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Tastebud, tantalizing garlic @ Garlic Fest 2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Garlic Fest II Where Garlic is King

Garlic Fest   2014         Where Garlic is King

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 chunks of Italian Bread, slices of bell pepper or leaves of cabbage and chewing.  Wow!  What a taste sensation!

The doors open at the Morrisonville, Illinois K of C Hall at 1 PM.  The Bagna Cauda begins being served at 1:30 PM.  After two hours of lapping up Bagna Cauda folks begin lining up for the meal which is served beginning at 3:30 PM.  The meal consists of homemade Garlic Sausage, Mostaccioli, Garlic Bread and Slaw.  Also beginning at 3:30 is music by “The Music Men” who will play until 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $12.00 at the door and that gets you a seat and food.  There is a cash bar where you may purchase beverages to wash down all this wonderful garlicky food.

Come in of Friday night and take in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and other Lincoln Sites in nearby Springfield, IL.  Bring your bicycle and ride the Lincoln Prairie Bicycle Trail just 6 blocks from our front door, dine at a variety of tasty nearby restaurants, start your day with a great breakfast in our dining room at fireside and candlelight and then top the weekend off by going to Garlic Fest.


Annual Taylorville Cups Wine Tasting Event

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Plan to attend the Annual Taylorville Cups Wine Tasting Event at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz LoungePinkLogo on October 18,2014 from 11 AM to 5 PM.  This event is a fund raiser for The Mammography  Assistance Program through Taylorville Memorial Hospital to provide free mammograms to uninsured and under-insured women.  The admission is only $20 and you get to taste six different wines.  Obviously this is a worthy cause and one at which you can have fun.  Remember, this is not just for girls and guys should plan to attend too.  It is a fortunate person who becomes a survivor.  Plan to attend and help others become survivors too!  While you are at it, please  call us to ask about our two night, whirlpool room promo.


Taylorville is 175 Years Old!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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.


SWEETHEART SPECIAL–February 1 – 28

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

WHIRLPOOL ROOM WITH FIREPLACE.                    20% OFF                                                                WHEN TWO (2)  CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS ARE BOOKED.     This special includes a complimentary bottle of wine and elegant candlelight breakfast at fireside.  There are 7 whirlpool rooms with fireplaces so book early to avoid disappointment.  Find your room www.marketstreetinn.com and call direct 217-824-7220 to receive 20% discount.                                                                                         Such a sweet deal for any weekend or weekdays during the entire month


Christmas Comes but Once a Year

Sunday, 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

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.Fields of Trees

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.

Entry Foyer

Entry Foyer

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Smokin’ Back Yard BBQ and Music Fest

Monday, 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.

 

Christian County Agricultural Fair | WELCOME

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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR Aug 9 – 18

Wednesday, 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.


Golf for a good cause!

Monday, 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%.


Art, Food and Abraham Lincoln in Central Illinois

Wednesday, 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.


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

Wednesday, 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.
Make your “T” time, book two (2) nights with us in a Queen of King Bedded Whirlpool Room and we will pay for your golf. Make sure you bring your golf confirmation. This deal is ONLY available by calling us directly to book and may not be combined with other promotions.http://www.golf18network.com/illinois/springfield/lakeshore/golf/tee-times/1087.php

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