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Datebook

April – June 2014

Antique Tractor Show @ Main Street
April 12, 2014 all-day
Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street. Tractor driving contests, trophies, food. www.mainstreetgolconda.org or 618-683-5637.
River to River Relay
April 12, 2014 all-day
From the Mississippi River to the Ohio River, daylight to dusk, a road race for teams of 8 runners, each runs 3 legs of [...]
An Evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson @ Flora High School Gymnasium
April 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Flora, Ill. Rotary Club is proud to present an evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson, stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They will be speaking [...]
11th Annual Spores N More Mushroom Festival
April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – April 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
In Findlay and Sullivan, come enjoy the thrill of the hunt for the elusive morel mushroom or come and bid at the auction. Friday [...]
Easter Sunrise Service @ Bald Knob Mountain
April 20, 2014 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Sunrise service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross, music and refreshments. www.baldknobcross.com or 618-893-2344.
16th Annual Ebertfest @ Historic Virginia Theatre
April 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – April 27, 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Created by Roger Ebert, a native to Champaign-Urbana, this popular film festival celebrates those “overlooked” films like the ones Ebert championed throughout his career. [...]
The 2014 Gathering at Macktown Remembrance @ Macktown Living History Center
April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014 all-day
This historic re-enactment brings once more to life the days of the early Illinois frontier. Talk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and [...]
Dutch Days @ Heritage Canyon
May 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Join the Early American Crafters of Heritage Canyon for Dutch Days celebration. Experience life in a pioneer village. All buildings will be open. See homes, [...]
Disaster Preparedness: Prepare for Tomorrow, Today is the Day Before @ Interstate Center
May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Special speakers, emergency response vehicles, information and local responder booths and displays, door prizes, children’s games and activities, Red Cross blood drive. Free family [...]
Heritage Quilt Show 2014 @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am
You’re invited to the annual quilt show featuring antique quilts from the Beloit Historical Society and quilts and quilted items loaned by members and [...]
Hummingbirds Galore @ Rock Springs Nature Center
May 3, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Participants will learn how to attract hummingbirds, make nectar for them and discover what they can plant in their yard to bring in these [...]
MIP Arts & Crafts Fair
May 4, 2014 all-day
Heralded as one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the Midwest, this fair features more than 200 vendors – both indoors and [...]
9th Annual Mechanicsburg Magic Car & Truck Show @ Uptown Village Park
May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dash plaques and goodie bags go to first 100 vehicles, there will be one “best of show,” “top fifty” awards and one long distance [...]
Art on the Square
May 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – May 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The #1 Art Show in the Nation (2008, 2010 & 2011) features 100 juried artists from all over the world. Come and shop for [...]
53rd Annual Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair @ Downtown Springfield
May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Springfield between 5th and 6th Streets on old state capitol grounds. This juried fair features more than 150 artists with their unique and [...]
Past Lifeways and Archaelogy Adventure Weekend @ Children's Discovery Museum
May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – May 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am
For ages 7+ with an accompanying adult. Wonder what life was like for prehistoric people of Illinois? Weekend of fun, learning and discovery at [...]
HerrinFesta Italiana
May 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – May 26, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
“Ciao” on delicious Italian food and delight in a grand parade, midway rides and games, live music, bocce tournament, grape stomp, pasta cook-off, kid’s [...]
10th Annual Music & Wine Festival at Hill Prairie Winery @ Hill Prairie Winery
May 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – May 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
The annual Music & Wine Festival is a popular event that features fresh grilled BBQ, two great bands each day and some great locally grown [...]
Aisle of Flags @ City Park
May 26, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
See Geneseo’s City Park sidewalks lined with more than 600 flags to honor Veterans and those who served our country. Free 8 a.m.-3 p.m. [...]
20th Annual Jasper County Strawberryfest
May 30, 2014 – May 31, 2014 all-day
This two day festival celebrates strawberries in Jasper County. Free family entertainment, music, games, food and crafts provide fun for everyone on the square [...]
4th Annual Country Quilts and Memories Show @ Egyptian School
May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Quilts on display will showcase the skills of local quilters. Tables with special memories, vendors, door prizes and demos. Presented by the Alexander County [...]
Be Old-fashioned, Eat Organic @ Rock Springs Conservation Area
June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gardeners in the past relied upon hard work, knowledge and nature to produce a successful garden without modern help. Garden volunteer Marge Evans will [...]
53rd Annual International Carillon Festival @ Washington Park
June 4, 2014 @ 1:15 pm – June 8, 2014 @ 2:15 pm
Longest running carillon festival in the world! Carillonneurs from several countries will perform on this world class instrument. Individuals and families are encouraged to [...]
Annual Rhubarb Festival
June 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am – June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Bake sale features more than 2,000 rhubarb pies and other delicious desserts. In addition a huge craft show (Saturday only) and flea market, music, [...]
Heritage Days Festival
June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am – June 8, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
An old-fashioned weekend of fun. The festival begins with an all equine parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Events following the parade will include [...]
Patriot Day “Americana” at Lincoln’s New Salem @ Lincoln's New Salem
June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am – June 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
A look into the daily life of residents of Lincoln’s New Salem village and patriotism in the 1830s. Activities to be performed include candle making, [...]
Bluegrass Music Jam @ Rock Springs Nature Center
June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring your instrument and play, or just come to enjoy the music. 1-4 p.m. Free. www.maconcountyconservation.org.
Superman Celebration
June 12, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Metropolis, home of Superman, holds a celebration the second weekend in June celebrating the “Man of Steel.” A Superman Drama kicks off the weekend [...]
Music Fest @ City Park
June 13, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Great family weekend, Friday evening includes the Rotary Club Supper and queen contest. Saturday features the Maple City 4, arts and crafts and other [...]
20th Annual Historic Cemetery Walk @ Greenwood Cemetery
June 14, 2014 – June 15, 2014 all-day
Follow a guide through one of Galena’s oldest cemeteries while costumed re-enactors bring to life some of the most interesting residents in this historic [...]