Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry @ Abraham Lincoln Presidential Musuem | Springfield | Illinois | United States

Our newest exhibit, Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry, offers fans an interactive look at the historic baseball rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. The museum’s 300,000 annual visitors are a virtual “house divided” when it comes to choosing their favorite baseball team. This exhibit will allow visitors to learn more about each team’s history; showcase original relics from the players, managers, broadcasters, and owners who built each franchise; and encourage visitors to cast a vote for their favorite team. This exhibit is open from March 24 – December 31.

Dueling Pianos
Jan 27 all-day

Happy Hour starts at 6pm
Meal catered by Siever’s Meats starts at 6:30pm
Dueling Pianos starts at 7pm until 10pm

We will be having a full meal this go-around. The complimentary meal will be catered by Siever’s Meats in Newton. We are going to have Pork loin, Ham, Glazed Carrots, Hash brown casserole, cole slaw, rolls, drinks.

Dirty Dice will be played again this year with great prizes!

Fulton-Mason Eagle Day
Feb 3 all-day
Fulton-Mason Eagle Day @ Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds | Lewistown | Illinois | United States

Join us for the annual Fulton-Mason Eagle Day event. Activities include live raptor programs, hands-on activities and crafts for kids, and bird watching in various locations in Lewistown and Havana, Illinois. The event is free and for all ages. Visit for an event schedule and program locations. Sponsored by the City of Lewistown, Forbes Biological Station, Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, The Nature Conservancy, USFWS Illinois River Refuges Complex, and Lewistown Chamber of Commerce. Activities and displays contributed by the Astoria High School’s Environmental Club, Havana Park District, Emiquon Audoban, Fulton County Arts Council, and USFWS Carterville FWCP Wilmington Substation.

Rockford, IL Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 11:00 am

New 2018 boats, boating equipment, motors, and trailers will be exhibited at the 47th annual show. Everything from GO-Float to pro-fishing boats, sleek high powered runabouts and pontoons will be shown with manufacturer representatives on hand to answer any questions. The show will also have representatives from fishing and vacation resorts to plan the perfect getaway. Fishermen will have their choice of the latest tackle, guides, charters, and more. Be sure to bring the whole family as there will be plenty for them to see and do. Let them catch a fish in the trout pond, check out the Hawg Trough aquarium filled with fish, and bring them by the United States Power Squadrons and U.S. Coast Guard booths to learn about boating safety.

ADMISSION: Adults (12 & older): $6.00 for a one day pass or $10.00 for a three day pass
Children (under 12): FREE
Parking: FREE

CONTACT/EMAIL: Laci Rotolo /

PHONE/FAX: (815) 997-1744 / (815) 364-2400


Friday, February 16th, 2018 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, February 17th, 2018 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 11:00am-5:00pm

Rockford, IL RV, Camping & Travel Show
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 11:00 am

Camping is great fun for the whole family. Visit the 47th annual Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show and take a look at the new 2018 RV models to find your home away from home. The show features a great selection of brands, great deals and prices, and is a great place to buy. The show will have fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, expandable trailers, camping trailers, and truck campers. Visit with campground and lodging representatives to help plan your next exciting trip. Be sure to bring the whole family as there will be something for everyone. Come and enjoy the show.

ADMISSION: Adults (12 & older): $6.00 for a one day pass
Children (under 12): FREE
Parking: FREE

CONTACT / EMAIL: Laci Rotolo /

PHONE / FAX: (815) 997-1744 / (815) 364-2400


Friday, March 9th, 2018 from 2:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, March 11th, 2018 from 11:00am-5:00pm

Cogs & Corsets – A Steampunk Happening
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
Cogs & Corsets - A Steampunk Happening @ Historic Downtown Bloomington, IL | Bloomington | Illinois | United States

Join us in historic Downtown Bloomington, IL for our second annual Steampunk festival! This is a family-friendly event for Steampunk fans and newbies alike. Whether you have a closet full of corsets and gadgets or just recently learned about Steampunk, come learn and be inspired.

We kick off Friday, June 1 at 5pm when our district of art galleries, retailers and restaurants stay open late for shopping and fun, followed by a kickoff welcome and evening festivities. You’ll want to stay thru Sunday because we’ll have a full docket of entertainment, special events, vendors, workshops, presentations and of course, tea and steampunk comaraderie!

The festival is free and open to the public, but there will be some special events that will require tickets (available in 2018). Planned events for 2018 include:
• Tesla Coil Demonstration (yes, we’re shooting lighting…)
• Costume contest
• Makers’ Faire (Contest of cool Steampunk gadgets people make)
• Splendid Teapot racing (Google it. You’ll love it.)
• Hands-on make it/take it workshops
• Musical entertainment
• Children’s activities (by the Children’s Discovery Museum)
• Tea Room
• High Tea at the Vrooman Mansion
and so much more…