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Hennepin Hundred Ultra Marathon


Two runners are expected to make a bid for the 100 mile world record this weekend, October 1–2, at the 2nd annual Hennepin Hundred ultra marathon. In addition to chasing each other from Sterling/Rock Falls to Colona along Illinois’ Hennepin Canal State Trail, Mike Bialick from...
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Bishop Hill Folk Music Festival

Bishop Hill Folk Festival

On July 30 and 31, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association will host a brand new event, the Bishop Hill Folk Festival.  Located in the village park in the center of town, this 2-day festival will present some of the best known folk and ethnic music performers from around the...
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More on 34 Miles and Miles of Sales

Miles and Miles of Sales for More on 34!

Treasure Hunt More on 34 Sales is On, June 17 & 18, 2016 More on 34 has become an annual weekend of treasure hunting in the Illinois countryside along U.S. Highway 34 for bargain hunters, antique buyers, and collectors from across the United States.  Eleven years, twenty...
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Spring Jubilee Bishop Hill IL

Bishop Hill Revives Pioneer Traditions to Welcome Spring

Spring Jubilee has deep roots in Bishop Hill. After that first, long, cold winter in 1846, the pioneers were eager to celebrate the jubilee that is spring. The folks who live and work in Bishop Hill today are celebrating Spring Jubilee Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 10am-6pm with...
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Bishop Hill Lucia Nights

An Enchanting Bishop Hill Holiday

Lucia Nights Celebration is a memorable holiday event.  Driving the back roads to Bishop Hill, you enter the historic 19th Century village in a candlelit glow of luminary-lined sidewalks and candles in the windows of shops, museums, and homes on Friday, December 11, 2015, and...
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Bishop Hill Cookie Baking

Bishop Hill, Worth the Holiday Weekend Drive

Julmarknad – Christmas Market is the first festive holiday suggestion for a new holiday experience. Julmarknad is reminiscent of a medieval Scandinavian market featuring local artisans’ handcrafted wares.  The specialty shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art,...
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Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award

Bishop Hill Heritage Association Accolades – Landmarks Illinois Award

The Bishop Hill Heritage Association’s passion and commitment to preserve Bishop Hill’s heritage and village buildings received accolades Saturday evening, October 17, 2015, at the Landmarks Illinois Award Ceremony, Chicago. The association received the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus...
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Bishop Hill Jordbruksdagarna

Bishop Hill Swedish Earth Days “Jordbruksdagarna”

Swedish fall festival brings food, music, dancing and crafts to Bishop Hill BISHOP HILL, Ill. – You don’t have to say “Jordbruksdagarna” to know what it means: food, music, dancing, games, and crafts at Bishop Hill.  The annual fall festival (pronounced yord-brooks-DAH-ga-na)...
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Rumely Expo Geneseo IL

Farming and the Changing Landscape – AETA’s Working Farm Show

GENESEO, IL – Step back in time and experience a unique volunteer effort of a working fall harvest with early to late 1900’s farm equipment. This is a show with a small-time feel and demonstrations young and old will remember! Drive the back roads during September 18-20,...
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