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ARCOLA

Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities.

March

3, 4: Country Spirit Antique Show & Sale: Three locations:
• Arcola Center, 107 W. Main St.
• Best Western Plus, 917 Green Mill Road (off I-57 on Rt. 133 east of the interstate.)
• Arcola Masonic Lodge, 111 South Locust Street. Visit countryspiritshow@gmail.com or call 312-957-1065.
16: Arcola Fire Department Annual Hog Roast: Arcola Community Center, 107 W. Main at 6 p.m.
23:St. John’s Catholic Church Fish Fry: Arcola Communiity Center, 5p.m.-7 p.m.
23:Sunshine Rotary Comedy Night, More information TBA.
24: Tri-County Spring Toy Auction: Tri-County Auction Facility, 10 a.m.,
     650 E. CR 400 N., rural Arcola. 217-268-3444.
25: Tri-County Spring Toy Auction: Tri-County Auction Facility, 10 a.m.,
     650 E. CR 400 N., rural Arcola. 217-268-3444.

April - December: Aikman Wildlife Adventures open: 217-268-3500 or visit www.aikmanwildlike.com.

April

6 & 7: Arcola’s Downtown Spring Open Houses: Welcome the coming of spring and shop Arcola for specials and unique gift-giving, home decor and handcrafted Amish furniture on these weekends. www.arcolachamber.com.
7:Strides Against Hunger: Fundraiser for the Arcola Food Pantry. Race/walk. Register online at runsignup.com/race/il/arcola/ stridesagainsthunger. Specifics TBA. For more information, visit www.arcolachamber.com.
13 & 14: Arcola’s Downtown Spring Open Houses: Welcome the coming of spring and shop Arcola for specials and unique gift-giving, home decor and handcrafted Amish furniture on these weekends. www.arcolachamber.com.
22: Scholastic dinner: Sponsored by the Arcola Chamber. Event honors Arcola High School juniors & seniors who have excelled academically during the school year. 217-268-4530.

June

1: Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum opens, downtown Arcola.
1-2: Spinning Weaving and Craft Festival, Illinois Heritage Center, 248 W. Rt. 133, Chesterville, IL., Craft demonstrations. More info. TBA.
8 & 9:Raggedy Ann & Andy Rally: Exchange merchandise, renew Raggedy friendships and visit Arcola, once the home of Johnny Gruelle. For list of events, call 217-268-4530, 800-336-5456 or visit www.arcolachamber.com.
23: Pop The Top Car Show: Downtown Arcola, adjacent to Moomaw American Hippie Memorial. Visit www.arcolachamber.com.
TBA: Arcola celebrates the 4th of July, Activities including fireworks at Arcola Moore Park, 217-268-4400. More info. TBA.

August

3 & 4:Arcola City Wide Garage Sales. Specifics TBA.
10 & 11: Inaugural Steam Threshing Show, Illinois Amish Heritage Center, 248 W. Rt. 133, Chesterville. Visit www.illinoisamish.org.
25: Sunshine Rotary Golf Outing. Kaskaskia Country Club.

September

September 7, 8 and 9: 48th Annual Broom Corn Festival. Downtown Main Street. Broom related activities, arts/crafts, free entertainment, great food, and gigantic parade, 5K and 10K race. The event, always held the weekend after Labor Day, honors Arcola’s position in the nineteenth century as a center of broom corn production. Call 217-268-4530 or visit www.arcolachamber.com.

October

12 & 13: Fall Harvest Days, Illinois Amish Heritage Center, 248 W. Rt. 133, Chesterville, IL., www.illinoisamish.org.

November

2, 3, 9 & 10: Historic Arcola’s Downtown Holiday Open House: Shop historic brick-paved downtown Arcola streets full of ideas for unique gifting, home décor and more. Preview Christmas décor and take advantage of special pricing. Call 217-268-4530 or visit www.arcolachamber.com.
9 & 10: Country Spirit Antique Show: Quality dealers offering country antiques, primitives & Americana. Three locations: Arcola Center, 107 W. Main St., Best Western Plus, 917 Green Mill Road (off I-57 on Rt. 133 east of the interstate), and Arcola Masonic Community Center, 111 South Locust St. Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information: visit countryspiritshow@gmail.com or call 312-957-1065.

December

1: Santa Comes To Town, Visit Santa, enjoy milk and cookies, and treat bags. Additional activities and more information TBA.
31: Ring in the new year at the Arcola Chamber Of Commerce’s New Year’s Eve party. Arcola Best Western Plus Ballroom. More information TBA. Call 217-268-4530.



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