Tastebud, tantalizing garlic @ Garlic Fest 2014

Sunday, October 16, 2014 you should attend a wonderfully tasty, annual event called Garlic Fest.  Have you ever tasted wonderfully creamy garlic and anchovy laced Bagna Cauda? This creamy garlic sauce is conveyed to the mouth by means of dipping … Continue reading

Christian County Coal Mining

Coal mining has happened in Christian County Illinois beginning in the late 1800’s and is accompanied by a rich and varied history which ranges from outright violence to extreme benevolence and all points in between.  Many people have written about … Continue reading

SWEETHEART SPECIAL–February 1 – 28

WHIRLPOOL ROOM WITH FIREPLACE.                    20% OFF                                                                WHEN TWO (2)  … Continue reading

SWEETHEART Special February, 2014

The elegant Market Street Inn has been pleasing lovers for 20 years–1994 – 2014.  Stay any 2 consecutive nights in February and receive a 20% discount in a whirlpool room with a fireplace.  To celebrate our 20th anniversary, a complimentary … Continue reading

Christmas Comes but Once a Year

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 … Continue reading

Smokin’ Back Yard BBQ and Music Fest

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 … Continue reading

ILLINOIS STATE FAIR Aug 9 – 18

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 … Continue reading

Hi, Ho, Come to the Fair–The Christian County Fair in Taylorville, IL

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 … Continue reading

Art, Food and Abraham Lincoln in Central Illinois

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. … Continue reading

Golf is still a 4 letter word, no matter how you play it! But wait, there is more…

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 … Continue reading