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Two full days of family fun including maple syrup demonstrations, tree identification hikes, blacksmith demonstrations, lumberjack demonstrations, our portable climbing wall, live music, vendors and artisans, and of course a pancake breakfast.
Drive up to Bald Knob Mountain, Southern Illinois’ highest point and the site of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, located just outside of Alto Pass, and have your car blessed for the summer season.
The 18-hole "Red Hawk" course at the Red Hawk Golf & Grille facility in Tamaroa, Illinois features 5,904 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 67.0 and it has a slope rating of 111 on Bermuda grass. Red Hawk golf course opened in 1932.
The 18-hole Jackson Country Club in Murphysboro, IL is a private golf course that opened in 1923. Designed by David Gill, Jackson Country Club measures 6014 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 69 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The 18-hole Keller's Crossing at Stone Creek (previously known as Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort) in Makanda, IL is a public golf course that opened in 2000. Designed by Jerry Lemons, Keller's Crossing at Stone Creek measures 6875 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 140 and a 74 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are midlawn bermuda.
The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2014 as a microbrewery and restaurant. All of our beer is brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. We are so happy to share our love for craft beer with the rest of Southern Illinois! The owners of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company share a love beer, bicycles, and great food.
Local dealer and financier of Landau, Skeeter and G3 boats. Also has a service department so that you can keep your current boat running because we understand there is nothing like dad's old boat. Find your next adventure at Harrison's where you can also purchase a tube, skis and much more.
We use fresh, naturally pure ingredients, including spring fed lake water, barley, wheat, American and European Hops and the happiest beer yeast on Earth. We are open now on Friday from 4-7 pm & Sunday from 1 - 7 pm selling pints and discount growler fills ($2 discount on all growler fills on Friday) and Saturday 12-7 for tastings, tours, pints and growlers.
Fantastic place to go with friends, family or couples. Abbey Ridge offers a solid variety of food options and also have a generous selection of beers on tap, most of which are brewed on site and are reminiscent of European style ales and lagers.
We love the simple blessings in life and we opened Live Simple Shop to reflect that and hopefully challenge those around us to take a deep breathe and just Live Simple. Our little shop in Carterville, IL is filled with simple clothing for everyday you! Live Simple Shop is home to our clothing line, Live Beyoutiful. You will also find custom home decor and sportswear for our local schools.
Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail is a once a year shared pottery experience. Everyone is invited to spend some time exploring the Southern Illinois landscape and the diverse group of potters that make this area home. Each potter will be available for answering questions and of course, showing their work. Some potters will have studio tours, while others may have special activities or demonstrations planned. A family friendly event that promises to be a fun and pleasant time for all.
Locally owned cafe and coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Known for their cupcakes and pastries, this cafe also serves up a variety of sandwiches, soup and salad.
Creative floral designs and gifts. They can help decorate your house or send any gift baskets for any occasions. Lots of decor pieces as well as custom pieces.
Katy-Lynn Winery promotes premium quality wines, artistic venues, weekend charity events, classes in wine and cheese making. Try their signature wine, Funky Fly Wine, made with Katy-Lynn grapes and Chilean Juices.
Alto Clay Work is the studio home of Stephen Grimmer. The pottery showroom is open Friday-Sunday, Noon to 5PM during Spring, Summer, and Autumn, and other times by appointment and by chance. Also offers ceramics classes for adults and children, resident artist studios, and a gallery for occasional exhibitions.
Pine Manor Estate is a luxury bed and breakfast located in the hills of Southern Illinois that can accommodate over 70 guests. With 126 sprawling acres, Pine Manor provides a beautiful backdrop for a romantic getaway or as the perfect setting for your dream wedding or event.
Stop by the Allan Stuck Studio, just across the from the Boardwalk in downtown Makanda, IL, for an unforgettable meeting with one of the area's most talented local craftsman. Allan Stuck has been forging three demensional design in jewelery since 1964. lindsaylohan His unique designs are the result of many hours of work and great attention to detail.
This 3 room Inn has common areas that include a Victorian dining room for your home-cooked country breakfast every morning at 8:30 a.m. Served with coffee and hot tea. Two living rooms complete with DIRECTV with DVR and DVD players. Make yourself at home and feel free to put your feet up. Books, magazines, games and cards are available for your use during your stay. Sixty-foot balcony with tables and chairs for your enjoyment.
Lost Trail Cabins are fully furnished cabins located at the end of a dead-end road on 62 acres of private and secluded property. Bordering Shawnee National Forest in beautiful Southern Illinois less than three miles from the Johnson Creek Recreation Area of Kinkaid Lake, these cabins are perfectly situated between the Sparta World Shooting Complex and the Shawnee Wine Trail. They cater to all outdoor enthusiasts including equestrians, hunters, hikers, boaters, fishermen, and anyone just wanting to get away from their fast paced everyday life.
They named Longshadow Gardens after the long shadows cast by tall Oaks, Hackberries and Sassafras across our hilltop meadows. Twenty years ago, determined to create fine garden ornaments and a great Garden, they purchased a neglected farm with breathtaking views, grottoes, waterfalls and limestone bluffs adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest. After clearing weeds away, they planted Boxwood allees, Yew, Dawn Redwood, Bald Cypress, Roses, Prairie and ornamental grasses, rows of Lavender and billows of Nepeta. Garden ornaments are nestled as focal points in evocative settings. Mown grass paths and shaded walks lead through a carpet of woodland treasures including spring ephemerals, wild Orchids, Spicebush, Witch hazel, and many more. They support our passion for gardening by designing and hand crafting Longshadow dry cast limestone planters and garden ornaments in buildings that blend into our rural surroundings. Their motto is Fabricia in Horto Nostro, Latin for “Factory in a Garden.” In their factory they hand craft the finest garden ornaments and planters in the world. In Longshadow Gardens, they strive to attain fleeting moments of memorable beauty.
"Southern Illinois" breathtaking scenery forms the backdrop for local in-season farm to fork cuisine, pleasurable pastimes and world-class entertainment at Walker’s Bluff. What was planted as a family homestead long ago has grown into a picturesque vineyard that guests have been drawn to for its tranquility, style, unmistakable romance and fun family activities. We always extend an open-armed welcome to friends and visitors. We offer four venues to experience.
Take pictures with Santa’s reindeer in Carbondale's Town Square, stop by the Polar Express Station (the Old Train Depot) for candy cane treats, and enjoy the Holiday Cookie Walk, where downtown businesses offer cookies and refreshments. The Lights Fantastic Parade kicks off at 6pm.
The 104th annual Carterville Free Fair will include a Twilight 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Carterville Lions Club, the fair will be Sept. 7 through Sept. 9 at Cannon Park Midway off Greenbriar Road. The event offers carnival rides, games, free entertainment, food and more. The annual free fair parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.
Through its eccentric decor and delicious desserts, Cafe Melange has become a local and regional favorite for gourmet cuisine. Guests can sit on the patio and enjoy the lively atmosphere of downtown Carbondale, or enjoy a quiet meal near the fireplace inside. Enjoy a stone baked pizza, avocado salmon wrap, or simply treat your taste buds to the decadent taste of their signature cheese cake.