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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…

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…

Flyway Fungi Festival

Camp Manitowa 1327 CAMP CEDAR POINT LN, Makanda, IL

Camp Manitowa - Cedar Point in Makanda, IL boasts a gorgeous backdrop for guided mushroom hikes, plant ID hikes, camping, mushroom foraging, educational workshops, mushroom and wellness workshops. Local mushroom and woodland-themed vendors will sell their goods on-site, and live music will play throughout Saturday. Day passes and weekend camping Read more…

Blown Glass Pumpkin Patch

Join us for our annual blown glass pumpkin patch and pick your favorites from over 500 one of a kind glass pumpkins!  Open two weekends in October (8&9 - 15&16) from 10am-3pm every day. Each glass pumpkin is handmade with love right here in Southern IL (the outskirts of Murphysboro Read more…

Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day

Formal programs will be held at 10:00 a.m., with a presentation by Dr. Brian M. Butler, Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeological Investigation Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (Retired) and member of the Kincaid Mounds Support Organization. and a presentation at 1:00 pm by Dr. Paul Welch, Chair and Associate Read more…

Boo at the Slough

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

This program engages elementary to middle school age children on a guided trick-or-treat adventure through the Wetlands Center and along the Egret Slough Trail. The half-mile trail will give families a chance to interact with misunderstood creatures of the swamp and enjoy the magic of Halloween. Children are welcome to Read more…

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Wine & Food Pairing Weekend

All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory and seasonal wine and food pairings.  We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious Read more…

Pallet Paint Party – Harrisburg

Southern Illinois Ax & Ale 35 S Vine St, Harrisburg, IL

Pallet Painting project with a bit a Shawnee Lemonade. At Southern Illinois Ax & Ale:  So IL's premier axe throwing venue in Harrisburg IL with tap room, games, beer garden & event spaces

Merry Little Christmas Open House – Metropolis

The shops will be decorated for Christmas and friendly faces will be ready to help you find that perfect  , festive items for your home, or help you prepare for your upcoming holiday gatherings! Shop gifts, holiday decor,jewelry, art, antiques, framing, clothing, wines, baked goods, gift certificates and much more while Read more…

What Snake is That?

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

It’s a Copperhead......or, is it? It may be chilly out but spring will be here before we know it! Join biologist John Palis as we get a jumpstart on warmer weather by learning how to identify our southern Illinois reptile friends. Registration is required.  618-457-4836

Dueling Pianos – Harrisburg

Southern Illinois Ax & Ale 35 S Vine St, Harrisburg, IL

Steve & Eric Dueling piano returns to Axe Ale for another great event.