Bishop Hill Events Calendar

Winter
December 25
Julotta - Candlelight Non-Denominational Church Service

Services are held in the Colony Church and conducted in Swedish and English. Coffee and rusk served following the service. 6am.
309-927-3345

Spring
March 28 To March 29
Toy Tractor Weekend

Are you a toy tractor enthusiast? Visit the annual Four Boys Farm collector show featuring a variety of over 100 John Deere and International Harvester toy tractors and farm implements. View the miniature farm landscape depicting life on the farm at the Steeple Building from 10am-5pm. Bishop Hill Heritage Association 309-927-3899

April 11
Spring Jubilee

Bishop Hill springs to life as shops and museums open for the season from 10am-5pm. Guests are greeted with coffee, cookies, and special treats. 309-927-3311

April 25
Swedish Stomp and Skamparoo

Experience Historic Bishop Hill as you run or walk in this 5K event. Registration 7am; Race 9am. Download Application HERE. 309-927-3044

May 02
Valborg Bonfire

Welcome Spring in this traditional way. Listen to songs and speeches as you watch the bonfire consume the remnants of Winter. 6pm-9pm. Enjoy a wiener roast, coffee, hot chocolate, and other tasty treats. 309-927-3898

May 15 To May 17
Quilt Show: Wine, Women, and Windows

A bedazzling display of color will fill the Colony School. May 15 and 16, 10am-5pm and May 17, 10am-4pm. Quilts may be antique, miniature, patchwork, applique, or something else. $4.00 admission. See special quilt exhibits throughout town. 309-927-3851

June 07
Honor Flight Benefit

This is a fund raising event for the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. 3pm-6pm. Enjoy music, an auction, and a dinner, all in the Bishop Hill Village Park. 309-932-3355

Summer
June 20
Midsommar Music Festival

Join this lively Swedish tradition; come celebrate the summer solstice with music, workshops, and a center stage concert.  A Maypole will be decorated and a procession will deliver it to the Colony School where singing and dancing will continue.  Later, a barn dance will be held in the School.  Music from 11am-4-pm. Pole decorating and procession at 4pm. Barn dance at 7pm. 309-927-3311

July 11
25th Annual Country Antique Market

Quality antiques including primitives, country, folk art, pottery, and much more are available on the lawn of the Colony School. Proceeds from this event will benefit a Bishop Hill organization. 9am-3pm. $6.00 admission.  309-927-3042 or 309-927-3037

July 26
Antique Car Show

A great antique and classic car show.  Registration is from 9am-11:30am,  judging is from noon-1:30pm with awards presented at 3pm.  Download application HERE. Call 309-525-5665

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 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 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.