Bishop Hill celebrates spring with special events. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Toy Tractor Weekend
John Deere, IH, and other brands of toy tractors and implements will be displayed at the Steeple Building.
Swedish Stomp and Skamparoo
5K run/walk through historic Bishop Hill. 9 a.m. 309-927-3044.
May 19, 20, 21
Area quilters exhibit their work at the Colony School. Admission is $5. Quilt displays will also be at other town locations. 309-927-3851.
Honor Flight Benefit
Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Enjoy music, an auction, and a dinner, all in the Bishop Hill Village Park.
3-6 p.m. 309-927-3355.
Midsommar Music Festival
Celebrate the summer solstice with music. Concerts in the village park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maypole decorating and procession at 4 p.m. Barn dance at 7 p.m.
Country Antique Market
Quality antiques on the lawn of the Colony School. This event will benefit a Bishop Hill organization. $6.00 admission. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 309-927-3037.
Antique Car Show
Antique and classic car show. Registration is from 9 a.m. – noon, judging is from noon – 1:30 p.m. with awards presented at 3 p.m.
Clay and Fiber Fest
Pottery and textiles weekend. Demonstrations include pottery making and broom making. Hands-on activities include spinning and weaving. Enjoy a soup supper on the 20th. 309-927-3008.
Pie in the Park
Fundraiser for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. Homemade pies and ice cream available to purchase. Village Park. 1-4 p.m. 309-927-3899.
Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Storytellers will portray historical figures. Located in the village park. 309-927-3899.
Old Settlers’ Day
This event celebrates the 170th anniversary of the Colony and the 120th year of the Old Settler’s Association. Large parade. Chicken dinner served at 11:30 a.m., Band concert at 12:15 p.m. Program at 1:30 p.m. 309-927-3044
Colony School Reunion
Reunion of students and teachers from the Bishop Hill Colony School and area country schools. 2 – 4 p.m.
Celebrating Bishop Hill’s agrarian heritage, this event features traditional 19th century harvest activities, music, dancing, and farm produce. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 309-927-3899.
For one weekend only at the Steeple Building Museum, antique and vintage items of all shapes, sizes, and topics will be exhibited by local collectors for display only. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 309-927-3899.
Holiday Season 2017
Christmas Market. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Swedish folk characters roam the village. Swedish food specialties, folk arts, and antiques.
Christmas Cookie Walk. Select from a large array of holiday cookies,
homemade by community bakers at the Colony School on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 309-927-3899
Christmas Market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Traditionally decorated shops and museums. Encounter Swedish folk characters. Swedish foods, unique gifts, and more.
Chocolate Walk. Saturday and Sunday select from homemade chocolate delicacies for your holiday enjoyment. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 309-927-3899
Coffee and sweet items are served in shops and museums by “Lucias.” Special music at various village locations. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 309-927-3899
Customer Appreciation Weekend at the Colony Store. Customers receive 10% off and BHHA members receive 20% off all purchases.