Posts Tagged ‘Illinois State Fair’


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 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%.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of  6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 or anytime through November 21, 2010 AND  10%  of your room rate will be donated to Cups for the Cure and/or Breast Cancer Research.  The donation will be in your name.

Some special events in Taylorville, IL   

** One East Market Restaurant invites you to make a $15 donation to attend a tasting of five fabulous wines and a complimentary, hand painted wine glass.  11 am to 5 pm    You may purchase any of the wines either by the bottle or case and all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research in a ten-county area in Central Illinois.

** Lunch on the “Pink Plate Special” for $8.50 and $1.00 of each lunch will go to breast cancer research.

** The drink of the day at One East Market Restaurant will be the Flirtini Special for $7.50. Each Flirtini Special sold makes a $2.50 donation to Breast Cancer Research.

** There will be a 50/50 drawing and Gift Basket Raffles.

** There will be Art Bra’s on display, one by your innkeeper, and you may let your $$ vote for your favorite and, of course, all proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and research.

** There is NO COVER CHARGE for live music by 48 Connection from 5 to 8 PM. This band is known for their roadhouse blues and rock music.

Have fun, donate to a very worthy cause and enjoy Central Illinois finest lodging.  See us at

On Sunday, October 31st, Garlic Fest II will happen at the K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL  just about 9 miles from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Tickets are $8 at the door and what a good time you will have.  Garlic!!!!  The doors will open at 1 PM and Bagna Cauda will be ready about 1:30 PM.  This gives you time to soak up a bunch of Bagna and beer preparing for the meal which will be at approximately 3:30 PM consisting of Garlic Sausage, Slaw & Mostaccioli.  There will be music by “The Music Men” from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.  Garlic Fest II is a revived area tradition and golly, did we miss it when it was gone.  Thanks for the revival.  You cannot have more down home fun than is available here.      

Bagna Cauda Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (2 ounce) cans anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 pint heavy cream


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in anchovy filets and heavy cream. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  2. Return the mixture to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Serve hot.  Dip bread, cabbage leaves, celery sticks, carrot sticks or just use your imagination and enjoy.

Garlic Fest II Where Garlic is King

Illinois State Fair is in Full Swing

Monday, August 17th, 2009
The Fair! The Fair!

The Fair! The Fair!

It’s so much fun! Central Illinois really throws itself into the Illinois State Fair, which is in full swing right now near our Illinois bed and breakfast. To help encourage folks to attend, we are offering a State Fair Special: stay 2 nights while attending the fair, and get a 30% discount.

Has it been a long time since you attended the state fair? If so, we encourage you to break out of your rut and run there this year. Agriculture was an important part of Illinois’ history, and it remains an essential part of our economy today. Even if you are not a farmer, or not from Illinois, step out in support of the fine people who produce our food. While you are there, look for the 500 pounds of butter that have been, incredibly, turned into a sculpture.

In addition, it’s fun. There is live music every night, from classical to country. There are tractor pulls and demo derbies. Don your shoes for hours of ballroom dancing. Go to the high diving show with a human torch fire dive – how many times in your life will you have the chance to see that? At Ethnic Village you will find foods from all over the world, and entertainment to match. There is so much to do you will find yourself quoting Templeton from Charlotte’s Web “the fair is a smorgashborg!”

Bestpart? Seniors enter for free.

So come to the fair from now through August 23, and stay at our Central Illinois inn, just a few miles away.

Great Specials at our Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Illinois State Fair

Stay with us during the Illinois State Fair

Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a getaway? With the spirit of summer fun in mind, we are offering a number of specials to entice you to travel to our Central Illinois bed and breakfast.

It is almost time for the Illinois State Fair at the state fair grounds in Springfield, less than 30 miles away from our Springfield area lodging. Between August 13 and August 23 we are offering two State Fair Specials: 20% off stays between Sunday and Thursday, and 30% off stays of two or more nights. These rooms have whirlpools to help relax aching feet after a day of walking around the fair.

Take advantage of our Late Summer Special, which includes Labor Day Weekend. If you stay two nights, the second night is free. If you stay three nights, the third night is free. Why not use these specials while in town for the Farm Progress Show, between August 31 and September 2.  The Farm Progress Show will be in Decatur, Illinois, less than 30 minutes from our Central Illinois bed and breakfast. It’s been happening since 1953, and is a great resource for anyone involved with agriculture, farming, and livestock. Be sure to check out Country Music Star Darryl Worley, who’ll be performing on September 2.

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