Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.
At 5 pm on Friday enjoy the start of the Festival with the parade of Marshals followed by the prince, princess, Jr. Miss and Queen Pageant contest and the Jr. and Sr. Farm King contests along with the Sour Prune Jr. and Sr. contests. A street dance follows the contests.
Saturday morning there will be the Baby, Lil Miss and Mister Tiny Tot, and Lil Miss and Mister Pageants beginning at 9 am. A car and bike ride will start at 9 and return at 2 pm for a parade followed by more entertainment. A chicken and fish fry will be held from 4 pm – 7:30 pm or until food runs out. Other food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. There will live entertainment beginning at 6 pm. There will be craft vendors and flea market booths both days.
For information call Sharon Rennecker 217-617-6864 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/baylishighpointglorydays.fallfestival?fref=ts
Kinderhook Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social and Bingo, at the Kinderhook Park at 6 PM. Ice cream, cake and bingo. Contact person: Mickie Weir 217-432-5700
Featuring: Hypnotist William Mitchell, Frank Hawkins Nitty Gritty Old Dude’s Band, Food, and Fireworks!
Parade is Saturday at 11 AM, Assemble at the Pike Co Fairgrounds. For parade information contact Kylee Orr (618) 806-2547 Fireworks Saturday night at dusk
The Pike County Fair features all the attractions normally associated with county fair. Features are top rated society horse shows, tractor pulls, pageants, and carnival attractions. The weekend also features live entertainment and a talent show on Saturday and a mud bog on Sunday.
8 am – 10 pm daily
201 West Clay Street, Pleasant Hill, IL
For information call 217-754-2456
or visit www.pikecountyillinoisfair.org
For more than 25 years Pittsfield has celebrated Pike County’s large pork industry with their annual Pig Days festival. In honor of the pig there are activities such as longest pig tail contest and hog calling contests. There are arts and crafts, kids games, and live entertainment. And as you would expect, food stands offer some tasty pork specialties.
Event is to be held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Pittsfield. Friday 5 pm – 10 pm and Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Contacts: for General information & Vendor forms call the Charlie Gates at 217-285-4905; for the Little Miss Piglet and Little Mr.Pork Chop contests call Sharon Springer at 285-5760.
The Southern Gospel recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will be appearing May 2 at 6:15 pm at the Detroit Christian Church in Detroit, located 7 miles East of Pittsfield on State Hwy 106. Cookies, finger foods, sandwiches, iced tea and coffee will begin at 5:30 pm in the church annex. For more information about this event, please contact Steve Haskins at 217-891-7616.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Open fundraiser is Friday, April 24th at Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Team sponsorships is $240 for a 4 person team, which includes golf fees, cart rental, skins & mulligans and lunch. A Business Sponsorship which allows businesses to set up a booth or have special activities and personnel at the Tee Box of the sponsored hole is available for $150. A combination Team & Hole Sponsorship is available for $340. Other special sponsorships such as closest to the pin, longest drive, etc. are available. Register your team and pay by April 17, and receive 4 chances (one for each team member) for a drawing for an Odessey White Hot putter. Download the form on the Chamber’s website- Chamber section- then blue golf tab.
The Taste of Pike Food & Home Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. Event will take place from 11 am to 4 pm with Free-will donation for admission. Food and drink will be available to sample and purchase along with other vendor items. Come on out for a fun filled day and enjoy foods from Pike County, crafts and home ideas! There will be a Silent Auction and a raffle for a $500 meat bundle. Admission, raffle and auction money will benefit the Pike County Fire Department. For info call Chris at Save-A-Lot at (217) 285-5712.
*Still taking vendors through April 12!
The Pittsfield High School Class of 1963 is having their 70th birthday party at the Senior Citizens Center, 220 W. Adams in Pittsfield, at 10:30 am. For reservations and information contact Cherryll Gaffney Allen at 309-333-7753 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home and Community Education (HCE) will host a spring luncheon April 22, featuring The Casteel Color Wheel Spring Style Show. The event will be held at the Crossroads, 125 W. Jefferson in Pittsfield. Style show will be held from 10 am to 11:15 am. Lunch will be served after the show. Tickets available through HCE members.