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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:

Fall Festival, Golconda

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 the Ohio Riverfront. Now taking vendor applications for crafts, food, and more! For vendor applications, 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…

Fat Tire Festival

Camp Ondessonk 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL

One of the best mountain bike festivals in the midwest. at Camp Ondessonk located in Ozark, Illinois right in the middle of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest. 618.622.1693

Vulture Fest

Each fall, vultures soar and glide over Makanda and the surrounding areas and signal the beginning of fall and the arrival of the incredible fall colors of Makanda and southern Illinois. Vulture Fest features live music, food, shopping, and art by local artists for purchase. (618) 457-0360

Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac State Park 1308 5th St, Metropolis, IL

Annual Fort Massac Encampment -Ft. Massac State Park, Metropolis. 10am to 5pm daily. Military and civilian craft activities and demonstrations. Both days begin with a post of colors. Highlights include mock battles and tactical demonstrations, voyagers, traders, craftsman, children’s games, music and period food and dress. Free admission. 618-524-4712

Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society will once again offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public,  and typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people Read more…

Fall back to Metropolis

Fall back to Metropolis is an event planned and hosted by the Super Museum and a wonderful group of super friends. we are planning on several small events to gather and make memories together.

Fall Colors at the Cross

Bald Knob Cross Alto Pass, IL

Come view the beautiful fall colors at Bald Knob Cross! Lunch served, face painting, music and games. Bald Knob Mountain offers one of the premier views for Fall Colors in the entire Midwest all at the site of one of the world's largest crosses. Food Trucks and Local Vendors will Read more…

Metropolis Artisan & Plein Air Festival

Shop from our curated artisan craft vendors while enjoying music, food truck fare, cocktails, photo booth fun, kids activities and more! This free to attend festival is family friendly, and celebrates carefully crafted goods from dozens of artists from Metropolis and rest of southern Illinois! During the festival we will Read more…

Guided Hike

The River-to-River Trail Society offers free guided hikes in and about the Shawnee National Forest for Spring, 2022. All hikes are open to the public free of charge.  These hikes are of at least moderate difficulty, and are intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Boots Read more…