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Welcome to Bureau County

Located between the Quad Cities and Chicago, nestled in the middle of North Central Illinois heartland, Bureau County is a hidden treasure full of a cornucopia of simple pleasures. One never knows what they may find!

Between a summer full of exciting seasonal festivities, parkside Shakespeare plays, an assortment of unique and interesting shops and everything in between, we are positive you will discover so much to love about Bureau County, our beloved home, and share experience you can only find by taking a step off the beaten path.

So, take a moment to look around and discover Bureau County for yourself. We can't wait to see you! ..More Info

News & Announcements

  • Just a reminder tonight is the Humpty Dumpty chicken dinner fundraiser at Skoonerz in Princeton from 5-8. Tickets available at the door for $8 a piece. There are raffles for free one year membership to Metro Center, necklace donated by Bruce Jewelers , Xbox donated by Wal-Mart Distribution and 50/50. Come out and support this great preschool program!March 30th, 2015
  • There is Fishing and fish eating, running, egg hunting and more fun for all in Bureau County this weekend.
    March 27th, 2015 - Fish Fry
    Spring Valley Boat Club will serve the best Icelandic Cod in the Valley. Hand-cut nice and thick and priced right is a tradition at the boat club. Order it baked or hand-battered and your meal will come with baked potato or fries and tasty slaw for only $9, add a quarter for carryout. You can join us each and every Friday night through April 3rd to visit and enjoy. Serving 5 pm till 8 pm. Carry-outs welcome (815) 664-2609.

    March 27th, 2015 Fish Fry
    An all-you-can-eat fried fish dinner will be served at the Hollowayville United Church of Christ from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 27. The menu will be baked and deep batter fried fish, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and bread. Coffee and lemonade will also be available. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 7-12 and free for children under 6. The dinner is sponsored by the Men for Mission.

    Walleye Fishing Tourney
    28th - 29th Illinois River Walleye Classic Barto Landing on the IL River For registration information visit: http://www.spring-valley-walleye.org/irwc.html. March 28th, Spring Valley Walleye Club. 1st Prize $12,000. Call (815) 663-6141 Bill Guerrini for info spring-valley-walleye.org
    March 28th, 2015 5K Walleye Run
    Lori's Walleye Run 5K Race - 29th Year! Check-In 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hall High School $20 Advanced Registration, $25 Day of the Race

    March 27th, 2015 Robin Hood
    Crossroads High School’s production of “Robin Hood.” This performance of Tim Kelly’s adaptation will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the First Baptist Church, 111 Bonita Ave., Bradford. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 suggested donation.
    March 27th, 2015 & 28th Bake Sale
    The Nativity of our Lord Church, formerly St. Anthony’s Church, will hold a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the church hall, 510 Richard Mautino Drive, Spring Valley. There will be a selection of pies available along with many other goodies.

    March 28th, 2015 Draw Down
    The Princeton High School Booster Club drawdown will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, (immediately after the PHS alumni basketball game) in the basement of Fitzgerald’s. A chicken and spaghetti dinner will be available. Tickets are being sold for $50 a couple. Prizes will be $1,000 cash for first; $500 for second and $250 for third. There will also be many other payouts. Rodeo Drive will also perform. For tickets, call or text Kelley at 815-878-7737 or send a message on Facebook, Princeton High School Athletic Booster Club.

    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015 Easter program
    The adult choir of Princeton Bible Church is preparing “More Than Just a Man” as its Easter musical drama to be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and again at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 29. the public is invited to the performances. The Princeton Bible Church is located two miles northeast of Princeton on Route 34.

    March 28th, 2015 Wild Game Dinner
    The Malden Vets Club will hold a men’s nite wild game stag at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, on South Street in Malden. The cost is $10 at the door for all you can eat. For more information, call 815-643-2025.
    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015

    Sauk Trail Gun Show & Sale
    The Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Show & Sale will be held at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton on Sat. & Sunday - Doors open 8:30 a.m. each day. Buy, Sell, Trade. Free parking, concessions in building.

    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015
    The Hennepin Hundred Kick off. What better way to spend opening day of the Trails nationwide then to preview a section of the historic Hennepin Hundred race course. This is northwest Illinois's newest trail running event that makes the most of the Hennepin Canal trail. This point to point ultra-marathon allows runners a chance to pass through many unique towns and countryside.
    Where: Lock 17 on the Hennepin Canal trail. Wyanet, IL
    This day is about enjoying the trail. Bring your family, run, bike, hike, sit and socialize! It will also be a great day to learn more about volunteering for the Hennepin Hundred race on September 12 & 13th if that is more your style! Everyone that loves trails and the Hennepin Canal trail is welcome to come!

    March 28th, 2015
    Princeton Coffehouse All performances begin at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 7:00 PM, Ana Egge a Saskatchewan-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. The Princeton Coffeehouse is located in The Open Prairie UCC Church at 25 East Marion Street, Princeton, Illinois. The performance will begin at 7:30 PM but doors will open at 7:00 PM. The Coffeehouse is an intimate venue notable for its diverse calendar. Shows are held monthly, typically on the 4th Saturday, except for the months of June, July & December. Tickets will be sold at the door. Fair trade coffee, tea, cold non-alcoholic beverages, and homemade desserts are available at every performance.

    March 28th, 2015 Easter Egg Hunts
    Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – Noon, Downtown Mini-Park Spring Valley. Also, Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for area children Saturday, March 28 in Princeton
    March 28th, 2015 Alumni Basketball
    The Princeton High School Alumni Basketball game will be at PHS at 1 p.m. Saturday.

    March 30th, 2015 Chicken Fundraiser
    Humpty Dumpty Preschool Chicken Dinner 5-8 pm $8 for ÂĽ chicken dinner or strips. Monday March 30 at Skoonerz in Princeton
    Illinois River Walleye Classic Registration - Spring Valley Walleye ClubIllinois River Walleye Classic Registration Details Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:33 March...March 27th, 2015
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  • Bureau County is Hopping this Weekend - check out this list of fun things to do!
    Thursday - March 26th, 2015
    The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Society library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The public is invited to attend. The free program will be presented by Dan Zorn of LaSalle, who will speak on the topic “Not all Came Through Ellis.” Zorn’s immigrant ancestor came to Illinois in 1836 and worked on the I&M Canal as a digger. He will give some insight to that time period and especially the Irish in his program.

    March 26th, 2015 -- March 27th, 2015 Book fair, Bake Sale
    The Perry Memorial Auxiliary will sponsor a book fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, in the medical office building lobby at Perry. The Auxiliary will host a bake sale from 7 a.m. to noon Friday, March 27. For more information, contact Karen Russell at 815-876-2250.

    March 27th, 2015 - Fish Fry
    Spring Valley Boat Club will serve the best Icelandic Cod in the Valley. Hand-cut nice and thick and priced right is a tradition at the boat club. Order it baked or hand-battered and your meal will come with baked potato or fries and tasty slaw for only $9, add a quarter for carryout. You can join us each and every Friday night through April 3rd to visit and enjoy. Serving 5 pm till 8 pm. Carry-outs welcome (815) 664-2609.

    March 27th, 2015 Fish Fry
    An all-you-can-eat fried fish dinner will be served at the Hollowayville United Church of Christ from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 27. The menu will be baked and deep batter fried fish, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and bread. Coffee and lemonade will also be available. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 7-12 and free for children under 6. The dinner is sponsored by the Men for Mission.

    March 27th, 2015 -- March 28th, 2015
    Walleye Fishing Tourney
    27th - 29th Illinois River Walleye Classic Barto Landing on the IL River For registration information visit: http://www.spring-valley-walleye.org/irwc.html

    March 27th, 2015 Robin Hood
    Crossroads High School’s production of “Robin Hood.” This performance of Tim Kelly’s adaptation will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the First Baptist Church, 111 Bonita Ave., Bradford. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 suggested donation.

    March 27th, 2015 & 28th Bake Sale
    The Nativity of our Lord Church, formerly St. Anthony’s Church, will hold a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the church hall, 510 Richard Mautino Drive, Spring Valley. There will be a selection of pies available along with many other goodies.

    March 28th, 2015 Draw Down
    The Princeton High School Booster Club drawdown will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, (immediately after the PHS alumni basketball game) in the basement of Fitzgerald’s. A chicken and spaghetti dinner will be available. Tickets are being sold for $50 a couple. Prizes will be $1,000 cash for first; $500 for second and $250 for third. There will also be many other payouts. Rodeo Drive will also perform. For tickets, call or text Kelley at 815-878-7737 or send a message on Facebook, Princeton High School Athletic Booster Club.

    March 28th, 2015 Walleye Tourney
    Illinois River Walleye Classic March 28-29 Spring Valley Walleye Club. 1st Prize $12,000. Call (815) 663-6141 Bill Guerrini for info spring-valley-walleye.org
    March 28th, 2015 5K Walleye Run
    Lori's Walleye Run 5K Race - 29th Year! Check-In 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hall High School $20 Advanced Registration, $25 Day of the Race

    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015 Easter program
    The adult choir of Princeton Bible Church is preparing “More Than Just a Man” as its Easter musical drama to be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and again at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 29. the public is invited to the performances. The Princeton Bible Church is located two miles northeast of Princeton on Route 34.

    March 28th, 2015 Wild Game Dinner
    The Malden Vets Club will hold a men’s nite wild game stag at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, on South Street in Malden. The cost is $10 at the door for all you can eat. For more information, call 815-643-2025.

    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015
    Sauk Trail Gun Show & Sale
    The Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Show & Sale will be held at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton on Sat. & Sunday - Doors open 8:30 a.m. each day. Buy, Sell, Trade. Free parking, concessions in building.

    March 28th, 2015 -- March 29th, 2015
    The Hennepin Hundred Kick off. What better way to spend opening day of the Trails nationwide then to preview a section of the historic Hennepin Hundred race course. This is northwest Illinois's newest trail running event that makes the most of the Hennepin Canal trail. This point to point ultra-marathon allows runners a chance to pass through many unique towns and countryside.
    Where: Lock 17 on the Hennepin Canal trail. Wyanet, IL
    This day is about enjoying the trail. Bring your family, run, bike, hike, sit and socialize! It will also be a great day to learn more about volunteering for the Hennepin Hundred race on September 12 & 13th if that is more your style! Everyone that loves trails and the Hennepin Canal trail is welcome to come!

    March 28th, 2015
    Princeton Coffehouse All performances begin at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 7:00 PM, Ana Egge a Saskatchewan-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. The Princeton Coffeehouse is located in The Open Prairie UCC Church at 25 East Marion Street, Princeton, Illinois. The performance will begin at 7:30 PM but doors will open at 7:00 PM. The Coffeehouse is an intimate venue notable for its diverse calendar. Shows are held monthly, typically on the 4th Saturday, except for the months of June, July & December. Tickets will be sold at the door. Fair trade coffee, tea, cold non-alcoholic beverages, and homemade desserts are available at every performance.

    March 28th, 2015 Easter Egg Hunts
    Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – Noon, Downtown Mini-Park Spring Valley. Also, Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for area children Saturday, March 28 in Princeton

    March 28th, 2015 Alumni Basketball
    The Princeton High School Alumni Basketball game will be at PHS at 1 p.m. Saturday.

    March 30th, 2015 Chicken Fundraiser
    Humpty Dumpty Preschool Chicken Dinner 5-8 pm $8 for ÂĽ chicken dinner or strips. Monday March 30 at Skoonerz in Princeton
    March 25th, 2015
  • Opening Day For Trails Encourages Runners To Get Back OutdoorsWith spring’s arrival, it’s time to say adios to the treadmill and rekindle your love for the ou...March 24th, 2015
  • Here are some Saturday and Sunday events in Bureau County -
    March 21st, 2015 -- March 22nd, 2015
    Covered Bridge Quilters Guild Show
    The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will have a two day quilt show at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton, Il on Saturday and Sunday. There will be many beautiful quilts judged in competition, quilt classes, bed turning, fabric and other accessories, vendors and a lunch stand. Also a bus trip each day to see the Barn Quilts of Bureau County

    March 20th, 2015 -- March 21st, 2015
    Princeton High School presents “The Little Mermaid” 7 p.m. Tickets $8

    March 20th, 2015 -- March 21st, 2015
    Walleye Fishing Tourney
    20th - 21st 29th Annual Cabela's MWC Fishing Tournament, Spring Valley Boat Club on the IL River Weigh-In & Awards Sunday Beginning after 2 p.m. http://masterswalleyecircuit.com/

    March 21st, 2015 Flea Market
    Open Prairie Church, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton, will host a March Madness event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a flea market featuring antique radios, books, dishes, silver, furniture, shoes, jewelry, art, imported items, re-purposed keys and bottles, kid’s clothes and more. There will be raffles and a taco bar by Rich Hornbakers for $4 per taco.

    March 21st, 2015 Movie Night
    A free family movie night, sponsored by the Wyanet United Methodist Church, will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the church, 112 W. Main St. in Wyanet. The movie will be “The Never Ending Story.” Refreshments will be available after the movie. Next month’s movie will be “Frozen,” complete with a Frozen party.

    March 22nd, 2015 Pancake Breakfast
    There will be a pancake, sausage, biscuit & gravy breakfast at the Buda Community Hall starting at 7 a.m. Buy raffle tickets for an IPAD Mini, $1 each or 6 for $5. - fundraiser for the Buda Fire and Rescue.
    Masters Walleye CircuitGreat Walleye Tournament Fishing Starts Here!...March 21st, 2015
  • Golfing opens todayIndian HillsGolf Course will be open this Saturday and Sunday for Golfing. Walking only!! Open at 10 AM. Spri...March 14th, 2015
  • Here are Saturday, March 14th, 2015 events in Bureau County. Fun Fun Fun!
    The Huge Winter Garage Sale will be held Saturday, March 14th at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton, Il 61356 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three heated buildings full of everything from kids clothes to the kitchen sink. www. bureaucountyfair.com for info

    Pancake Breakfast
    The Bureau Valley High School Drama Department will host a pancake and sausage “Breakfast with Mary” (Poppins) from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the high school. There will be live performances by the cast, as well as a silent auction of some very nice gift baskets. Mary Poppins and other characters from the show will be in attendance. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12 and ages 4 and under are free. Extra boxes of fresh sausage will be available for sale afterwards. Proceeds from this breakfast will help to defray expenses associated with the spring musical production.

    "Two Irish Tellers" returns to Princeton for encore performance.
    Prairie Arts Center hosts the "Two Irish Tellers", these two tellers return once again "for an evening of shenanigans, blarney, and tomfoolery" on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Avenue East in Princeton. Well known throughout the Illinois Valley area, story tellers, Mick Henneberry of Princeton and Tricia Kelly of Peru, have performed as professional story tellers for the past ten years.

    Tricia Kelly says that not only does the program include a bit of jokes, limericks, and stories, but a touch of Irish history, folklore and music, as well. During intermission, Irish delights of food and drink will be served such as Soda Bread, Irish Scones, Shamrock Cookies, and Irish Coffee. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are suggested but not required. There will be no assigned seats but seating is limited so call early to get a reservation. For reservations call 815-875-2787. Admission will be paid at the door.

    Soup Supper
    Neponset Soup Supper, Sat. March 14th 5-8 p.m. in the Community Building. Menu is a variety of soups, side salad, bread and more. Fund raiser for Neponset Picnic Day. Adults $6

    Echo Bluff program
    Nature's Corner, Second Saturday of each Month. Children will learn about the nature around us, plus take part in a seasonal activity and craft. This program is free to children (ages 3-12) accompanied by an adult. Echo Bluff Park, 12641 3065 E. St. Spring Valley, IL 61362 815 447-2115 echobluffpark@gmail.com www.echobluff.org For more information, ask for Activity Director Samantha Brown –
    Where does Maple Syrup come from? Why from Maple trees! A Sugar Bushmaster will discuss treetapping and then actually tap a Maple tree! Children will taste the raw sap and enjoy a Maple Syrup ice cream cone!

    Pub Crawl Fundraiser
    The second annual St. Patrick’s Day event, Sham-Rock-N-Roll Pub Crawl, to benefit the Western Bureau County Food Pantry begins at 3 p.m. at Red’s Bar and Grill in Sheffield and ends at 9 p.m. at Brothers Pub in Sheffield. Bar stops will be at Red’s Bar and Grill, Beulah’s in Manlius, the Buda Bar, the Neponset Oasis and the Wagon Wheel in Mineral. Even though tickets are already sold out for the event, organizers of the event say people may still follow the bus on the pub crawl. When the bus arrives back at Brothers Pub at approximately 8:45 p.m., there will be a live auction of donated items from various businesses in the towns the Western Bureau County Food Pantry serves. There will also be a prize for the best St. Patty’s costume. Music by Windjam will immediately follow the auction. All proceeds will benefit the Western Bureau County Food Pantry.

    March 14th, 2015
    Trivia Night
    Tiger Baseball Trivia Night 6 p.m. Bureau County Fairgrounds Princeton
    Echo Bluff Park - Zipline, Hiking, Paintball, Disc GolfHall Township's Echo Bluff Park Recreational Area the area's finest family nature and recreation par...March 13th, 2015
  • Look at what fun you can have tonight and tomorrow in Bureau County! Tonight come and see "The Volunteers – The Musical Ambassadors of the Army" – Washington DC . Come see the Army Field Band at Spring Valley JFK School March 12, 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are required. For info call Debb at 815-303-4327 or stop at Spring Valley City Clerks office.

    The Ladd Public Library spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Lanuti’s in Ladd. Tickets are available in advance at the library, village hall and North Central Bank. Tickets will also be available at the door. The cost is $8. The menu will be spaghetti, salad and bread. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes awarded each hour.

    March 12th, 2015
    The Wyanet Library Board will present its 2nd Thursday@the Library program at 6:30 p.m. In March, what more could a person want to hear about than gardening. Lois Steil, an Mid-American Growers employee for more than 20 years and a past presenter of the gardening program about herbs, will once again show how to do it ... gardening that is. As always, delectable refreshments will be served.

    March 12th, 2015
    A photography workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m at Princeton Public Library. The workshop is presented by Steve Beatty. Bring your laptop and camera. The session will cover working with images.

    Friday, March 13th, 2015
    Spring Valley Boat Club will serve the best Icelandic Cod in the Valley. Hand-cut nice and thick and priced right is a tradition at the boat club. Order it baked or hand-battered and your meal will come with baked potato or fries and tasty slaw for only $9, add a quarter for carryout. You can join us each and every Friday night through April 3rd to visit and enjoy. Serving 5 pm till 8 pm. Carry-outs welcome (815) 664-2609.
    March 12th, 2015
  • Sunday, March 8th you can fill up with pancakes and head out for a fun filled day in Bureau County. Set your clocks ahead Sunday!
    The Sheffield Knights of Columbus, Father Peter E. Hand Council 4537, will host its annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Sheffield. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12. Tickets can be purchased from any member or at the door.

    The LaMoille-Ohio softball team will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St., LaMoille. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, toast, milk, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-10 and free for kids under 5 years old.

    Christian concert -The Kramers will be in concert at the Van Orin Gospel Church at 5 p.m Sunday.

    Music in Spring Valley -Last Honky Tonk Music Series w/Brigitte London & Craig Gerdes Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse 225 E. St. Paul Street, Spring Valley 8 p.m.

    Maple Syrup -There will be a short presentation on the hobby of backyard sugaring, which is the process of gathering maple sap from the tree and converting it to maple syrup.The presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the West Park of Tiskilwa, where there will be an active tap in a tree for sap collection. Information will be presented by John Sims of John’s Tree and Lawn Care and Dennis Taylor of Taylor’s Trees and Turf. Sims has been collecting sap and converting it to maple syrup for about six years now as a hobby, and Taylor is a locally well-known arborist with an extensive knowledge of trees and shrubs.

    At 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, the Bureau County Historical Society, in cooperation with the statewide Road Scholars Speakers Series, will present “Domestic Servants in the 19th Century,” a program by Erika Holst. The program, which is free, will be held at the historic Grace Norris Home, 109 Park Ave. West in Princeton. For more information, contact the Bureau County Historical Society at 815-875-2184. Holst’s program will bring back memories for the many area residents who have fond recollections of the cooks, seamstresses, nannies, gardeners, bakers and laundresses who served their ancestors in Bureau County homes. For others, this program will be a fascinating introduction to a world of class distinctions, now mostly unfamiliar.

    Motorcycle Swap Meet -The Walneck's Motorcycle Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton, IL. Antique, Classic, American, British and Modern, Dirt Bikes, parts, Leather, T Shirts, Jewelry, Novelties and More. Admission $6. Under 14 are free. For info call 630-985-2097 or see www.walneckswap.com. Also November 22, 2015.

    Open Table The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host the free open table supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the church. The menu includes a pasta bar, salad, garlic bread and dessert. This is open to those who are hungry, lonely, don’t like to eat alone or want to meet up with family and friends.
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Featured Events Around Bureau County

Z-Tour Bike Ride

Z-Tour Bike Ride

This road ride provides you a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that northwest Illinois has to offer. The routes will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic.

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Festival 56

Festival 56

Festival 56 is a professional theatre festival located in Princeton, Illinois, offering a season of ten plays and musicals each year including free, outdoor Shakespeare in the Park.

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Homestead Festival

Homestead Festival

A city-wide celebration for everyone to enjoy with an ice cream social, street dance, book sale, window displays, horse wagon rides, flea market, arts and crafts show, pork bbq, local talent showcase, parade, and beer garden.

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Barn Quilts of Bureau County

Barn Quilts of Bureau County

Barn Quilts of Bureau County is designed to celebrate Bureau County's rich agricultural heritage, showcase our rural areas, and promote agritourism, the arts, and a sense of community pride.

Learn More About Our Quilts
Bureau County Fair

Bureau County Fair

Our Fair is one of Illinois' longest running fairs. Make your way to this exciting event each year to enjoy such thrilling attractions as carnival, concert, thrill shows, chain saw carvers, tractor pulls, and demolition derby

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Shadows of the Blue & Gray

Shadows of the Blue & Gray

The most authentic and spectacular Civil War reenactment in Illinois with period dance, crafts from the era by period artisans; talented storytellers and musicians; and a Barn Dance and Night Cannon Firing to bring the times alive!

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