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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, United States

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…

Monarch Phenomenon

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

TThe magnificent monarch butterfly migrates up to 2,500 miles from North America to central Mexico for the winter. Monarch Watch Association has been tagging and monitoring migrating monarchs since 1992. Join us at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, for a program at 10:00 a.m. to learn natural history of Read more…

Which Grass is Which?

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

While identifying grasses can be tricky, it doesn’t always have to be. Learn the basics of grass identification and how to identify common grasses on your next hike, without learning complex terminology or needing a hand lens. Registration is required.

Buffalo Day at Bison Bluff Farm

Bison Bluff 1565 Bethel Church Rd, Cobden, IL

Buffalo Day, an event that happens twice a year, is an extremely important day for both us and the animals. It is a day in which we assess the animals, get their weights, tag this years calves, and give the animals any help they may require before releasing them back Read more…

Fall Mums & Pumpkins at Ryder Family Farm

Come on out to our place for our Fall Open House to get everything you need for fall decorating! We will have pumpkins, mums, eggs, goat milk soap and possibly some produce for sale. We will also have farm animals out for visiting with. We're excited to share our farm Read more…

Shawnee Sasquatch Festival

Enjoy the full forest vibes right Here in Harrisburg as we enjoy a day full of events including a Guided Hikes, vintage market, 5K, Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Family Activities, Local Shopping, and Live Music Entertainment right HERE in Harrisburg!  618-252-1937 

Color the Town – Anna

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Everyone, kids and adults, is invited to Color the Town. Paint a masterpiece alone or with 100 friends/families. You will receive a 4 foot by 4 foot square on the sidewalks on East Davie Street and all the supplies needed to paint your square.  Play in the Bounce House!  Paint Read more…

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…

Glass Hill Hike, Cypress, IL

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

Take a guided nature/history tour of Glass Hill in the Cache River State Natural Area with natural heritage biologist Mark Guetersloh. Glass Hill (also known as Cypress Citadel and Round Bluff) is a sandstone knob covered by upland wood and home to Woodland Indians for many years. Meet at IDNR Read more…

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