The second mouse gets the cheese

Now hear this! The Market Street Inn has made an earthshaking move right here, early in 2016. Earthshaking from the standpoint that we made a bold move which is very extraordinary for an upscale lodging establishment like ours to do. … Continue reading

Romantic Getaway in Central Illinois

Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast Newsletter Newsletter Newsletter The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place for your romantic getaway for all seasons, and February is certainly the month for lovers. Vow renewals—now might be the time … Continue reading

Pana Tri-County Fair is Sept. 2 thru Sept. 6, 2015

Labor day brings the last holiday of the summer and along with it is the Pana Tri-County Fair, the Kincaid Labor Day Picnic and the Edinburgh Labor Day Picnic, all events under 20 miles from our front door.  Here are … Continue reading

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

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

Golf for a good cause!

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 … Continue reading

Bloomington Gold has moved to Champaign, IL

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 … 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