Ttalk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and craftsmen who have gathered to trade news and goods. Demonstrations of blackpowder shooting, skirmishes, tomahawk throwing and fighting, and early crafts and lifeways. Period foods and crafts will be available for purchase. Admission is $7.00, Students $5.00, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or macktownlivinghistory.com or call 815-624-4200.
Come join the fun of the annual relay race held in Southern Illinois. The race stretches from the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, covering over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-way highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River. 240 eight-member teams compete running 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles. Contact http://river2river.net/ or 618-727-1892 for more information.
2015 is the 150th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s return from the war. Experience the 1860s through a Civil War battle, walk through a union camp and experience civilian camp events including a black smith shop, period cooking, dancing and a bazaar. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Adults $5 and Children under 12 free. www.facebook.com/tristatehistoricalpresentations.
From 9 a.m.-7 p.m. enjoy films and slides on Holland, Dutch Folk Art, and a style show of traditional Dutch clothes. There will be many food vendors that travel from all over the region and a parade with authentic Dutch costumers, bands, floats and many other entertaining units, including an outdoor band. For more information contact https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fulton-Dutch-Days-Festival
This event celebrates all things local and features only wines made from grapes grown in the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area. Meet passionate grape growers and winemakers behind your favorite wines and indulge in a variety of experiences which can increase your knowledge and enjoyment of Shawnee Hills.