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Visitors of all ages have lots to do and see at this free family-friendly event. Kids can go through the hay maze, pick pumpkins or pet the new calves in the calf barn! There will be several artisan cheeses and other treats available for purchase.
The Coal Country Fall Festival is a family oriented event which has features that appeal to all ages. Many parts of the festival are free and entertaining and educational. This year’s outstanding display is a free display of dinosaurs including a life-size dinosaur. Free and live are exotic animals in a petting zoo, including Alaskan reindeer, pygmy goats, two-hump camels, and buffalo. A live reptile display is also a part of the day. There are free rides of the CCCC Choo Choo Train around and in the park. Over 8 hours of free, live entertainment! Over 80 vendors, including local businesses from the Coal Country area which encompasses 8 communities, sell 100’s of products in their booths.
Excel Bottling Company produces flavored soda using cane sugar, returnable bottles, and vintage bottling equipment. The county’s favorite soft drink, Ski, was added in 1961 and accounts for the majority of soda produced. We are one of a few remaining “mom & pop” bottlers left in the nation. As a huge fan of craft beer, we established Excel Brewing Company in 2012. The company has brought hoppy, West Coast style beers to the Midwest, as well traditional German style lagers that celebrate the heritage of the Southern Illinois.
Recess Brewing is a Community Supported Brewery that is happy to call Edwardsville, Illinois home. The goal is simple. Provide delicious, locally crafted beer and educate the masses about how the magic happens. Our location on Main Street houses a 1500 square foot brewery and a 1100 square foot taproom which is open to everyone.
2Martha’s is a restaurant, an art gallery, a boutique and catered meeting venue for small events, meetings, receptions or family gatherings. Featuring homemade food, art, gifts and atmosphere. Their goal is to provide an elegant, yet home-like, venue for people to gather.
Join the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce on its eleventh annual Tour de Coal bicycle ride on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Benld City Hall-Civic Center, 201 E. Central Ave. in downtown Benld. Saturday, September 24, will mark the 11th Anniversary of the Tour de Coal. This family oriented bicycle ride is for cyclists of all levels of expertise and is held in conjunction with this year's 17th Annual Coal Country Chamber of Commerce's Fall Festival held at the Benld City Park.
Run down Historic Route 66 in this race down memory lane. On this flat course, you will have the opportunity to set a personal best. Plus, its filled with some of the oldest landmarks on Historic Route 66.
Try your hand at the Litchfield TriathLou at Lake Lou Yaeger. Swimming in Lake Lou Yaeger is the best open water swim you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. Sprint and Olympic distances are available.
This remote control jet rally gathers some of the best scale model jets in the country. Live stunts and performances will be available to the public.
This event will take you back in time with a historic re-enactment of military life from 1750-1820. Military and camping demonstrations will be provided daily. Both campers and public are welcome.
The vibrant colors of autumn provide the perfect canvas to paint a relaxing weekend filled with fine art, mouthwatering food and superb entertainment. Lindendale Park offers a tranquil setting where nearly 70 professional artists display their works of fine art. Festival attendees can shop for works of art in twelve categories. Children, too, can shop for just $5.00 at a special art gallery of work donated by the artists.
E.L. Flanagan's is where food, friends and fun come together. They have wings, appetizers, salads, sandwiches & wraps, pizza & pasta, soups & chili, steaks & chops, chicken & seafod and burgers and baskets.
Farmers Restaurant has been a 3rd generation family owned business since 2003. They specialize in ‘Famous Pressurized Fried Chicken’, ‘Grandma’s Homemade Cheesecake’, ‘Carrot Cake’, ‘Grandma’s Bread Pudding’ and many delicious pies and other desserts! Their carry-out menu features a choice of family meals at exceptional prices and their dine-in provides variety in our menu such as steaks, seafood, pastas or chicken dinners, and much more! All dine-in customers begin their meals with Farmer's freshly baked yeast rolls and sweet corn muffins. Farmers also serve varieties of salads, soups, chili, and sandwiches, and, of course, many desserts to choose from.
Valbo's has great food served by a friendly staff. Traditional American food.
Buzzie's Again has a wonderful 50s-60s atmosphere, with great food and service, and is fun for the whole family.
Michael's Swiss Inn has a restaurant next door called Michael's, offering delicious food served in a wonderful atmosphere.
Go back to the good old days with delicious homestyle favorites like Southern fried chicken, roast beef, adn steak. Also, cod, catfish, shrimp, sandwiches, salads, and great homemade desserts, and if you're brave try the frog legs.
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
In the heart of Southwestern Illinois...Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Edwardsville-Glen Carbon. Guests to the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in St. Louis-Edwardsville-Glen Carbon will find plenty to do in our area. Our hotel in Edwardsville-Glen Carbon blends the perfect mix of big city style and comfortable small-town charm. While you're here, you'll be near gorgeous homes, 85 miles of beautiful biking trails and the fun of sporting venues such as the GCS Ballpark home of the Gateway Grizzles. Check out fun and quirky spots like the World's Largest Catsup Bottle, less than nine miles from our hotel. Or head to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a mere three miles from our front door.
Nuby's offers a great meal with excellent service and a large selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken and of course, steak! Relax with friends and family. Beer, wine, kids' menu.
Wang Gang is a cool Asian restaurant off the beaten path. They offer a blend of Chef created Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine at affordable prices.