UPCOMING EVENTS

Veterans Honor Flight

September 28, 2021 | 5:15 am - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois
ADDRESS: 10400 Terminal Drive, Suite 200, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.veteranshonorflight.org/events/flight-7-2
PHONE: (618) 942-3930
EMAIL: contact@veteranshonorflight.org
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After 14 long months, Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is excited to announce that Mission 007 is a go! Save the date for September 28th and join us at Veterans Airport to help welcome our next group of deserving veterans back home!

The John Conlee Show

September 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/john-conlee-september-30/
TICKETS: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8578140/the-john-conlee-show-marion-marion-cultural-civic-center
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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John Conlee is a country music icon and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. During John Conlee's 40 year career in Country Music, he has brought to audiences such classic songs as: "Rose Colored Glasses" (John's signature song), "Friday Night Blues", "Backside of 30", "Common Man", "Miss Emily's Picture", "I Don't Remember Lovin' You", and more. Overall, there have been 29 single releases throughout the years with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts.

Hile Farms Haunted Woods

October 1 - 2, 2021 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Hile Farms
ADDRESS: 6286 Route 166, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 926-0425
EMAIL: hauntinginlittleegypt@gmail.com
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Southern Illinois's newest haunted attraction! Hile Farms Haunted Woods will be open Fridays and Saturdays through the month of October! Located just off of Route 166, 6.4 miles south of Route 13 and 1.5 miles north of Creal Springs. Get ready for a great haunted experience this Fall!

Live Music with Dave and Jeff

October 1, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 East Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1200
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Live music with Dave Simmons and Jeff Bradley on RIB NIGHT at Teddy's! Kitchen open from 5pm to 9pm.

Carterville Downtown Car Show

October 1, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Carterville
PHONE: (618) 925-4000
EMAIL: carscrazy66@hotmail.com
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Car, Truck, and Bike Show in Downtown Carterville. 50/50 and silent auction. Free hotdogs, chips, and drinks while supplies last, other items available for purchase. Trophies given out for top 10, Mayor's Choice, and more!

Junkfest and Craft Fair

October 2 - 3, 2021 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
EMAIL: mur_man@yahoo.com
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Check out this great Fall event for food, fun, music and deals!

Car Show

October 2, 2021 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 993-3151
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Join us for the 2nd annual Elks Car Show! Trophies for: Elk's Choice, Veteran's Choice, Best in Show: Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Jeep. Entry is $10. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, food and drinks available for purchase. Pre-sale event T-shirts $15.

Championship Night

October 2, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://southernillinoisraceway.org/track-info/
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala

October 2, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thepavilionevents.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: vsprehe@gmail.com
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The Williamson County Republican Central Committee is pleased to announce that they are hosting the Ronald Reagan Tribute Gala with former Congressman Trey Gowdy in attendance and serving as the group's keynote speaker.

Cody Galloway

October 2, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 East Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1200
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Join us when Cody Galloway takes the stage at Teddy's!

Southern Ducky Derby Dash

October 3, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Winery
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.duckrace.com/southernduck
TICKETS: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 534-3111
EMAIL: atktalley@soill.org
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Now in its 7th year, the Southern Ducky Derby Dash is a signature annual fundraiser benefiting 23,000 athletes and over 13,000 Young Athletes for Special Olympics Illinois. Usually, thousands of spectators watch 10,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into a lake at the lake at Walker's Bluff and race down the course towards the finish line, in person. This year we will not be congregating at the drop site.

We plan to race the real rubber ducks this year, and we plan to hold a family friendly outdoor event to announce the winners and celebrate our athletes. You can come anytime during the afternoon that Sunday to Walker's Bluff to the pavilion behind the Tasting Room to buy your ducks (prior to race cut off), buy some fun souvenirs and to get your photo taken with our big duck or Splash the mascot!

Hile Farms Haunted Woods

October 8 - 9, 2021 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Hile Farms
ADDRESS: 6286 Route 166, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 926-0425
EMAIL: hauntinginlittleegypt@gmail.com
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Southern Illinois's newest haunted attraction! Hile Farms Haunted Woods will be open Fridays and Saturdays through the month of October! Located just off of Route 166, 6.4 miles south of Route 13 and 1.5 miles north of Creal Springs. Get ready for a great haunted experience this Fall!

Brian Pender

October 8, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 East Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1200
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Join us when Brian Pender takes the stage at Teddy's!

Let It Be: Liverpool Legends

October 8, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/liverpool-legends-october-8/
TICKETS: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7392464/let-it-be-the-liverpool-legends-marion-marion-cultural-civic-center
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Liverpool Legends are "The Ultimate Beatles Experience". The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey...

The Liverpool Legends will be on stage performing songs spanning their entire career from the days at the Cavern with "Please Please Me" to "Let It Be". With precise attention to every musical detail along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will bring back the sounds and feelings of the music that is special in the hearts to people all over the world. The Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching listening to the real thing!

Kids Fishing Derby

October 9, 2021 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 6987 Headquarters Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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The Kids Fishing Derby is a Free event hosted by Crab Orchard NWR and our many local sponsors. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend a day together on the Refuge fishing. The Derby is for kids 12 and younger. Free lunch will be provided for participants and their families. Registration begins at 8am.

Southern Illinois Made Expo

October 9 - 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.simade.org/
PHONE: (618) 997-6311
EMAIL: info@simade.org
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Both Saturday and Sunday offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to sell directly to the public and wholesale/retail buyers. Potential customers can see, sample, and purchase products and learn about the many destinations Southern Illinois has to offer.

Exhibition Night / Chase Makeup

October 9, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Southern Illinois Raceway
ADDRESS: 9000 Foyt Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://southernillinoisraceway.org/track-info/
PHONE: (618) 969-2051
EMAIL: southernillinoisraceway@gmail.com
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Hoot N Holler Time

October 9, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina at Lake of Egypt
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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It's party time with The Hoot N Holler Band at Pyramid Acres. Come join the fun and party with us!!

Second-Hand CarTunes

October 9, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Prince, Survivor, Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more. Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music and atmosphere!

Free Admission Day: First Day of NWR Week

October 10, 2021 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 6987 Headquarters Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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In honor of National Wildlife Refuge week starting on October 10, Crab Orchard NWR is waiving vehicle and boat fees for the day.