Bishop Hill’s annual pottery and textiles weekend will occur August 13th and 14th, 2016.   Demonstrations include pottery making and broom making. Hands-on activities include spinning and weaving. Enjoy a soup supper and ice cream social on the 13th.  In addition, on both days, there will be a 1000 AD Nordic Market conducted by historical reenactors from Micel Folcland. Come experience the early Middle Ages by visiting this Scandinavian encampment.  For more details, call 309 927-3899 or email