Bishop Hill Events Calendar

Spring
May 09
Civil War Days

The public is invited to celebrate Bishop Hill's Military Company D, 57th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. This event will feature a Civil War encampment in the village park and free programming throughout the day. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, General Blackjack Logan, and other Civil War figures. A special Civil War exhibit will be on display at the Steeple Building. Stay for an evening Civil War Dance held in the Colony School. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. Email or call 309-927-3899 for details. Review the complete scheduled events here.

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. $5.00 admission. See special quilt exhibits throughout town. 309-927-3851

May 23
Bishop Hill Dulcimer and Roots Music Festival

Join us! Come to listen or come to jam and sharpen your skills. A full day of music, workshops, and performances around town start with 9am registration. The event ends at Twinflower Inn for a 6pm evening concert. Instructors/Performers include: Mike Anderson, Dulcimer, Tim Ellis, Banjo, David Berchtold, Guitar and John Lane, Fiddle. Email or call 309-854-3817 to register for workshops. View the poster here.

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.