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Fluorspar Festival

Fluorspar Festival -  Rosiclare.  Parade, carnival, quilt show, pageant & food. Car show on Sat.

Goat Yoga

The Ryder Family Farm welcomes yogis and animal lovers to their pastures for a Goat Yoga experience. Goat Yoga brings yogis and animal lovers in contact with goats for uplifting the spirit and relaxing the mind and body. Think this is a case of yoga gone too far? The masses Read more…

Haunted Forest – Harrisburg, IL

The Drive Thru “Haunted Forest” is a fun community event for the entire family located at the Saline County Fair Grounds in Harrisburg, Illinois. Admission is $10.00 per vehicle, $20.00 per bus and hayride / wagon. Coleman Tri-County Services, Inc. offers hayrides for $5.00 per person. A concession stand and Read more…

Pickin in the Patch at Rendleman Orchards

Rendleman Orchards 9680 State Highway 127 N., Alto Pass, IL

Pickin' at the Patch -Fall Market Day - 9:00am - 4:00pm There will be creative vendors of Vintage, Primitives, Rust & Junk, Antique and Handmade items! Big Blue's Que, shopping, along with our fresh-picked apples, apple cider donuts and cider slushes will make for a great fall junkin' atmosphere Read more…

Farm Paint Party & Goat Mingle

This a fun outdoor event in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Afterwards, spend some time in our baby goat nursery. In Golconda, Illinois on The Ryder Family Farm (618) 615-0063


Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest – Murphysboro

Riverside Park 2640 W Riverside Park Rd, Murphysboro, Illinois

The Big Muddy Monster Brewfest is an awesome day for celebrating music, craft beer, local folk lore and community and it’s not only a good time, but the proceeds go towards improving the town..  Must be 21, tickets on sale:

Thebes Courthouse – Living History

Court case reenactments at 2 PM More info here: or:

3D Art & Coal Country exhibits at the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art

Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL

Multi-artist exhibit will showcase a variety of 3-Dimensional works of all subject matters from metal works, to sculptures, to 3D paintings and more. Many towns in the region were built on the back of coal. Generation after generation of coal miners have lived and tunneled their way through this area. Read more…

Fall Festival, Golconda

Come join us for the 49th Annual Pope County Fall Festival on Sunday, October 10th. Enjoy a bounty of crafts, food, music, bouncy houses and the changing of the seasons on our historic courthouse lawn. Come shop and visit with family and friends. Grab a bite to eat and stroll Read more…

Fat Tire Festival

Camp Ondessonk 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL

One of the best mountain bike festivals in the midwest.  618.622.1693