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Calendar of Events

Festivals, concerts, lectures, parades, fairs, art shows and city-wide yard sales . . . Illinois South has it all! There's no excuse for staying home. Try our searchable Events Calendar to find something special to do! Search by date, location or keyword. To search by county, put just the name in the keyword field (ex. Clinton, not Clinton County). To submit an event for the website, complete the 2014 Fill-In Form and return it to smeier@thetourismbureau.org. If your event is for the last months of 2013, please note that on the form. Because of the size of our region, we can't accept entries for fund raisers, parish picnics or weekly events, such as Farmer's Markets, concerts, wine tastings, etc. We give priority to events that are multi-day and can be expected to draw from outside a 50-mile radius.

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Now - Sep. 6, 2014 Hometown Teams
History Museum of Monroe County | 724 Elaine Dr. | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-5008
Hometown Teams do more than just play games; they shape our lives. Come celebrate how team sports and recreational activities have been woven through the social fabric of Monroe County over the last 100 years.
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Now - Sep. 1, 2014 Du Quoin State Fair
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds | Du Quoin , IL 62832 | 618-542-1515
The impressive Midway brings families together, livestock competitions for beef and dairy cattle along with 4-H and FFA entries, a full-fledged Big Top with circus animals and acts, and grandstand entertainment are just a few of the offerings at the Fair.
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Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 29, 2014 Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series
Centralia Carillon | 114 N. Elm St. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-4381
Hear classics played on one of the ten largest carillons in the world.
Admission: Free
Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 Summer Concert Fest
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
We are excited to host our third-annual Summer Concert Fest, featuring 15 weekends of live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The live music will take place in the plaza area, outside the Country Store from 7pm - 9pm. This FREE event is perfect for all ages. We will have kids activities and custard as well as appetizers and wine/beer available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a beautiful evening with family and friends. If it rains, the concert will be canceled.
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Admission: Free Admission
Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 Midwest Wingfest
St. Clair Square Mall | 134 St. Clair Square | Fairview Heights, IL 62208 | 314-252-8942
Bring the whole family! There will be a 5K run, wing eating contest, best wing contest (you vote), music and more! This hot, spice and gourmet wings food festival will feature 25-30 vendors!
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Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 Grayville Days
Downtown | Grayville, IL 62844 | 618-375-7158
Grayville Days will have free live band entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors, big parade, activities for all ages and spectacular fireworks show. Don't miss the challenging 5K on Saturday!
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Admission: Free
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 Berryville Chowder
Berryville Community Bldg. | Berryville, IL | 618-839-5081
Line up and fill a bowl with this local favorite!
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 Great Kaskaskia Duck Race
Carlyle Lake | 801 Lake Rd. | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-2484
Watch as truckloads of rubber ducks are dumped from the dam to race down the Kaskaskia River. The fastest duck wins great prizes for its sponsor. Rubber ducks can be adopted for $5 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center or local banks. The race can be viewed from the West or East Spillway Recreation Areas.
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Admission: Free Admission
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 Vandalia Lions Club Car Show
Vandalia Lake Marina | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-918-9485
This show has three awards per class in car show categories from 1900 to present. Dance the night away with 50s and 60s music at the Lake Pavilion.
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 St. Louis Antique Festival
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
The St. Louis Antique Festival features over 100 quality dealers from 32 states.
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Admission: $6 Admission Charged
Aug. 30, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014 Farm Festival
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head to Eckert's to celebrate all that is Fall! Weekends from Labor Day through October enjoy outdoor festival foods and music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. There will be kid's activities and more!
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Aug. 31, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 Lucky Dog Band Family Reunion
N. 10th St. & N. Main St. | Bresse, IL 62230 | 618-526-4500
The event kicks off with a dog parade. The kids area includes bounce houses, games and face painting. Featured entertainment includes Lucky Dog Band members and friends, Phil and Gayle, The Broken Hipsters and The Bad Larrys. Merchandise, food and drinks available.
Aug. 31, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 Kaskaskia Picnic
207 First St. | Kaskaskia , IL 63673 | 618-826-2667
Picnic, games, tractor & truck pull, horse shoe tournament, bingo, country store and food. Historic Church and Bell Shrine tours.
Admission: Free Admission
Aug. 31, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014 St. Elmo Labor Day Celebration
St. Elmo, IL 62458 | 618-829-3319
Weekend activities include flea markets, carnival games, pony rides, parade, bingo, cake walk, nightly entertainment, gospel sing and concession stands.
Sep. 1, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014 Labor Day Parade
101 S. Illinois St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6769
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Admission: Free
Sep. 1, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014 Denison Township Chowder
Denison Township Fire Department | St. Francisville, IL 62460 | 618-948-2431
Stop by the Firehouse in St. Francisville for some delicious Chowder. Chowder will be served until they run out.
Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 4, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Sumner Fall Festival
Christy St. | Sumner, IL 62466 | 618-936-2415
This 3 day family fun event includes vendors, nightly entertainment, children games, corn-hole tournament and a parade on Saturday.
Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 5, 2014 Centralia Carillon Summer Concert Series
Centralia Carillon | 114 N. Elm St. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-4381
Hear classics played on one of the ten largest carillons in the world.
Admission: Free
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Girlie Girlz Gathering
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Everything a girl could want: coffee, teas, spices, chocolates, wine tastings, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, clothes, jewelry, bows, feathers, hats, scarves and much, much more. Hundreds of vendors and Chocolate!
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Admission: $3 Admission Charged
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 St. Joseph's Parish Picnic
11 N. Alton St. | Freeburg, IL 62243 | 618-539-3209
Sample our famous fish fry and chicken dinners. There's also live music,kids' activities, quilt raffle, Country Store and more.
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Village of Shiloh Picnic
Community Park | 13 Park Dr. | Shiloh, IL 62269 | 618-632-1022 ext. 119
The 62nd Shiloh Picnic begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. A spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. Events begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Both evenings you can enjoy carnival rides, various vendor booths, great food and music. Parking is free!
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 TrentonFest Town Party
500 East Park Street | Trenton, IL 62293 | (618) 224-7323
Homecoming-type weekend town party with carnival, games, tractor shows, fireman muster, bands, and food & beverages
Admission: Free
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 7, 2014 Popeye's Picnic
Chester, IL 62223 | 618-826-4567
Join Popeye and his friends for the parade, carnival, inflatables, petting zoo, flea market, car cruise, cartoons, live radio play and dinner, trivia, drawing contests, bands and more all weekend long.
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 7, 2014 Homestead Harvest Days
Louis Latzer Homestead | 1464 Old Trenton Rd. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-6781
See demonstrations of threshing, old-time crafts, gas and steam engines, antique tractors, kids activities and tours of the most modern house of the 1900s.
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Splash & Dash 5K Run
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-394-6463
Ready to cool off from the summer heat? Come enjoy this unique 5K on our USATF certified course where you never know just when might get "splashed!"
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Admission: $25 before 9/1, $30 after 9/1
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Touch the Trucks
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
From 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Bring the family for a fun day where kids can see and touch a fire truck, backhoe, dump truck, concrete truck and many more. There will also be wagon rides, pony rides, meet Fredbird and more.
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Admission: $5 per person or $20 per car
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Songs 4 Soldiers
Metter Park | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
This day of fabulous music is dedicated to all of those who have served our country. Music line-up includes Super Majic Robots, Petty Cash Junction, Where's Charlie and Super Jam. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Splattering 4 A Cure
Flora, IL | 618-662-9592
This 5K through Charley Brown Park is the same as other well known color runs, it just has a different name!
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Bicycle Classic
Olney City Park | 610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-392-2241
Sign up to ride this annual event.
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Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Troy City Wide Garage Sale
Tri-Township Park and Throughout Troy | Troy, IL 62294 | 618-667-8769
Great bargains and treasures alike can be found at the over 100 participating addresses.
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Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 Fall Fest/Car Show
Tri-Township Park | 409 Collinsville Rd. | Troy, IL 62294 | 618-667-8769
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Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 7, 2014 Farm Festival
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head to Eckert's to celebrate all that is Fall! Weekends from Labor Day through October enjoy outdoor festival foods and music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. There will be kid's activities and more!
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Sep. 11, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 City Wide Garage Sale
Throughout St. Jacob | St. Jacob, IL 62881 | 618-667-8769
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Sep. 11, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Clinton County Showcase Presents: The Miracle Worker
Breese Northside Park | 1000 North Main St. | Breese, IL 62230 | 618-
This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".
Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 12, 2014 Family Night Hike
Silver Lake Park | 3099 Highland Park Rd. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-651-1386
Follow the trail at and look for a variety of animals and insects. Then, look to the stars through a telescope and see what hides in the sky. The evening finishes up with refreshments by the fire.
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Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 12, 2014 Fall Classic Trap Shoot
World Shooting and Recreational Complex | 1 Main Event Ln. | Sparta, IL 62286 | 618-295-2700
Sign up to shoot or come and watch.
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Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 12, 2014 Dawg Days of Summer
Courthouse Square | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-5300
Bring your pooch and join us in downtown Waterloo at the Courthouse Square! Special shopping opportunities all afternoon and evening as well - you lucky dawg!
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Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 41st Annual Fall Festival
100 W. Jourdan | Newton, IL 62248 | 618-783-3399
This 2 day festival celebrates fall and the small town atmosphere of Jasper County. There will be a 5K run, great food, talented crafters and a parade on Saturday (10 a.m.). It's great family fun!
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Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Children's Consignment Sale
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Shop for gently used children's clothing, furniture, baby equipment, etc.
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Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Wheat Fair & Festival
511 S. Hanover | Okawville, IL 62271 | 618-243-5694
This three day event has a queen pageant on Friday evening at 7, carnival rides, food and drinks, games, antique tractor pull and a washers tournament Saturday. Exhibits include farm and home making, 4-H, and school projects. Don't miss the large decorated float parade Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 SASS Midwest Classic
World Shooting and Recreational Complex | 1 Main Event Ln. | Sparta, IL 62286 | 618-295-2700
Come see the Western town populated by re-enactors dressed in cowboy gear and competing with six-shooters and the like.
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Village Wide Yard Sales
Albers, IL 62215 | 618-248-5154
www.albers-il.org
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 History Trade Fair
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site | 107 Elm St. | Cahokia, IL 62206 | 618-
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 History Trade Fair
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site | 107 Elm St. | Cahokia, IL 62206 | 618-332-1782
18th and 19th century re-enactors memorabilia and accoutrements sale. Items include clothing, tools, utensils, glass and ceramic ware and books.
Admission: Free
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Missouri Atlatl Competition
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
This annual competition and demonstration gives visitors the chance to see this ancient spearthrowing device.
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Unite Christian Concert
Metter Park | 106 N. Metter | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
A Christian community collaboration rock concert that will feature vendors and kids activities.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Community Yard Sale
All around town | Freeburg, IL 62243 | 618-539-5528
Yard sales are set up all over town. It's a true treasure hunt!
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 6th Annual Blues Festival
Richland County Fairgrounds | Olney, IL 62450
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Lawrence County Women in the Outdoors
Red Hills State Park | 11164 Pine Tree Rd. | Sumner, IL 62466 | 618-943-7538
This event is open to females age 13 and older who want a hands-on opportunity to learn about a variety of outdoor-related activities. Go to www.womenintheoutdoors.org to find out more about the Women in the Outdoors program.
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 Waterloo Optimist CBR Bull Ride
Monroe County Fairgrounds | 4177 IL 156 | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-477-7240
Thirty-five of the Champion Bull Riders' greatest Cowboys do battle against the toughest 2000 lb., four-legged bovine athletes in the country. Activities for the kids, cold beverages and other refreshments will be available.
Admission: $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Children 10 years of age or younger free with paying adult.
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Farm Festival
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head to Eckert's to celebrate all that is Fall! Weekends from Labor Day through October enjoy outdoor festival foods and music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. There will be kid's activities and more!
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Carlyle Wine & Art Festival
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery | 15469 State Route 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-8830
Taste a variety of wines and enjoy the art on display and for sale by local artists.
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Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Frontier Days
Caseyville Park | 40 W. Reynolds St. | Caseyville, IL 62232 | 618-344-1234
Re-enactor encampment showing life as it was during the frontier days. Talk to the re-enactors, watch the demonstrations and head to the kids area. Food and frontier wares available for purchase.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 American Indian Education Days
Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Learn about American Indian customs, beliefs, dress, crafts, arts and more.
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Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 Regatta Bicycle Ride
Dam West Recreation Area, Carlyle Lake | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-622-1693
Come out and enjoy a 21, 33 or 62 miles (metric century) ride around scenic Carlyle Lake hosted by Trailnet. www.trailnet.org
Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 UBDRA
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 27th Annual Parks Biathlon
Liederkranz Park | 301 N. Jefferson | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-476-1514
One of the largest and most challenging races in central state region. Five mile run followed by a twenty-two mile bike race that features high-speed turns, rolling hills and scenic farmlands.
Sep. 17, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Lawrence County Fall Festival
Downtown Lawrenceville | Lawrenceville, IL 62439 | 618-943-3516
This is the 52nd year for the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Festival! Amusement rides for all ages as well as dozens of food vendors serving up tasty carnival treats. Don't miss Lawrence County's biggest, most popular 4 day event!
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Sep. 18, 2014 - Sep. 18, 2014 Diva Night
Main Street | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-2015
It's a girls night out with shops open, prizes and a party.
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Admission: $5
Sep. 19, 2014 - Sep. 19, 2014 10th Annual Autum Art Walk
Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-9272
Fine art, savory food and wine and delightful music are featured at this event sponsored by Our Common Ground. Artists from the St. Louis metro region are spotlighted at this outdoor event.
Sep. 19, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
Theres lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckerts haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 26th
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Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 19, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 Bicentennial Oktoberfest Celebration
Public Square | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6769
This year Oktoberfest will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the City of Belleville with entertainment by The Beach Boys, Craig Morgan, Roots & Boots Tour, Confederate Railroad and more. Food, drinks, craft demonstrations, rides, children's entertainment, citizen's naturalization are scheduled for this weekend!
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Sep. 19, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 ItalianFest
Downtown | 221 W. Main St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-344-2884
Since 1983, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The two day event includes a bocce ball tournament, 5K, kids fun run, diaper dash, grape stomp, pageant, three stages of entertainment, and authentic Italian food from over 40 vendors. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone!
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Sep. 19, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 St. Louis Vintage Market
Madison County Fairgrounds | 2025 Park Hill Dr. | Highland, IL 62249 | 918-850-8544
Urban style meets country vintage at this upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home d├ęcor and more. stlouis.vintagemarketdays.com
Admission: $5-$10
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 "Pain History" Plein Air Art Auction
Downtown | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-531-7753
See demonstrations from artists and purchase beautiful works of art.
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Wamac Fall Festival
Wamac City Park | 100 Block Wabash Ave. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-1138
Join the fun with a carnival, entertainment, food, games, sport competitions, live bands, kids games and beer garden.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Lincoln Place Heritage Festival
Lincoln Place Community Center | 822 Niedringhause Ave. | Granite City, IL 62040 | 618-876-6400
Armenian, Mexican, Macedonian and Bulgarian ethnic foods and pastries for sale. Free, continuous ethnic entertainment, featuring dancers, vocalists and music from Russia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, Mexico, Spain, Croatia, Scotland, Celtic Hapr, Appalachian mountain dulcimer and Italian opera. Lincoln Place historical displays, quilts, Eastern European costume displays. Children activities.
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Street Art Festival
Downtown Square | 907 Main St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-3721
Artists transform the streets around the historic downtown square into an outdoor art museum as they create fabulous street paintings in chalk. Visitors amble through the streets watching the artists work as they enjoy a variety of food and beverages, shop at local artist's expo and listen to live music.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 Salem Apple Fest
Bryan Memorial Park | 1201 N. Broadway | Salem, IL 62881 | 618-548-3010
Taste the fruit from the apple orchards, enjoy the craft/flea market, live music and children's activities.
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 Farm Festival
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head to Eckert's to celebrate all that is Fall! Weekends from Labor Day through October enjoy outdoor festival foods and music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. There will be kid's activities and more!
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Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 Belleville Flea Market
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
There are over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques, collectibles and merchandise old and new. Indoor/Outdoor year-round!
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 21, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 Fall Equinox Sunrise Observance at Woodhenge- Cahokia Mounds
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Join us at the Woodhenge reconstruction at 6:45a.m.
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Sep. 25, 2014 - Sep. 25, 2014 Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway
The Hett | 701 College Rd. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
Back by popular demand with an all new show! This musical revue of celebrated hits features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars, accompanied by an a all-star New York band. Broadway composer and producer Neil Berg guides the audience through the evening, contributing fascinating anecdotes about the shows and songs themselves. For more information visit www.thehett.com
Admission: Call or visit website for ticket information.
Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Holy Family Fall Festival
Holy Family Church | 116 Chruch St. | Cahokia, IL 62206 | 618-337-4548
There will be carnival rides, raffle, food and entertainment not to mention basket and cake booths. It's fun for everyone.
Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Apple Butter Making
The Rock Mill | Maeystown, IL 62256 | 618-458-6660
Instruction in the art of making apple butter will be provided at the restored 1859 rock mill. See demonstrations of various apple peeling and stirring methods. Friends of Maeystown willing to help peel apples or donate two hours of stirring time please call David Braswell.
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Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
Theres lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckerts haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 26th
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Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Nashville Fall Fest
Courthouse Lawn & Square | Nashville, IL | 618-327-3700
Celebrate fall in Nashville with a Princess/Superhero Parade, petting zoo, children's activities, live entertainment, nearly 100 vendors, crafters and food booths.
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Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 International Gem & Jewelry Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
This show is a marketplace world of gems, beads and jewelry. Largest selection at the lowest prices! There is something for everyone.
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Admission: $8 Admission
Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 NHRA
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Sep. 26, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 Pumpkin Pickin' at Rainbow Ranch
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo & Exotic Farm | 9906 State Rt. 15 | Nashville, IL 62263 | 618-424-7979
Come to the farm to meet the animals, walk through the corn fields and find a special pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern.
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Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 City Wide Yard Sales
Albion, IL 62806 | 618-445-2303
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Carlyle Lake Marathon
Carlyle Lake | Dam West Recreation Area | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-865-7165
Choose to run a 2K, 5K, 10K or half marathon in this event.
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Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Fall Nature/Culture Hike
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Hike 3 miles through various ecozones with an archaeologist and a naturalist. Bring water and insect repellant and dress for the weather. 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Canceled in case of rain.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Appleknocker Festival
Flora High School | Flora, IL 62839 | 618-662-5646
The festival celebrates all things apple - the best fall fruit. This year, the Kahok Dancers will perform along with other entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Donut Dash 5k/1Mile Fun Run
New Baden Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
A 5K where you are actually rewarded for eating donuts! visit www.zion-ucc.net for registration information and event details. 9AM 5k Run - 10AM 1 mile Fun Run. Start and Finish at the New Baden Park. For every donut you eat, you will have 1 minute subtracted from your final run time.
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Fall Festival
Olney City Park | 610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-393-6070
Sponsored by the Olney Arts Council, the Festival includes handmade arts & crafts, activities for kids, great food and lots of fun for the whole family.
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Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 Wayne City Bean Days
S. Main St. | Wayne City, IL 62895 | 618-895-2215
Celebrating 45 years of Ruritans of Wayne City! Ham & Beans, flea market & crafts, parade, tractor & car show, pedal pull, dance, live music, quilt show, bingo, volleyball, 5K run, remote airshow, kids activities, Firemen's Water Fight and Rodeo
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Farm Festival
Eckert's Country Store & Farm | 951 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Head to Eckert's to celebrate all that is Fall! Weekends from Labor Day through October enjoy outdoor festival foods and music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. There will be kid's activities and more!
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Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Strange Folk Festival
Community Park | 308 E. 5th St. | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-624-0139
Strange Folk is well-known for its eclectic showcase of talented indie crafters and designers from all over the country. This festival is a Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" and St. Louis Magazine "A-List" award winner for Best Festival in St. Louis. Free admission, free parking. Featuring 150 indie vendors selling affordable handmade, up-cycled, and vintage wares. Live bands, DIY activities for kids and adults, food, and a 5k on Sunday morning.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 28, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Motorcycle Swap Meet
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
This gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts features over 300 booths of new and used parts for Harley-Davidson Cycles, plus accessories and related items.
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Admission: $7 - $10 Admission
Sep. 28, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Artifact Indentification Day
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Archaeologist identify Indian artifacts for public as to culture, time period, material and function. No monetary appraisals will be given. From 12:00-4:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 28, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Columbia FestiFall
Metter Park | 106 N. Metter | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Music by the "Well Hungarians", unique food and merchandise vendors, wine tasting and lots of great fall activities for the kids.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 28, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 Germantown Fire Department Shooting Match
Schoendienst Field | Sycamore St. | Germantown, IL 62245 | (618)523-4317
Shooting match, raffle, food and beverage.
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Admission: Free Admission


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