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Union County Fair – Anna

This area county fair features, livestock & horse shows, an exhibit hall with various exhibits, a carnival and grandstand shows that include, demo derby, tractor pulls, rodeo, pageants and harness racing.  (618) 833-8923

Ride to the Sky – Bike Ride

Blue Sky Vineyards 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Illinois

Blue Sky Vineyard has partnered with St. Francis Care Community Animal Rescue & Education for their first ever bike ride fundraiser. The rides will begin and end at John A Logan College.  Registration 7:30am There will be several different loops available with varying lengths and difficulty.  Ride to the Sky – Read more…

Reptiles in the Neighborhood

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

Join reptile enthusiast Tony Gerard for an up-close look at snakes, skinks, lizards, and turtles, highlighting characteristics of reptiles found in southern Illinois. The indoor presentation will be at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center from 1 to 2 p.m. The program concludes with an optional hike on Todd Fink- Read more…

Cache River Days – Ullin

The 27th Annual Cache River Days are planned Sept. 8th-11th at the Ullin Ballpark, 550 Ullin Avenue, Ullin, Illinois. The theme for this year’s festival is “Wings Over the Cache.” Cache River Days will feature a pageant, baby contest, 5K, flea market, food vendors, parade, children’s train rides, bounce houses, Read more…

Spayghetti and a Show – Cobden

The Old Feed Store 111 N Appleknocker Dr, Cobden, IL

The event will feature live music by local favorites, Banjo Joe & Danielle and Hugh DeNeal. Tickets are $10/adult and $6/kid at the door, and include dinner and the show. Children 3 and under are free. The event will feature a silent auction and raffle. Dinner starts at 6pm, music Read more…


StarView Vineyards 5100 Wing Hill Rd, Cobden, IL

#Laughs are on #tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 2000 #venues across the U.S. #Standupcomedians from New York to L.A. are currently on the road, sampling the local #fare, local #drinks and providing the finest and funniest in #comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. This #comedytour takes Read more…

Super City Brew Fest

Harrah's Metropolis 100 E Front St., Metropolis, IL

Harrah's Casino in Metropolis, IL.  For details:

Riverside Art, Wine & Blues Fest

Riverside Park 2640 W Riverside Park Rd, Murphysboro, Illinois

Live Blues music, arts & crafts, beer, wine and food.   Riverside Park, Murphysboro

Farm Crawl

Farm crawls (also called farm tours) are among the most enjoyable and effective forms of agritourism because they immediately engage community members with local growers. Farmers have a chance to share the history of their farm, and community members get to learn about the crops and livestock raised there and Read more…

Murphysboro Apple Festival  

 Daily Entertainment, Food, Music, Parade, Carnival, car show and arts and craft fair.  618-684-3200