Events

Events

May
18
Fri
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 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
19
Sat
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 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
Sun
Bishop Hill Quilt Show @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 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.

 

Jun
2
Sat
More Fun on 81
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cruise Along More Fun on 81 for all to enjoy!

More Fun on 81

Saturday, June 3

The communities of Lynn Center, Cambridge, and Kewanee are joining Andover on Saturday, June 3, 2017  for More Fun on 81!

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

Peruse Lynn Center’s sales,  beginning at 8am and ending at 3pm.

More Fun on 81 Andover ILThe village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  End the evening listening to musical melodies played by the Orion Community Band.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee. A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a celebration & grave marker dedication for Andover’s founder, the Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, on Saturday, June 3, 2 pm, at the Andover Presbyterian Cemetery.

Henry County IL Courthouse, Cambridge IL

Cambridge is proud to be the county seat and will host tours of the stately Second Empire three story
Henry County courthouse.  Walk the halls and view the architecture in a guided historical tour of all three floors.  You will view oak/black walnut woodwork, some of the sixteen fireplaces, and the second floor courtroom ceiling mural featuring Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee.

College Square Park in the heart of Cambridge will be filled with activities throughout the day.  A must visit is the B&B National Toy Museum, open to the public from 10am to 4pm.  At dusk, settle in for a movie at College Square Park.

Kewanee Il Painting the History Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Sunday, June 4

Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Cruise along this June 3 and 4 to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Jun
3
Sun
More Fun on 81
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cruise Along More Fun on 81 for all to enjoy!

More Fun on 81

Saturday, June 3

The communities of Lynn Center, Cambridge, and Kewanee are joining Andover on Saturday, June 3, 2017  for More Fun on 81!

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

Peruse Lynn Center’s sales,  beginning at 8am and ending at 3pm.

More Fun on 81 Andover ILThe village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  End the evening listening to musical melodies played by the Orion Community Band.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee. A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a celebration & grave marker dedication for Andover’s founder, the Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, on Saturday, June 3, 2 pm, at the Andover Presbyterian Cemetery.

Henry County IL Courthouse, Cambridge IL

Cambridge is proud to be the county seat and will host tours of the stately Second Empire three story
Henry County courthouse.  Walk the halls and view the architecture in a guided historical tour of all three floors.  You will view oak/black walnut woodwork, some of the sixteen fireplaces, and the second floor courtroom ceiling mural featuring Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee.

College Square Park in the heart of Cambridge will be filled with activities throughout the day.  A must visit is the B&B National Toy Museum, open to the public from 10am to 4pm.  At dusk, settle in for a movie at College Square Park.

Kewanee Il Painting the History Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Sunday, June 4

Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Cruise along this June 3 and 4 to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Sep
15
Sat
Antique Engine & Tractor Show Association Working Farm Show @ Antique Engine Tractor Association Showgrounds
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farm, History and More!

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds.  The three day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultural life has evolved.  Watch daily demonstrations of wheat and oat threshing, working saw mill, blacksmithing, horse field plowing, corn pickers and sheller’s and more! A weekend full of social activities including daily women’s and children’s events, a Thresherman’s Dinner and a pie auction is just plain family fun! Food is available on grounds.  Free parking.

 

Sep
16
Sun
Antique Engine & Tractor Show Association Working Farm Show @ Antique Engine Tractor Association Showgrounds
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farm, History and More!

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds.  The three day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultural life has evolved.  Watch daily demonstrations of wheat and oat threshing, working saw mill, blacksmithing, horse field plowing, corn pickers and sheller’s and more! A weekend full of social activities including daily women’s and children’s events, a Thresherman’s Dinner and a pie auction is just plain family fun! Food is available on grounds.  Free parking.