Events

Motorcycle Exhibit at the Douglas County Museum in Tuscola

Did you know Douglas County had a motorcycle racing track? There was a 1/2-mile track near Camargo, Illinois. The items pictured here are on loan from Jay Arnold for the motorcycle exhibit. Jay’s father, Festus Arnold, raced using these bikes on display including a 1947 FL Racer & Hillclim...

Bluegrass Jam at The Vault in Tuscola

Join us at the Vault Art Gallery on the third Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. for the "Bluegrass Jam."  All pickers are welcome and the event is free and open to the public.

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance in Sullivan

Join us for a fun filled evening with dancing and fun for girls and their father or father-figure at the Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance hosted by The Little Theatre on The Square.  There will be dancing, cupcakes, a photo booth, make-it take it craft and more!  It will be held at the Sull...

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 3 classes held this year on the following dates: Wednesday February 26 Wednesday Ju...

On the Road with American Flat Track at the Douglas County Museum in Tuscola

In this most entertaining meet and greet brief Bill Thomas, owner of WillieBCreative, will talk about his work traveling on the American Flat Track Broadcast Crew as Lead Camera Operator during the 18-Race 2019 season. There will also be video presentations highlighting bikes on display like Jay Arn...

ICONS: Divas Through the Decades

The Little Theatre on the Square is proud to present a brand-new song-and-dance musical revue, ICONS: Divas Through the Decades! Join us as we celebrate the iconic women who changed music forever. Including hits from Aretha, Whitney, Barbra, Cher, Madonna and more, this is a musical trip down m...

Country Spirit Antique Show in Arcola IL

Join a select group of quality dealers offering country antiques, primitives and Americana.  Show is held in three locations, Arcola Center, Masonic Lodge and Best Western Plus. The Arcola Center on Route 45 near downtown plays host to dealers offering quality early country antiques &...

Homesteaders on the Prairie Antique Show

One of Two Primitive Antique Shows going on this weekend in Arthur IL.  Homesteaders On The Prairie Show is a Gathering of some of the Best Antique Dealers in the County. Primitive and handmade items in the heart of Amish Country. Held Friday evening and all day Satruday at the Moultrie-Dougla...

Rural Life Antique Show in Tuscola

Tuscola, Illinois' Rural Life Antique Show is the cornerstone of Antiques Week in Central Illinois, showcasing 50 fine country Americana antiques dealers from all over the country. Expect to find painted woodenware, early American country and formal furniture, folk art, advertising and trade sig...

Gathering on the Prairie Antique Show at the Otto Center, Arthur IL

The original antique show in Amish Country, Illinois...over 50 Country Antique Dealers pack the Otto Center with early country merchandise...No one leaves this show disappointed...held twice a year...

Woodwrights Guild Home & Garden Show at the Otto Center

Are you looking to remodel, repair, build, or beautify your home? Today is the day!  See how local businesses can help you with your next project!  Save time and money by visiting the exhibitors at the Otto Center for the Annual Woodwrights Guild Home & Garden Show, March 13 & 14. ...

Third Annual Daddy Daughter Dance in Tuscola

The Tuscola Rotary Club is excited to host its Third Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Tuscola Community Building, March 14 from 6pm - 8pm.  The event is $10 per person and includes dancing, dessert and photos.  The event is open to daughters of all ages with accompanying Dad, Grandf...

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...

Spring Toy & Farm Memorabilia & Consignment Auction

Friday March 27 is the Toy & Farm Memorabilia Auction.  There will be vintage to modern farm toys, trucks and more! Saturday March 28 is the Consignment Sale.  There will be farm equipment, household items, primitives, lawn & garden, building materials, antiques, tools, glassware ...

Kiwanis Fish Fry in Tuscola

One of the Kiwanis events that the Community looks forward to is the annual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry.  Each year Tuscola Kiwanians thaw and fry up about 200 pounds of fish.  The meal also includes cole slaw, baked beans, bread/butter, beverage and choice of home-made desserts.  It is ...

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

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.  

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...

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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!  Save the date, for more information visit www.tuscola.org.

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...