\Aug. 27-28     Bishop Hill Chautauqua

Join us for a historical re-enactment brought to life through storytelling and music.  Spend the day with several characters from our past such as Mark Twain, Jane Addams and Herbert Hoover. The theme this year is a Turn of the Century Chautauqua.  Free event held in the Bishop Hill Village Park. Organized by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Fox Tales International and the Twinflower Inn. Sponsored by the Geneseo Foundation and Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.


Sept. 24-25      Agriculture Days – Jordbruksdagarna

Bishop Hill’s biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, stew, and much, much more. .  Email bhha@mymctc.net or call 309 927-3899 for more information.   10 a.m. – 5 p.mOrganized by the BHHAFunded by the Geneseo Foundation, Illinois Art Council Agency, Nature Creation’s, Wilbur and Marilyn Nelson, State Bank of Toulon, TerraForm Power, and the Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Association. 


Friday November 25, Saturday November 26, Sunday November 27, Saturday December 3, and Sunday December 4
Julmarknad (Christmas Market)
Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters throughout the village. Shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other Christmas gift items. Cookie Walk at the Colony School November 26-27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chocolate Walk at the Dairy Building during the first weekend of December. Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more information.


Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10
Lucia Nights
From 6 to 9 p.m., experience a unique Swedish holiday. Luminaries line the sidewalk and music fills the air. Young girls dressed as St. Lucia serve drinks and sweets in shops and museums throughout the village. Soup supper available at the Methodist Church. All Bishop Hill restaurants and shops will be open. December 10 is the Christmas Tree lighting in the park at 6 p.m. December 11 Barn Dance at the Colony School at 7 p.m. Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more information.

Please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net to confirm dates and times.