Events

Events

May
7
Sun
A Weaving Retreat ~ Bishop Hill @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Weave in May!

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill IL

Learn or expand the art of beautiful weaves in the historic Bishop Hill, IL Colony School. Participants will learn how to read weaving patterns and experience creating one of their own! Looms will be set up and ready to weave up to ten different samples.  Twills, lace weave to double weaves, create your own sample notebook while gaining confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.  Yarn, loom, and the sample notebook along with lunch each day are included in the class fee.

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill ILJust a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town’s two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, free wi-fi.  Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch break includes a delicious, locally made lunch. Overnight guests gather around a table at a local Bishop Hill restaurant share a meal and become acquainted with each other.

Overnight Stay Packages:Bishop Hilll Gallery Inn

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat – $325

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat – $475

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night – $525 (Saves $125)

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights – $775 (Saves $175)

Workshop Only – $175

Consider Amtrak for transportation from Quincy, Macomb, or Chicago area.  See event website for transportation details to and from the Kewanee Amtrak Station. Click on the event website for details.

May
13
Sat
May 13 all-day

Mothers Day Specials                                                                              

  • Flea Market Thrifty on 150 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday Only
  •     Large Flea Market with the parking lot full of vendors
  •    Homegrown Asparagus
  • Timber Park Playground and Picnic area open
  • Mining for Gems and more Fun Park activities

Marketers Welcome – contact “Leanna” “309 – 737 – 9359” or drop us a note at info@countrycornerfarm.com for more information

Reserve your site early. 10 x 20 & 20 x 20 spaces available

 

U-Pick Strawberry Hours – Please call ahead 309 – 629 – 2359

U-pick Strawberries are normally ready for picking late May to early June

Open – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday & Thursday

 

Additional Strawberry picking hours can be made available by appointment. Call the farm for availability. Follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/country/corner/pumpkins for details, start date and updates.

 

May
19
Fri
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School | Bishop Hill | Illinois | United States

Head to Bishop Hill, IL for the Prairie Queen Quilt show, Cats, Calico & Cross Stitch. The annual quilt show is like a needle and thread as it joins family members and friends to create something memorable.

This event continues to grow, and over 100 quilts and quilted pieces are entered and judged. The show at the Colony School. Be sure to visit the Village Smithy and the Steeple Building to see additional quilts on display.10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5.

 

May
20
Sat
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ryan's Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Round the barn!

See history through an unmatched and rewarding experience. The barn is a recognizable symbol of Henry County’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled on a knoll near the entrance of the 1,361-acre Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, The round barn was the brainstorm and pet project of a turn-of-the-century Chicago brain surgeon named Lawrence P. Ryan. The industrious doctor deviated from the standard square barn design that dotted the countryside and built a round barn. Ryan’s barn is a three-level, domed-ceiling structure built on a slope so that the first and second floors are easily accessible from the outside at ground level. Built by carpenters who specialized in round barn construction, it measures 80 feet tall and 85 feet in diameter. The barn features a 16-foot diameter floor-to-ceiling silo.

One of only 42 Illinois round barns in existence. Thanks to a dedicated group of concerned people, a unique piece of America’s agrarian past has been preserved for posterity. Ryan’s Round Barn is operated and maintained by The Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation. Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to reserve your time.

May
23
Tue
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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May
26
Fri
Celebrate Memorial Day! @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park Highway 84, Colona
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate Memorial Day! @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park Highway 84,  Colona | Colona | Illinois | United States

Celebrate Fun – Memorial Day!

The Hennepin Canal is home for three days of fun, Colona style. Rides, games, and food vendors line the parkway for all to enjoy. Children’s activities, a horseshoe contest, beer and food tent with nightly entertainment. Sunday showcases the annual parade held at 2 p.m. with over 100 entries!

Carnival opens Thursday evening at 5 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Noon.

May
27
Sat
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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May
30
Tue
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
May 30 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Jun
1
Thu
RHPlayers – Inherit the Wind @ Richmond Hill Barn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo IL

Bert Cates, a 1920’s schoolteacher, is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Cates’ girlfriend Rachel, the daughter of Reverend Brown, is torn between the opposing beliefs held by Cates and her father and her love for both of them.  INHERIT THE WIND fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as a way to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. The debate over creationism versus evolution still exists today and will spark conversation and insight into the topic.

Cozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILProduction includes new and old favorites. 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 Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking.

Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.