Weekly Events August 23 - 30

Posted: 8/23/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events August 23 - 30

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Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Daily: 9 am - 5 pm Visitors will see rare artifacts and photographs. They’ll learn about legendary players like Mordecai Brown and Rogers Hornsby and newer stars like Jake Arrieta and Yadier Molina. They’ll also be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing their own Cards-Cubs memories, answering trivia questions and playing a home run derby as their favorite team. “The Rivalry” was developed in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, an unprecedented partnership from all three organizations for an exhibit of this type.

Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb

Tuesday: 7 pm The 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry - Reactivated performs civil war drills, fires their muskets and holds a flag lowering ceremony in front of the Lincoln Tomb. Each week, one lucky visitor will be presented with the American Flag as a symbol of our gratitude.

Concert at the Carillon at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

Wednesday: 6:30 pm A half an hour, outdoor, live concert with a great variety of music, played by the resident carillonist on the 67-bell Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield

Wednesday: 8 am - 12:30 pm The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisan baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.

Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Thursday: 4 pm - 7 pm The Commodities Pavilion will come alive with local Illinois vendors, entertainment, and health-related activities. Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois.

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ in Downtown Springfield

Friday & Saturday
The Old Capitol Blues & BBQ brings to mind the slow heat of a late-summer evening. The Blues & BBQ, in the shadow of the Old Illinois State Capitol, sets the stage for patrons to sample BBQ, domestic and craft beers, a variety of other food and refreshments, as well as National, Regional and local blues bands.

Dockdogs Dog Jumping Competition at SCHEELS

Friday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Join SCHEELS and Garmin for the dockdogs Dog Jumping Competition during the SCHEELS 2017 Hunting Expo! Registration & More Information: www.dockdogs.com

Bat Walk in Washington Park

Friday: 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Watch bats emerge in Washington Park. An Illinois State Museum educator will present information on urban Illinois bats and show how bat detection technology can help study these fascinating creatures of the night. Participants will walk through the park looking for emerging and hunting bats.

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield

Saturday: 8 am - 12:30 pm The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisan baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.

10 Target 3D Archery Shoot at SCHEELS

Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm
Bring your Bow and join SCHEELS and the Panther Creek Bowhunters Club for a FREE 10 Target 3D Shoot!
*Field Point Only Shoot – NO BROADHEADS allowed.
*First and Second Place Prizes awarded in Men’s, Women’s, Youth, Cub and Traditional.

Hunting Expo at SCHEELS

Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Join SCHEELS Experts and Vendor Representatives for the 2017 SCHEELS Hunting Expo. Get ready for the season with Great Hot Buys!Visit with Vendor Representatives and SCHEELS Experts. Food Demonstrations, Kids Activity Area, Register to WIN great prizes, including a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card

Clayville Art Fair at Clayville Historic Site

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
First Clayville Art Fair including numerous artsts and various media incluing paint, watercolor, photography, pottery and more.

The Restoration Tour at the Dana-Thomas House

Saturday: 10:15 am & 1:15 pm
The State of Illinois restoration of the Dana-Thomas House was a five-year project that returned the house to its appearance in 1910. The restoration project included the completion of a Historic Structure Report and a three-phase construction project that was finished in 1990. The restoration design was lead by Wilbert Hasbouck, FAIA, a Chicago preservation architect who was an advocate for the legacy of the Prairie School architects in the Midwest.

Clayville Car Show at Clayville Historic Site

Saturday: Early Registration at New Salem 9am
Registration will begin at 9 am in the main Parking Lot of the New Salem State Historical Site for those wishing to participate in the Cruise from New Salem to Clayville. There will be vehicles from many collections on hand including Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Tractors. Food, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine are available at the Concession Stand.

Clayville Music Festival at Clayville Historic Site

Saturday: Noon - 11 pm
Tom Irwin will once again be our MC and performer at Clayville's 5th Annual Folk Music Festival. Tom and flautist Theresa O'Hare play at noon, kicking off the day showcasing a fabulous line up of performers. The Folk Music Festival will include two (2) stages this year. The Broadwell Stage in front of the Inn will feature artists using microphones and amplifiers. The second unamplified stage, the Music in the Woods stage, will be located at the Clayville Fire-bowl. Food, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine available at the Concession Stand. Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family.

19th Century Fashion Show at the Edwards Place
Saturday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Enjoy a live runway show of stunning reproductions of 19th century men's and women's clothing, from the Regency to Late Victorian eras and everything in between. Learn about the history of fashion in America. Dessert reception to follow.



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Posted by: Aaron | 10/16/2017 10:28:51 PM | Huge Baseball Fan
For me, just the Cubs and Cardinals event is worth it for me. I'm a huge Cardinals fan! Huge fan of Stan Musial! I'm the owner of a small asphalt company and a die-hard Cardinal fan. http://www.asphaltrepairspringfield.com

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