What's Happening in Downstate Illinois September 12-18

What's Happening in Downstate Illinois September 12-18

Posted on 09/07/2022 by Emily Titsworth

Whether you’re looking for live music, a festival, marathon, or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone! Each week we highlight a few fun events within southwest, south central and southeast Illinois.  Our region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing. For even more events, be sure to visit the Downstate Illinois Calendar of Events page here!




Southern Illinois Farm Collector Show

Olney City Park, Olney, IL

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Welcoming farm toys, lawn and garden tractors, hit and miss motors, antique tractors, tillers, and more. 



41st Annual Belleville Oktoberfest

Downtown Belleville, Belleville, IL

Friday, September 16, 2022 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Enjoy 3 stages of live entertainment all-weekend long + authentic German cuisine, and a children's area for the youngsters to enjoy complete with rides, shaved ice, cotton candy, and more! 

Sparta Stampede Rodeo

Sparta Fairgrounds, Sparta, IL

Friday, September 16, 2022 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

4th annual, two-day IPRA sanctioned Professional Rodeo in Sparta, IL. We have Broncs, Bulls, Barrels, and everything in between!



Kinmundy Log Cabin 45th Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

45th Annual Fall Festival @ Kinmundy Log Cabin Village is right around the corner! Walk through Civil War Era Cabins and check out craft vendors! Live Demonstrations! Lots of new updates to cabins and don’t forget to stop by the General Store.

Street Art Fest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Highland Square, Highland, IL

Join us for our Annual Street Art Festival where the streets are transformed into an artist's canvas! Besides the art, there will also be a Bags Tournament, Makers Market, KIds Korner, WDLJ will broadcast Live and Live music by Benders and Backroads! Of course, there will be great food and drink available for purchase throughout the day! Plan to attend and enjoy the day at the beautiful Highland Square!

Boots, Bulls, and Country Music Rodeo

White County Fairgrounds, Carmi, IL

Fairfield Memorial Hospital and The City of Carmi present Boots, Bulls and Country Music!! All proceeds go directly to the Carmi Christmas Elves program Kicks 4 Kids. You can get your tickets at Peoples National Bank in Carmi, First Mid Bank & Trust in Carmi and Carquest Auto Parts in Carmi. Tickets are just $15 and kids 8 and under are free.

Graze in the Grass

Marcoot Jersey Creamery, Greenville, IL

Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Join us for a farm to fork experience in the beautiful fields at Marcoot Jersey Creamery. Enjoy a harvest feast crafted by Chef Pat Clements using locally sourced ingredients. Browse silent auction tables, take a tour of the creamery, and make friends with the Jersey Cows. Bid to win big in the live aution, and hear stories of hope and restoration. All funds raised support survivors of human trafficking! 



Carlyle Lake Triathlon

Dam West Recreation Area, Carlyle, IL

Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Be a part of the 3rd annual CAPEX Triathlon. Swim, bike, and run through just a few of Carlyle Lake's beautiful recreational areas, including the Carlyle Lake Main Dam. 


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