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Litchfield Pickers Market @ Downtown Litchfield, IL

Litchfield Pickers Market @ Downtown Litchfield, IL
Sunday, July 14th, 2024
8 am – 2 pm –

A juried antique sale with unique, rare and fun finds. This month also features a non-juried toys and collectibles section on Monroe Street.

Live music with Dave Berchtold at 8-10:30 a.m. and Joel Honey at 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Plus tons of food — specialty coffees, kettle corn, Chicago roast beef, fish sandwiches, rib eye sandwiches, smoked brisket, beignets, lemon shakeups, shaved ice, nachos and more!

Event by Litchfield Pickers Market and Litchfield Tourism

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Grapevine & Groove 5K Run/Walk @ Tuscan Hills Winery – Effingham, IL

Grapevine & Groove 5K Run/Walk @ Tuscan Hills Winery – Effingham, IL
Saturday, July 13th, 2024
8 am – 11 am –

Price: $15 ages 0-13 / $25 ages 14-17 / $35 ages 18 & up

Join us on July 13th for a blast from the past as we transform Tuscan Hills Winery into a nostalgic haven straight out of the 90s.

Dust off those neon headbands and lace up your freshest kicks because something totally rad is hitting Tuscan Hills Winery this summer! Get ready to step back in time to the iconic era of flannel shirts, fanny packs, and boomboxes as we proudly present the 1st Annual Grapevine & Groove 5K! Whether you’re a seasoned racer or just looking for a totally tubular way to spend your morning, this event is sure to be a gnarly experience for all!

Picture yourself cruising through picturesque landscape and grooving to the beats of classic 90s jams as you conquer our scenic 5K course. And the fun doesn’t stop there! After crossing the finish line, kick back with fellow participants at our righteous post-race celebration featuring music, bites, and, of course, plenty of delicious wine to keep the good vibes flowing.

So, grab your crew, throw on your best 90s gear, and get ready to jog down memory lane at the Grapevine & Groove 5K. It’s going to be all that and a bag of chips!

Run like it’s the 90’s

Race Location

We are Super PUMPED to party it up at Tuscan Hills Winery…

Tuscan Hills Winery began as a big dream of a local family and has blossomed into a place of gathering where people of all ages can relax and have fun.  Since officially opening on July 1st, 2011, the winery has become home to numerous weddings, showers, reunions, parties, and weekly musical performances.  The owners, Wes and Wanda Pitcher want all visitors to “Come as our guests, leave as our friends.” Tuscan Hills Winery provides an old-world Tuscan feel in the heart of Effingham, Illinois. All of the wines are tastefully crafted and bottled in the wine cellar and wine tastings are available daily. However, if wine isn’t the drink for you, we also offer a full bar, local craft beers, wine-slushies, sangrias, and a variety of food offerings.

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Packet Pickup and Race Day Timeline

Race will start at 8:00 A.M.

More Information to be announced soon….

Awards and Giveaways

FINISHER MEDALS and Awesome Event Shirts, Need we say more..

Overall Winners : 1st Place Male and Female

Masters Winners : 1st Place Male and Female

We also will be honoring Age Group winners with special token to add to their finisher medal.

1st, 2nd, 3rd in each Age Group : 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

 

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5k Race Route

Our paved and partially shaded course features beautiful homes and lots of spots along the course for spectators to cheer on their favorite runners with a wide open view of the finish line from 1/4 mile away will lead to some fast finishes.

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Race Bib

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Aaron Tippin Live In Concert @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL

Aaron Tippin Live In Concert @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
Saturday, September 21st, 2024
7 pm – 10 pm –

With a wide smile and engaging Southern drawl, Aaron Tippin proclaims he’s the “luckiest hillbilly that has ever lived,” and there’s no arguing it. After all he’s been struck by lightning twice and lived to tell, piloted planes with engine failure and even somewhat more miraculously, he’s survived more than three decades in the music business and is still going strong.

Along the way, he’s earned six gold albums and one platinum. He’s released more than 30 singles, including such hits as “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “My Blue Angel,” “I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way,” “Kiss This,” “Workin’ Man’s Ph. D,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” which was not only a country hit, but top 20 on Billboard’s all genre Hot 100 chart. Of course, luck often plays a role in achieving success in the entertainment industry, but the real driving forces behind Tippin’s achievements are a dedicated work ethic and undeniable talent.

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Taylorville A Tribute to Taylor Swift @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL

Taylorville A Tribute to Taylor Swift @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
Sunday, September 15th, 2024
3 pm – 6 pm –

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Taylor Swift! “Taylorville” is your ticket to a show filled with chart-topping hits and cherished deep cuts. This dynamic tribute band, armed with unmatched musical talent, takes you on a journey through Taylor’s iconic career. The stage comes alive with a stunning video wall production, adding a visual spectacle that complements the music perfectly. Dress in your favorite “era” and come ready to sing and dance!

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Happy Together Show 2024 @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL

Happy Together Show 2024 @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm –

The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for over a decade returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s – an undeniable 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. The Tour is once again joined by THE TURTLES, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Along with THE TURTLES will be JAY and the AMERICANS, THE ASSOCIATION, BADFINGER, THE VOGUES and the COWSILLS.

THE TURTLES are best known for their harmony-heavy California pop sound. With such hits as “Elenore,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “You Showed Me” and the title of the tour, “Happy Together,” the band ruled the airwaves in the late ‘60s. Ron Dante joins the line-up to delight with his own mega-hits, “Sugar Sugar” and “Tracy.”

We are proud to present JAY and the AMERICANS, Few groups have ever reached the musical heights with hits from 1962 – 1971. This group charted an amazing Five Billboard Top 10” hits and Twelve “Top 20” hit records. Their breakout hit was “She Cried”. Their next chart hit was “Only In America “, which they followed with hit songs ‘”Come A Little Bit Closer”, “Cara Mia” and “This Magic Moment”, which hit the “Billboard Top 10”.

Also returning to the tour for 2024 are THE ASSOCIATION, who enjoyed massive radio success in the ‘60s, with such #1 hits as “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary”. This iconic vocal group was a staple on the radio airways in the 1960’s.
THE VOGUES are also known for their harmony-driven soaring pop sound. They had numerous Top 10 hits with singles such as “Five O’clock World”, “You’re The One,” “My Special Angel” and “Turn Around Look At Me,” among others.

BADFINGER, from their legendary lineup, Joey Molland continues the unforgettable legacy of BADFINGER. One of the original signings to the Beatles’ Apple Records label. They had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney penned song, “Come and Get It”, which went to #7 in the U.S. charts. BADFINGER followed this with their own compositions “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” (produced by George Harrison), and “Baby Blue”, which went to #8, #4 and #14 respectively.

Rounding out the bill are THE COWSILLS, the harmonious singing family (two brothers and a sister) that inspired the smash ‘60s hit television show, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY. They are sure to delight with their best-known songs, “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” “The Rain The Park & Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl)” and more.

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