Entertainment near Carlyle Lake

Clinton County Illinois plays hosts to a number of festivals, concerts, fairs and special events throughout the year. Before your visit, be sure to check out what’s happening in the area during your stay.

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Enjoy Rock-n-Roll music from the 1950s with Elvis Presley impersonators along with a wide variety of other music at local concerts. In the summer, attend regattas on the lake and view fireworks on the Fourth of July. For good, old-fashioned family fun, the Clinton County Fair takes place in July. This week-long event features rides, tractor pulls, farm exhibits, and of course, everyone’s favorite fair food! In the fall, join us for the Harvest Thyme Festival in October. Kick off the holiday season with our Christmas in Carlyle celebration in Carlyle City Park and the Festival of Lights in Breese. Feeling really brave? Take the Polar Plunge with us in February and help raise money for the Special Olympics.

Also, don’t forget to visit our amazing local wineries for wine tasting events as well as live entertainment and other special events.

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Swamp Tales

7901 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL 62231

Cajun-themed restaurant. Classic Cajun favorites year-round, like alligator and craw-fish, Etouffee and shrimp balls. Burgers and daily lunch specials and dinner specials with steaks and prime rib offeren on Saturday and Sunday....

Plush green vineyard plants at Twelve Oaks Vineyard surrounded by trees on all sides.

Twelve Oaks Vineyard

18975 Vogel Rd, Carlyle, IL 62231

Twelve Oaks Vineyard offers a wide variety of wines. New to the list is Flight of the Red Baron, a sweet red. Vignoles was added in 2016. Also offering Chambourcin, Norton, Traminette, Cayuga White and Hummingbird Dance. Feel free to … Continue reading ...

Crooked Creek Winery

24585 W 10th Street Rd, Centralia, IL 62801

Handcrafted Illinois wines are made in a peaceful, country setting. Open for tastings Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons....

Variety of brown glass beer bottles with caps and Excel labels with beer name on counter.

Excel Brewing Company

488 South Broadway, Breese, IL 62230

Excel is best known for it’s signature pure cane sugar soda SKI, the Excel Bottling Company broadened it’s market to include hoppy West Coast-style beers and traditional German-style Lagers. Call for group tours. Hours: Monday & Tuesday – 8:00 – … Continue reading ...

Shakin Shuttle

291 Trestle Ave, Highland, IL 62249

Group transportation with two buses each accommodating up to 28 people. Shuttle service throughout Illinois for any and all your transportation needs. ...

Clear glass bakery display case with variety of pies and cakes for sale.

Covered in Chocolate Bistro Bakery & Catering

541 N 3rd Street, Breese, IL 62230

Press Coffee and Tea

19 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Hidden Lake Winery

10580 Wellen Rd, Aviston, IL 62216

Walk the trails around the 5-acre lake or sit and enjoy the waterfall and views of the Silent Forest. The beautiful banquet center has space for all size groups or you can book the gazebo for your group....

Warehouse 300 Vintage Marketplace

300 South King Oak Street, Trenton, IL 62293

WAREHOUSE 300 is a vintage marketplace located in Trenton, IL The market features vintage, rustic, farmhouse, and shabby chic home decor. The merchandise at the warehouse is provided by many talented local artisans who are not only creative, but take … Continue reading ...

Total Access Travel

511 N Harrison Street, Trenton, IL 62293

Full Service Travel Agency     We take the hassle out of planning vacations for you, your family and friends. We do the planning you do the relaxing. Meets by appointment only at a location favorable to client....

Drink Makers

505 Old Carlyle Road, Germantown, IL 62245

Drink Makers Professional Bartenders We offer only the best in Professionally Trained, Bartenders, Servers and Event Staff. For an extra special event, our staff will help with suggestions and create whatever is needed so that your event wows. We are … Continue reading ...

The Fainting Goat

509 N 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230

The Fainting Goat is owned by Ryan and Ashley Driemeyer. Ryan is a full-time farmer, and Ashley owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Highland, Il. They have a strong culinary interest, which has laid the foundation for “The Goat”. Together … Continue reading ...

Wine Fest

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, 15469 State Rte 127, Carlyle, IL 62231

Held in September on the grounds of Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, this wine event is a great way to spend a weekend....

Main Street Pastures

8801 Main Street, St. Rose, IL 62230

Main Street Pastures is a great way to get Farm – to – Table meats and eggs. Owned by Jill and Chad Vonder Haar. All cattle, pigs and chickens are pasture raised. No hormones are used and only non-GMO corn … Continue reading ...

Kain Tayo Filipino Cuisine

2 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Sam’s Pizza

173 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230

Variety of meats including pork, chicken, ribs and brisket in smoker with silver metal racks.

A Fine Swine BBQ

423 West Hanover Street, New Baden, IL 62265

The Barbecue joint that prides itself in serving “championship” barbecue to the community, with fresh and high quality meats. Four types of meat are served – pork, brisket, ribs and chicken. Offering numerous fresh-made sides, desserts and Excel fountain soda … Continue reading ...

Makraft Brewing Company

531 South Poplar , Centralia, IL 62801

Hours: Thursday – Saturday 4:00 – 9:00...

Fantastick Pops

301 Hanover Street, Germantown , IL 62245

Close Note Our Story FANTASTICK POPS·THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019· Our story started on a family summer vacation in Bowling Green, KY when we were told by our AirBnB host to try out this cute shop selling gourmet popsicles. After a … Continue reading ...

EZN Travel

111 Clintonian Plaza, Breese, IL 62230

Your Vacation Specialist   Based in Breese, IL, we serve customers from all surrounding Clinton County communities  Do you see yourself on a beach? On a boat? Trekking across Europe? Pick up your phone, and do something about it. EZN … Continue reading ...

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery

15469 State Rte 127, Carlyle, IL 62231

Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue. Banquet facilities are also available....