Oct 1 – Oct 2
Volunteer Pioneers' Fall Festival
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 400 S. Lincoln Highway, Lerna
Activities include period craftsmen and vendors, a three-legged race, a cast iron skillet toss, and two-man saw contest. Visitors are encouraged to take part in period games and activities.
Oct 1 - Oct 2
St. Michaels Annual Octoberfest
St. Michaels Church, E Main Street, Staunton
Food, beer and wine garden, kids games, raffles, live bands, a bake-off and entertainment! On Sunday there will be mass and a chicken dinner. Proceeds from this event will go to St. Michaels School.
Oct 1 - Oct 2
Wabash Valley Wine and Art Festival
Main Street, Palestine
Festival goers will be able to sample wines from many wineries as they stroll among the various artists booths. There will be artwork on display and for sale, live entertainment and food booths.
Oct 7 - Oct 9
12th Annual Barn Tour
Piatt County Museum, Monticello
Tour area barns, enjoy local history and sites.
Oct 7 - Oct 8
Annual Central Illinois Braggin' Rights KCBS BBQ Competition & Thrill of the Grill Backyard BBQ
Downtown Arthur, Arthur
KCBS Sanctioned Competition BBQ! 40 plus teams, BBQ food stands, kids games, craft booths, prize money, live bluegrass music on Saturday and more!
800-722-6474 or 217-543-2181
Annual Fall Car Show at The Mill
738 S. Washington, Lincoln
From 11 am to 3 pm, The Mill is the place to be. All money raised goes to help save The Mill.
Oct 8 - Oct 9
Broom's Orchard's Pumpkin Festival
Brooms Orchard,12803 Broom Rd., Carlinville
Stocked with the usual goodies including several apple varieties and Sweet Cider. You can search for the perfect jack-o-lantern at the 5-acre pumpkin pumpkin patch, or choose from a pre-picked selection of pumpkins, gourds and fall decor. Try the corn maze or straw maze, play in the playground, see the live entertainment, and take a ride on a wagon through the orchard. Cider slush, hot dogs, nachos, and homemade caramel apples will be available for purchase
Mid America Motorworks, North on US Highway 45 off of I-57, exit 162, Effingham
Swapfest is an "old time" swap meet for VW and Corvette enthusiasts., Only private sellers and car clubs are allowed., No Coommercial vendors are permitted., There is no admission charge for buyers, lookers, or the public to attend the event.,
800-500-8388 or 217-540-4200
Oct 15 - Oct 16
28th Annual Kickapoo Karvers
1419 N. Bowman, Danville
Woodcarving Show.The show will feature the work of carvers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
800-383-4386 or 217-446-8670
Oktoberfest and 6th Annual Chili Cook-off
Come and enjoy some family fun in the outdoors and under tents. Non-sanctioned chili cook-off with plenty of good competition, bags tournament and more! Games for the kids, music, food and entertainment.
Oct 22-23 & Oct 28 - Oct 30
Ghost Train and Haunted Boxcar
Monticello Railway Museum,992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello
Ride the Ghost Train through Camp Creek Hollow with a stop at Cemetery Road. Only the brave should walk through the Haunted Boxcar. Not so scary matinee on Sunday recommended for younger children. Concessions available at museum. Trains run Oct 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30.
26th Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger
204 N. McLean Street, Lincoln
This event includes outdoor snacks, music and spacious indoor dining for breakfast and lunch. Many handcrafted items and food for sale. Unique handmade items will be on live auction at 2 pm. All Proceeds go to hunger relief around the world.
22296 A Henning Rd., Danville
Fun for the whole family, includes roasting hot dogs on an open fire, haunted trail, haunted hayrides, kid's activity tent (for young children)
Marshall's Halloween Frolic
Courthouse Square, Marshall
Halloween games, stories, hayrides and hot chocolate, Parade of costumes with costume judging at the gazebo.
Oct 22 - Oct 31
Lighted Pumpkin House Display
235 S. Vine Street, Arthur
This must-see during the Halloween season is an idea thought up by the local pharmacist. Hundreds of lighted carved pumpkins adorn the only house in downtown Arthur! Local school children help with the carving for this amazing display of Jack O' Lanterns.
800-722-6474 or 217-543-2242
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