Events

Arthur's 3rd Saturday Market

Arthur's 3rd Saturday Market is the 3rd Saturday starting April – 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-Douglas Cou...

Strawberry Jam Festival May 31 - June 1

Craft and food vendors, Strawberry pie eating competition, Free strawberry give-a-ways, merchant sidewalk sales, and Strawberry Social in Arthur IL.

Strawberry Social

Bake Sale, Strawberry Shortcake, Noon & Evening Meals, and Mini Evening Auction in Arthur IL.

Strawberry Jam Festival

Craft and food vendors, Strawberry pie eating competition, Free strawberry give-a-ways, merchant sidewalk sales, and Strawberry Social in Arthur IL

From Sheep To Quilt - IL Amish Heritage Center

From Sheep to Clothing - Saturday, June 1, 2019  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Located at Illinois Amish Heritage Center 284 E IL Route 133, Arcola IL.  For more information visit; www.illinoisamish.org/special-events. 

The Night The Music Lived

Brought to you by members of the 2018 Company of Million Dollar Quartet, this live concert setting of Buddy Holly’s last concert in Clear Lake, Iowa with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper will take you back to celebrate the music of these legends of Rock ‘n Roll. Featured songs...

Outdoor Movie in downtown Tuscola

Join us this evening at Festival Corner, 201 N Main Street in downtown Tuscola, for the second of four Outdoor movie’s this summer.  Tonight’s feature will be “How To Train Your Dragon 3”.  The show will start at Dusk!  There will be activit...

Raggedy Ann and Andy Rally - June 7 & 8

Every year Raggedy Ann and Andy enthusiasts gather in Arcola for a banquet and silent auction, a Raggedy Market and much more.  For complete details visit Raggedy Ann Rally on Facebook or contact Kathy Ellis @ 217-251-7947.

Sullivan Community Wide Rummage Sale

Don't miss Sullivan's Community Wide Rummage Sale Friday June 7 & Saturday June 8.

Wheel's Car Club Car Show

Rain OR Shine $10 Registration beings at 5pm Head to Tuscola this Saturday for the 31st 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 performed live by the R...

Amish Country Tractor Cruise

The 10th Annual Amish Country Tractor Cruise is June 15th! Make sure to come visit us for this unique event and see a variety of tractors.   For more information visit: https://www.arthuril.us/visitors/events 

Relay for Life of Douglas County in Tuscola IL

Tuscola High School will host - Relay for Life of Douglas County on Saturday June 15 from 4 pm - 10 pm at the High School South Parking lot.  For more information visit:  http://relayforlife.or/douglasil.

Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful lo...

Pop The Top Car Show - June 22

The 2019 edition of the Pop the Top car show will be Saturday, June 22 in Arcola IL.

The Farmer is the Man: Songs of the Farm

The Farmer is the Man: Songs of the Farm :   On Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 PM, the Douglas County Museum will host a Road Scholars program, “The Farmer is the Man: Songs of the Farm.”   Farming has been the backbone of rural America and that heritage has been preser...

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 Parad...

Arcola's 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks and more at Arcola's Moore Park located at: E Rt. 133, Arcola, IL.

4th of July Carnival in Sullivan IL July 2 - 4

Sullivan July 4th Celebration - Come one, come all!  Sullivan American Legion Post 88 proudly presents Sullivan July 4th Celebration.  The festivities kick off on July 2nd with Conner Family Carnival, rides, food and games.  On July 4th at Noon, Sullivan's largest parade begi...

Oklahoma!

Set in the Western Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no ...

Parade and Fireworks Display in Sullivan IL

Don't miss the annual Parade & Fireworks Display in Sullivan IL.  

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 ...

89th Annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 7 - 13

The 89th Annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair will be held Sunday July 7 - Saturday July 13 in Arthur IL.

Newsies July 17 - 28

Stop the presses! This Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans o...

Outdoor Movie in downtown Tuscola

Join us this evening at Festival Corner, 201 N Main Street in downtown Tuscola, for the third of four Outdoor movie’s this summer.  Tonight’s feature will be “Wonder Park”.  The show will start at Dusk!  There will be activities prior to the show...

The Full Monty

Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash showing off their "real man" bodies by becoming a team of ...

Steam Threshing Show - IL Amish Heritage Center August 2 & 3

Did you know that steam threshing was a common summertime activity on almost every farm in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Come see how the  threshing machines separate the wheat grain from the chaff and straw as they are powered by  large steam engines. It's a great way to go ...

Arcola City Wide Garage Sales August 2-3

Don't Miss Arcola's City Wide Garage Sales Friday August 2 - Saturday August 3.

Outdoor Movie in downtown Tuscola

Join us this evening at Festival Corner, 201 N Main Street in downtown Tuscola, for the last Outdoor movie this summer.  Tonight’s feature will be “Dumbo”.  The show will start at Dusk!  There will be activities prior to the show.  The movie ...

Church Basement Ladies

In rural Minnesota, 1965, the ladies of the local church fortify their flock with love, wisdom and, of course, the food they prepare in the church’s basement kitchen. Inspired by the best-selling book Growing Up Lutheran, Church Basement Ladies mixes together delightful original...

WCIA Our Town Arcola IL

WCIA celebrities come to Arcola for live broadcasts to tell Amazing Arcola's story on August 16!   Activities and fun galore!

Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale-Otto Center August 23 & 24

This is an annual community celebration of generosity to support the relief, development and peace work of the Mennonite Central Committee. Includes a general auction, activities for children, excellent food and wonderful quilts.  Located at the Otto Center at 2058 CR 1800 E, Arthur IL.  F...

47th Annual Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival August 31 - September 2

Arthur’s biggest weekend. 3 full days of street festival. Crafts, food, flea market, sidewalk sales, parade, kids rides and games, and lots of cheese.  

7th Annual Chet Kingery Bluegrass Festival August 31

We welcome you to enjoy the fantastic bluegrass and gospel music of Seldom Scene, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Art Stevenson and Highwater, Jack Shannon Band and Mackville. Workshops and jamming in a wonderful atmosphere at The Great Pumpkin Patch in rural Arthur, Illinois! It’s a great fest...

Fall All-Around Town Garage Sales Arthur IL

Don't miss Arthur's Fall All-Around Town Garage Sales Friday September 6 - Saturday September 7!

49th Broomcorn Festival in Arcola IL September 6 - 8

The Broomcorn Capital of the World Arcola celebrates its heritage as the “Broomcorn Capital of the World” with the renowned annual Broomcorn Festival. Visitors can see broom making, broom activities, arts and crafts vendors, free entertainment, great food, and a gigantic parade with o...

The Amish Country Tour Annual Bike Ride Arthur IL

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 ...

City Wide Garage Sales in Tuscola September 20 & 21

Don't miss Tuscola's Fall City Wide Garage Sales!  Friday September 20 & Saturday September 21.

Harvest To Home Show - IL Amish Heritage Center October 18 & 19

Harvesting, shucking and grinding corn into meal the old-time way.  Crafts and vendors.  For more information visit: www.illinoisamish.org/special-events.

Oktoberfest - Downtown Sullivan - October 18 & 19

Oktoberfest is a street festival in Downtown Sullivan. Vendors, fun for kids, beer tent, chili competition, FREE concerts and more! 

Pumpkins in the Park in Downtown Tuscola October 23 - 31

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 about Tuscola visit: www.tuscola.org.  

Historic Arcola's Downtown Open House November 1 & 2

Get acquainted with the town time forgot as you shop Arcola's historic brick-paved downtown streets full of unique gifts.  Preview Christmas decor and take advantage of special pricing!  November 1 & 2 and November 8 & 9.

Bi-Annual Fish Fry

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.

Historic Arcola's Downtown Open House November 8 & 9

Get acquainted with the town time forgot as you shop Arcola's historic brick-paved downtown streets full of unique gifts.  Preview Christmas decor and take advantage of special pricing!

Arthur Area Spotlight Tour November 8 & 9

The Arthur Area Spotlight Tour will showcase a group of businesses unique to Arthur and the surrounding countryside. They will be offering special opportunities to see their "work areas" in addition to discounts, refreshments and much more.  We hope you will take the opportunity to vi...

Country Spirit Antique Show Arcola Center & Best Western Plus - November 8 & 9

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: countryspiritsshow@gmail.com or call 312-957-1065.

Amish Country Antique Show-Homesteaders On The Prairie - November 8 & 9

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 ...

Rural Life Antique Show in Tuscola November 8&9

Rural Life Antique Show Tuscola, Illinois 8am - 4pm | November 8th & 9th, 2018 3 Buildings, 1 Admission Price Sponsored by Winterberry Store & Antiques This fall, Rural Life will showcase over 60 dealers from across the country, offering high quality American antiques and...

Amish Country Antique Show-A Gathering On The Prairie

One of Two Primitives Antique Shows going on this weekend in Arthur IL.   A Gathering on the Prairie is a collection of vendors selling the finest in American Primitive Wares. You'll find a wide selection of American country primitives, painted furniture, stoneware, pottery, quil...

Amish Country Christmas Open House Downtown Arthur

Don't miss The Amish Country Christmas Open House in downtown Arthur IL.  For more information visit:  https://www.arthuril.us/amish-country-christmas-open-houses

Lighted Christmas Parade in Arthur IL

Come celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season at Arthur’s Annual Downtown Christmas Celebration.  Downtown stores will have special sales all day and stay open late to give shoppers a chance to take advantage of special holidays sales and special offerings for the day.  Bring ...

Christmastown Festival in Tuscola IL December 6 - 8

Christmastown celebration is the first weekend in December! We invite you to kick off the holiday season in Tuscola!  For more information visit www.tuscola.org.

Old Fashioned Christmas in Sullivan IL

Come out for an Old Fashioned Christmas Event in downtown Sullivan!