13-15: Community Revitalization & Beautification Committee Spring Market Place antique and collectables show. Robinson Community Center. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
26 – Memorial Day Weekend: Palestine Lions Club Fish Fry, Car Club Cruise-In & Flea Market. Leaverton Park, from 8 a.m. until the fish runs out. Fish/sides/hotdogs/desserts served to help the Lions with their many projects. Crawford County Collectibles Car Club will provide the opportunity to enjoy automobiles from the past and present. Browse the selection of treasures from various vendors. For more information, call Lion Otis Tuttle at 618-562-3881.
28: Annual Robinson Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. Fundraiser and golf outing at Quail Creek County Club in Robinson. For more information, call the Robinson Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
June 29 – July 4: Robinson 4th of July Celebration. Features carnival rides, food booths, nightly entertainment, car show, baseball and softball tournaments, and a spectacular firework show in the Robinson City Park. For more information and the nightly entertainment lineup, call City Hall at 618-544-7616 or visit www.cityofrobinson.com.
21-28: Crawford County Fair. Oblong Fairgrounds. 4-H exhibits, Crawford County Queen pageant, carnival rides, food booths, truck and tractor pull, and a demolition derby highlight the week-long event ending with a large 4-H auction. For more information, visit www.crawfordfair.com.
3, 4: Robinson Citywide Garage Sales. For a list of those participating in this annual event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
3, 4, 5: Hutsonville River Fest. Car Show, entertainment, vendors, parade and food, in downtown Hutsonville. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/Hutsonville.River.Fest/.
10, 11, 12: Flat Rock Homecoming. Visit the Village of Flat Rock for a weekend full of activities including food, vendors, and a parade.
10, 11, 12: Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show. This annual event draws visitors from all over to view actual working antique tractors and engines. Located at the fairgrounds in Oblong.
August 30-September 3: 65th Annual Pioneer City Labor Day Festival and Rodeo. Pioneer City Arena, Leaverton Park & Main Street Palestine play hosts to a street fair, carnival, and the PRCA rodeo. Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, camping, junior-sized tractor pull, lunch with clowns, flea market, mechanical bull rides, free entertainment at the band shell, townwide garage sales and more. For more information, call Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 618-586-2222; visit www.pioneercity.com; or email PalestineCofC@verizon.net.
22: 2nd Annual Crawford County Fest-Of-Ale. The city of Robinson will host its 2nd annual craft beer festival in the Robinson City Park. Craft beer vendors, wine, food, and entertainment highlight the afternoon activities. For tickets and more information, visit www.ccfestofale.com.
5, 6: Annual Heath Toffee Festival and Parade. Located on the square in Robinson. Celebrating the delicious Heath Candy Bar, created in 1928 by Heath Brothers Confectionary in Robinson. Features Friday night entertainment, street dance, and car show, and Saturday craft show, live entertainment, toffee bake-off, and parade, capped off by a free chili supper. For more information, call 618-546-1557.
5, 6: 16th Annual Wabash Valley Wine & Arts Festival. Several wineries provide various wines for tasting as you stroll Main Street and enjoy artworks from numerous artists from the Wabash Valley area. Some may be purchased. Food booths and live entertainment. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call Susan Goodwine at 618-586-2035.
27: 52nd Annual Oblong Fall Follies and “Spooktacular” Band fest and Parade. Features nighttime parade, band field competition, food, crafts, and entertainment, on the square in Oblong. For more information, call 618-592-4355.
16, 17, 18: Lighting of Christmas displays. On the square in downtown Robinson. Santa arrives, food booths available, games for kids, train ride, silent auction of decorated Christmas trees, and a nighttime parade on Saturday. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
17: Weekend before Thanksgiving Palestine Preservation Projects Society Cookie Walk. Fife Opera House, begins at 9 a.m. Browse table after table of homemade cookies for purchase. For more information, call Nita Jochim at 618-586-2427.
16, 17: Weekend before Thanksgiving Crawford County Retailer’s Holiday Open Houses. Begins at 9 a.m. Travel Route 33 through Robinson and Palestine to find that perfect Christmas gift or secure that elusive item you’ve always wanted, and even find great bargains for whatever you are needing. For more information, call the Robinson Area Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
23: Friday after Thanksgiving Leaverton Park Holiday Lighting Festival, at 5 p.m. Palestine’s Leaverton Park comes alive with more than 40,000 lights and displays. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa, and listen to area church choirs and singing groups caroling. Watch the fireworks and enjoy cornbread and beans, hotdogs, and desserts served by the Lions club. For more information, call the Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 618-586-2222.
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