Pre-registration begins on May 1 and ends on October 7, 2017. All pre-registrants will receive a complimentary T-shirt in their registration packets. You may register online or by mail. Registration
October 27th – Registration and early packet pick up from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. October 28th – Registration from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Where: Community Building, Olive Branch, IL Cost: Ages 18 & Over $40.00 w/complimentary T-shirt (if registration is received no later than October 7, 2017. Any registrations received October 8, 2017 or later will pay $40 with NO complimentary T-shirt. Tail Gate Party
October 27th – Tail Gate Party from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Community Building, Olive Branch, IL Features: Bar-be-que and fish Event Details
Tour de Shawnee Ride begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. All riders will start at the Community Building in Olive Branch, IL Rest stops with water and snacks on all routes SAG service will be provided Helmets are required for ALL participants including children in bike seats and buggies Check after ride to see if you are a winner (from one of the drawings) Obey all traffic laws Visit our website at tourdeshawnee.com or our Facebook page at facebook.com/tourdeshawneedotcom or twitter.com/tourdeshawnee No refunds rain or shine All rest stops will close at 5:00 p.m. unless there is an emergency
Friday October 27th
Mardis Gras 1:30 Children's Parade 6:00 Business Trick or Treat- Old Hospital Parking Lot 6:00 pm- 11:oo pm Masquerade Party
Saturday October 28th
Benton Fall Festival: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Benton Square. This year's Fall Festival is set to be a spooktacular event! So, dress up in your favorite costume and come join in the fun! Festivities around the Square from 4-8 p.m. include laser tag on the lawn of the Courthouse, a mega balloon drop from our new aerial fire truck, Trunk or Treat, costume contests, music, fall decor and more! We've also got the West City smoke house on hand, food vendors, face painting and a photo booth planned for the evening! If you're up for a little scare, Pate's Funeral Home is hosting a hayride, with a route going right past the old cemetary and down to the "haunted" park, organized by BATS Inc. When the Square reopens at 8 p.m., everyone is invited down to the ballfields for a spooky movie showing on the big screen! The entire evening is packed full of fun for the whole family! We hope to scare you there! WEATHER UPDATE: 10/27/17 They have decided to CANCEL the Hayride, Haunted Park, and movie at Benton Park. With the near freezing temperatures predicted for Saturday night, we felt this would be the best option.We want everyone to go home with treats and great memories, not a cold. All other activities are scheduled to go on as planned, and we look forward to a great event. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you up on the square on Saturday!
Fall Fest at First Christian Church The community is invited to the annual Fall Fest at First Christian Church, University Avenue at Monroe Street in Carbondale, on Saturday October 28. Beginning at 3:00pm, browse a selection of craft items and collectibles, Al Parr’s Campus Lake photos and calendars, and bid on special items in a silent auction. Award-winning singer-songwriter Wil Maring and virtuoso guitarist and fiddler Robert Bowlin will be in concert in the sanctuary at 4:00pm. An old-fashioned chicken-&-dumplings dinner will be held from 5 until 6:30, with take-out available. Tickets are $10 ($5 for children 5-12), and admission to the concert will be included in the price of the dinner ticket. Children under 5 eat free. Concert admission only will be $5.00. Please call 521-0613 for dinner reservations, concert tickets, or for more information. Proceeds from this event will benefit the ministry and mission of First Christian Church.
Family Fun Fest 10am- 1 pm Floral Hall White County Fairgrounds, Sponsored by Carmi PreK- FREE Family Fun Animals, train rides, art, crafts, games, face painting and more Lunch of hot dog, chips, cookie, drink for 50cents
Centralia will hold its 91st Annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival. The theme this year is "ANIMALS BRING HAPPINESS". The Fall Festival is located in downtown Centralia and will begin at 9:00 A.M.. It features a Craft Fair at the Centralia Recreation Complex, free children’s games and activities, best dressed pet contest, chili cook-off, car show, downtown merchants, traveling vendors, flea market, local entertainment and dance groups and, of course, delicious food. At 11:00 A.M. will be the Children’s Halloween Parade, where children of all ages can dress in their Halloween costumes and walk in the parade. Judging for the costume contest starts promptly at 10:30 A....See More
Mardi Gras Car Show 9am- 1:30 pm on West Mulberry Street Vendor Fair 8am - 3pm Pinckneyville Classic 5 K Run/ 1k Walk - 9am Pinckneyville Hospital Family Fun Area- 9am- 1pm Center court Area 9am- 3pm Kids games with Prizes-Kids games with prizes Marching Band Competition- 1:30 Twilight Parade- 7:00 pm "Dancing in the Street"
2nd Annual Fall Festival 8am-3pm This Fall Fest will include a Huge Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Games with prizes, and a craft table, so bring your creative skills.
Family Fall Festival 10:00 am- 1:oo pm Hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting photo booth
Boo Fest The Frankfort Community Park District and BraxArt Theatre Project Group are hosting the First Annual BOO FEST! The Fall Festival will include a little of everything a good ole County Fair would include. Craft and Vendor Fair Food Vendors Costume Contest Corn Hole & Washer Tournament Talent/Variety Show Daily Stage shows and MORE!
Proceeds from the event will go toward refurbishing the Park Band Shell. Including all electrical and lighting, painting the structure, resurfacing the stage. Our efforts are to bring back this magnificent structure to it's glory days and make it usable for outdoor musical events and more.
Fall Festival- First Baptist Church This is our annual Fall Festival here at First Baptist Church of Herrin. This event will take place around the pavilion and the little house on our church property. We will have lots of stuff for the kids to do, including trunk or treat, inflatable fun, petting zoo, face painting, hayride, and hotdogs and a chili cook-off for dinner. Admission is free for everyone. Come and enjoy an evening of family fun for all!
Fall Festival 17466 Route 37, Johnston City, Illinois 62951 Redemption Church is very excited to invite you to our fall fest Sunday, October 29th from 6-8 pm in our gymnasium. No trunks, but lots of treats, games, and free food for your families. There is a coupon available that night for a hot dog, chips, and a drink. Children are welcome to wear their costumes. We hope to see you there!
Waldo Fall Festival 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis Waldo’s fall festival is a special event for all families and friends. Hayride & Cookout (weather permitting), fun & games for the kids. Everyone welcome!
Fall Fun Night 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 420 Catherine St., Metropolis All families are welcome to attend a free night of Fall Christian Fun. Food games and other activities are being planned. Just bring a pumpkin to carve or paint. All decorating supplies will be provided. Enter through the Education Building by the parking lot and go downstairs to lower level. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 25 by calling Tonya Wiseman at 524-2331. Events listed below this line have no happened, Check back next year for updated information. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SEPTEMBER 30th - OCTOBER 1st MT VERNON FALL FESTIVAL each October the streets of Downtown Mt. Vernon are packed and overflowing with friends and families, live performances, incredible foods and celebrations of autumn. In its fifth year, the Mt. Vernon Fall Fest theme is "My Hometown." You'll see the theme permeating throughout the entire three-day festival where locals and visitors alike will feel at home in Mt. Vernon! Classic favorites return with exciting new events. The Tri-State Treasure Hunt, a new 5k for Special Olympics, a Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In and even a "Great Pumpkin Contest" will be held. Local brewers will be onsite throughout the weekend to offer tastings of their Southern Illinois crafts and wines. Fall Fest 2016 Presented by Continental Tire boasts a parade, expanded kid zone, fan favorite Paw Fest and Main Stage entertainment every day! -
OCTOBER 1st Herrin Herrin High School Cartoberfest Herrin Park, 1010 N Park, Herrin, illinois 10am - 3pm Herrin High School's Drama Club is gearing up for their FIFTH ANNUAL CARTOBERFEST! Bring your classic cars, classic trucks, hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars, new cars & trucks, and motorcycles to this unique fundraiser! Registration is $15 and begins at 10 am! The first 30 entries receive a Cartoberfest t-shirt! Awards are announced at 2:00! Family friendly event bringing two worlds together! All proceeds benefit the Drama Club! We hope you will join us and support our theatre arts kiddos!
OCTOBER 5TH, 6TH AND 7TH St Francisville,Illinois Chestnut Festival- Main, 7th, and St. John streets and Riverpark/End or Bottom of Main street St. Francisville, Illinois United States 62460 Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday the 5th until 9 p.m.Saturday 7th Craft, Food, Flea Market vendors all weekend Thursday- Community worship, weiner festival and hayride Friday-chili supper, rides start at 5pm, cheer performance , Little Miss and Mr. contest, Movie night on the big screen Saturday-baby contest on main stage, cheer dance and tumbling performances, parade at 2, rides 11 am- 5pm
OCTOBER 6TH Mt Vernon Oktoberfest Hayride for Adults The Happening: Oktoberfest Hayride through the Cedarhurst Sculpture Park Admission: $5 per person | Cedarhurst Members Free Must be 18 to attend Music: Leonard the Band | 8:30 - 10:30 pm The Savage Radley | 7:00 - 8:00 pm Hayrides: 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Tour the north end of the Sculpture Park (through the woods!) Enjoy: Cash Bar with seasonal beer (until sold out) and wine selections (listed below) & Chili Concessions Octoberfest Beer by Bell’s Brewery Pecan Brown Ale by Main Street Brewing Co. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Chocolate Milk Stout by 4Hands Brewing Co. Caramel Apple wine by Illinois Cellars Black Peach (blackberry & peach wine) by Purple Toad Winery House Beer selections include Coors Light, and Sutter Home wines. Event sponsored by Crossroads Community Hospital and WSIU Public Radio
OCTOBER 6TH AND 7TH Rosiclare Annual Fluorspar Festival Events include carnival, pet parade, bicycle & golf cart contest & parade, car/motorcycle show, photo contest, food and craft vendors, barbecue, open house at the American Fluorite Museum, local musical talent, the Festival parade at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and the finale on Saturday evening featuring a fireworks display at the City Park overlooking the river. For information, visit website
Vienna Illinois Old Tyme Heritage Festival The Johnson County Elk's will be hosting Old Time Heritage Fall Festival at Vienna City Park. Bring the whole family and join us for food, game's, bouncy house, contest's, musical entertainment, Bike parade, Fall craft vendor's and much more!!! This is for all ages, young to old! ***Schedule is as follows but is subject to change: - Friday October 6th, 2017 at 5pm!- *Vendor's, food and 50/50 raffle sales begin at 5pm. *Dessert contest will start at 6pm First Annual Heritage Pageant will start at 6pm until 8pm! For sign up information and to be a contestant please call Devyn at 931-551-5403. *Rise Up Ministries will be co-hosting a family movie night in the park. Movie being shown will be the family friendly "Secretariat". The Movie will start at 7pm. ***Festival will close at end of movie for Friday evening ONLY!
-Saturday October 7th, 2017- Parade will start promptly at 10:00 am!! Petting zoo and tractor show all day! *Bike parade will begin at 12:15pm! Area for line up of the bike's is TBA.
*Starting promptly at 1pm we will have Good old fashioned family game's!! ***Schedule for game's is as follows but is subject to change: 1-2pm-- Three legged race Human Ring Toss 2-3pm-- Sack races Sponge Race 3-4pm-- kid's in a blanket Ring around the Soda 4-5pm-- Human Wheelbarrow race Tug of War(Adult and kid version) FFA will be hosting a tractor show all day along with a petting zoo!! Bike parade for all ages! $5/per bike entering! Decorate your bike as unique as you would like to. We will walk them in a parade around the park. There will be judges to select the winner for each age group! Groups judged will be Pre-K(4yrs and under), 5-10yrs, 11-14yrs, 15-18yrs, and adult! Bouncy houses will be open ALL DAY! Corn hole and horse shoes will be set up and FREE for Adults to play throughout the day! 50/50 Raffle ticket sales will be available for purchase at the Johnson County Elk's pavilion ALL DAY!!! Saturday evening entertainment: Lip sync contest @ 6 pm. 12 & under. 13 & up. All you youngins that used to perform join us as adults!! It's sure to be a blast!