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...

Jurassic January at Aikman Wildlife Adventure

Join us for our Jurassic January at Aikman Wildlife Adventure every Saturday starting January 18 to February 15 from 10am – 4pm! Come out and enjoy a prehistoric era with us. Bring your kids out to participate in a real fossil dig! Take fun photos with a prehistoric background containing life ...

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.

Annual Arthur EMT Association Chili Supper

It's chili time!! Make plans to join us February 1, for our annual chili supper and auction.  Cash donations accepted at the door, carryout is available.   Proceeds will benefit our training program to allow us to continue to provide the highest level of care to the community we serve...

9th Annual Central IL. Outdoor Expo at the Otto Center

The Central Illinois Outdoor Expo at the Otto Center located at 2058 CR 1800E Arthur, will feature exhibitors from all aspects of the outdoor recreation industry. Over 75 displays and vendor spaces available. Firearm and Archery Supply Dealers, Lodges, Campgrounds & Destinations Taxidermy &...

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...

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 two locations, Arcola Center and Best Western Plus. For more information visit:

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! Tickets will be $10 per attendee, available starting on Valentine's Day (details and locations to come). Open to daughters of all ages with accompanying father, grandfather, u...

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

Located at the OTTO Center in Arthur IL.  Serving from 11:00am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. There will be an all day bake sale.

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

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.

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 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:

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.  

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 ...

90th Annual Moultrie Douglas County Fair

Join us for the 90th Annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. Visit 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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 .

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