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Haunted Places in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Fall

Paranormal enthusiast rejoice! In honor of Halloween and this spooky time of year, we have put together a self-guided tour for you to explore the haunted sites around ILLINOISouth. This is a great weekend trip idea that takes you through multiple cities in ILLINOISouth that are said to have strange happenings at some of their sites. It is best to get an early start to make sure you have plenty of time at each site.

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Pumpkin Season in ILSouth!

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Orchards

It is officially time for all things pumpkin and we are your resource for the best pumpkin patches in the area.

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All About Belleville Oktoberfest

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Events

Come celebrate the German Heritage of Belleville, Illinois with the 38th Annual Belleville Oktoberfest. This event is scheduled for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd and is packed full of entertainment including carnival rides, a Kid’s Korner, a Poker Run on Saturday, a raffle, live music in the evenings, and plenty of food, beer, and fun for the whole family.

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4 Stops to Shop in Perry County

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Shopping

Perry County is home to regional events such as the Steam, Gas, and Threshing Show and the Du Quoin State Fair. While you are visiting make sure you check out these 4 shops that made the list of “can’t miss” in Clark County, Illinois.

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Trunk or Treat

Tiffany Garavaglia
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ILLINOISouth Kids Celebrate Halloween

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Halloween, ILLINOISouth Kids

It is time for the crew to start celebrating Halloween – ILLINOISouth style! See what fun adventures you can join the ILLINOISouth Kids on this October. 

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Chiliheads Unite and Compete at Gateway Motorsports Park

Pat White
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Events, Fall

Usually waves of heat are generated by racecars at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison. However, from September 28 – 30, the heat will be served in cups and bowls at the International Chili Society (ICS) World Championship of Chili Cook-Off. The first cook-off was put together in 1967 in Terlingua, Texas, by Carroll Shelby and several of his friends. It grew from a “good old boys” friendly competition to an event that now awards the title “World Champion” and combined prize money of more than $100,000!

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Midwest Wingfest

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Events

Fairview Heights is the place to be this weekend for Midwest WingFest! This annual event has served  hundreds of thousands of people over a half million wings! This event isn’t just about eating your way through… Guest can enjoy live music and relish in the fact that the mission is to raise money for Veteran and first responder causes. 

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Grandparents Day in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Holidays, Museums, Nostalgia, Rt. 66, Shop Local, Weekend

Calling all Grandparents!!!! Are you looking for something fun to do with the kiddos in celebration of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 9th? Why not come to ILLINOISouth for a day of fun. We have put together a day of fun including some awesome restaurants to try. If you are looking for other great things to do, make sure to check out our listings page. 

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Happy Birthday Illinois!

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Weekend, What's Happening

Illinois has been spending most of 2018 celebrating their 200th birthday with various events throughout the state. This weekend get ready for the grandest celebration of them all! Illinois Constitution Day is Sunday, August 26th and signature celebrations will be taking place statewide.

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