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Pumpkin Works
Pumpkin Works @ Pumpkin Works
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
Spend a day relaxing on the farm and experience the 7’ tall soybean maze, choice of three hayrides and a hiking trail, private weiner roast [...]
Grande Levee and Harvest Festival 10:00 am
Grande Levee and Harvest Festival @ Vandalia Statehouse
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm
The Grande Levee is a celebration of the grand receptions held during the 1800s to honor government dignitaries and important visitors. Friday evening at 5 [...]
Candlelight Tour of Lincoln’s New Salem 7:00 pm
Candlelight Tour of Lincoln’s Ne… @ Lincoln's New Salem
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Candlelight Walk offers the only opportunity each year to see the village at night. Staff and volunteers in period clothing will be inside many [...]
Annual Heath Toffee Harvest Festival and Parade
Annual Heath Toffee Harvest Fest…
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day
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 [...]
Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
Oct 4 – Oct 12 all-day
Fulton County offers unusual beauty of the color throughout the Spoon River Valley. As you cruise through towns stop for apple butter made before your [...]
Scarecrow Daze and Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest
Scarecrow Daze and Touchstone En… @ Downtown, Airport and Forest Park
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day
The entire city is decorated with scarecrows. Includes a large parade on Saturday, kids’ games, beer tent, music, food and more. Friday night, Saturday and [...]
The Spirit of the Porcelain Artist Convention 12:00 pm
The Spirit of the Porcelain Arti… @ Northfield Inn and Suites
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Show includes more than 150 hand painted porcelain items on display, vendors, demonstrations, a raffle for Christmas tree covered with hand painted ornaments. Sponsored by [...]
Little Egypt Fly-In & Veterans Reunion
Little Egypt Fly-In & Veterans R… @ Mt. Vernon Airport
Oct 18 all-day
War birds and aircrafts will fill the runways, along with many other prestigious models. There will also be field activities, including entertainment and concessions throughout [...]
36th Annual Beta Sigma Phi Craft Show 9:00 am
36th Annual Beta Sigma Phi Craft… @ Galva High School
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fall Festival at Lincoln’s New Salem
Fall Festival at Lincoln’s New S… @ Lincoln's New Salem
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
Typical autumn life on the 1830s prairie will be demonstrated. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate tasks such as candle dipping, butter churning, soap making, basket making, [...]
Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race
Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race
Oct 25 all-day
The race is a simple concept-take a carved pumpkin, decorate it and insert two independent axles through it and attach wheels, then race your pumpkin [...]
Galena’s 36th Annual Halloween Parade & Festival 2:00 pm
Galena’s 36th Annual Halloween P…
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual, almost two-hour long Halloween parade. The event features spectacular floats, local marching bands, candy galore and [...]