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Datebook

April – May 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 [...]
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 [...]