Calendar of Events
for Pike County, Illinois
   
We regularly update this calendar to provide you with up to date information on a variety of events that take place in the Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri Tri-State Area. Changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend. 
   
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CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
Pittsfield, IL
  June 7 - June 8, 2014
Lake Pittsfield, 2 miles east of US-54 on Road 1600-N (north of Pittsfield, just before the airport
You are invited to historic Pittsfield to experience this annual living history event. Watch as individuals in Union and Confederate encampments participate in military drills, along with a ladies tea, fashion shows, and performances by President and Mrs. Lincoln. Throughout the weekend there will be many quality period vendors, children's games, period crafts and demonstrations, and exhibits of local history.
Free
For information call 217-285-6995

WESTERN ILLINOIS FAIR
Griggsville, IL
  June 25 - June 29, 2014
Western Illinois Fairgrounds, S. Oak Street - south of Quincy Street and one block west of IL-107
Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones in Griggsville.  On Friday evening enjoy the pageants and contests then return on Saturday for the magnificent mile parade and musical entertainment.  There are livestock exhibits, arts and crafts exhibits, and of course demolition derbies including the School Bus Demo Derby on Saturday night. A variety of food stands, crafts, and flea market booths are available.
Admission
For information call 217-833-2116
GATES FAMILY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Barry, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2014

Gates Repair & Machine, 134 Smith Street
Enjoy great traditional country music, food and fun! Festivities begin Friday night with a potluck dinner at 5 pm; music begins at 7 pm. Saturday competitions start at 9 am and run all day until about 9:30 pm. Sunday church service at 8:30 am, competitions resume at 9 am and will run all day. Food and camping available
.
Admission
For information call 217-242-7070
ANNUAL KINDERHOOK PICNIC
Kinderhook, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
June, 2014

4 pm - 7 pm
Kinderhook Park

This annual picnic celebrates the founding of Kinderhook. There will be plenty of pork chops, ribeye sandwiches and homemade desserts. The event also features an Antique Car and Tractor and playground for kids.
Free
For information call 217-432-5236

PIKE COUNTY PIG DAYS
Pittsfield, IL
  July 11 - July 12, 2014
Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 10 pm
On the Square, downtown Pittsfield
For more than 25 years Pittsfield has celebrated Pike County's large pork industry with their annual Pig Days festival. In honor of the pig there are activities such as longest pig tail contest and hog calling contests. There are arts and crafts, kids games, and live entertainment. And as you would expect, food stands offer some tasty pork specialties
.
Free
For information call 217-285-5760

PIKE COUNTY FAIR
Pleasant Hill, IL
  July 17 - July 20, 2014
8 am - 10 pm
The Fair features a tractor pull, carnival attractions, a talent show, a queen contest. There is also a top rated society horse show and a demolition derby.
Admission
For information call 217-754-2456
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Pearl, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
July, 2014

Pearl Community Park, behind the Jiffi Stop

This Independence Day celebration starts with a pageant at 6:30 pm on Friday night. Saturday’s festivities begin with a parade at 10 am with games and music following the parade. Food will be served starting at noon.
Free
For information call 618-946-1109

PITTSFIELD FALL FESTIVAL
Pittsfield, IL
  August 28 - August 31, 2014
Courthouse Square, downtown Pittsfield
This annual festival is held features a variety of pageants, talent shows, great stage entertainment, Lions Club rides, fire truck rides from the Pittsfield Fire Department, food, and vendors. The grand parade is held on Saturday.
Free
For information call 217-617-2656
BAYLIS HIGHPOINT
GLORY DAYS FESTIVAL

Baylis, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2014

Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.  At 5 pm on Friday enjoy the start of the Festival with the parade of Marshals followed by the prince, princess, Jr. Miss and Queen Pageants and the Jr. and Sr. Farm King contest along with the Sour Prune Jr. and Sr. contest. A street dance follows the contests. Saturday Morning there will be the Baby, Lil Miss and Mister Tiny Tot, and Lil Miss and Mister Pageants beginning at 9 am. A Car and bike ride will start at 9 and return at 2 pm for a parade followed by more entertainment. A chicken and fish fry will be held from 4 pm - 7:30 pm or until food runs out. A Bluegrass Country Band, The Kingerys, begins at 7 pm. There will be vendors for crafts and flea market booths both days. Church in the Park on Sunday with the Jim Jacques from Baylis Baptist Church followed by a luncheon and a sing along.
Free
For information call Sharon Rennecker 217-617-6864, Edith Turner 217-242-1528 or Brenda Adams 217-779-7224
HULL TOWN PICNIC
Hull, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2014

Friday Evening and all day Saturday
Since 1932 the community gathers for a delicious chicken dinner and a full day of family fun
.
Free, chicken dinner costs a modest fee
For information call 217-432-5749

VIN FIZ FESTIVAL
Nebo, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2014

This annual festival was inspired by the reenactment of Cal Rodgers' first transcontinental flight and features a pageant, food, stage entertainment, kids' games and rides, and a parade.
Free
For information call 217-734-2418
PERRY PIONEER DAYS
Perry, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2014

Town Square
Celebrate one of Pike County’s smallest community’s annual event with fun for everyone. A parade is held on Saturday morning.
.
Free
For information call 217-236-9701
NEW CANTON
HARVEST FESTIVAL

New Canton, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2014

Town Square
This annual festival is held on the Square and features food, entertainment, rides, and vendors. A parade is held on Saturday
.
Free
For information call 217-491-2937

GRIGGSVILLE
APPLE FESTIVAL

Griggsville, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2014

Griggsville Main Street
Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones in Griggsville.  On Friday evening enjoy the pageants and contests then return on Saturday for the magnificent mile parade and musical entertainment.  A variety of food stands, crafts and flea market booths are available
.
Free
For information call 217-833-2637

MILTON CORN CARNIVAL
Milton, IL
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
September, 2014

Town Square
This annual festival is held on the Square and features food, entertainment, rides, and vendors. A parade is held on Saturday
.
Free
For information call 217-370-4639

BARRY APPLE FESTIVAL
Barry, IL
  Saturday, October 4, 2014
LaFayette Park
This annual event is one of the largest festivals in the area and celebrates everything apple in the quaint, historic town of Barry. A parade winds through the city where local music bands and a crafts show entertain visitors. Apple pies, ice cream and strudels are all specialties. Old-time crafts, local bluegrass band performances and a car show complete the weekend.
Free
For information call 217-440-0771 or 217-242-9182

PIKE COUNTY
COLOR DRIVE

Pike County, IL
  October 18 - October 19, 2014
Every fall the Pike County Color Drive provides visitors with the opportunity to see the beauty of the rural areas of the county bathed in the splendor of autumn. Nearly every community in the county participates in Illinois’ premier countywide event. Each community provides a unique roster of events, activities, vendors, crafts, food, and exhibits for the general public to take part in. The county’s historic towns transport its visitors to a time when one-room schoolhouses and country churches dotted the landscape. Watch horse-drawn plows in the fields, take a break and carve a pumpkin, or see cider and apple butter being made. Maps and brochures with detailed information can be accessed at the website below.
Free
For information call 217-285-2971
  or visit www.pikecolordrive.com
   

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