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

Garlic is a good reason to have a party!

Small towns are great because many folks know and trust and love one another and really have fun getting together and making a party for almost any reason. Garlic is a good reason to have a party. “Garlic Fest II” … Continue reading

The rank of Eagle Scout is awarded to two local youth!

We hear so many discouraging and disparaging things about our young people. Taylorville has two young men who have completed the merit badge and community service requirements to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Tim Schaeffer and Justin Huber … Continue reading

It is County Fair time in Christian County, Illinois

We are going to make this the simplest blog yet by just adding a link to the Christian County Fair website.  The fair runs from July 10 through July 15.  Come and attend and have lots of fun.

Building facelift on our National Registry historic town square

Brenda and Gary Spurling, owners of Spurling Title Service have embarked on a facelift of their location on the South Side of the Taylorville, IL Town Square. The Square and a block or so in each direction have long been … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

 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 … Continue reading

Illinois Weekend Getaways: Whirpool Tubs & Fireplaces

Are you looking for a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city for a quiet weekend? Consider our Springfield IL lodging, less than 30 minutes from the capitol building and the Lincoln Presidential Library … Continue reading