Bishop Hill Events Calendar

Summer
August 15
Pie and Ice Cream Social

Sample delicious pies from Bishop Hill’s best bakers! Held in the Village Park from 1pm-4pm, this is an annual fundraiser for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. 309-927-3899

August 15
Prairie Market

Find new, vintage, and collectable treasures at the Prairie Market held at VASA National Archives Museum. 309-927-3898

August 15 To August 16
Clay and Fiber Fest

Enjoy a pottery and fibers weekend.  Demonstrations include pottery making and firing, spinning and weaving techniques, and broom making. Hands-on activities include spinning and weaving.  Enjoy a soup supper on Saturday  featuring homemade soups served in handmade bowls. Call 309-927-3008

August 15 To August 16
Wheat Weaving Show and Sale

A Wheat Weaving Demonstration and Sale will be held in the Steeple Building from 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dianne Ruff, Pat Frost, and Joy Whitbeck, members of the Illinois Association of Wheat Weavers, will answer questions and demonstrate plaiting techniques used to transform wheat straw into delicate works of art. Recent works will be displayed and available to purchase. Weaving wheat has evolved worldwide over thousands of years. The IAWW seeks to further develop the craft, teach future generations of its heritage, and build a bond with wheat weavers throughout the world. Membership in the IAWW is open to all! Sign up at the show or here. 309-927-3033

August 29 To August 30
Bishop Hill Chautauqua

The public is invited to this free family-oriented event. This small town tradition takes place in the Bishop Hill Village Park where reenactors, portraying famous historical figures, bring the past to life through their inspiring stories. 1pm-4pm. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association 309-927-3899.

Fall
September 12
Old Settler's Day

Celebrate the 169th anniversary of the Colony and the 119th year of the Old Settlers' Association. A traditional chicken dinner is served at 11:30am at the Colony School. In the Village Park attend a band concert at 12:15pm and a program featuring Colony descendants at 1:30pm. For more info call 309-927-3044.

September 13
Colony School Reunion

Former students and teachers from the Colony School and area country schools meet annually to celebrate. 2-4pm.
309-927-3044

September 26
Prairie Market

Find new, vintage, and collectable treasures at the Prairie Market held at VASA National Archives Museum. 309-927-3898

September 26 To September 27
Agriculture Days - Jordbruksdagarna

Bishop Hill's biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, and Colony stew. Sneak a peak at the fun in this short video clip. 10am-5pm.
309-927-3345

October 23
Harvest Moon Shopping and Bonfire

Return to Bishop Hill and shop by the light of the harvest moon when the Bishop Hill galleries and restaurants will be open after dark. Then come enjoy ghost stories and a bonfire at the Twinflower Inn located in the Colony Hospital. Shop until 7pm. The bonfire ghost stories run from 7pm-9pm.
309-927-3506

October 24
Rug Hook-In

Come and learn more about the craft of rug hooking. Prairie Arts Center. 309-927-3008