Bishop Hill Events Calendar

Fall
September 29 To September 30
Agriculture Days - Jordbruksdagarna

Bishop Hill's biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, and Old Settlers' Colony Stew. Find a gathering of vendors in the village park selling early country antiques, primitives, and handcrafted goods. Watch demonstrators as you enjoy live music in the park. See more hands-on activities for kids from noon - 4pm behind the Bjorklund Hotel. 10am-5pm.  Sneak a peek at past year's fun in this short video clip. 309-927-3345. See the full lineup of this year's activities and attractions HERE.

October 07
Program: Women of the Bishop Hill Colony

The public is invited to a fascinating presentation by Bishop Hill descendant and Jansonist scholar, Dr. Brita Butler Wall, on the contributions of women and the roles they played in building Bishop Hill. Join us in the Steeple Building from 2pm to 3pm. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association

Winter
November 23 To November 24
Holiday Cookie Walk

Held at the Colony School Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Local elves make cookies that are sure to please everyone. Come purchase holiday baked goods by the pound. 309-927-3899

November 23 To November 25
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters causing mischief throughout the village. Music and the smell of food fills the air. Shops are filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. 10am-5pm 

December 01 To December 02
Christmas Market - Julmarknad

Holiday hospitality continues during this second weekend of Christmas Market. Find Swedish folk characters roaming throughout the village. Musical entertainment. Shops brim with handmade items, antiques, folk art, and other gift items. Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm.

December 01 To December 02
Holiday Chocolate Walk

A Chocolate Walk will be held at the Dairy Building. A delightful assortment of homemade chocolate treats will be available for you to purchase by the pound. 309-927-3899 Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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

 

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