Fort Massac Encampment is Oct. 15-16

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16, 2016 43rd Annual Fort Massac Encampment Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 9 am. – 5 p.m. The people and acti…

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U Pick Pumpkin Patch, Anna IL


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Zombie Walk in Metropolis, IL


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Guided Tour – Shawnee Hills Farming and Orchards – Sept. 10, 2016

SI Treasure tours logoJane Adams, author of The Transformation of Rural Life: Southern Illinois, 1890-1990  will provide interpretation and stories of the origins of Jackson and Union County farming, vineyards, and orchards on this special tour.  The tour will pass through the rolling Shawnee hills with a special stop at the Union County Heritage Museum with its renowned Kirkpatrick Pottery.

Tour goers will learn about farming while touring several historical farms including both peachesorchard and vineyard.  A special treat will be visiting the beautiful Bald Knob Cross overlooking the majestic countryside and the Shawnee Hills.  All tastings, special snacks, treats and sit down lunch at the Yellow Moon Café in Cobden are included in the cost.

Pick up locations for the tour will be at 9:45am John A Logan College, Carterville and at 10:30am at the Murphysboro Walmart on Country Club Rd. off of Route 13. It is 4-5 hours long. The cost is $65 per person. To reserve a spot call 618-751-2924 or click here.

Duration – 5 hours
Cost – $65 per person
Dates: Sat. Sept. 10, 2016

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Massac County Youth Fair is July 15-22

Massac County Youth Fair July 15-22 All events are held on the Youth Fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Rd., next to Massac County High School Here are some special events to check out at the Youth Fair ̵…

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1st River To River Yard Sale this August 4-6, 2016

The idea for the River  to River yard sale came from Julie Ames and her sister Sabra Smith, visiting the 100 mile yard sale, in MO.  After visiting that successful event  they decided to start a similar event in Southernmost IL.

The River to River yard sale will follow Hwy. 146 from East Cape to Golconda on August 4-6, 2016.   Residents along this route are encouraged to clean out attics, basements, closets and storage sheds and offer items they would like to sell.  Community wide yard sales are being held along the route in East Cape, McClure, Ware, Jonesboro, Anna and Golconda.

If you want to hold a yard sale of your own, the best thing to do is contact property owners directly who live along Hwy. 146.   If you would like some ideas of where you can set up contact Julie Ames at 618-697-2435 or email

There is no cost to attend the yard sales.  Organizers say bring cash, as many holding yard sales will not accept personal checks, and aren’t set up to take debit or credit cards.

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Father’s Day Adventure Offered on the Cache River


SI Treasure Tours, a Southern Illinois 501/c/3 is hosting a special event for families on the Cache River for Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, 2016 called Father’s Day Cache River Adventure, which includes only a canoe tour, but a campfire cookout afterwards. “For this tour we don’t use a bus and but actually go out on the river,” Erickson said. Mark Denzer of White Crane Canoes who’s also a professional wilderness guide will lead our guests through canoe trails of these unique internationally-recognized wetlands. Surprising cypress tupelo swamps, and wildlife abundant wetlands inspired French Voyagers over 200 years ago to name the Cache River, for the French word “hidden”. “We’ll be passing by trees that are over a thousand years old. You wouldn’t think we’re still in Southern Illinois” Erickson added. “On completion we will have a campsite roasted meal!“ Tours include sights and sounds of eagles, herons, egrets, ducks, turtles will greet you as you canoe through their watery habitat. For paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels. Paddlers will be able to choose to take their journey by either canoe or kayak provided by White Crane Canoes. The cost for the trip for adults is $25 and for youth or children is $15. Meeting place will be at the Berkhausen Wetlands Center in Cypress. Additional information about the tours can be found online at, or by calling 618-751-2924.

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