Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., come experience the Country Antique Market, located at the Colony School rain or shine.  60 proprietors will be showing and selling such items as primitive cupboards, folk art, textile, pottery, early country, antiques, and so much more.  Admission is $5.  Call 309-927-3072 for more details.  The Country Antique Market is sponsored by the Sweet Annie Primitives and the Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery.

When you are done shopping at the Market, then check out these two free activities. sponsored by the BHHA.  In the Steeple Building museum, the traveling exhibit From Generation to Generation Folk Arts of Illinois is currently on display.  This exhibit describes current Illinois artists and past Bishop Hill folk artists.  Also on July 12, in the Dairy Building  from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Patrick Gregory will be doing both decoy carving and painting demonstrations in the traditions of the Illinois River Decoy carvers.  This program is open to all ages.  Call 309 927-3899 for more details.