Events

Events

Apr
3
Mon
Country Corner Farm Fall Flea Market
Apr 3 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Country Corner Farm Fall Flea Market

Pickers Delight at Country Corner Farm Flea Market!

Country Corner Farm Fall Flea Market weekend you will find vintage, eclectic, or primitive treasures! Over 50 local and regional area vendors display their wares for sale this fall weekend.  Make plans to pick red raspberries and find your pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, or gather your fall decoration ensemble of gourds, cornstalks, and more. Farm Store: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm,  Saturday and Sunday,  10 am to 7 pm. Sunday,

Terror in the Timber @ The Timber Campground
Apr 3 @ 9:54 pm – 10:54 pm
Terror in the Timber @ The Timber Campground | Cambridge | Illinois | United States

WARNING: Timber Terror, A Bone Chilling Experience!

Terror in the Timber recreates and relives the Witter Hills Asylum. Patients experienced a macabre, sadistic torment while housed at the facility.  A patient revolt took place and the Witter Hill Asylum was burnt to the ground. Survivors had not where to go and hid in the woods for years. The patient’s spirits lurk in the woods and become vocal each October with unsettling noises and vibes coming from the area which once was the Witter Hills Asylum.

Be terrorized this fall in the Timber! Note that strobe lights are in use. A requirement to experience the Terror in the Timber: all must wear closed toed shoes and refrain from smoking.

Apr
4
Tue
Old Settlers’ Day And Colony School Reunion
Apr 4 @ 11:02 pm – Apr 5 @ 12:02 am

Celebrate Old Settlers’ Day in Historic Bishop Hill, IL

Celebrate the 171st anniversary of the 1846 founding of the Bishop Hill Colony and the 120th year of the Old Settlers’ Association.

Bishop Hill Old Settlers Day Parade

Savor a traditional chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the historic Colony School. This delicious meal features chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, slaw, Swedish rye bread, homemade pie, and good strong coffee.  The $10/person cost includes beverage and dessert.  For children under 8 years the cost is $5.

Head to Village Park and enjoy a performance by the Bishop Hill High Society Band. A Bishop Hill Colony descendant will share stories passed from one generation to the next.  Join in a social time at Colony School with Swedish rusks and coffee served.

Event Schedule

11:30  Traditional Chicken Dinner held at the Old Colony School

12:15 Band Performance

1:30 p.m. Colony Descendant Program

Sunday,  September 10

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Former students and teachers of area country schools gather at the Colony school to celebrate their heritage.

Apr
20
Thu
RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

Apr
21
Fri
RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

Apr
22
Sat
Geneseo State Street Spring Open House
Apr 22 all-day

Geneseo State Street Spring Open House

The first signs of spring have arrived — the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the Geneseo State Street Spring Open House is coming April 22.

The historic shopping and art district in downtown Geneseo is the place to find unique gifts in more than 17 storefronts amidst tree-lined State Street. Specialty retailers offer home décor, apparel, jewelry and lots of art. Stores, galleries and restaurants will offer a variety of demonstrations, how-to seminars, discounts and giveaways. You’ll encounter poets, soloists and painters along the art walk from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit one of the many dining choices for breakfast and lunch, and check out the microbreweries for an afternoon delight!

Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo @ Bishop Hill Colony School
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stomp or scamper in historic Bishop Hill!

Family fun for all ages! Enjoy the quiet streets and pastoral countryside of this historic village. Each year over 150 runners of all ages enjoys this tradition of family fun, running through historic Bishop Hill, IL during the annual 5K run/walk.  Runners vie for the coveted hand carved wooden boot trophy, symbolic of the Swedish Stomp.  Open to all ages, 7 to 107.  The Skamperoo begins at 9 am.

 

The Humor of Abraham Lincoln @ Bishop Hill Dairy Building
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Bishop Hill Dairy Building

Dr. Bill Hampes, a psychology professor at Black Hawk College, will present a scholarly program about The Humor of Abraham Lincoln. He will showcase the ways President Abraham Lincoln used humor and will share how humor reflected Lincoln’s complex personality.

 

 

 

RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

Apr
23
Sun
RHPlayers – Out of Sight, Out of Murder @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the faithful butler, a dauntless hero, a hapless serving girl, the wily lawyer and others – all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works, and he is the intended victim!  Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers. The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.