Events

3rd Saturday Market Bazaar at the Moultrie County Fairgrounds

Arthur's 3rd Saturday Market is the 3rd Saturday starting March – December.  There is no market in July. The Market is filled with creative homemade crafts, woodworking, collectables, direct sales, unique finds and so much more.  The Market is located at the Moultrie-Dougla...

Bluegrass Jam at The Vault in Tuscola March 21 has been Cancelled.

The Saturday March 21 "Bluegrass Jam" and "Blues Jam at the Vault" has been Cancelled.  

Bi-Annual Fish Fry at the Otto Center

Don't miss the bi-annual fish fry Saturday April 4th located at the OTTO Center in Arthur IL.  Serving from 11:00am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. There will also be an all day bake sale. 2058 County Road 1800 E, Arthur IL

Benefit Auction to Support the Moultrie County Beacon at the Otto Center in Arthur

On Friday, April 17th, 2020 in Arthur, Illinois at the OTTO CENTER there will be a huge benefit auction to support the Moultrie County Beacon.  New items are being accepted as donation for this auction.  Each item will be auctioned during this benefit and are greatly appreciated to help su...

Spring City-Wide Garage Sale in Tuscola

Mark you calendars for Tuscola's Spring City Wide Garage Sales.   The week of the sale you will find a full map in the Tuscola Journal.  

Annual Quilt Walk Downtown Arthur

The Quilt Walk is going on this week! Visit the participating businesses as they display beautiful quilts. The Quilt Show and Auction will be April 23rd - 25th at the Otto Center, featuring a vendor/market area, a quilt raffle drawing, and a old-fashioned quilt auction (April 25th). For more inform...

31st Annual Arthur Quilt Show & Auction at the Otto Center

Don't miss the 31st Annual Arthur quilt Show & Auction at the Otto Center located at 2058 CR 1800E Arthur IL.  Local quilts – Amish handcrafted quilts, Hundreds of competition quilts, exhibit quilts, auction quilts, quilt vendors with materials and supplies in Arthur. Quilt Apprai...

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance in Arcola

The 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be April 25 starting at 5pm.  It will be at the Arcola Center. Tickets are $25 per couple and each additional daughter is $5. Tickets include dinner, dancing and photo opportunity.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration in Arcola

Food, Drinks, Free Live Entertainment, Loteria, piñata and face painting for the kids! We also will be honoring our local Latin Veterans!  It’s all happening at the Arcola Downtown Pavilion 1pm - 4pm

Town Wide Garage Sales in Arthur

The Spring Town Wide Garage Sales will be Friday May 15th to Saturday May 16th.  Pick up maps downtown at the Visitors Information Center in Arthur.

Circus in Arthur

For 32 weeks of the year, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus brings an action-packed 90 minute show to over 200 towns in 17 different states! We specialize in affordable, family friendly entertainment. Our show is truly enjoyable for children of all ages! Bring the toddlers, kids, teenagers AND Gra...

The King & Marilyn

Direct from the 2018 production of Million Dollar Quartet, The Little Theatre On The Square is thrilled to bring Daniel Durston back as Elvis Presley in The King & Marilyn.  This one of a kind tribute show features both icons performing together.  With hits like Hound Dog, Diamonds Are...

Strawberry Jam Festival in Downtown Arthur

A downtown festival with games, food vendors, crafts and antiques, kids games and live entertainment. Fresh strawberries, and strawberry treats. Fun for the family.

From Sheep to Clothing & Quilts at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center

Our “Sheep to Clothing & Quilts" event will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center from 7am - 4pm.  It will feature the process of taking wool from the sheep to spinning, weaving into cloth and then being made into clothing and quilts.  Sheep sh...

Strawberry Social at the Otto Center

Come out to the Otto Center Saturday June 6 for the Annual Strawberry Social during the Strawberry Jam Festival.  It's an all day event starting at 8am.  The Otto Center is located at 2058 County Road 1800 E Arthur IL 61911

Wheels Car Club Car Show in Downtown Tuscola

Rain OR Shine $10 Registration beings at 5pm Head to  Downtown Tuscola Saturday June 6th for the 32nd Annual Wheel’s Car Club Spring Fling Car show. This showcase of classic car takes place downtown Tuscola where you can enjoy 50’s and 60’s rock n’ roll classics perf...

Raggedy Ann and Andy Rally plus Andy's 100th Birthday in Arcola

Coming soon, details for the 2020 Raggedy Ann and Andy Rally.  We will also celebrate Raggedy Andy’s 100th Birthday.  The birthday party will be hosted by the town of Arcola.  For more info visit:  https://www.arcolachamber.com/events

Arcola Community Market

The Arcola Downtown Pavilion is the place to be June 13 to shop all kinds of handmade and homemade items! Shop local produce, handmade items, baked goods, local crafters and much more from 10am to 2pm! Interested in being a vendor? Email executivedirector@arcolachamber.com for more info.

Relay for Life of Douglas County in Tuscola

Tuscola High School will host - Relay for Life of Douglas County on Saturday June 13 from 4 pm - 10 pm at the High School South Parking lot.  For more information visit:  http://relayforlife.or/douglasil.

Guys and Dolls

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set p the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, lame...

Amish Country Tractor Cruise

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Amish Country Tractor Cruise. The date will be Saturday, June 20, 2020.   For more information visit: arthurillinois.us.

Rules of the Road Class for Senior Citizens will be held at the Tuscola Senior Center

There will be a Rules of the Road Class to prepare for written test and driving test for Senior Citizens renewing their license at the Tuscola Senior Center at 133 W Sale St in downtown Tuscola.  There will be 2 more classes held this year on the following dates: Wednesday June 24 Wednesday O...

Pop The Top Car Show Downtown Arcola

Mark your calendar! Join us downtown Arcola for the 2020 edition of the Coolest Car Show of the Summer June 27.  

Arthur Freedom Celebration & Fireworks

As many as 40,000 people come to Arthur (population 2500) for some of the best fireworks and Independence Day celebrations around. Helicopter rides, fly-bys, parachute drops, food, entertainment. Come early and stay late.  Visit Downtown Arthur early for special activities and the Freedom ...

Arcola 4th of July Fireworks

Arcola 4th of July Fireworks will be Sunday June 28 at the Moore Park at dusk. FREE Bingo in the pavilion at 7pm. Concessions available in the park.

Crazy For You

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre.  In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner's daughter.  But Polly takes ...

Sparks in the Park Festival & Fireworks Display in Tuscola

Mark your calendars for Tuscola’s Annual Sparks in the Park, Fourth of July Celebration at Ervin Park, 100 W Northline Rd, Tuscola IL!  A day filled with lots of food and fun for the entire family.  The day concludes with our annual Fireworks Display.  Coming soon is a complete ...

90th Annual Moultrie Douglas County Fair

Join us for the 90th Annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. One of the oldest continuing county fairs in Illinois. Carnival rides, Beer tent, Tractor pulls, Demo derby, 4-H competitions, live stage entertainment.  Visit www.moultriedouglascountyfair.com for a full schedule of events.

Arcola Community Market

The Arcola Downtown Pavilion is the place to be July 11 to shop all kinds of handmade and homemade items! Shop local produce, handmade items, baked goods, local crafters and much more from 10am to 2pm! Interested in being a vendor? Email executivedirector@arcolachamber.com for more info.

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850's as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas.  Governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football team...

Saturday Night Fever

Capturing the historic flavor of disco-mania in New York City, this energetic musical is based on Norman Wexler's 1977 film.  Told through the eyes of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing, Saturday Night Fever explores relationshi...

4th Annual Steam Threshing Show at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center

The “4th Annual Steam Threshing Show” will take place on the Heritage Center Grounds this summer, on Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st.  The event will involve an array of activities and demonstrations designed to show how crops were grown and harvested in the late ...

Arcola City Wide Garage Sale

Don't miss Arcola's City Wide Garage Sales!  You never know what you might find!

Arcola Community Market

The Arcola Downtown Pavilion is the place to be August 8 to shop all kinds of handmade and homemade items! Shop local produce, handmade items, baked goods, local crafters and much more from 10am to 2pm! Interested in being a vendor? Email executivedirector@arcolachamber.com for more info.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and ten year reunion where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their bouffants!  As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with over 30 class...

2nd Annual Our Town Arcola

Arcola's Downtown Pavilion will be filled with music, food, games and so much more. Mark your calendars and bring the family to this one of a kind event.  Friday August 14 from 8am - 7pm.

Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale at the Otto Center

The Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale will be Friday, August 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 4:00pm, at the Otto Center located at 2058 CR 1800 E, Arthur. This is an annual community celebration of generosity to support the relief, development and peace work of the Mennonite Central Com...

48th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival

Don’ miss the 48th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival in Arthur IL It’s Arthur’s biggest weekend celebration on Labor Day Weekend!  3 full days of street festival. Crafts, food, flea market, sidewalk sales, parade, kids rides, games, and lots of cheese.   S...

Chet Kingery Bluegrass Festival at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur

We welcome you to enjoy fantastic music at the 2020 Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival at the Great Pumpkin Patch Saturday September 5th from 12pm – 10pm.  There will be outstanding performances by Blue-Highway, David David & The Warrior River Boys, The Alex Leach Band, Mad...

Arcola Broomcorn Festival

Celebrating 50 years of the Arcola Broomcorn Festival. This years festival is Sept 11, 12 & 13. Over 100 craft and food vendors. National Broom Sweeping Contest. Huge parade featuring Famous Movie Cars and our own Lawn Rangers. Free Entertainment. 5K & 10k race. More info to come.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Celebrating 30 years of Business

The Great Pumpkin Patch, just south of Arthur, IL, is proud to invite guests to see over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around the world; all grown here on our farm. We love what we do and take great interest in providing beautiful surroundings in which to educat...

Tuscola City-Wide Garage Sale

Mark your calendar for Tuscola's Fall City wide garage sales.  The week of the sale you will find a full map in the Tuscola Journal .

Amish Country Bike Tour

This is a family friendly bicycle tour through the Amish countryside around Arthur IL. Riding the flat back country roads and passing many of the Amish businesses.  All new routes this year are clearly identified with colored arrows on the roadway. Come and plan to stay for the day! There are ...

CIBR-BBQ KCBS & Thrill of the Grill Competition in Arthur

Gather in downtown Arthur October 9th & 10th for the Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ Competition.  For more information concerning schedule of events visit: http://cibr-bbq.com/wp/

5th Annual Odd Market at the Tuscola Community Building

The 5th Annual Odd Market, one of the region's best handmade markets, is set for Oct. 10, 2020 at the Tuscola Community Building, 122 N. Central Ave in Tuscola. Sponsored by Tuscola Odd Fellows Lodge #316, the curated art, handmade and vintage one-day show includes live music, unique wares, good...

Pumpkins in the Park in Downtown Tuscola

Visit downtown Tuscola between October 23 - 31 to see the Pumpkin displays at the corner of Main St and Sale St.  Browse nearby shops, boutique’s, restaurants and much more.  For more information visit: www.tuscola.org.

27th Annual Haiti Auction at the Otto Center

The 27th Annual Haiti Benefit Auction will be held October 30 & 31 at the Otto Center located at 2058 CR 1800E, Arthur IL 61911.  There will be lots of food, entertainment and an auction.  All proceeds go to the responsible missions working in Haiti.  For more information visit:&n...

Holiday Bazaar & Christmas Decor Sale at the Arcola Center

Join us for some unique holiday shopping at the Arcola Center located on Rt. 45 and Main St .  Holiday shopping with local vendors!  Saturday November 21 from 10am - 3pm. Hosted by Arcola Chamber of Commerce

Tuscola's Annual Christmastown Celebration

It's the most wonderful time of the year, Tuscola's Annual Christmastown Celebration!   We invite you to help kick off the Holiday Season at Tuscola's Christmastown Celebration in Downtown Tuscola December 4th - 6th!    It is a weekend full of activities for everyone! &nb...

Arcola United Methodist Christmas House Walk

The Arcola United Methodist Women will sponsor their annual Christmas House Walk on Sunday, December 6, 2020.  Stayed tuned, more information to come!

Christmas Parade in Downtown Arcola

Arcola Christmas Parade in Dowtown Arcola! The parade will start down Main St at the Christian Church and stop in front of the Museum. Following the parade kids can see Santa and Mrs. Claus inside the Museum. We are looking for more participants to be in the parade. If you are interested please ema...