Most Friday nights in the fall you’ll catch us cheering on our favorite football teams. But come Saturday and Sunday, we’re ready to play, and you can too. Check out these fun things to do now, and head our way for a visit.
Prime pheasant season is coming up and you’ll find great places to bag your bird throughout the County. Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area and Carlyle Lake have close to a combined 150 acres designated for hunting.
Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area
20100 Hazlet Park Road, Carlyle
Daily permit fee for the controlled pheasant program: $30/resident, $35/non-resident
Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia Navigation Project
801 Lake Road, Carlyle
Art, music, wine and beer make for a whole lot of fun at this annual fest, held the second Saturday in October. Head downtown to check out local work by local artists, music by Daddy’O and A. J. Rovenstine, and drinks from area wineries and breweries
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Downtown Centralia, Broadway between Poplar and elm streets
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free
Chili & Cupcakes
If this this tasty combo sounds good to you, head to New Baden for the 11th annual Chili and Soup Cook-Off, joined this year by the first ever Cupcake Wars. It’s a fest of great competition, lots of good food, a craft fair, hay ride, fun run and more.
Chili and Soup Cook-Off/Cupcake Wars
Saturday, October 24, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
New Baden Village Park
1 East Hanover Street, New Baden
Harvest Festival at Hidden Lake Winery
Enjoy a gathering of wineries, breweries and craft vendors on Sunday, November 6, at this 2nd annual fest, held on the grounds of Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center. The afternoon admission includes a complimentary wine glass and unlimited tastings. Live music will be by Black Top Boulevard.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Hidden Lake Winery
Festival: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Music: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$10 cover charge
10580 Wellen Road, Aviston
Plan to visit for one or all of the events. We’d love to have you!