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

Smokin’ Back Yard BBQ and Music Fest

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 … 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

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

Make your New Years plans now!

      Here is our BEST DEAL for New Years up front!  New Year’s Eve is on a Monday this year so we are offering you a deal to book any of our Queen or King bedded Whirlpool Rooms … 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

“Chillifest” is spelled with 2 L’s because there are 2 L’s in Illinois

Fall is a fun time here in the middle of the US and the very middle of Illinois. The leaves turn yellow, gold and red, there is the smell of smoke from the fireplace in the air and that wonderful … Continue reading

2012 Heart of Illinois Ultralights Fly in

Come to Taylorville, Illinois and Sangchris Lake for the Annual Heart of Illinois Ultralight Fly-in to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 24, 25 and 26. If you are a fan of Ultralight Aircraft and related things you should … Continue reading