The shops, restaurants, and museums of Bishop Hill will be participating in a Bargain Harvest Weekend on October 14-16 2022. A variety of discounts and sale offers can be found at participating businesses and restaurants during normal business hours. After a day of shopping, stop by the Filling Station on Friday, or the Colony Inn on any night for a tasty dinner. Visitors who collect signatures from 6 shops or museums will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket at the Colony Store. The drawing will be Sunday at 3:30 and you don’t have to be present to win.

Visitors are invited to participate in the activities found around town. The Bishop Hill State Museum will have a Paint Brush Toss. The Vasa National Archive will have a craft station available. Pumpkin pictures will be hidden around town for you to find for a special prize.

The Bishop Hill Arts Council hopes you will come out and show support for the businesses that keep this treasured community alive. Contact Kathy at the Vasa National Archives or 309-927-3898, if you have any questions.