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.
Former students and teachers from the Colony School and area country schools meet annually to celebrate. 2-4pm.
Swedish singer/songwriter, Sofia Talvik, will bring her unique blend of acoustic Neo-folk-pop music to Bishop Hill and give a free concert at the Dairy Building at 7pm. Contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association for more information. 309-927-3899
Find new, vintage, and collectable treasures at the Prairie Market held at VASA National Archives Museum. 309-927-3898
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.
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.
Come and learn more about the craft of rug hooking. Prairie Arts Center. 309-927-3008