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August – September 2014

Prairie Pinwheels Quilt Show and Heritage Days @ Carl Sandburg College
August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am – August 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Displaying more than 200 quilts, will include National Quilting Association Judging and viewers choice awards. Challenge quilts, vendors on site including scissor sharpener, door prizes, [...]
Slaw Dawg’s 50/60x Diner 9th Annual Cruise-In @ Slaw Dawg's 50/60s Diner
August 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Half of all proceeds go to “Santa Jack Bailey.” Last year Jack provided more than 2,000 toys to children in need and has dedicated his [...]
44th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair @ Rockton Village Park
August 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Hononegah Woman’s Club.
44th Annual Rockton IL Arts and Crafts fair @ Rockton Village Park
August 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
44th Annual Rockton IL Arts and Crafts fair @ Rockton Village Park | Rockton | Illinois | United States
Rockton, Illinois – The 44th Annual Arts and Crafts fair sponsored by the Hononegah Woman’s Club will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, [...]
Barn Quilt Heritage Trail – McLean County 2014 Opening Event @ David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This marks the third year for the project, which features McLean County area barns and farm buildings decorated with 8×8′ quilt squares painted on plywood. [...]
Labor Day Festival @ Horseshoe Lake Community Center
September 1, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Horseshoe Lake Chamber of Commerce. this festival features a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, a 10 a.m. barbeque and music in the outside [...]
9th Annual Trains, Planes & Automobiles
September 4, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
Join Gen-Air for a fly-in luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday at Gen-Air Park, 1650th St. off U.S. Hwy. 6W. Friday cruise the Hennepin [...]
Macomb Balloon Rally @ Vince Grady Field
September 5, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
Enjoy 30 hot air balloons. There is a mass ascension on Friday evening, a fly-in to Vince Grady Field on Saturday morning, and a flight [...]
Traditional Music Festival @ Lincoln's New Salem
September 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – September 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Performers from all over the Midwest will entertain on such instruments as mountain and hammer dulcimers, concertinas, bones, autoharps, fiddles, banjos and guitars. 10 a.m.-4 [...]
McLean County Barnkeepers 9th Annual Tour @ Weston-Wates Township
September 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Self-guided tour of great barns, inside and out. $20 per carload. Registration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and tours run til 4 p.m. Rain or shine. [...]
Prairie Celebration @ Rock Springs Conservation Area
September 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – September 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Tour an encampment of trappers and traders as they demonstrate their skills, crafts and techniques for creating goods and services during the 1700 and 1800s. [...]
Riverside Blues Festival @ Riverside Park
September 20, 2014 all-day
Enjoy a day of blues music with 7 different bands at the historic band shell in Riverside Park. Food and beverages available. $12 in advance; [...]
Annual HarvestFest
September 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Saturday features a huge parade, activities, street vendors, fresh food, live music and an antique car, truck and tractor show. 10 a.m.-midnight. www.VisitMenardCounty.com or 217-415-4378. [...]
Railroad Days @ Monticello Railway Museum
September 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois terminal trackage. One of the trains will feature the steam [...]
National Public Lands Day
September 26, 2014 – September 27, 2014 all-day
Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service. Free camping at non-reserved campsites on Friday and Saturday night. Shawnee National Forest campgrounds included in the fee waiver [...]
Appleknocker Arts & Science Festival @ Flora High School
September 27, 2014 all-day
Annual walk and run held prior to festival. Sponsored by the Flora Academic Fdn., includes family fun, food, free admission and entertainment, free parking and [...]
Wayne City Bean Days
September 27, 2014 all-day
Sponsored by the Ruritan Club, it celebrates 45 years of Ruritans in Wayne City. Includes ham and beans, flea market and crafts, parade, live music, [...]
59th Annual “Fall Old Market Day” @ Old Market House Historic Site
September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by Jo Daviess County Assn. for Home and Community Education. Typical turn-of-the-century outdoor market, ladies in early 1900s costume will offer items for sale, [...]
National Alpaca Farm Days @ Timberview Alpacas
September 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am – September 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
See, pet and feed alpacas, also see fiber spinning, felting and carding demos. Hay rack rides and more. Projects for sale made from fleece of [...]
“Voices of our Past” Cemetery Walk @ Greenwood Cemetery
September 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Christian County Genealogical Society and the Assumption Historical Society will present “Voices from our Past”. The tours will be at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. [...]