Be there from 4pm to 6pm at the Twinflower Inn on Olson Street for this outdoor concert. Catalyst, an alternative rock band, will play original tunes in a range of genres. Bring a lawn chair and refreshments. Donations appreciated. 309-696-0833.
The Bishop Hill Heritage Association invites the public to a Rededication Ceremony at 4pm on the north side of the Steeple Building to celebrate the completion of extensive renovations to the Steeple Building and the Colony Store. There will be an open house at the Steeple Building from 3pm to 6pm. Project contractors and state and local officals will attend. Light refreshments will be served. 309-927-3899
Located in the Village Park, this small town tradition is a free family oriented event where you will hear reenactors tell inspiring stories portraying famous historical figures from the past. Sponsored by the BHHA and the Twinflower Inn. 309-927-3899. read more
In celebration of 40 years in Bishop Hill , the Vasa Order of America will host an open house at the Archives from 11am-3pm. Stay to enjoy a BBQ and live music at a dance from 6pm to midnight! 309-927-3898 read more
Fall open house at Sweet Annie Primitives from 10am-4pm. Shop and garden dressed for the season. Refreshments. 309-927-3072
Celebrate the 168th anniversary of the Colony and the 118th 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.
Former students and teachers from the Colony School and area country schools meet annually to celebrate. 2-4pm.
Bishop Hill's biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, and Colony stew. 10am-5pm.
Find a variety of new, vintage, and collectible items on display for purchase from local and regional vendors on the grounds of the Vasa Archives in Bishop Hill. 8am-2pm
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 9pm. The bonfire ghost stories run from 8:00pm-10:00pm.
Enjoy refreshments while you sample the primitive delights and Christmas handmades at this holiday open house at Sweet Annie Primitives from 10am-4pm. 309-927-3072
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
Held at the Colony School Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Local elves make cookies that are sure to please everyone.
Held at the new Arts Council Welcome Center. Many Chocolate treats will be available for you to enjoy. Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm.
This is the second week of the Christmas Market. Shopping for the gift items continues and the music and food is just as tantalizing. 10am-5pm
Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia. Musical entertainment fills the air throughout the village. 6pm-9pm
Services are held in the Colony Church and conducted in Swedish and English. Coffee and rusk served following the service. 6am.
Bishop Hill springs to life with special exhibits, new shops and fresh ideas. Many shops will be serving coffee, cookies and other delights. We invite yuo to experience Bishop Hill renewed! 10am-5pm.