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Haunted Decatur Ghost Tour
Travel throughout the city of Decatur in search of history, hauntings, crime scenes, scandals and spirits! Join us for a journey back into the history of one of America's most haunted towns and discover not only our favorite haunted places, but new locations of crime, infamy and spirits that have never been featured on the tours before. Re-invented in 2009, experience Haunted Decatur in a way that you've never done before! Popular with ghost buffs and history enthusiasts alike and includes new and favorite haunted locations! Lasts approximately 3 hours. $30 per person.
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest
Come and enjoy watching as these balloons are filled and then take off for various areas. Friday night is a launch from Forest Park, Saturday morning, they will launch from various locations and try to hit their targets as they float through the air. There will be a Balloon glow and basket burn at the Dam Spillway area Saturday night with food and entertainment. You can meet the pilots on Friday evening. Sunday morning will be another opportunity to watch. These colorful balloons will be launched daily (weather permitting) and you can watch as they fly and do tasks around the Lake Shelbyville area.
Findlay Walleye Festival
This yearly festival has plenty of entertainment, food and fun. The Walleye is a feature for the festival with the fish being served daily. There will be plenty of entertainment (bands), an ice cream social, fireworks on Friday-Saturday if rain. Kids games, a farmer's market, tractor pull, car, truck, & motorcycle show, a 5K event and plenty more. A large parade starts at 10am on Saturday and there will be plenty of kids activities and games both days.
Windsor Harvest Picnic
Come and enjoy this family-friendly festival which is in its 117th year. Entertainment comes to you in gospel, country and rock, with entertainers from as far away as Australia and Country Star "Eddie Raven". Fountain City Amusements provide a carnival atmosphere with plenty of food served by various organizations as well as the Ice Cream Social. There is also a 5K run/walk, a pedal tractor pull, parade, and a raffle drawing.
Tower Hill Fall Festival
Held in the Village Park. This is the 27th year for the festival which has unique activites such as the Produce "500" which features vehicles made from produce from as small as a grape to as large as a watermelon. It also has a car and motorcycle show, garden tractor pulls, a tractor show, plenty of kids games a parade Saturday at 4:00 pm and entertainment along with the annual demo derby on Sunday.
CITY: Tower Hill
Scarecrow Daze Festival
During the 17th Annual Scarecrow Daze Festival, the entire city of Shelbyville is decorated with scarecrows. With a different theme every year, entrants decorate their homes and businesses to the theme. There is also a large parade on Saturday, kids' games, a beer tent, music, a quilt show, and plenty of food and crafts, in downtown Shelbyville. Held in conjunction with Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest.
Shelbyville Festival of Lights
Come to Shelbyville and take a drive through Forest Park as it is lit up for the Holiday season. Different themed areas delight with the centerpiece being a large carousel placed on the Historical Chautauqua Auditorium. These lights are put in place each year by volunteers and new lights and themed areas are added yearly. Candy Cane lane is to honor loved ones. Come enjoy the Victorian Village, Santa's Shop, the North Pole, Bethlehem, and others.
Enjoy the lights of the season in beautiful Peterson Park. Over 50 magnificent light displays, many of which are animated. Definitely a site to see! Drive through at your leisure evenings starting at 5pm. Over 15,000 visitors each year see this great display of holiday lights. Admission is free, donations accepted.
Shelby County 4H & Jr. Fair
One of only a few fairs that still highlight their 4H and Juniors. The fair includes dog care and obedience, judging in livestock, poultry, rabbits, lambs, produce, flowers, plants, and many other subjects. The Food Shack serves plenty of great food each day of the fair manned by the various 4H Clubs in Shelby County. The fair wraps up with the popular livestock auction and team penning.
Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus and make a holiday craft!
Cocoa & Cookies with Santa
Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with Santa and also make a holiday craft!
Horse Progess Days
This showcase for horse-drawn equipment also offers draft horse farming exploratory classes, a pony pull, field demonstrations, produce demonstrations, sheep herding, hay demonstration, breed presentation and an auction.
Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
This outdoor street festival features free cheese giveaways, wagon and pony rides, a petting zoo, kiddie tractor pull, cheese-eating and curling contests, free entertainment, a fireman's breakfast, ham and bean lunch, ice cream social, crafts, a flea market, car show and more. Win a national title at the National Cheese Eating Championships or a a World title in the International Cheese Curling Championships. Family and kid divisions for each event.
Bluegrass in the Gardens
Rockome Gardens hosts its annual bluegrass music event with some of the Midwest’s most talented bands. The 20-acre theme park is an ideal setting for great music, and also offers the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, a cheese factory, candy shop, bakery, ice cream shop, snack shack, general store and beautiful flower gardens.
Mennonite Relief Sale
Amish-crafted furniture and quilts, baked goods, homemade ice-cream, crafts and children's auction are just part of the items for sale during this community effort. Kids can enjoy a train ride, space walk, bounce house and more. Enjoy a full menu including BBQ chicken, ice cream, and river fries. The auction items include a variety of locally handcrafted items including many quilts, bedroom suites, dining room tables and chairs, tea carts, china cabinets, entertainment centers, roll top desks, lawn furniture and many smaller wood items. This is a community effort of many churches and individuals to help bring agricultural assistance, community development and social services for the hungry and needy of the world.
Coles County Air Show
Show includes air performers, military vehicles, helicopter rides, variety of food vendors and family fun!
Charleston Red, White & Blue Days
The 23rd annual community celebration features a concert by X-factor winner Tate Stevens with The Lemon Brothers for a free show on July 3rd. Also part of the fun is bingo, family activities, games, food, all you can eat ice cream, free entertainment, parade & fireworks! Located at Morton Park in Charleston.
Free family event with food vendors, crafts & major entertainment.The World's Biggest Bagel Breakfast on Saturday morning! Contests include Beautiful Baby Bagel and Miss Bagelfest. Music from Finding Favour, Victoria Ghost and Joe Nichols.
Fall Horse Plowing Days at Rockome Gardens
Rockome Gardens hosts its annual Fall Horse Plowing Days event - come see the horses in action plowing the farmland by traditional methods. The 20-acre theme park is an ideal setting for great music, and also offers the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, a cheese factory, candy shop, bakery, ice cream shop, snack shack, general store and beautiful flower gardens.
Harvest Festival at Rockome Gardens
Rockome Gardens hosts its annual Harvest Festival event, featuring Old time demonstrations, open-fire apple butter & cider, crafters, vendors, artisans and more. "Mackville" will perform on Oct 13. The 20-acre theme park is an ideal setting for great music, and also offers the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, a cheese factory, candy shop, bakery, ice cream shop, snack shack, general store and beautiful flower gardens.
Annual East Central Illinois Antique Farm Equipment Show
Come see all makes, models and types of antique farm equipment, Restored or unrestored antiques over 25 years old are welcome. See the garden tractor pull, threshing demonstrations, kid's tractor pull, parade, antique pull, music and more. Held at Coles County Fairgrounds in Charleston.