri-County Auction Facility.
August 2:
Movies Under the Stars. Vine St. Christian Church Free outdoor family movie.
August 17:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
August 23:
Movies Under the Stars. Vine St. Christian Church. Free outdoor family movie.
August 23, 24:
Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale. Otto Center.
August 31-September 2:
41st Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival.
August 31:
Slow Speed Tractor Races/Antique Tractor Show.
August 31:
Annual East Central Illinois Standard-Bred Auction. Arthur Sale Barn
September TBA:
33rd Annual Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament.
September 1:
Ham & Beans Dinner. Arthur United Methodist Church.
September 1:
Homemade Ice Cream Social. Vine Street Christian Church.
September 1:
Slow Speed Tractor Races/Antique Tractor Show. 
September 2:
Rat Race 5K/10K Run, 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Recreational Walk & Kids Cheese Chasers Race. Arthur Woman’s Club.
September 2:
Slow Speed Tractor Races/Antique Tractor Show.     
September 13, 14:
Fall All Around Town Garage Sales. Maps at Welcome Center.
September 14:
Annual Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bike Tour.
September 14-October 31:
The Great Pumpkin Patch open for 25th season.
September 21:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
September 27-29:
Arthur Homecoming Weekend. Parade, game and coronation.
September 27:
Toy Auction. Tri-County Auction Facility.
September 28:
Semi-Annual Consignment Sale. Tri-County Consignment Facility.
October 1-31:
The Great Pumpkin Patch open daily.
October 11, 12:
CIBR-BBQ KCBS Competition, Thrill of the Grill Competition.
October 19:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
October 24-31:
Lighted Pumpkin House Display.
October 25, 26:
20th Annual Haiti Auction. Otto Center.
October 25, 26:
Woodwrights Guild Fall Open House.
October 26:
Halloween Festival. Arthur High School. Arthur Woman’s Club.
November 2:
Bi-Annual Fish Fry. Otto Center.
November 2:
Fall Tillage Day at Floyd Miller Farm- 465 N. CR 475E, Arcola.
November 8, 9:
Spirit of the Holidays Bazaar. Arthur United Methodist Church.
November 8, 9:
Homesteaders on the Prairie Antique Show/Sale. Moultrie-Douglas Fairgrounds.
November 9:
Spirit of the Seasons/Gathering on the Prairie Antique Show/Sale. Otto Center.
November 15:
Christmas Auction. Otto Center.
November 16:
Amish Country Christmas Kickoff/Lighted Christmas Parade.
November 16:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
November 30:
Small Business Day Promotion.
December 7:
Vine Street Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Annual Bazaar.
December 7:
Breakfast with Santa.
December 14:
Farm Collectibles, Advertising & Memorabilia Auction. Tri-County Auction Facility.
December 21:
Downtown 3rd Saturday Market.
December 25:
Free Community Christmas Day Lunch. Vine Street Christian Church.

Atwood 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information about the charming village of Atwood, call the Atwood Chamber of Commerce at 217-578-2734 or e-mail at atwoodcoc@yahoo.com.
March 30: Easter Egg Hunt.
May 31, June 1: All-Around-Town Garage Sales
August 16, 17: 20th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival.
October 4, 5: All-Around-Town Garage Sales.
October 27: Halloween Festival & 84th Annual Halloween Parade.
November 16: Kick-Off Christmas Festivities.

Bement 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, visit www.bement.com or call 217-678-8184.
March 24-31: Easter Egg Lane. Community Council/Bryant Cottage.
March 30: Easter Egg Hunt. Lions Club/Bement Health Care.
June-July: Sunday Band Concerts. Veterans Memorial Park.
June 8: Old Glory Festival. Chamber of Commerce.
July 4: Freedom Celebration. Community Council.
July 6: Military Timeline. Bryant Cottage. 
July 14: Heritage Sunday/Ice Cream Social. Bryant Cottage. 
October 4, 5: BHS Homecoming & Alumni Banquet.
November 11: Veterans Remembrance. Albert Parker Post of American Legion.
December 14: Christmas in Bement. Community Council/Bryant Cottage/Chamber of Commerce.

Bethany 2013 Calendar of Events
May 3, 4: Annual Spring Townwide Rummage Sales.
June 21, 22: Bethany Celebration at Crowder Park.
September 13, 14: Fall Townwide Rummage Sales.
December 7: Santa Comes to Town, Christmas Area Events and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Bloomington-Normal 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, call the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-433-8226.
March 29, April 5, 12,13 &26, (2014 Dates): American Passion Play Performance at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington. Call for details about 2013 American Passion Play performances: 800-354-9640 or visit, www.americanpassionplay.org.

Casey 2013 Calendar of Events
For information, call 217-232-2676, see www.cityofcaseyil.org, or visit www.popcornfestival.net.
March 30: Chamber of Commerce East Egg Hunt. Fairview Park. For more information, call Kim Davidson, Chamber of Commerce, at 217-232-2959.
May 25: Horseshoe Tournament. Fairview Park. For more information, call Wayne Davis at 217-932-2787.
June 1: American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Fairview Park. For more information, call Traci Johnson at 217-218-3158.
July 3, 4: 4th of July Celebration. Fairview Park. For more information, call Debbie Hutton, Park & Recreation Director, at 217-932-2600.
July 4: Horseshoe Tournament. Fairview Park. For more information, call Wayne Davis at 217-932-2787.
July 6: Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Game & Induction Ceremony. Fairview Park. For more information, call Joe Snedeker at 217-932-5911 or 217-932-3911.
July 7: Casey Corner Car Show. U.S. 40 & IL Rt. 49. For more info, call Bobby Staley at 217-932-3007.
July 26-28: Casey Open Golf Tournament. Casey Country Club. For more information, call 217-932-2030.
August 1-4: 3rd Annual Illinois ASA Men’s Wooden Bat State Tournament. Fairview Park. For more information, call Joe Snedeker at 217-932-5911 or 217-932-3911.
August 31-September 1, 2: 26th Annual Popcorn Festival. Fairview Park. For more information, call Bernie Morgan at 217-232-2676.
November 30: Breakfast with Santa & Christmas in the Park. For more information, call Debbie Hutton, Park & Recreation Director, at 217-932-2600.
December 1: Casey Historical Society House Walk. For more info, call Patty Richards  at 217-932-5463.
December TBA: Live Nativity in the Park. Fairview Park. For more information, call Debbie Hutton, Park & Recreation Director, at 217-932-2600.

Champaign County 2013 Calendar of Events
Visit www.visitchampaigncounty.org, or call (local) 217-351-4133, or (toll-free) 800-369-6151.
April 11-14: Boneyard Arts Festival, Champaign County.
April 17-21: Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Virginia Theatre, Champaign.
April 26, 27: Christie Clinic IL Marathon & 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash
May 4: Market at the Square opens for the season.
June 21-23: Taste of Champaign, Urbana.
June 27-30: Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, Champaign.
June 28, 29: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Champaign.
July 4: Countywide Fourth of July festivities
July 19-27: 161st Champaign County Fair.

Charleston 2013 Calendar of Events
Visit www.charlestontourism.org to explore Charleston and to download a copy of the visitor guide, or call 217-348-0430 for additional information.
April 19-21: Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. For more information, visit www.eiu.edu/~festival, or call 217-581-2113.
May 4: Sheep to Clothing at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. For more information, visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org, or call 217-345-1845.  
June TBA: Corn Belt Shrine Club & Tractor Pull. For more information, visit www.itpapulling.com, or call 217-232-1477.
June  22: Coles County Barbershop Chorus Annual Show. Charleston High School. A 4 p.m. concert followed by dinner and Afterglow. For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.ColesCountyChorus.com.
June 28: Charleston Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing. For more information visit, www.charlestonchamber.com, or call 217-345-7041.
July 3, 4: Red, White & Blue Days. For more information, visit www.charlestontourism.org, or call 217-345-7691.
July 25: Christmas in July Trivia Night - Fundraiser for Christmas in the Heart of Charleston. Charleston Public Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call (217) 348-0430.
July 28-August 4: 160th Annual Coles County Fair at Coles County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 217-345-2656 or visit www.colescountyfair.com.
August 11: Annual Bluegrass Jam at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. For more information, visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org, or call 217-345-1845.
August 31: Annual Coles County Air Show at Coles County Airport. For more information, visit www.colescountyairport.com, or call 217-234-7120.
September 21: Charleston Challenge Duathlon. For more information, visit www.charlestonchallegeduathlon.com, or call 217-345-6897.  
October 18-20: EIU Homecoming. Parade Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  Kickoff at 1 p.m.  For more information, visit www.eiu.edu/homecoming.
November 9: Charleston Challenge 40-Mile Relay. For more information, visit www.charlestonchallengeduathlon.com, or call 217-345-6897.
December 7: Christmas in the Heart of Charleston. Visit historic downtown Charleston filled with the Christmas spirit. For more information, visit www.charlestontourism.org, or call 217-348-0430.

Clinton 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information about Clinton, contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at 217-935-3364 or toll-free at 866-4-DeWitt (866-433-9488), or visit www.clintonilchamber.com.
March 27: Clinton Chamber’s Business Expo from 3 to 7 p.m. at Clinton High School.
May-October: Clinton Area Farmers & Artisans Market. Saturday mornings on Mr. Lincoln’s Square.
May 16-19: Clinton May Days Fest, Mr. Lincoln’s Square, downtown.
June 8: Barn Quilts of DeWitt County Spring Guided Tour.
June 25: Annual Golf Outing at Clinton Country Club.
July 4: Fourth of July Celebration on Mr. Lincoln’s Square.
July 4: 4th of July Fireworks, dusk, on southwest edge of Clinton.
September 28, 29: Apple & Pork Festival. For more information, visit www.clintonilchamber.com/newsletter/Apple-Porkvendor.pdf
October 5: Barn Quilts of DeWitt County Fall Guided Tour.
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, November 1: Clinton’s Terror on Washington Street Haunted House. Visit www.clintonhauntedhouse.com.
November 30: Clinton C of C Annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m.
November 30, December 7, 14, 21:  Santa’s House on Mr. Lincoln’s Square from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Crawford County 2013 Calendar of Events
Contact the city of Robinson at 618-544-7616 or visit www.cityofrobinson.com/tourism. Visitors are always welcome in Crawford County.
April 14-26:  25th Annual Crawford County Arts Art Show & Sale.  Fife Opera House in Palestine. Original artworks of various mediums — some for sale.  Contact: www.crawfordcountyarts.org.
April 26-28: Fort LaMotte Rangers Re-enactment & Festival. Relive the days of yesterday and witness history portrayed in period costume. See, taste and smell the trades and lifestyle of the early 1800s. Includes encampment, shooting, cookout, traders and musicians. Vendors welcome.  Contact:  Leonard Sisil at 618-544-2990; Jim Keller at 618-544-7734; Charlie Coombs at 618-544-7570; Greg Parrott at 618-544-4488; Rob Byrley at 618-586-2493.
May 25:  Palestine Lions Club Fish Fry, Car Club Cruise-In & Flea Market.  Leaverton Park. Fish/sides/hotdogs/desserts served to help the Lions with their many projects. Crawford County Collectibles Car Club will provide the opportunity to enjoy automobiles from the past and present. Browse the selection of treasures from various vendors. Contact:  Lion Bill Kite at  618-584-3338, or Car Club Member Herb Hess at 618-586-5472.
June (TBA): Annual Robinson Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Quail Creek County Club in Robinson.  For more information, contact the Robinson Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
July 2-7:  Robinson 4th of July Celebration. Features carnival rides, food booths, nightly entertainment, car show, baseball and softball tournaments, and a spectacular fireworks show in the Robinson City Park.  Call City Hall at 618-544-7616, or visit www.cityofrobinson.com for more information and the nightly entertainment lineup.
July 21-27:  Crawford County Fair. Located at the Oblong Fair Grounds. 4-H exhibits, Crawford County Queen pageant, carnival rides, food booths, truck and tractor pulls, and a demolition derby highlight the week long event ending with a large 4-H auction. Contact:  Linda Price 618-557-3326,  www.crawfordfair.com, secretary@crawfordfair.com.
August 2, 3:  Hutsonville Community Days. Car Show, entertainment, parade and food, in downtown Hutsonville.
August 9-11:  Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show. This annual event draws visitors from all over to view actual working antique tractors and engines.  Located at the fairgrounds in Oblong.
August 30-September 2: 60th Annual Pioneer City Labor Day Festival and Rodeo. Pioneer City Arena, Leaverton Park & Main Street Palestine play hosts to a street fair, carnival, and the return of the PRCA full rodeo.  Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, camping, junior-sized tractor pull, remote control airplanes, lunch with clowns, flea market, mechanical bull rides, free entertainment at the band shell, town-wide garage sales, antique gas engine exhibit & swap meet and more. Contact:  Palestine Chamber of Commerce 618-586-2222, www.pioneercity.com or email: PalestineCofC@verizon.net.
Fall 2013 TBA: Crawford County Forest Preserve Annual Festival. Festival paying tribute to the rich Indian history of the area.  Featuring authentic Native American Dancers, Indian huts, food, and entertainment.  Visit www.crawfordcountycentral.com and click on the forest preserve link for more information, or contact David Fulling at 618-544-9337.
October 4, 5:  Annual Heath Toffee Festival and Parade. Located on the square in Robinson. Celebrating the delicious Heath Candy Bar, created in 1928 by Heath Brothers Confectionary in Robinson. Features Friday night entertainment, street dance, and car show, and Saturday craft show, live entertainment, toffee bake-off, and parade, capped off by a free chili supper. Call 618-546-1557 for more information.
October 5, 6:  11th Annual Wabash Valley Wine & Arts Festival. Several wineries provide various wines for tasting as attendees stroll Main Street and enjoy artworks from numerous artists from the Wabash Valley area. Some art may be purchased. Food booths and live entertainment. Contact: Susan Goodwine 618-586-2035.
October 26:  Oblong Fall Follies and “Spooktacular” Bandfest and Parade. Features nighttime parade, band field competition, food, crafts, and entertainment on the square in Oblong. Call 618-592-4355 for more information.
November 22: Bringing The Magic of Christmas. Open house for retailers, and the lighting of the Christmas Lights at 6 p.m. There will be food booths, games for kids, carolers, and much more. On the square in Robinson. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 618-546-1557.
November 23:  Palestine Preservation Projects Society Cookie Walk. Fife Opera House. Browse table after table of homemade cookies for purchase.  Contact: Nita Jochim at 618-586-2427.
November 23:  Crawford County Retailer’s Holiday Open Houses. Travel Route 33 through Robinson and Palestine to find that perfect Christmas gift or secure that elusive item you’ve always wanted and even find great bargains for whatever your needing. Contact: Robinson Area Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
November 29: Leaverton Park Holiday Lighting Festival at 5 p.m. Leaverton Park in Palestine comes alive with over 40,000 lights and displays. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa, listen to area church choirs and singing groups caroling. Watch the fireworks and enjoy cornbread and beans, hotdogs and desserts served by the Lions Club. Contact: Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 618-586-2222.

Decatur/Forsyth 2013 Calendar of Events
To view a video about the area, request a visitor’s guide, see an area map, or find out more about attractions, visit www.decaturcvb.com, or, during business hours, call 217-423-7000. The smartphone mobile app, Visit Decatur, is available to download for free.
April 4-6: Pride of the Prairie Spring Marble Show. Country Inn.
April 13, 14: Spring Train Fair. Decatur Civic Center.
April 19-21:  MidState Soccer Classic Cup. Decatur Soccer Complex.
April 26:  AKC Dog Show. Progress City, USA.
April 27, 28: Gem & Mineral Show. Decatur/Macon County Fairgrounds.
May 31-June 2: Special Olympics Big Blue Blowout. Millikin University.
June 1-9: Macon County Fair. Decatur/Macon County Fairgrounds.
June 10-16: LPGA Futures Golf Championship. Hickory Pt. Golf Course.
June 12-15: Commodores Wooden Bat Tournament. Sunnyside Park.
June 20, July 18, August 15: Blues in Central Park. Downtown Decatur.
June 21, 22: Haunted America Conference. Lincoln Square Theatre.
July 4-7: ASA JO 10 U A and B State Tournament. Rotary Park.
July 5-7: Rodney T. Miller Triathlon. Lake Decatur & Fairview Park.
July 26-28: ASA Men’s D and E State Tournament. Rotary Park.
July 25-Aug. 4: USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic. Fairview Complex.
August 1-4: Decatur Celebration. Downtown Decatur.
August 27-29: Farm Progress Show. Progress City, USA.
September 20-22: Arts in Central Park. Downtown Decatur.
October 10-12: Amer. Street Rod Assn. Vintage Wkd. Progress City, USA.

Dwight 2013 Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information & additional activities.
March 30: Easter Egg Hunt and Downtown activities.
May 4, 5: Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 90 miles of family fun on Route 66.
May-October: Dwight Farmers Markets.
June 22: “Buzz the Gut” Car Show.
July 4: Fireworks, activities behind Dwight Grade School.
September 20-22: Dwight Harvest Days, flea market, arts & crafts, 5k run, parade and carnival.
September 21-22: Guardian Angel Bassett Bash and Waddle.
December 6: Lighted Christmas Parade.

Effingham 2013 Calendar of Events
To learn more about Effingham, visit www.visiteffinghamil.com for a schedule of coming events.
April 6: Annual Lake Sara Dam Run. 217-347-5843 or 217-347-8799.
April 20: National Fishing Lure Collection Show. 217-644-2294 or 217-868-2427.
April 16-22: Fine Arts Show. 217-342-9632, www.effinghamartguild.com.
April 26: Arts & Hearts and Artists’ Soft Opening (Wine/Beer Tasting). www.EffinghamArtisanFair.com.
April 27: Artisan Fair/Wine & Beer Tasting. www.EffinghamArtisanFair.com.
May 4: Swapfest & Cruise-In. 866-350-4541, www.mamotorworks.com.
May 31 - June 2: FunFest for Air-Cooled VW. 866-350-4541.
June 7, 8: Illinois State H.O.G. Rally at Legacy Harley Davidson. 217-342-3494, www.legacyhd.com.
June 27 - 29: KC Barbeque Society Cook-Off at Legacy Harley Davidson.
July through mid-October: Farmers Market, Fri.-Sat., 618-686-3518.
July 4: Fourth of July Celebration. 217-536-6169.
July 7: Farm Toy Show. 618-829-5783.
July 26, 27: The Annual Millroad Steam Thresherman’s Association Steam, Gas & Threshing Show. 618-483-5201 or 217-536-6400.
July 20, 21: Annual Model Train Show. 217-536-6400.
August 2-10: Effingham County Fair. 888-854-FAIR.
September 14: Wine on the Lawn at the Wright House, Altamont. 618-483-6480, www.wrightmansion.org.
September 14, 15: Altamont Schuetzenfest. 618-483-5532.
September 19-22: Corvette Funfest. www.corvettefunfest.com.
September 20, 21: Crossroads Harvest of Quilts. 217-739-2250.
October 12: Fall Swapfest & Cruise-In. 217-540-4200 or 800-500-8388.
October 19: United Way Gala. 217-342-3824.
October 27: Halloween Parade. 217-342-4173.
November 21-December 25: Wonderland in Lights. 800-772-0750.
November 24: Santa Arrives Downtown. 217-342-4147.
December 1-31: Twinkling Lights Tour. 800-772-0750 or 800-500-6286.

Galesburg 2013 Calendar of Events
To learn more about attractions and events, visit www.visitgalesburg.com, or call 800-916-3330.
April 17-21: Sandburg Days — Festival for the Mind. Annual festival celebrating the life of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg. For more information, visit www.sandburg.edu/festival.
June 15, 16: More on 34. 100-plus miles of yard sales through seven counties from Sandwich, IL, to Galesburg. For more information, visit www.moreon34.com.
June 22, 23: Galesburg Railroad Days. Annual event celebrating the city’s railroad heritage with a carnival, exhibits, a street fair, railyard tours, 5 and 10k runs and more. For more information, visit www.galesburgrailroaddays.org.
July 25: Taste of Galesburg. Sample food from numerous area restaurants, enjoy live entertainment and a beer garden.
July 26-28: Great Balloon Race. A color-filled weekend of 25-plus hot air balloons flying overhead. For more information, visit www.galesburgballoonrace.com.
July 30-August 3: Knox County Fair. Come celebrate the 162nd Knox County Fair. For more information, visit www.knoxfair.com.
August 16: River 2 River Car Cruise. Food, entertainment and hundreds of vintage cars, street rods, trucks and antique cars.
August 16-18: Heritage Days. Featuring Civil War Battle Reenactments and Pre-1840s Rendezvous. For more information, visit www.heritagedays.com.
September 2-8: National Stearman Fly-in Days. Annual event that hosts the largest gathering of Stearman bi-planes in the world. For more information, visit www.stearmanflyin.com.
September 7: Art in the Park. View the creations of regional artists working in a variety of media. For more information, visit www.galesburgarts.com.
September 8: The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta. Annual competition held at Lake Storey Recreational Area. The Rubber Duck Race follows the regatta.
September 19-21: Black Earth Film Festival. The Black Earth Film Festival will feature films made by independent filmmakers. For more information, visit www.galesburgarts.com.
October 5, 6, 12, 13: Knox County Scenic Drive. Enjoy historic sites, displays, and country cooking while taking a self-conducted driving tour through Spoon River Valley. For more information, see www.visitgalesburg.com. 
October 5, 6: Galesburg Scarecrow Festival. Tenth annual Scarecrow Festival held in Standish Park Arboretum.
November 29-December 1: Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm. Begin the winter holiday season with festive music, simmering foods and a visit with St. Nicholas. Take home natural Christmas trimming and exquisite one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. For more information, visit www.walnutgrovefarm.com.

Greenup 2013 Calendar of Events
For information, please visit www.villageofgreenup.com.
January through December: Hootenanny — 1st Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. Free musical entertainment. Contact 217-923-3401
March 30: Cumberland County Fair Association Easter Egg Hunt. For more information, visit: www.cumberlandcountyfair.com.
July 5: Cumberland County Fair Association Tractor Pull. For more information, visit www.cumberlandcountyfair.com.
August 18-24: Cumberland County Fair. Thoroughbred and harness races, tractor pulls, 4-H shows, musical entertainment, demolition derby and a carnival for the kids. For more information, visit: www.cumberlandcountyfair.com.
October 3-5: Greenup Fall Festival. Craft fair and parade joined together with food, music and fun. Contact 217-923-3751 or 217-923-9233.
October 18, 19, 25, 26: Cumberland County Fair Association Halloween Hayride. For more information, visit: www.cumberlandcountyfair.com.
October 26: Greenwood Home Extension Unit Halloween Celebration. Costume judging, cake walk, food and fun.
December 13: Chamber of Commerce Visit with Santa. 6 to 8 p.m. Hotdogs, drinks, treat bags and pictures with Santa.

Greenville 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, visit www.greenvilleusa.org or call 888-862-8201.
May 3, 4: Agape Christian Music Festival.
May 4:  Bond County Historical Society’s Quilt Show
June 15: Greenville Graffiti Car Show
July 4: Fireworks at Patriot Park
July 26-28:  Farm Heritage Days at American Farm Heritage Museum.
August. 1-6:  Bond County Fair.
September (TBA): Our Common Ground’s Art Walk
October 5: Apple Day — downtown Greenville.
October 6: Ripson Bridge Festival — near Sorento.
October 12: Fall Fam Fest/Living History Day, Farm Heritage Museum.  
November 30: “Come Home for Christmas” downtown celebration.
December 7: Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar.
December 8: Annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Jacksonville 2013 Calendar of Events
Further information is available by calling The Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-593-5678 or visit www.jacksonvilleil.org.
May 18: Downtown Celebration, a festive day of music, food, and fun in the heart of Jacksonville’s downtown.
June 14-16: General Grierson Days & Veterans Remembered Historic Celebration, Community Park.  The largest mounted Civil War re-enactment in the Midwest. This year celebrates the 150th anniversary of Jacksonville’s own Benjamin Grierson’s famous raid through the South that helped Grant’s defeat of Vicksburg. It will feature special field effects staged by the same company that worked with Steven Spielberg on his recent movie, “Lincoln” with replicas of the famous Newton battle and others. Step back in time and experience the life of Civil War soldiers as they drill, prepare for battle, cook and practice medicine.
July 3, 4:  4th of July Celebration & Parade, Nichols Park.  Two-day celebration beginning at 6 p.m. July 3 and ending after fireworks July 4.  Parade, concessions, kid’s events, live entertainment, fireworks and more are all part of the celebration.
July 9-15: 65th Annual Morgan County Fair. Games, rides, and big band entertainment, at Morgan County Fairgrounds.
July 19-21: Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival, Crazy Horse Campground.
July 26, 27:  River Country Quilt Show, Jacksonville High School.
August 1:  Annual DAR Ice Cream Social on the lawn of the Gov. Duncan Mansion. Benefits the maintenance/refurbishing of the mansion.
August 3:  PrayseFest 2013, Historic Downtown Square
August 9:  Jacksonville Pilot Club’s 4th Annual “Dancing with the Stars,” Hamilton’s Banquet Facility.  
August 24, 25:  Jacksonville Main Street’s Fine Arts Festival, downtown Jacksonville.
August 30-September 2: 15th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua, Community Park.
September 14: Gov. Duncan’s Neighborhood Walking Tour. Features historically and architecturally significant homes in Jacksonville’s Historic District.
September 21, 22: 29th Annual Cruise Nite & Car Show, one of the area’s largest cruise nights.
September 27-29: 44th Annual Prairieland Heritage Museum Steam Show & Fall Festival Days, Prairieland Heritage Grounds.
October 26:  Jacksonville Main Street’s Pumpkin Fest, come join us in the Historic Downtown Square for free family fun.
December 7, 8: Pilot Club 30th Annual Holiday Home Walk & Tea. Visit beautifully decorated homes. Event sponsored by the International Pilot Club of Jacksonville.

Lincoln 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information on Lincoln, you can reach the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau at 217-732-8687 or at www.abe66.com or the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce at 217-735-2385.
July 30-August 4: Logan County Fair. For more information, visit www.logancountyfairil.com.
August 23-25: Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. Fun for the whole family at the Logan County Airport and in downtown Lincoln. It includes the Art of Wine and Brew, Kansas City BBQ Competition and much more. For information, call 217-735-2385 or visit www.lincolnillinois.com.
September 13-15: The 43rd Annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival/2nd Annual Dan Tackett Bluegrass Jam at the Logan County Fairgrounds. An educational event for all ages that includes rail splitting, corn shucking, tomahawk throwing, pioneer village, historical displays, Lincoln presentations, bluegrass and more. For more information, visit www.railsplitting.com.
December 7: Elkhart Chapel Candlelight Service in Elkhart, IL. Candlelight service to kick off the holiday season, followed by a meal at the Wild Hare Cafe. For more information, call 217-947-2238 or visit www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org.

Marshall 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, visit www.clarkcountyilnow.com or call 217-826-8087.
April 20: Clark Co. Trails Coalition 2nd Spring Biathlon at Mill Creek Park.
February-November: Artist Reception every third Saturday at the Gaslight Art Colony.
May 15: Mill Creek Park Senior Pontoon Tours – Age 62 and over.
May 18: Garden Fair at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
June 12, 26: Mill Creek Park Senior Pontoon Tours – Age 62 and over.
June 29: Clark County Trails Coalition 3rd Annual Mayhem at Mill Creek Park.
July 3: Mill Creek Park Boat Parade and Fireworks.
July 4: Fourth of July Celebration at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
July 27-August 3: Clark County Fair.
August 2: Main Street All American Night/Lemonade Stand Contest.
August 17: Antique Tractor Show.
August 17: Mill Creek Park Presents-Riley Children’s Hospital Mud Bog.
September 19-22: Marshall Autumn Fest on the Courthouse Square.
September 19-22: Walldogs Mural, live painting
October 26: Marshall’s Halloween Frolic.
December 1: Hometown Holly Day celebration downtown.
December 1-31: Fest of Lights Drive-through at Clark Co. Fairgrounds.

Mattoon 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, call 217-258-6286 or 800-500-6286, or visit www.mattoonillinois.org.

April  27: Herbfest
July 4: Independence Day Celebration. Call 800-500-6286 or visit www.mattoon.illinois.gov.
July 16-20: Annual Bagelfest Celebration. For more information, visit www.mattoonbagelfest.com.
July 19-21: Mattoon Bagelfest Softball Tournament
August 24: Coles County Airport Airshow
November 15-December 25: Mattoon Lightworks. Enjoy the lights of the season in beautiful Peterson Park.

Monticello 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, call 800-952-3396 or visit www.monticelloillinois.net or www.MonticelloTourism.org
April 5: Concert in the Park,  Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
April 6: Allerton Trails Half-Marathon - 217-333-3287.
April 23: Chamber Business Expo - Monticello Chamber - 217-762-7921.
May 3: Concert in the Park, Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
May 4: May Market - Monticello Main St. - 217-762-9318.
May 11, 12: Throw Mama on the Train - Railway Museum  - 877-762-9011.
May 11: The Kirby Derby - Kirby Hospital - 217-762-1509.
May 18: Steam Train Rides - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
May 30-June 2: JR Aerotow Model Airplane Event - 217-840-3400.
June 6: Concert in the Park,  Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
June 14: Movie Night on the Square - City - 217-762-2583.
June 15: Garden Walk - Monticello Chamber - 217-762-7921.
June 15, 16: Father’s Day - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
Late June through September: Farmers Market Downtown Monticello - Monticello Main St. - 217-762-9318.
June 20-22: Piatt County Rodeo - Piatt Co. Trailblazers - 217-762-2663.
June 22: Rodeo Parade - Piatt County Trailblazers - 217-762-2663.
June 22: Steam Train Rides - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
June 28: Movie Night on the Square - City - 217-762-2583.
July 3: Fireworks - Lodge Park.
July 3: Openhouse and Airshow - Eli Field - 217-840-3400.
July 3: Fireworks Train - Monticello Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
July 5: Concert in the Park - Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
July 5: Movie Night on the Square - City - 217-762-2583.
July 20, 21: Steam Train Rides - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
August TBA: Illini SuperJets - Eli Field 217-840-3400.
August 2: Concert in the Park - Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
August 2: Movie Night on the Square - City - 217-762-2583.
August 16: Movie Night on the Square - City - 217-762-2583.
August 17, 18: Steam Train Rides - Railway Museum - 877-762-90.
August 29-September 2: Music Barn Concert Series - Allerton Park - www.allertonmusicbarn.com.
September TBA: NC IMAC Championships - Eli Field - 217-840-3400.
September 6: Concert in the Park - Allerton - 217-333-3287.
September 20, 21: Monticello Celebration - Main Street - 217-762-9318.
September 21, 22: Railroad Days Plus Steam Train - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
October 4: Concert in the Park - Allerton Park - 217-333-3287.
October 4: Pumpkins, Goblins & Brew….oh my - Downtown Merchants - 217-762-1951.
October 11-13: Barn tour - Piatt County Museum.
October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27: Ghost Train and Haunted Boxcar - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
November 29, 30-December 1, 6, 7: Polar Express - Railway Museum - 877-762-9011.
December 6: Reds of Christmas - Downtown Merchants - 217-762-1951.
December 7: Chamber Christmas Parade - Monticello Chamber of Commerce - 800-352-3396.
December 7, 8: Lunch with Santa on the Train - Monticello Chamber of Commerce - 800-352-3396.
December 14-23: Santa in the Depot - Monticello Chamber of Commerce - 800-352-3396.

Oakland 2013 Calendar of Events
March 30: Easter Egg Hunt/Chalk Art for children on the Square.
May 4: City-Wide Yard Sale in villages of Oakland and Hindsboro.
April 28: Miss Oakland Pageant at Oakland High School.
June 8: Run for the Health of It. 5K run/walk. Oakland Swimming Pool.
June 29: Hummingbird Banding Event at Ethington Property.
June 29: Trial & Tribulations.
July 6: Jonah Fish Fry at Oakland Lake Park.
July 13:  Trial & Tribulations.
August 31: City-Wide Yard Sale in villages of Oakland and Hindsboro.
September 20: Trial & Tribulations.  
October 24-27: Father/Son Camp at Walnut Point State Park.
October 31: Halloween Party/Costume Contest at Columbian Building on the Square.
December 7: Breakfast with Santa at Lakecrest School.
December 12-14: Kings IV Christmas Concert at Columbian Building on the Square.

Oblong 2013 Calendar of Events
Please call 618-592-4355 for specific information and additional activities..
March 24: Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
July 20-26: Crawford County Fair.
August 9-11: Antique Tractor & Engine Show.
September 28: Oldies in the Park.
October 26: Fall Follies.
December TBA: Hometown Christmas.

Paris 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, call the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 217-465-4179.
May 17: Chamber Spring Fling Golf Tournament.
June 7-9: Edgar County Shrine BBQ & Parade.
June 22: Edgar County 4-H BBQ
July 4: Independence Day Celebration
July 19, 20: Allis Chalmer’s Orange Power of the Past Working Show.
July 19-24: Edgar County 4-H Fair.
July 20-27: Edgar County Fair
August 3: American Cancer Society® Relay for Life
September: 20: Chamber Honeybee Golf Outing.
September: 27-29: Annual Kiwanis Honeybee Festival
September 13-October 31: Pumpkin Works open daily.
November 2: Community Prayer Breakfast
November 24-January 1, 2014: Holiday in the Park
December 6: Christmas in the Park, city of Paris.

Parke County, IN 2013 Calendar of Events
Explore Parke County, IN with its scenic back roads, 31 covered bridges, and expansive Amish country. Relive America’s past through the county’s many restored historic buildings and communities. Events available year-round.
October 11-20: Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. This countywide festival, Indiana's largest festival, always starts on the 2nd Friday in October, and is nationally known as one of the largest. Enjoy visiting communities throughout the county with a wide array of shopping and a variety of food that is sure to please everyone. Plan your visit to the "Covered Bridge Capital of the World". For more information, call 765-569-5226 or visit www.coveredbridges.com.

Pittsfield/Pike County 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information,the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, www.pikeil.org, operates a Visitor Center at 224 W. Washington in Pittsfield.
October 19 & 20: 25th anniversary of the The Pike County Fall Color Drive, promoting local crafters, artisans and communities within Pike County by attracting visitors to the county during the peak fall foliage time. Visitors can plan their trip on the web at www.pikecolordrive.com. Look for the official Color Drive Flag located at each official welcome booth. Here visitors can pick up a map and find additional information. Tune the radio to 97.5 FM (WBBA radio) and listen to Color Drive broadcasts from the Pittsfield Rotary Club all weekend long.

Pontiac 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, visit www.visitpontiac.org, or call 800-835-2055.
May 4, 5: Red Carpet Corridor Festival — 90 miles of family fun on Route 66.
May 25: Pre-War Festival — Celebrating life before 1942.
June 1: Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Car Show.
August 29 - September 2: Threshermen’s Reunion.
September 19-21: Threshermen’s Bluegrass Festival.

Rockome Gardens 2013 Calendar of Events
Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities at 217-268-4106, visit www.rockome.com, or e-mail info@rockome.com.
May 3: Opening Day.
May 4: Spring Horse Plowing Days.
May12: Mackville will play throughout the park.
May 18: Chet Kingery Concert at noon.
May 25: James King Concert at 3p.m.
June 7-9: Civil War Re-enactment.
June 8: Mackville will play throughout the park.
June 28-30: World War II Re-enactment.
July 20: Farm Horse Pull. Tomahawk throwing demonstration.
August 14: Tony Holt and the Wildwood Valley Boys Concert at 6:15 p.m.
August 17, 18: Blue Grass in the Gardens music festival.
August 25: Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers at 2 p.m.
September 14: Fall Horse Plowing Days.
October 5: Pony Pull.
October 12-14: Harvest Festival. Old-time demonstrations, including tomahawk throwing demonstration. Open fire apple butter and cider plus more. All vendors welcome. For more information, contact info@rockome.com.
October 13: Mackville will play throughout the park.
November 3: Closed for the season. Amish museum will be open by appointment. Reservations and tour planning are available year around.

Shelby County 2013 Calendar of Events
Visit www.lakeshelbyville.com or call 800-874-3529 for updated event listings, attractions, and accommodations.
April 5-7: Geocache MOGA Event, Cachelo, Quest for the Dragon’s Cache. Lake Shelbyville Area.
April 19-20: Spores ’N’ More Morel Mushroom Festival.  
June 6-9: Moweaqua Pow Wow Days at Moweaqua City Park.  
July 4: Fireworks at Forest Park in Shelbyville.
July 26, 27: Findlay Walleye Festival in downtown Findlay.
August 15-18: Windsor Harvest Picnic at Windsor City Park.
August 23-25: Cowden Pioneer Days at Cowden City Park.
September 20-22: Tower Hill Fall Festival in Tower Hill Park.
October 11-13: Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest. Hot Air Balloons take flight over Lake Shelbyville. Balloon tasks, night glow, basket burn, food and more.
October 11-13: Scarecrow Daze. Scavenger hunts, entertainment, and games in Forest Park and downtown Shelbyville.
November 22-December 30: Shelbyville Festival of Lights in Forest Park. Sunday through Thursday 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 6 to 10 p.m.  
December 7, 14, 21: Hometown Holidays in Shelbyville.
December 7: Holiday in Herrick in downtown Herrick.
December 7: Old-Fashioned Christmas on Main in downtown Moweaqua.

Springfield 2013 Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information & additional activities.
May 18, 19: Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair. Old Capitol Square in downtown Springfield. Call 217-415-5518, or visit www.socaf.org.
June 10: History Comes Alive. Various historic sites and attractions. Call 217-789-2360 or visit  www.visit-springfieldillinois.com.
August 8-18: Illinois State Fair. Illinois State Fairgrounds. For more information, call 217-782-6661 or visit www.IllinoisStateFair.info.
September 27-29: 12th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. More than 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators, hot music and free entertainment in downtown Springfield. Call 317-236-6515 or visit www.route66fest.com.
October 12, 13: Indian Summer Festival. Lincoln Memorial Garden.Call 217-529-1111 or visit www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org.
October 18, 19: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Washington Park-Thomas Rees Carillon, hand carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns surrounding the Carillon. Call 217-546-3853 or visit www.carillon-rees.org.  

Sullivan 2013 Calendar of Events
For more information, please contact the Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development at 217-728-4223 or visit www.sullivanchamber.com.
April 19, 20:  Spores ’n’ More Regional Mushroom Hunt & Auction.
April 26-28:  37th Annual Prairieland Frontiersmen Spring Rendezvous.
April 27:  Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development Business Expo.
May: 3-5:  Sullivan Show Choir Dinner Theatre.
May 4: CHAIR-ity Gala Fundraiser and Alexa Snyder solo Art Show, Exhibition of Quantum Physics Figurative Body of Oil Paintings at The Factory Art Studios.
May 17-19:  Lincoln Trails Council-DNR Links to the Future at Wolf Creek.
May 27: Sullivan Street Machine Association Memorial Day Car Show at Wyman Park.
June: 5-16: The Little Theatre on the Square presents Fiddler on the Roof — 217-728-7375.
June 13:  Farm to Fork Dinner at The Great Pumpkin Patch.
June 14: Moultrie County Relay for Life.
June 19-30:  The Little Theatre on the Square presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum — 217-728-7375.
July 3-14:  The Little Theatre on the Square presents Anything Goes — 217-728-7375.
July 4: American Legion Post 68 July 4th Celebration with parade, carnival and fireworks.
July 17-28: The Little Theatre on the Square presents The Will Rogers Follies — 217-728-7375.
July 20 - Tentative:  Okaw Valley Orchard opens for the season.
July 28:  Hummingbird Fest at Okaw Valley Orchard.
July 31-August 11:  The Little Theatre on the Square presents Monty Python’s SPAMalot —  217-728-7375.
August 10:  Sullivan Area Arts “Cruisin’ The Cornfields” Bicycle Tour — 217-728-2684.
September 21:  Farm to Fork Dinner on Stage at The Little Theatre on the Square.
October 4-31:  Shotgun Manor Haunted House — every Friday and Saturday in October.
October 5:  “Angels & Demons III,” exhibition of Order and Chaos at The Factory Art Studios.
October 11:  Sullivan High School Annual Homecoming Celebration.
October 18-19:  Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development Oktoberfest with 9th Annual Chili Cook-off.
October 18-19:  Artoberfest Art Contest.
October 31: Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development Safe Trick-or-Treat.
November 2:  Saturday Morning Arcade Time Machine, Exhibition of 1980s Cartoon vs. 8-bit Video Game Inspired artworks at The Factory Art Studios.
November 30: Christmas Parade in Sullivan at noon.
December TBA: Sullivan Church of God Live Nativity (Carolyn Ledbetter).
December 7: Christmas at The Factory Art Studios.

Tuscola 2013 Calendar of Events
For information about Tuscola, call the Tuscola Visitors' Center at 800-441-9111; visit www.tuscola.org, www.point2tuscola.org or e-mail tuscolatourism@mchsi.com.
March 1, 2: Rural Life Antique Show and Sale in two locations, the Douglas County Museum and the Tuscola Community Building. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Presented by Winterberry, the event is a benefit for the Douglas County Museum. For more information, visit www.rurallifeantiqueshow.com.
April 6: Ballroom Dancing with the Gene Trimble Orchestra at the Douglas County Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
April 12,13: City-Wide Spring Garage Sale.
April 12-14: University of Illinois Mom’s Weekend Sidewalk Sale at Tanger Outlet.
May 6-12: Tanger Grad Gift Card sale — $10 off of $50 gift cards for grads.
May 24-27: Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlet.
June through August: Downtown Farmers’ Market from 8 to 11 a.m., on Saturdays.
June 1: Wheels Car Club Car Show in downtown Tuscola from 4 to 9 p.m.
June 15: 2nd Annual Marilyn Davidson High Heel Dash — downtown at Festival Corner.
June 15: Ballroom Dancing with the Gene Trimble Orchestra at the Douglas County Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
July 4-7: 4th of July Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlet Center.
July 6: Sparks in the Park Celebration. Tuscola’s 4th of July event in Ervin Park.
July 21: Tanger Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 9, 10: City-Wide Fall Garage Sale.
August 17: Ballroom Dancing with the Gene Trimble Orchestra at the Douglas County Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
August 30-September 2: Labor Day Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlet Center.
September 6-8: 42nd Annual Broom Corn Festival Sidewalk Sale at Tanger Outlet Center.
September 28: Ballroom Dancing with the Gene Trimble Orchestra at the Douglas County Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
October 11-14: Columbus Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale at Tanger Outlet Center.
October 31: Trick-or-Treat at Tanger Outlet Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
November 8, 9: Rural Life Antique Show and Sale in two locations, the Douglas County Museum and the Tuscola Community Building.  Visit www.rurallifeantiqueshow.com.
November 22-24: Deer Widows Weekend at Tanger Outlet Center.
November 23:  Ballroom Dancing with the Gene Trimble Orchestra at the Douglas County Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
November 28-December 1: Moonlight Madness at Tanger. After Thanksgiving sales begin Thanksgiving night at 10 p.m.
December 7: Tuscola’s Annual Christmastown Celebration.
December 7: Breakfast with Santa at the Douglas County Museum from 8 to 11 a.m.

Vandalia 2013 Calendar of Events
To plan a getaway to the city of Vandalia and for a complete calendar of events, call 618-283-2728 or visit www.vandaliaillinois.com.
May 3: Vandalia Lions Club Kelly Miller Circus. Call 618-283-4076.
May 17: Armed Forces Tribute. Downtown Vandalia. For more information, call 618-283-1152.
May 18: Shoal Creek ABATE Family Fun Fest. Downtown Vandalia. For more info, call 618-283-1152.
June 14, 15: National Road Festival. Downtown Vandalia. For more information, call 618-283-1152.
June 15-23: Pro/Amateur Town and Country Art Show. 618-283-4866.
July 5: Fireworks at Vandalia Lake. Call 618-283-4076.
July 20, 21: Young Lincoln’s Wilderness Capitol Street Pageant. For more information, call 618-283-9380.
August 24, 25: 4th Annual Lions Club Car Show. Vandalia Lake. For more information, call 618-918-9485.
September 27, 28: Vandalia Annual Grande Levee Celebration. For more information, call 618-283-1161.
September 28: Vandalia Tourism Commission Harvest Festival. For more information, call 618-283-2728.
October 24: Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade. For more information, call 618-283-4076.
November or December TBA: Olde Tyme Christmas in Downtown Vandalia. For more information, call 618-283-2728.
December TBA: Vandalia Statehouse Holiday Open House. For more information, call 618-283-1161.
December 6, 7: Christmas in Downtown Vandalia. On December 6, Olde Tyme Christmas. Merchant shopping from 5 to 9 p.m. On December 7, Annual Rotary Parade at 10 a.m. on Gallatin Street. Merchant shopping from 10 a.m. to 7p.m. For more information, call 618-283-1141. Vandalia Statehouse Open House from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Candlelight tours, period music and more.

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