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

The Illinois State Fair 2015 Begins August 13 – 23, 2015

Fairs aren’t just for kids anymore. Of course there is the carnival part of the fair with rides and games of skill and cotton candy but there are also horse shows, horse racing, concerts, art displays, food of all types, … 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

Taylorville is 175 Years Old!

Taylorville, Illinois is 175 years old this year and we will all be celebrating this birthday on October 4 & 5, 2014 during the Chillifest Cookoff . Come to Taylorville, IL for both events and have some fun.

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


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


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

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