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Come To The Christian County Fair

Monday, July 6th, 2009
Clarence the Bull

See Great Livestock at the Christian County Fair

This week, guests at our Central Illinois Bed and Breakfast will be able to attend the Christian County Agricultural Fair, hosted at the fairgrounds from July 7 – 15. The Fair is a meeting place for people from all walks of life, especially folks who live and work miles from any city. For them, this is an opportunity to learn about new products and techniques, and to swap tales with people in the same line of work. For city-dwellers, this event provides a rare glimpse into American agricultural/rural life. How often do folks from Chicago or St. Louis get to watch bull riding and tractor pull competitions? This is a great opportunity to learn about where our food comes from. What makes a prize-winning pig prize-winning? What characteristics do people look for in their beef cattle and dairy cows? The livestock shows are fascinating when you consider these questions.

Our Taylorville Illinois Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay while you attend or participate in the Christian County Agricultural Fair; we are located just twelve blocks away from the fairgrounds. Fill up on a tasty homemade breakfast before heading out for the day, and share your experiences during our social hour over complimentary wine, beer and cheese after you return. We look forward to seeing you at our Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Central Illinois.


Celebrities at our Taylorville bed and breakfast

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

It’s true that Taylorville is a quiet town, but that is what makes it appealing. In fact, quite a few celebrities have been drawn to Taylorville for one reason or another, and many have even found their way to our charming Taylorville Illinois hotel. What follows is a tribute to the folks who have helped add a little spark of celebrity over the years to the Market Street Inn.

Mickey Rooney @ RKO Palace

Mickey Rooney stayed at our Taylorville b&b

Mickey Rooney and his wife once stayed in the Chimney Room, while other members of their entourage stayed in other rooms.

Fans of The Office will be happy to learn that Jenna Fischer stayed in the Lilac Room, soon to be renamed the Hoover Room. Her parents plan to return to us.

Singers since the early 1960s, The Lettermen are together again and frequently on tour. Tony Butala had the Chimney Room, Darren Dowler (no longer part of the group) stayed in the Rose Room, and Donovan Tea stayed in the Lilac Room .

Singer Sammy Kershaw stayed in the Rose Room, while the rest of the group spread out in the main house.

Known to some as the greatest country band in the universe, the Sawyer Brown group once took over the third floor which is comprised of the Clocktower Room, Summit Room and Eagles’ Nest.

Before his gubernatorial days, Governor Jon Corzine and his then wife were the first people to stay on our brand new third floor in the Summit Room. Other guests and family were spread out in the main house.

Not all of our “celebrity” guests are known to the public; some gain celebrity here, at our Taylorville Illinois bed and breakfast. For example, one gentleman stayed with us for 4.5 years, occupying the Sweet Violet room. He worked for a local firm while his family stayed back in the Albany, NY area. After the daughters graduated from high school the man and his wife built a home here. (Their daughters were deeply involved in ballet at a level that is not available locally.)

Another long-term guest from the same company stayed with us for 2 years. Being from the Los Angeles, CA area, he preferred the cozy Spring Garden Room, which has a gas log fireplace.

We welcome all sorts of folks to our Taylorville bed and breakfast, and we treat them all like celebrities.


220 East Market Street | Taylorville, Illinois (IL) 62568 | (217) 824-7220 or (800) 500-1INN | Email: innkeeper@marketstreetinn.com