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.

Desoto Community Farmers Market
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm

Local foods open air micro-market every Tuesday May-October 4:30-7pm

49th Annual Apple & Pork Festival
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm
49th Annual Apple & Pork Festival @ C. H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum | Clinton | Illinois | United States

The 49th annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival will take place September 23 & 24, 9am- 5pm both days, at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum in Clinton, Illinois. The festival, which began with a pot of soup and a stack of sandwiches, has grown to be one of downstate Illinois’ most popular festivals. Today, the festival offers more than 25 booths featuring numerous types of old-fashioned, harvest-time apple and pork foods; tours of the home of Abraham Lincoln’s law partner and personal friend, C.H. Moore; a juried art show; large flea market; demonstrating craftsmen offering their items for sale; an antique tractor and farm equipment exhibit; meal grinding, rope making, chair caning and blacksmithing demonstrations; live musical entertainment; pony rides; tomahawk throwing; Pigs on Parade contest and much more. Admission to the festival and flea market grounds is free. For more information, go to or find our official Apple ‘n Pork Festival Facebook page.

50th Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm
50th Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes @ Galena and US Grant Museum | Galena | Illinois | United States

It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of Galena’s rich cache of historic buildings to open their homes to the public for an entire weekend. We’re asking a lot, we know. Yet every year, roughly a half dozen properties are, indeed, offered up for touring, giving lovers of history, quality American workmanship and even quirky ingenuity the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. What can we possibly do for an encore on the Tour’s 50th anniversary? We’ve got some ideas…

Altamont Fall Festival
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon. Activities include a Chili Cook Off featuring 10 local chefs (come sample and vote for your favorite), live music, cake and pie auction, silent auction, bake sale and vendors. For kids there will be a fire truck, face painting, free cotton candy and outdoor fun. Available for sale will be mums and pumpkins, as well as pork burgers, brats ‘n kraut, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Sponsored by Altamont Garden Club.

Cornhole Tournament, Altamont
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am

So you think you’re good at cornhole? Well, prove it! Two player teams, double elimination, Cornhole Tournament with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Two player team pre-registration $20 or prior to 11:15 day of event $25. Tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Altamont Garden Club.

Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show
Oct 1 all-day
Gym Bob's Jamboree Show @ Gym Bob's Jamboree Show - Special Guest Kelsey Beard of Neoga | Louisville | Illinois | United States

Gym Bob’s in Bible Grove will be hosting the “Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show”. Doors open at Noon and the show begins at 1PM. This Branson style music show features Classic Country as well as 50’s and 60’s/Oldies for the whole family to enjoy. This monthly show is performed on the first Sunday of every month and performed by Mike Porter, Marsha Banning and the Panther Creek Band. Each show also features a special guest –comprised of some of the finest talent in Illinois! Gym Bobs is located at 44 Apostle Rd in Bible Grove — Reservations are accepted but not required and can be made by calling 618-665-3956. More information regarding upcoming shows can be found online at or

Twenty Dirty Hands
Oct 13 all-day
Twenty Dirty Hands @ Twenty Dirty Hands | Galena | Illinois | United States

Annual tour of Galena area pottery studios

Finders Holiday Market
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Finders Holiday Market @ Decatur Conference Center Hotel | Decatur | Illinois | United States

Finders Market is a treasure shoppers dream for those who enjoy fabulous flips, picks, handmade goods and one-of-a-kind finds from around the Midwest along with food trucks, a cash bar, live music, giveaways, and lots of Amazing Goods! Indoor and outdoor vendor booths will be filled to the brim with vintage and mid-century finds, handmade goods, rusty, chippy, salvaged treasures, repurposed and upcycled picks, boutique and handmade apparel and accessories, home and outdoor decor, handcrafted furniture, original art, primitives and more!
Grab your friends, your spouse, your mama, bring the big truck and join us for some fun, food and fabulous finds! Like us on Facebook at

Admission is just $3 with an advance ticket purchase from our website or $5 at the entrance
Kids 12 and under are Free
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Yanda Log Cabin Day
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Yanda Log Cabin Day @ Yanda Log Cabin | Glen Carbon | Illinois | United States

Set in Old Town Glen Carbon. Free Cabin Tours. Demonstrations by period craftsman: Blacksmith, Woodworking, Sewing, Corn Grinding, Dulcimer & Strings Music. Food available for purchase from Kiwanis. This is a family friendly event.