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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 2015 Fill-In Form and return it to smeier@thetourismbureau.org. 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. 7, 2015 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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Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 5, 2015 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
Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 5, 2015 Girlie Girlz Gathering
Belle Clair Expo Center | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0940
There are three main areas, Tasting is Fun which has truffles, olive oil blends, cookies, cake and tea. At Your Service has Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Chiropractors, AVON and tanning and then Paper Your Body features clothing, jewelry, hand bags, hats, scarves and body products.
Admission: $3
Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 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.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 Grayville Days
Downtown | Grayville, IL 62844 | 618-375-3671
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
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 5, 2015 Berryville Chowder
Berryville Community Bldg. | Berryville, IL | 618-839-5081
Line up and fill a bowl with this local favorite!
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 5, 2015 Brick Street Classic Car Show
Historic Downtown Lebanon | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
Lebanon's historic brick street is covered from one end to the other with a vast collection of over 100 classic cars and trucks from Southern Illinois and Missouri. Great 50s and 60s music plays throughout the event. Prizes are awarded for different categories. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 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
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 Greenville Bicentennial
Greenville, IL 62246 | 888-862-8201
Greenville's biggest celebration in 200 years! Downtown Greenville will be hosting free concerts, Wild West Show, food, inflatable, historical re-enactors plus the largest parade in Greenville's History. Don't miss The Bellamy Bros. Saturday and Little River Band on Sunday.
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Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 7, 2015 Apple Fest
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children's activities and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for everyone! Whether riding a pony or feeding a goat, your young 'uns will enjoy getting acquainted with common farm animals.
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Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 7, 2015 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. 6, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 Historic Kaskaskia Church Tours & Picnic
207 First St. | Kaskaskia, IL 63673 | 618-826-2667
Guided tours of Historic 1675 Immaculate Conception Church, Liberty Bell of the West and the first build Randolph County Courthouse/School as well as tractor/truck pull, horseshoe tournament, bingo, country store, games, traditional food and drinks and tee-shirts.
Sep. 6, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 Travis Tritt - The Wounded Warrior Concert
The Kaskaskia Riverhouse | 1 Harbor Point Dr. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-2223
See Travis Tritt with special guest Natalie Stovall and more.
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Sep. 6, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 Gateway Grizzlies - Greatest Night in Baseball
GCS Ballpark | 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd. | Sauget, IL 62206 | 618-337-3000
The game begins as 6:05 p.m. with fireworks to follow the game and so much more!
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Admission: $11
Sep. 7, 2015 - Sep. 7, 2015 Labor Day Parade
City of Belleville | 101 S. Illinois | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6769
Come out and see the Labor Day Parade!
Admission: Free
Sep. 10, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 City Wide Garage Sale
Throughout St. Jacob | St. Jacob, IL 62881 | 618-667-8769
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Sep. 10, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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. 10, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Clinton County Showcase Presents: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Breese, IL 62230 | 618-526-2866
Sep. 10, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Antique Power Days
Marion County Fairgrounds | Salem, IL 62881 | 618-548-1251
There will be a consignment auction, flea market, toy show & auction, tractor pulls, parade of power, lawn & garden tractor pull, pedal pulls, equipment demonstrations, church & memorial service.
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 11, 2015 Moment of Remembrance Ceremony
Fire Administration Office | 1125 S. Illinois St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6810
Ceremony to honor those who died on September 11, 2001.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 11, 2015 Family Hike Night
Silver Lake Park | 3099 Highland Park Rd. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-3651-1386
Follow the trail at Highland's Silver Lake Park 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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Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 11, 2015 Discover Historic Waterloo: Block Party
117 N. Main | Waterloo, IL | 618-939-8600
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Girlie Girlz Gathering
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0940
A show for girls of all ages. Many items to taste, clothes, jewelry, shoes, body products, Norwax, Pampered Chef plus many others.
Admission: $3 Admission Charged
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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, quilt bingo, Country Store and more.
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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. 11, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Ramsey Community Wide Rummage Sale
Ramsey, IL 62080 | 618-423-2411
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Village of Shiloh Picnic
Shiloh Community Park | 13 Park Dr. | Shiloh, IL 62269 | 618-632-1022 x119
The 63rd 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 with free parking.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Children's Consignment Sale
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Children's clothing, toys, furniture and baby equipment.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 36th Annual Popeye Picnic
Spring St. | Chester, IL 62223 | 618-826-4567
Join Popeye and his friends for the parade, carnival, flea market, car cruising, petting zoo, wrestling, bands, cartoons, 5K run/walk, pet show, food and more!
Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois HBA Fall Home Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Man Cave Expo
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-345-8998
Admission: Free
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Homestead Harvest Days
Louis Latzer Homestead | 1464 Old Trenton Rd. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-6781
40 acres of fun and history. A celebration of history and recognition of farming to American's growth. Threshing, single mill, stone crushing corn shelling, potato picking. Tractors and gas engines to see along with craft and flea market, silent auction and living history area and lots of tasty food.
Admission: $3-$5
Sep. 11, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 UBDRA - Black Sunday
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Village Wide Yard Sales
Albers, IL 62215 | 618-248-5154
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Touch the Trucks
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62233 | 618-397-6700
Bring the family for a fun day where kids can see and touch cool vehicles. The day also includes a Classic Car Expo & Truck display. Free wagon rides provided by Eckert's and free pony rides (with paid admission) 10:00 a.m. - Noon provided by Camp Ondessonk.
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Admission: $5 per person or $20 per car
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Missouri Atlatl Association
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Annual competition and demonstration of this ancient spear throwing device.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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 PettyCash Junction, Super Majik Robots, Where's Charlie and Super Jam. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Airstravaganza & Open House
Greenville Airport | IL Rt. 127 | Greenville, IL | 618-664-0926
Spend the day at the airport and speak with pilots, see demonstrations and more.
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Bicycle Classic
Olney City Park | 610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-392-2241
Enjoy a day out with the whole family! Participate in the 25 mile challenge ride, family ride and/or children's races. Free t-shirts for participants.
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Fall Fest/Car Show
Tri-Township Park | 409 Collinsville Rd. | Troy, IL 62294 | 618-667-8769
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 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. 12, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 Optimist Blue Army Bull Bash
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. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Apple Fest
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children's activities and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for everyone! Whether riding a pony or feeding a goat, your young 'uns will enjoy getting acquainted with common farm animals.
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 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. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Whale of a Sail Regatta
CSA Harbor, Hazlet Park, Carlyle Lake | 20960 Hazlet Park Rd. | Carlyle, IL 62231
This racing and social event is open to all sailboats and is attended by sailors from throughout the Midwest. A package of social events may be purchased for those not participating in the racing. Limited crew positions on cruising race boats will be available with advance reservation.
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Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 American Indian Education Days
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Learn about Indian customs, beliefs, dress, crafts and arts.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Geff Frontier Days
Downtown | Geff, IL 62842 | 618-897-2592
Reenactment of Frontier Days
Sep. 12, 2015 - Sep. 13, 2015 Salem Regional Aerobatic Contest
Salem-Leckrone Airport | 1100 Airport Rd. | Salem, IL 62881 | 618-452-6049
International Aerobatic Club Chapter 61 regional aerobatic competition featuring planes and pilots from across the Midwest competing over the skies of Salem.
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Sep. 16, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Fairfield Fall Fun Fest
Downtown Fairfield | Main St. | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-6116
Sep. 16, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Lawrence County Fall Festival
Downtown Lawrenceville | Lawrenceville, IL 62439 | 618-943-3516
This is the 53rd 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. 17, 2015 - Sep. 17, 2015 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. 17, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Southeastern Vintage Trailer Rally
Red Hills State Park | Sumner, IL | 618-263-2811
Come and see the vintage campers on display.
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 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. 18, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Shadows of Elmwood
The Flora Depot | 223 Railroad St. | Flora, IL 62839 | 618-713-1764
A historic tour of Flora's Elmwood Cemetery. Your evening begins and ends at the Flora Depot. Patron will board hayride wagons and be transported into Elmwood Cemetery. You'll stay aboard the wagon and find several interesting characters waiting to tell their stories.
Admission: $5
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 UKC World Championship Coon Hunt
Flora, IL 62839 | 618-662-8313
Some of the best Hounds from around the country will be converging on Flora to show their master skills.
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Thomas G. Hull Memorial Rodeo
New Baden Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
Food, drinks, kids' events during intermissions.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Wheat Fair & Festival
511 S. Hanover | Okawville, IL 62271 | 618-243-5694
This three day event has a queen pageant on Friday evening, 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, it's the finest in the area.
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Admission: Free Admission
Sep. 18, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Fall Classic Trap Event
World Shooting and Recreational Complex | 1 Main Event Ln. | Sparta, IL 62286 | 618-295-2700
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Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 "Pain Historic Belleville" Plein Air Art Auction
E. Main St. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-531-7753
Artists paint historic Belleville sites from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be an art auction at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 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. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Nature Culture Hike
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
A three mile hike through archaeological and natural areas.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Art on the Bluffs Art Walk
Main Street | Columbia, IL | 618-281-7144
Come out and enjoy talented artists, musicians, theater, food and activities for the kids.
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament
Fairfield Community High School | 300 W. King St. | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-2649
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Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Fall Classic MOWA Spring Car Racing
Route 45 Raceway | 7003 Hickory Hill Ln. | Flora, IL | 618-553-1074
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 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. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Highland Speedway Jam
Highland Speedway | 2020 Park St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-6656
Come join us at the Highland Speedway Jam 2015 featuring Blue Oyster Cult and April Wine and special guest Strikeforce!
Admission: $34.50 - $57.50
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 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 at work at they enjoy a variety of food and beverages, shop at the local artist's expo and listen to live music.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Salem Apple Fest
Bryan Memorial Park | 1201 N. Broadway | Salem, IL 62881 | 618-548-3010
Taste the fruit from the apple orchards, enjoy craft vendors, exhibits, food, concessions, live musical entertainment, apple desert contest, kids' games and pony rides.
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 Ag in the Classroom 5K Run & 1 Mile Family Walk
Red Hill State Park | 3571 Ranger Ln. | Sumner, IL 60033 | 618-943-2610
The Lawrence County Farm Bureau Foundation is hosting this 5K run and 1 mile family fun walk. This is a great event for the entire family. Cowbell trophies will be awarded for top male and female runners in each division. All children who complete the 1 mile walk will also receive a cowbell trophy.
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Belleville Antique & Collectibles Flea Market
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles, merchandise both old and new. Indoor/Outdoor Year Round!
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Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Apple Fest
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children's activities and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for everyone! Whether riding a pony or feeding a goat, your young 'uns will enjoy getting acquainted with common farm animals.
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Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 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. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Lucas Oil Dragboat Races
The Kaskaskia Riverhouse | 1 Harbor Point Dr. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-2223
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Sep. 20, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Artificat Identification Day
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Bring in artifacts for archaeologist to identify.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 20, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 Fall Equinox Sunrise Observance
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site | 30 Ramey St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-5160
Meet at Woodhenge Reconstruction at 6:45 a.m. to observe the Fall Equinox Sunrise.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 20, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015 RCHS Creole House Tours
Creole House | 220 Market St. | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-826-2667
Guided tours of Historic ca 1800 French/American Transitional Creole House.
Sep. 22, 2015 - Sep. 22, 2015 David Eagleman
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts | 400 N. Alton St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and bestselling author of "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain." He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also leads the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 25, 2015 Autumn 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. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Bluegrass Reunion & Jam Session
Charley Brown Park | Flora, IL | 618-662-8313
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Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 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. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 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. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Norris City Dairy Days
Main St. | Norris City, IL 62869 | 618-378-3453
The festival celebrates agriculture in the Norris City area with music, lots of food and a queen contest Friday night and parade Saturday.
Admission: Free
Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 Gem & Jewelry Show
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 301-294-1640
Marketplace of gems, beads and jewelry. Intergem brings the largest selections at the lowest prices. There is something for everyone!
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Admission: $8
Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Carlyle Lake's B3
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. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Art in the Park
Cole Memorial Park | Rte. 3 South at Opdyke St. and Pool Dr. | Chester, IL 62233 | 618-826-1430
Artist will set up in Cole Memorial Park to display and sell their works of art. Categories will include: clay, fiber, hard sculpture, jewelry, assorted media, music, two-dimensional, photography, soft sculpture, decorative wood, and fine wood.
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Admission: Free
Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Fall Farm Day
Willoughby Farm | 631 Willoughby Ln. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-7529
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Fall Festival
Coulterville | 100 W. Grant St. | Coulterville, IL 62237 | 618-758-2500
Celebrate Fall with food and fun including children's games, precious pumpkin contest and a parade.
Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 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. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 97.5 Rock Festival
The Kaskaskia Riverhouse | 1 Harbor Point Dr. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-2223
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Zion UCC Donut Dash 5K/1 Mile Fun Run
Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
A 5K where you are actually rewarded for eating donuts!
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 Olney Arts Council Fall Festival
Olney City Park | 610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-2868
Enjoy a day full of handmade arts, crafts and food. Relax while viewing entertainment that spans the full day. Fun for all ages!
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Admission: Free
Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 ABATE Family Fun Fest
Downtown Vandalia | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-292-8443
From 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. come and see the motorcycle show, vendors, kids' activities and more!
Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 Apple Fest
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children's activities and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for everyone! Whether riding a pony or feeding a goat, your young 'uns will enjoy getting acquainted with common farm animals.
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 Wayne City Bean Days
Downtown Wayne City | S. Main St. | Wayne City, IL 62895 | 618-895-2241
Celebrating over 45 years of Ruritans of Wayne City with Ham & Beans, parade, pageant, live music and more.
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 28, 2015 Rage Fest Music Festival
The Kaskaskia Riverhouse | 1 Harbor Point Dr. | New Athens, IL 62264 | 618-475-2223
This two night, three day music festival features jam, funk, bluegrass and reggae. The festival will also have over a dozen different food, drink and craft vendors to serve your needs while on the grounds.
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Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 29, 2015 Harvest Festival
Gallatin St. | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-2728
In addition to all of the great vendors there will be sidewalk sales, bingo, kids' activities and inflatables.
Sep. 27, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 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. 27, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015 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. 29, 2015 - Sep. 29, 2015 Chalk It Up!
Market Place Dr. | Freeburg, IL 62243 | 618-539-5429
Children from kindergarten through 8th grade will show off their creativity with sidewalk chalk. Children's activities and awards will be included.
Sep. 30, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Enfield Mule Days
Main St. | Enfield, IL 62835 | 618-963-2222
Festival celebrating mule breeding and auctions in Enfield, established 1921. The festival begins Wednesday with a gospel sing. Thursday brings kids' games and baby and tot contests. Friday has queen contests, street dance, bingo and annual fun events such as beard growing or lookalikes. Saturday starts with a pet parade and craft show followed by a parade and mule judging. Don't miss regional music acts and prize drawings.
Admission: Free
Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Fall Festival
Greenup | 115 E. Cumberland St. | Greenup, IL 62428 | 217-923-3401
Shop the crafts and flea market and enjoy the entertainment and festival food. Don't miss the large car show on Sunday! The queen pageant will take place on 9/27.
Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Mourning Col. Stephenson
1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House | 409 S. Buchanan | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-1818
Experience the customs grieving families practiced and say goodbye to Colonel Benjamin Stephenson as he lies in state in the parlor of his home. Watch as lawyers begin cataloging the Stephenson's personal items for the probate records, and as Lucy prepares to auction off her belongings.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Oct. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 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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Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Chili Cook-Off
Downtown Belleville | 10 Public Square | Belleville , IL 62220 | 618-233-2015
Belleville's Chili Cook-off features the culinary creations of individuals, local organizations & area businesses, as well as a children's area, 5K run and entertainment throughout the weekend!
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 City-Wide Garage Sale & Merchants Sale
Breese, IL 62230 | 618526-7731
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Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Quilt Guild Show
Christian Church of Olney | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-7302
The theme is "Quilted Treasure Old and New." There are over 17 categories including modern, antique and wool as well as theme rooms, make and take it projects, vendors and demonstrations.
Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Chestnut Festival
Downtown | St. Francisville, IL 62439 | 618-240-3017
40th Annual Chestnut Festival with parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 2 p.m. This two day event will feature entertainment, food vendors and many craft vendors.
Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Archon 39 Convention
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Drive | Collinsville, IL 62234 | (800)289-2388
Archon is an annual science fiction convention.
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Admission: Admission Charged
Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 World War II Salute to Our Veterans
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | 1350 State Rt. 155 | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-284-7230
This will be a large scale event featuring WWII era static displays, demonstrations and reenactments. This event is open to the public all three days, with the main activities being held on Saturday the 3rd.
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Oct. 2, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Smokey Mountain Homecoming
Salem Theatre | 119 S. Broadway | Salem, IL 62881 | 618-548-9797
The local theatre is set to perform Bluegrass favorites with touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass favorites.
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Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Scarecrow Festival and Craft Show
Cole Memorial Park | Rte. 3 South at Opdyke St. and Pool Dr. | Chester, IL 62233 | 618-826-1430
Crafters and vendors will set up at Cole Memorial Park. There will also be a scarecrow competition and scarecrow displays throughout town.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Du Quoin Fall Festival
Du Quoin, IL 62832 | 618-542-8338
Enjoy a day full of food, craft and merchandise vendors, kids' corner, chili cook-off and more.
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Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Fall City-Wide Yard Sale
Throughout Town | Grayville, IL 62844 | 618-375-3671
Pick up a map to all the area yard sales.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Apple Day
Greenville, IL | 618-664-9272
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Lebanon's Fall Festival
First Three Blocks of St. Louis Street | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-2764
Come see more than 100 crafters' handmade items, and enjoy the food, music and children activities at this family oriented event.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Tour de Bluffs Bike Ride
Prairie du Rocher Village Park | 503 Henry | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-859-3742
There is a choice of scenic "rider friendly" routes of 12, 25 or 42 miles
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Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Little Egypt Festival
Salem, IL 62881 | 618-548-3010
This day-long festival features a car show, children's activities, parade, 5K run, horse show, parade, arts, crafts, flea market, food and concessions and other entertainment.
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 3, 2015 Wayne City Town Wide Rummage Sales
Wayne City, IL 62895 | 618-895-2241
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods, children's activities and petting farm make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone!
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Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Gun & Knife Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
This hunting and trade show is Illinois' largest and will have firearms and knife dealers buy-sell-trade along with guns, knives, ammo, scopes, accessories and FOID cards processed.
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Admission: $5 Admission Charged
Oct. 3, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 Annual Squirrel Count
610 White Squirrel Circle | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-7302
Come help with the Annual White (and gray) Squirrel count of Olney. Each counter will be given a specific area of the town to count. Volunteers are always welcomed. Please, call today to reserve your counting area today!
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Christian Music Festival
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
Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Du Bois Center Fall Festival
Du Bois Center | 2651 Quarry Rd. | Du Bois, IL 62831 | 618-787-2202
Come out for the food, music, crafts, pontoon boat and hay wagon and arena horse rides at this family-friendly event. www.duboiscenter.org
Admission: Free
Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
Downtown | Grayville, IL 62844 | 618-375-7158
50 trophies will be awarded for the show. Dash plaques and grab bags will be given to the first 100 entries, plus prizes and giveaways through the day.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Clinton County Amazing Race
New Baden Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
Family friendly challenges at 10 locations throughout Clinton County. Teams of 2-6 people follow clues to the next location. Complete the challenge at each location to get your next clue. Food, raffles, games and an auction.
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Oct. 4, 2015 - Oct. 4, 2015 Ripson Bridge Fall Festival
Sorento, IL | 618-664-9272
This day is sure to be fun with crafters, music and food!
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Oct. 7, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Fairfield Plein Air Pain Out
121 E. Main St. | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-7318
Fairfield artists come to town for several days to paint local subjects and have their piece judged in the show as well as sell their works.
Oct. 8, 2015 - Oct. 8, 2015 Witches Ghoulish Night Out
Main St. | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Dress the part - witches costume, hat and broom contest. Fabulous night of shopping and prizes.
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Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Largest Yard Sale
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Come find great bargains, treasures and other "finds," new, used and slightly used. Everything you can imagine or want for you or your home!
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Admission: $5 Admission Charged
Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Carmi Corn Days
Main Street and Church Street | Carmi, IL 62821 | 618-382-7606
Held the second weekend of October each year, Carmi Corn Day features a variety of events concluding with a large parade and concert.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Super Chevy Show
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Octoberfest
107 W. Broadway | Steeleville, IL 62288 | 618-559-7635
The fun begins Friday evening with a parade and continues with food, beer, music, craft fair, washer tournament, kids' activities and a variety show.
Admission: Free
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Fall Festival
North Park | Breese, IL 62230 | 618-526-7731
Head to North Park in Breese for fun and entertainment!
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Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Celebrate Centralia
Carillon Park Downtown Centralia | 316 E. Broadway | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-533-7622
A festival of Art, Wine and Music! Local artisans, musicians, crafters, wineries, craft brewers and food vendors . . . for a festival around the Carillon in downtown Centralia.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Apple Fest
Schwartz Farm | 1942 Copple Rd. | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-8058
Apple Fest will have a straw maze, jump toys, face painting, music and games. It will be fun for the entire family!
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Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck
Edwardsville Township Community Park | 6368 Center Grove Rd. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-656-0292
Families and children are able to explore and learn about the various vehicles they see every day and some that are rarely accessible. Last year, the event hosted more than 15 vehicles of various purposes such as fire trucks, farm equipment, utility, transit bus and more.
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Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Fall Festival
Moody Park at Longacre | 525 S. Ruby Ln. | Fairview Heights, IL 62208 | 618-489-2040
Enjoy games, rides, crafts, food and a monster egg hunt!
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Freeburg Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off
Village Park | Freeburg, IL 62243 | 618-410-4077
Make a day of tasting delicious chili and more.
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Fall Fest on the Farm
Marcoot Jersey Creamery | 526 Dudleyville Rd. | Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-1110
Join us at our annual Fall Fest on the Farm on the second Saturday of October. Visitors of all ages have lots to do and see at this free, family friendly event. Kids can participate in several interactive activities and also have the opportunity to adventure through our hay maze. We have a number of our artisan cheeses available to sample, as well as other delicious treats available for purchase. Our pumpkin patch is also open for pumpkin and gourd picking. During your visit, dont forget a stop in our calf barn to visit and pet the new calves or to milk one of our simulated cows.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Fall Family Festival & Hill's Fort Living History Event
American Farm Heritage Museum | 1395 Museum Ave. | Greenville, IL 62246 | 618-664-9733
It's time for fall fun including the children's costume contest, pumpkin painting, games, face painting, train rides, prizes, food and the Lil' Red Barn! Re-enactors of 1812, an Armed Forces display, crafts and vendors will also be here.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Brick Street Classic Car Show
Historic Downtown Lebanon | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
Lebanon's historic brick street is covered from one end to the other with a vast collection of over 100 classic cars and trucks from Southern Illinois and Missouri. Great 50s and 60s music plays throughout the event. Prizes are awarded for different categories. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 Chili Cook-Off
Hanover St. | Okawville, IL 62271 | 618-243-5694
It's chili tasting for all, and prizes for the best chili, people's choice and best decorated booth. Kids activities, wine tasting, additional food items, beer, soda and other beverages are also available.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 10th Annual Red Hill Dulcimer Festival
United Methodist Church | 300 S. Christy St. | Sumner, IL 62466 | 618-928-1507
The 10th Annual event features mountain and hammered dulcimer, Irish whistle, ukulele and guitar workshops. The free concert starts and 3:00 p.m. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. http://rhdulcimers.com
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Free Concert at 3 p.m.
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 PumpkinFest
Waterloo Courthouse Square | 100 S. Main St. | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-8600
Courthouse Square will have retail booths, children's games, food and pumpkin related events and contests!
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods, children's activities and petting farm make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone!
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Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Pegasus Productions Psychic Fair
Gateway Center | 1 Gateway Dr. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 812-925-3039
Come to the psychic fair for an educational, interesting and spiritually uplifting experience to nurture and encourage all who are on the path of growth and enlightenment.
Admission: $7
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Art in the Park
Lindendale Park | 2123 Park St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-4727
The Highland Arts Council is set to celebrate world class art in the hometown atmosphere with its twelfth annual Art in the Park. The two-day juried exhibit and sale of works by nearly 70 professional artists will be held at Lindendale Park. The free, family-friendly festival is open to the public. Art in the Park will feature original, professional artwork in 12 art mediums. Artwork will be exhibited and offered for sale in outdoor booths from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Features include Dueling Desserts, a friendly competition of food as art, Kids Kreation where budding artists can express themselves; and Art Gallery...Just for Kids where children can begin to learn the joy of owning art. Enjoy nature as well as music, food, and fun for children and adults.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 French & Indian War Encampment
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | 1350 State Rt. 155 | Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 | 618-284-7230
It's the 250th Anniversary of the French surrender to British. 1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia and camp follower re-enactors participate in everyday camp activities.
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Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Armed Forces Tribute
Sonneman & Greer Parks | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 217-690-9239
This fun-filled weekend event is free and is something the entire family will enjoy. You will see military vehicle displays, living history encampments, WWII & Vietnam battle re-enactments, weapons & equipment demonstrations, swam meet, military collectibles, food vendors and much more!
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Oct. 11, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Hispanic Culture Celebration Mass
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
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Admission: Free
Oct. 11, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Oktoberfest
Maeystown, IL 62256 | (618)458-6660
Browse more than 50 artisans, crafters, dealers, and numerous food stands. The village specialty shops, bed and breakfast, restaurants and museum are open.
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Oct. 11, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015 Masterworks Chorale Presents "Fall Concert"
St. Clare Catholic Church | 1411 Cross St. | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-416-1839
Classical music concert for the Masterworks Chorale. www.singmasterworks.org
Admission: $5-$20
Oct. 15, 2015 - Oct. 15, 2015 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
Oct. 16, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Oct. 16, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 American Thresherman Fall Festival
Perry County Fairgrounds | Pinckneyville, IL 62274 | 618-318-0745
This event will have daily demonstrations and displays of steam and gas engines, draft horses and pony activities, robe making, saw mill, corn shredding and shelling, cider and apple butter making, blacksmithing, steam train rides and much more. This is a family fun weekend!
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Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 Chili Cook Off & Arts and Crafts
Dupo Community Park | 905 Bluffview Ln. | Dupo, IL 62235 | 618-282-3280
In addition to the great chili booths there will be arts and crafts, prizes, food, music, games and walk of honor.
Admission: Free
Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 Maeystown Paint Out
Maeystown, IL 62256 | 618-580-5872
Historic Maeystown invites all artists who love to paint in the open air-plein air paint-for a pain out.
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Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 Fall Fest & Chili Cook-Off
Main Street & Railway | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-7355
This annual event has something for the entire family. There's a Chili Cook-off, Car Show, craft & product vendors, children's area, food and entertainment. In the Chili Cook-off you can sample over 20 kinds of chili. The winners from the Chili Cook-off are awarded a total of $1500 in cash prizes as well as trophies. If you like cars, the Car Show offers a variety of makes and models. The wide variety of Craft and product vendors that line Main Street is just the place to start your Christmas shopping. The free children's activity area has crafts, bounce houses and the highlight is the story time featuring the Mascoutah Library Players, who bring a season story to life.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods, children's activities and petting farm make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone!
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Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 Belleville Antique & Collectibles Flea Market
Belle Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles, merchandise both old and new. Indoor/Outdoor Year Round!
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Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 Highland Civic Woman's Pumpkin Patch
Lindendale Park | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-882-4888
This annual event will include carnival rides, bounce house, crafters, artisans, vendors of all kinds, food, live music, pumpkin pie eating contests, kettle corn and a basket raffle!
Admission: Free
Oct. 18, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 Evergreen Cemetery Comes Alive
W. Holmes St. | Chester, IL 62233 | 618-826-1430
"Evergreen Cemetery Comes Alive", a guided walking tour of the cemetery with actors portraying many interesting characters from Chester's past. As an added bonus, a self-guided walking tour will be held concurrently with the guided tour.
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Oct. 18, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015 Leclaire Parkfest
Leclaire Park | 900 Hale Ave. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-656-1294
Leclaire Parkfest is a celebration of the Leclaire National Historic District in Edwardsville. The sounds of Dixieland Jazz and Bluegrass fill Leclaire Park from Noon to 5 PM on the third Sunday in October each year. A wine and beer garden is complimented by a wide variety of delicious festival food and local artisans and crafters display their wares. Games for children, pet adoptions and other family activities provide something for every age. The DAR hosts their annual book sale with thousands of books available at bargain prices. Exhibits of historic photos and narrated trolley tours tell the unique story of the former cooperative village of Leclaire.
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Oct. 21, 2015 - Oct. 21, 2015 Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts | 400 N. Alton St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-6863
Former Lt. Governor of Maryland, author, philanthropist and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Kennedy-Townsend is a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and she speaks and writes passionately about faith and politics.
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Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 23, 2015 Highland News Leader Trick or Treat Trail
Lindendale Park | 2123 Park St. | Highland, IL 62249 | 618-654-2366
The Trick-or-Treat trails is an afternoon scavenger hunt for children 10 and under. Children wear their costumes and receive treats as well as clues for the scavenger hunt.
Admission: Free
Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Haunted Trail
Carlyle McDonald's | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-2484
Climb aboard a hay wagon in the McDonald's and take a hay ride down to a trail where ghosts and ghouls hide.
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Admission: $6 Admission
Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Country Treasures Craft Show
Belle-Clair Expo Center | 200 S. Belt East | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0052
Get a jump on the holidays shopping for handcrafted furniture, florals, jewelry, wearable art, candles and more.
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Admission: $3.00
Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Midwest Jr.'s Super Series
Gateway Motorsports Park | 700 Raceway Blvd. | Madison, IL 62060 | 618-215-8888
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Stars of Tomorrow - Belleville Philharmonic Society
Lindenwood University Auditorium | | 618-235-5600
Showcasing the 2015 winners of the annual concert competition. Works include Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor and Prokofiev's first Piano Concerto, ending with Stravinsky's exciting Firebird Suite!
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Witch and Warlock Walk
Chester, IL 62233 | 618-826-1430
The event is free ford adults. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and must pre-register. This event is a costumed scavenger hunter/activity throughout town.
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Fall Festival
Downtown | 221 W. Main St. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-558-1372
The day is packed with fun family festivities that include Trick or Treating, a Chili Cook-Off from 10am to 3pm, a Childrens Costume Contest at noon, and a Pet Parade that steps off from the Dog Park at 2pm.
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Halloween Hi-Jinks
Main Street | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Main Street merchants have stocked up on treats for the little princesses, ghosts and all.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Harvest Invitational
Fairfield Community High School | 300 W. King St. | Fairfield, IL 62837 | 618-842-2649
Varsity Volleyball Tournament www.fchsmules.com
Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Greenup Halloween Celebration
Greenup, IL 62428 | 217-923-3401
Celebrate Halloween in Greenup!
Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Spooktacular 5K/Costume Contest
219 Market St. | Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 | 618-262-5116
A costume 5K, kids fun run and costume contest.
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Admission: $15/30
Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Chili & Soup Cookoff
Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
There's a Tasters' Choice competition for both chili and soup with prizes awarded in both categories. Families will find a craft fair, touch-a-truck equipment display, bounce houses, etc.
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Miles for Meals 5K/Walk
Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
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Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015 Pumpkin Patch & Rotary Club Children's Parade
Downtown | O'Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-624-4503
Three O'Fallon Rotary Clubs join together and sponsor a children's bike parade in downtown O'Fallon. This is down in conjunction with the Downtown O'Fallon Merchants trick-or-treating at the various businesses. Polaroid pictures are taken, at no charge, of the children in their Halloween costumes in front of a colorful hay bale background.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 24, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Eckert's Farm | 957 S. Green Mount Rd. | Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-0513
Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods, children's activities and petting farm make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone!
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Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Oktoberfest
Hidden Lake Winery | 10580 Wellen Rd. | Aviston, IL 62216 | 618-228-9111
Enjoy German food, beer, wine and live music.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 A Look at the Book of Job from Jewish and Christian Perspectives
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. | Belleville, IL 62223 | 618-397-6700
Maharat Rori Picker Neiss from the Bais Abraham, Orthodox Congregation in University City, Missouri and Mark Etling, PhD an Affiliate Theology Teacher at St. Louis University will lead a discussion on the Book of Job.
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Admission: $10
Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Fall Farm Dance
Willoughby Farm | 631 Willoughby Ln. | Collinsville, IL 62234 | 618-346-7529
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Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Witches Night Out
221 W. St. Louis St. | Lebanon, IL 62254 | 618-537-8420
Sharpen the point on your hat, oil the broom and fluff up the cat, leave the little goblins where they're at and come to Lebanon's scariest shopping event. Restaurants and shops will be open. A fortune teller will be strolling the street. The spooky music and historic buildings provide a haunted backdrop for some wicked good fun. It's a "ghoul's night out." Costumes are encouraged; it's quite a sight to see.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Halloween Parade
Leu Civic Center | 111 N. 2nd St. | Mascoutah, IL 62258 | 618-566-2175
It's a party with food, costume contests and children's games, plus a parade!
Oct. 25, 2015 - Oct. 25, 2015 Youth in Action Fall Festival
700 Park Rd. | Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 | 618-263-4230
A fall festival with food, crafts, carnival games, inflatable, hay rides, life performances, cotton candy and popcorn and the Fall Harvest Prince Contest.
Admission: Free
Oct. 26, 2015 - Oct. 26, 2015 Toledo Kiwanis Halloween Celebration
Toledo, IL | 217-923-3401
Oct. 29, 2015 - Oct. 29, 2015 Annual Lions Club Halloween Parade
Downtown | Vandalia, IL 62471 | 618-283-1141
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Oct. 30, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015 Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Belleville, IL 62220 | 618-233-6810
Trick-or-Treat through downtown Belleville.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 30, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015 Annual Halloween Party
Caseyville Community Building | 909 S. Main | Caseyville, IL 62232 | 618-345-6256
Lots of games, costume contest, Halloween pictures, food, and more.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 30, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015 Haunted Hayrides
Eckert's Farm | 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. | Millstadt, IL 62260 | 618-233-0513
There's lots of ghoulish fun for young and old during this hayride through Eckert's haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th.
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Admission: Fee Charged
Oct. 30, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015 Trust Bank Halloween Parade
Downtown | Olney, IL 62450 | 618-395-4311
Ghouls of all ages are welcome in costume to enjoy the annual Halloween Parade. The parade will begin at Trust Bank and end at Bower Park.
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Oct. 30, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Louisville Fall Festival
Downtown Louisville | Louisville, IL 62858 | 618-665-3348
Celebrate fall in Louisville!
Oct. 30, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015 SCTP Collegiate Shoot
World Shooting and Recreational Complex | 1 Main Event Ln. | Sparta, IL 62286 | 618-295-2700
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Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Annual Halloween Parade & Fall Festival & Craft Fair
Centralia Recreation Complex & Downtown | 115 E. Second | Centralia, IL 62801 | 618-532-3214
This parade is older than the Macy's parade and features floats, marching unites, horses, old fire trucks, costumed characters, school bands and more. The Fall Festival is held during the day with a childrens parade, chili cook-off, mini train rides, haunted house, craft fair, games for the kids, food and car show.
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Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Scare Square & Pumpkin Glow
City Hall Fountain Park | 208 S. Rapp Ave. | Columbia, IL 62236 | 618-281-7144
Loads of Halloween fun, trunk-or-treating for the kids and pumpkin carving contest for all ages.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Edwardsville's Halloween Costume Contest
City Park Bandstand | 101 S. Buchanan St. | Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-692-7538
On Saturday, October 31st Edwardsville Parks Department in cooperation with the Edwardsville Lions Club will host a childrens costume contest at the City Park Bandstand immediately followed by trick-or-treating on Main Street. Costumed children should arrive at the park with their parents by 11:30 a.m. to register for the event. Participants will be grouped in separate age categories: baby to 3 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old and a special category for group costumes. The Edwardsville Lions Club will begin judging at noon with each child taking a turn on the stage at the bandstand. Prizes donated by GCS Credit Union will be awarded after each age category has been presented. Entertainment at City Park, prior to the contests start time, includes the SIUE Suzuki Strings playing Halloween-ish music starting at 11:00 a.m. and the Edwardsville Walgreens Store will be taking pictures of each participant with a fall background. Parents can pick up one free copy of the picture at Walgreens after the event. Trick-or-treating on Main Street will immediately follow the costume contest. Participating Main Street merchants will be at their door offering candy to costumed children. You can pick up a map of participating merchants at the registration table. This event is free of charge but parents must arrive at the park no later than 11:30 a.m. to register for the event. The Parks Dept. will be selling hot dogs, soda and water for those who wish to enjoy lunch.
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Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 EdGlen Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade
Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-656-7600
Over 100 floats, marching bands, school groups and entertainers take to the streets of Edwardsville to experience this 90+ year tradition called the biggest Halloween celebration in the Metro-East.
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Admission: Free Admission
Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 The Flora Halloween Parade
Flora, IL 62839 | 618-662-5646
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Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Mardi Gras
Pinckneyville, IL 62274 | 618-357-3243
All the events are family friendly from the flea market and craft fair to the entertainment and kids' games. There's also a 5K run/walk and field show featuring marching bands from all over the area. Don't miss the evening lighted parade or the area's largest end of season car show. Buy into the HUGE 50/50 drawing.
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Admission: Free
Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Trunk or Treat
Toledo, IL
Oct. 31, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015 Trunk or Treat
Waterloo Courthouse Square | 100 S. Main St. | Waterloo, IL 62298 | 618-939-8600
Organizations provide a safe trick or treating environment for the kids. Event features a Candy Check Point sponsored by the Waterloo Fire Department and Monroe County EMS.
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Admission: Free Admission
Nov. 1, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015 Masterworks Chorale Presents "Music for Young Voices"
St. Paul UCC | 115 W. B St. | Belleville, IL 62221 | 618-416-1839
Classical music concert for the Masterworks Children's Chorus. www.singmasterworks.org
Admission: $5-$15


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