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Aug
08

Williamson County Fair
August 08, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 07:00 pm
 
Illinois' longest running county fair, the 161st Annual Williamson County Fair will be held in Marion August 8th-12th.
 
Nightly from 6pm-10pm
   - Carnival Rides
     (Armbands per night, single ride tickets)
   - Sheena's Friends: Pony Rides/Petting Zoo
   - Food Vendors and Exhibitors
 
Tuesday, August 8th
   - Demolition Derby #1:
      Compact, Chain and Wire Cars,
      Kids Power Wheels
 
Wednesday, August 9th
   - Family Night:
      Free Grandstand Entertainment
 
Thursday, August 10th
   - Rodeo:
      Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Miniature Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping,
      Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Bull Riding
 
Friday, August 11th
   - Antique, Garden, Super Stock, and ITPA Tractor Pulls/Hot Farm Stock Pullers
 
Saturday, August 12th
   - Speed Horse Show
 

 
101 North Fair Street/1500 East Main Street- Marion, IL 62959
618-751-9318
www.facebook.com/Williamson-County-Fair-Illinois-246809478672430

Aug
18

Moonstock 2017
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
This 4-day Music Festival will celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful Southern Illinois.  On August 21, 2017 an estimated 200,000 tourists will travel to our region to observe the point of greatest duration.  On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with Bark at the Moon.
 
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900
moonstock@walkersbluff.com
https://www.facebook.com/moonstock2017/
https://twitter.com/Moonstock2017
https://www.instagram.com/moonstock2017_walkersbluff/

Aug
19

Native American Indian Festival
August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Little Grassy United Methodist Camp | 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
 
Little Grassy United Methodist Camp (LGC), 8 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois, is located very near the center line of the Total Solar Eclipse that will be over Southern Illinois August 21, 2017.  In celebration of this event, LGC is hosting a weekend-long Native American Indian Festival with ceremonies of both traditional and religious nature, some of which have been performed for centuries surrounding celestial events such as this eclipse.  There will be drums, flute players, storytellers, a spirit fire, free crafts for the kids, and a Native American craft fair.  At times there will be two different stages going at the same time with varying experiences.
 
The event takes place Saturday, August 19th, Noon to Dark, Sunday, August 20th, 9am to Dark, and Monday, August 21st, 8am to 11am.  Single day tickets for adults are $20; children ages 5-10 are $10, children under 5 are Free.  Weekend passes are $45 for adults and $20 for children.  Those purchasing Monday tickets and weekend passes will be given free eclipse viewing glasses.  Limited tent camping is available for those purchasing weekend passes on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The festival will take place on the northside of our camp, 189 Campground Road, Makanda, IL 62958.
 
To purchase tickets for the festival, go to www.igrc.org/Festival or go to www.littlegrassycamp.org and follow the links. To make arrangements for tent camping, call the camp office at 618-457-6030 between 9:30am & Noon, Monday-Friday.
 
If you are not interested in the festival but still want to come and observe the eclipse, space is available on the southside of camp.  There will be plenty of space to set up chairs or spread out a blanket.  Registration to view the eclipse is required by August 7, 2017.  The $15 fee includes parking, a box lunch, and viewing glasses. To sign-up for this option, again go to www.littlegrassycamp.org.
 
Illinois Great Rivers Conference pastors who are involved in the planning of the festival itself include Rev. Danira Para, pastor of Dayspring UMC in Peoria, retired pastors Rev. Ken Hayden, Rev. Danny Lybarger, and Rev. Gary Billiot.
 
189 Camp Ground Road- Makanda, IL 62958
618-525-4278 or 619-457-6030
littlegrassy@igrc.org
https://www.facebook.com/littlegrassycamp/

Sep
07

104th Annual Carterville Free Fair
September 07, 2017 - September 09, 2017

Cannon Park | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
 
104th Annual Carterville Free Fair sponsored by the Carterville Lions Club will be September 7th, 8th, 9th.  There will be a Carnival, Parade, Bingo, Ping Pong Ball Drop, 5K and other Races, Queen Show, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Fireworks and more!
 
120 North Greenbriar Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-8304
Booth Rental (618) 985-2252

Sep
08

Twilight 5K Glow Run/Walk
September 08, 2017

Carterville Free Fair @ Cannon Park | 07:30 pm
 
Race Day registration and packet pick-up at the Community Center from 5pm-7pm.  River-to-River Chip Timing provided.  Race starts and finishes at the Carterville Free Fair at Cannon Park on Greenbriar Road.  Course is flat & fast!  Kids' Fun Run will be held at Cannon Park at 6:30pm.
 
 PURSE & TROPHY TO TOP OVERALL MALE & FEMALE RUNNERS.  Medals to top three male and female runners in each age group 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and up.
 
120 North Greenbriar- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-6942
Leigh Gusta (618) 925-6026

Sep
23

Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days
September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

John A. Logan College | 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
 
Held on the 4th weekend of September at John A. Logan College, this 2-day show includes bass fishing seminars, Buck-skinners Village, High School Bass Classic, Dock Dogs, goose calling cometitions, kids shooting and archery, kids fishing hole, Outdoor Art and Heritage show, retriever demonstrations, and much more.
 
700 Logan College Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-985-2828
www.SIHFD.edu

Sep
23

8th Annual Marion Main Street HubFest
September 23, 2017

Downtown Marion | 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
 
Marion Main Street's HubFest hosts live bands, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, hot dog eating cometition, dunk tanks, bounce houses, cornhole, car show and much more.
 
Tower Square Plaza- Marion, IL 62959
618-997-5094
Vendor Form: hubfestvendors@gmail.com

Sep
29

Southern Illinois Irish Festival
September 29, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff Winery | 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
 
The Celtic Fair will feature two outdoor stages both days, with performances by Saint Louis-area Irish and Scottish groups like The Wee Heavies, The Brianna Brown Band, Buckley & Walsh, and Celtica, along with Southern Illinois Celtic bands The Dorians and Roisín Dubh, and the local ensemble Heart Strings.  The Sunday lineup also includes some popular regional Americana bands.  The Festival includes food and drink for sale, merchandise vendors, Scottish Highland Games, bouncy houses for children, an Irish children’s village, piper Sean Folsom, Magic Storyteller Chris McBrien, and Liam the Extra-Large Leprechaun.
 
Admission is $10 for adults and Free for children under 18.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
618-956-9900