November 24th, 2013
Celebrating the birth of Christ was the beginning of the holiday and it surely has grown and evolved over the centuries. There is a lot of joy in bringing your loved ones out to the country to select and cut your own fresh tree to grace your home for the season. Engdale Christmas Tree Farms in Taylorville, Illinois is the place for you to come to pick out and cut your own tree. Engdale grows Scotch Pines at their farm here but some folks want White Pines or Fraser Firs.
Look for this sign along with our directions
The friendly folks at Engdale Farms recognize this and import trees which do not grow well here, but they take exceptional care to insure that your pre-cut tree is as fresh as possible. All imported trees are certified Michigan Fresh trees and were NOT cut before November 1. Most of the pre-cut trees you may see on tree lots were cut well before November 1 and have aged considerably before getting to your local sales point. Engdale offers you only the freshest trees available. Things are generally more reasonably priced out here in the country and your fresh cut or pre-cut tree from Engdale Christmas Tree Farms will probably be less expensive than those you find in the city. Engdale Christmas Tree Farms will open for tree cutting and tree sales on November 30, 2013. Be sure to bring your own saw.
Here at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, just about 5 minutes from Engdale Christmas Tree Farms, we have beautifully appointed guest rooms for you to enjoy when you come here to spend a night or two while taking in the sites and picking out your Christmas tree. We have fireplaces and nice warm beverages for you to sip and enjoy. We have whirlpool tubs for two for you and your loved one to relax and reconnect in. For years folks have come here for a family outing to stay and pick out their tree. We have a discount for your two or more night stay. We are decorated for Christmas and wish to share it with you. By the way, we are open for touring on December 6 & 7, 2013 for the Taylorville Christmas Tour of Homes.
October 31st, 2013
Christmas is fast approaching and the dates for the Annual Christmas Tour of Homes for 2013 is Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7. This year, the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast Main House will be open for touring along with the other homes on tour. We invite you to come to Historic Taylorville Illinois and attend the Christmas Tour of Homes for 2013. Actually, you should book your stay and your visit to allow you to attend the Springfield Singers Acapella performance on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church just two short blocks from our inn. Come one, come all and get in the Christmas Spirit.
July 22nd, 2013
BBQ, Music, Sand Volleyball and Thirst Quenchers! Saturday, July 27, 2013 is the date for the Christian County Smokin’ Music Fest and Backyard BBQ Contest at the Christian County Fairgrounds. For more info and Entry Forms visit http://www.christiancountyfair.com/.
Register to cook, come out and ask to be a judge, taste what the cooks have turned out, listen to the music, quench your thirst, and register at 9 AM to play Sand Volleyball.
Taylorville, IL is a few minutes off Historic US 66 and has a rich history harking back to when the community was established by fur trappers.
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July 17th, 2013
10 days of harness racing, society horse shows, exhibits of animals, flowers, crafts, Illinois wine tasting, carnival in Happy Hollow, the 1000 # butter cow (created each year now for 75 + years), performers such as Toby Keith and ARCA Racing on the final day. Go to the state fair website for details http://www.agr.state.il.us/isf/gstand/. Stay at the Market Street Inn just 35 minutes away. Mention the state fair for a discount on multiple nights stay.
July 9th, 2013
This time of year counties all over America have their fairs. The purpose originally was to display prized crops and animals and to sell specially bred animal stock to others whose herds needed true bloodlines. Of course there evolved the fun aspect as well. The fun part is the rides, games, talent shows, demolition derbys, entertainment, food and more. Come to Taylorville, IL July 9, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013 and enjoy the fun. Check the fair out at the following address: http://www.christiancountyfair.com/
July 1st, 2013
Are you a golfer? On Friday, July 12, 2013, the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a golf outing at Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course. The fun begins at 12 Noon with Registration and Lunch with a 1 PM Shotgun Start of a 4 person scramble. At 5 PM gather back at the clubhouse for dinner and prizes. Organize your own foursome or register as a single and get assigned to a makeup foursome. The entry fee is $85 per person. All proceeds go toward the purchase of Bone Density Machine and an upgrade of the TMH Auditorium Kitchen. Call Debbie Johnson @
217-824-1677. If you are coming from out of town you should plan to stay with us.
Men, bring you wives along and turn them loose to have fun in Taylorville or nearby Springfield. Ladies, bring the guys along and your innkeeper will happily direct them to a local “Husband Day Care Center” or other activities. Stay with us for two (2) consecutive nights and we will impose a discount on your King or Queen Bedded Whirlpool Room amounting to 20%.
June 25th, 2013
The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show will be held on the grounds surrounding the University of Illinois Assembly Hall and in the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. It will be on June 27-30, 2013, and every year after that through 2017.
If you are a fan of Corvettes the place for you to visit June 27 thru 30,2013 is Champaign, IL where the event known as Bloomington Gold will happen. Lodging will be tight and you might need to drive a few miles out. The Market Street Inn is located just 80 minutes +/- from the event site and is mostly 4 lane. Check our room availability and plan to stay for at least 2 nights and ask for our Corvette Special for this weekend. While you are at it you can check our the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and also just relax a bit.
Bring your golf clubs and play a round at Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course rated 4.5 by Golf Digest. Bring your bicycle and ride the Lincoln Prairie Bike Trail. Bring your rod and reel and fish Lake Taylorville or Sangchris Lake. Bring your best friend relax and reconnect.
For more information on Bloomington Gold please go to the attached link: http://www.news-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/local/2011-12-20/corvette-show-coming-champaign-2013.html
May 29th, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013 the Taylorville Area Arts Council sponsors its Annual Art Fair on the Historic Taylorville Courthouse Lawn. This is a Juried Art Fair in which known and unknown artists display and sell their works and are judged. You may wish to browse and purchase watercolors, pottery, wood works, painted glass, jewelry, professional landscape photography and much more from the artists who come to display for you. There is usually music and The Farmer’s Market happens concurrently on the East Side of the Historic Taylorville Square. Get to town early and meet the Clock Master at 7:30 AM at the South Door of the Courthouse and take a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the County Courthouse Clock and Bell Tower. See the restored art glass dome from both sides and have a “Birds Eye” view of Taylorville, IL, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
April 17th, 2013
Take some time out for yourself and enjoy great golf on a 4.5 rated, 18 hole course in Beautiful Central Illinois. We are more than flyover country. Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course is located on the shores of Lake Taylorville and is just 3.5 miles from our front door.
Not everyone in your group plays golf? Bring your bicycle and ride the Lincoln Prairie Hike and Bike Trail which begins just 6 blocks from our front door, shop the stores around our National Registry Historic Town Square just 2 blocks away, sit around and read your book, get up early on Saturday Morning and meet the Clock Master at 7:30 AM at the South door of the Christian County Court House and go with him to wind and service the county clock at the top of the clocktower and enjoy a bird’s eye view of our community, take a jog through our 65 acres city park. There are plenty of things to do here if your needs are simple.
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April 3rd, 2013
Golf is a 4 letter word, but it is acceptable in polite society. Golf is something we have plenty of here in Taylorville, IL in the form of Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course, a 4.5 rated 18 hole course just 3.5 miles from our front door. Book your stay for 2 or more nights, in a Queen or King Bedded Whirlpool Room, directly with us and we will pay for your round of golf at Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course. This is a great discount on your room rate.