May 6-7 Bishop Hill Civil War Days
To honor Bishop Hill’s very own Company D, IL 57th Volunteer Infantry, Bishop Hill is having Civil War Days on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7. There will be a living history encampment in the village park with programs going on every hour on the hour. Some of the programs that are scheduled are: a vintage baseball tournament, artillery demonstration, an appearance by General U.S. Grant, a Civil War Ball, lecture on President Lincoln, a medical demonstration, an afternoon skirmish, and much, much more. The Steeple Building Museum will also have a special Company D exhibit.
Event is free and open to the public. For more information about the schedule of events, contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association at 309 927-3899 or email@example.com.
June 24-25 Midsommar Music Festival
Bishop Hill’s Midsommar Music Festival will return as a 2-day festival this year on Saturday June 24 and Sunday, June 25th with a strong line-up of musical performers. Some of the performers are Bucky Halker, Black Haek Pipes & Drum, Chris Vallillo, and the Nordland. Other highlights of this event include a Scandinavian folk dance workshop, a Swedish Maypole celebration, and much more. Join us for this lively Swedish tradition to celebrate the summer solstice. This festival is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309 927-3899 for more information.
Aug. 26-27 Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Join us for this 2-day historical re-enactment brought to life through storytelling and music. Spend the weekend in the village park with several characters from our past such as Bob Dylan, Abraham Lincoln, Jenny Lind, Carl Sandberg and many more. Saturday afternoon, enjoy Fika with some of the performers. Saturday evening, enjoy a dinner theater at P.L. Johnson. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association at 309 927-3899 or email@example.com.
Sept. 23-24 Agriculture Days – Jordbruksdagarna
As always, there will be a variety of traditional craft demonstrations, music, food, dancing, vendors, and hands-on activities for the children during Jordbruksdagarna (Swedish for “earth work days”). Enjoy the petting zoo and the antique tractor display, with demonstrations. This 19th century harvest festival is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309 927-3899 for more information. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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