Previous Datebook Months: May 2009 • June 2009
3-5, Thee Olde Time Farm Show at Perry Farm Park in Bradley. 8 a.m. to dark. Features include antique farm equipment, a steam engine, a saw mill, David Bradley Collectors, a car show on Saturday evening, weedwacker pulls, tractor games, a kiddie tractor pull on Saturday, a flea market and crafts. Admission: adults $5, kids ages 5-12, $3, when accompanied by an adult, Sr. Citizens 62 and older, $3. www.oldetimefarmshow.com.
1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Village Market in Downs. 4 – 6 p.m. Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, honey, plants and flowers. Shop crafts and handmade items. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer
your questions. 309-378-4294 or
3, Fireworks over Apple Canyon Lake near Galena. Show starts at dusk. Rain date July 11. 815-492-2238 or www.applecanyonlake.org.
3, Hanover Days on Main St. in Hanover. An old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. Parade, ice cream social, canoe race and fireworks over the Apple River at dusk. 815-591-2201, 815-591-3784 or www.hanover-il.com.
5-10, Architecture Camp One for Middle School Students at the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Send your student to a camp that has received national and regional awards for the broad breadth of hands-on activities and implementation of technology. 618-536-7751.
9-12, Historic Farm Days in Penfield. The feature tractor will be Allis-Chalmers, 20th Anniversary of the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar, and the Big Bud will be on display. www.antiquefarm.org.
10, Park-N-Cruise on the downtown square in Macomb. 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy vintage, antique and classic cars driven in from miles around. Take pleasure in live entertainment, shopping and dining on the square. 217-837-4855.
11-12, Southern Illinois Feline Fanciers’ 13th Annual CFA Cat Show at the Williamson County Pavilion in Marion. Admission is $5 for adults or $10 per family. Children ages 6-12 and seniors 55 and
older are $4. Children younger than 6 years are free. 618-625-6136 or
11,18, 25, Concerts in the Vineyard-Summer Music Series at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw. Live music concerts performed Saturdays from 7 – 10:45 p.m. featuring local classic rock music groups. Bring your own folding chair or blanket for lawn seating or call to reserve a spot on the deck for a small fee. Pizza and cheese and crackers available or bring your own picnic. Admission is $5 per person. www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com or 309-359-WINE.
12, The 11th Annual Brooks® World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival, Birthday Party and Car Show, in Collinsville. Don’t miss a day filled with fun events, including the Brooks Catsup tangy taste test, hot dog eating contest, Ronald McDonald magic show, World’s Largest Things traveling museum and the 6th annual Little Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup Contest. Admission is free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 365 (1022 Vandalia on Route 159). For more information go to www.catsupbottlefestival.com.
12-17, Architecture Camp Two High School Students at the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Send your student to a camp that has received national and regional awards for the broad breadth of hands-on activities and implementation of technology.
12, Art and Wine Festival at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw featuring local and regional Midwest artisans displaying and selling their artwork. The artists invited specialize in ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, oil painting and fiber. Live music will be performed throughout the day and wine tasting will be available as well in our tasting room and new deck bar area. Free. www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com or 309-359-WINE.
13-19, Galena Festival of the Performing Arts at Grace Episcopal Church in Galena. A weeklong festival of music featuring Broadway hits, piano recitals, quartets, Irish musicians and more. 815-777-2590.
6/15-8/30, “How Vast and Varied a Field...” The Agricultural Vision of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The heart of the Lincoln legacy, introduces “Illinois Stories,” a series of temporary exhibits exploring the complex history of one of the most influential states in the US. Leading up to the bicentennial of Illinois statehood in 1818, Illinois Stories will take an in depth look at the history of the great state that Lincoln called home. 800-610-2094.
16-19, Illinois State Elks Golf Tournament in Lincoln. $60, includes breakfast or lunch. Entry deadline is July 6. 217-314-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
17-19, The Third Annual Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Treat yourself to a workshop, wander through the marketplace, experience the demonstrations, be inspired by the fine art show and other exhibits, savor the food and enjoy the music. www.fiberandfolk.com.
18, Hawaiian Festival at Collver Family Winery in Barry. 217-335-3279.
18-19, The Third Annual Allis Chalmers Orange Power of the Past Working Show with Combing Baling and Plowing at the Dale Haymakers Allis Chalmers Museum in Paris. Vendors welcome. Food available. Free. 217-275-3428.
20-24, Kid Architecture for Grades Fourth – Sixth at the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Send your student to a camp that has received national and regional awards for the broad breadth of hands-on activities and implementation of technology. 618-536-7751.
25, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Mayberry R.I.P. at Collver Family Winery in Barry. 217-335-3279.
26, Menominee Country Fest at Nativity B.V.M. Parish in East Dubuque. Music, games, country store, silent auction, bingo, raffle and street dance. Far Fry chicken dinner available for sale. 815-747-3670.
30-31, 149th Annual Jo Daviess County Fair in Warren. Livestock shows, exhibits, tractor pull, draft horse pull, motocross and ATV races, entertainment and carnival rides. 815-275-2540.
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