Bull Frog Jumping Contest

You do not have to go to California for a Frog Jumping Contest. Come to Morrisonville, Illinois for the annual Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic for several days of real fun. Visit their FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MorrisonvilleHomecomingAndPicnic/?hc_ref=ARQ5nMtrTnsgRRehu3W04EEVFnQeC-FeHgFejlnltYReBow9A_Eg4nlIyQQTMdldniU&fref=nf Morrisonville, Illinois is located about … Continue reading

Come to the Christian County Agricultural Fair

Come to the Christian County Fair from July 24 through July 28, 2018. This is billed as an Agricultural Fair which means that there will be animals, farm equipment and a whole lot of carnival rides, carnival food and grandstand … Continue reading

It Runs From Chicago to L.A.! Route 66

It runs from Chicago to LA and is known as “The Mother Road”, “The Will Rogers Memorial Highway”, “Main Street of America” or just plain Route 66. It runs about 28 miles from our location in Taylorville, Illinois as we … Continue reading

Bad Wolf Pottery Workshops for Fall 2017

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The schedule for Fall Workshops at Bad Wolf Pottery has been released. Get creative and bring your friends and family to enjoy making things from clay for yourself or for gifts for others. The workshops begin Saturday, September 16, 2017 and continue through November 11, 2017. Make Fairy Houses, Wren Houses, Plates & Bowls, Cups & Mugs, Luminaries, or Try the Potters Wheel. Call 217-303-3915 for details and scheduled offerings and make a date for your group of 4 to 7 participants.

Fairy Houses, Wren Houses and Slab Plates

Check out their website http://www.badwolfpottery.com/ or go to Bad Wolf Pottery on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BadWolfPottery/

Teapot for sale in gallery

Get the girls together and come for a girls weekend and do some antiquing as well and/or bring the fellows and turn them loose on the golf course or bike trail while you play in the clay. Better yet, take the guys and let them play in the clay with you. I think I am saying this all wrong by assuming that only girls would like to do this!

Mug for sale in gallery

Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast 2016 Fall News

The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast in Taylorville, Illinois has been recently named as one of Illinois Top 10 Inns by www.BedandBreakfast.com. Check our reviews and note how our inn and hospitality continue to exceed expectations over the past … Continue reading

Christian County Coal Mining

Coal mining has happened in Christian County Illinois beginning in the late 1800’s and is accompanied by a rich and varied history which ranges from outright violence to extreme benevolence and all points in between.  Many people have written about … Continue reading

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

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

Ring in the New Year at the Market Street Inn!

Start your evening with hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine. Walk to the One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Club just two blocks away for dinner and live music. Dance the night away to a great live band that … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Lincolnland/Central Illinois

The weather has finally turned crispy in the Heart of Lincolnland, the leaves have all fallen and the smell of roasting turkey  and pumpkin pies filter through our taste  memories. Yep, it is almost Thanksgiving in Taylorville,IL  and we invite you … Continue reading