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  • June 7, 2018The Litchfield Tourism Office has many events coming up in June and two are this weekend! Starting this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, the Blue Carpet Corridor Route 66 Celebration will be held at various Route 66 destinations from Auburn, IL to Collinsville, IL. Stop on Saturday, June 9, first at […]

  • June 6, 2018Lake Lou Yaeger is home to the Shoal Creek Conservation Area Bluebird Trail. This successful conservation trail consists of 30 easy to access bluebird houses around the grounds of Lake Lou Yaeger. This conservation effort encourages bluebird nesting and the successful breeding of fledglings. Since 2013, around 500 baby bluebirds have fledged in […]

  • June 1, 2018The public is invited to the unveiling of what could potentially be the World’s Largest Gavel on June 1, 2018 at 7:45pm (CST) on the Clark County Courthouse square.The gavel will be judged by the Guinness Book of World Records later this year.The gavel was created by the creator of the world’s largest […]

  • May 16, 2018Historic Maeystown will once again host the annual Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:00a.m to 3:00p.m.  The Paint Out is open to any artists, amateur or professional, who would like to come to the picturesque village of Maeystown and paint in the open air for the day.Registration will […]

  • May 15, 2018For 50 years, The Spassfest has meant fun and celebration on the third weekend of August. But, many things have changed since its first year in 1968. Schools start earlier, people have more commitments, and spare time is scarce. For these and many other reasons, The Spassfest committee has regretfully decided to discontinue […]

Press Coverage

  • Belleville News Democrat

    The largest tourism bureau in Illinois will have a new president and CEO July 1. Dan Krankeola will take over the top job at ILLINOISouth Tourism in place of Jo Kathmann, who is retiring.

  • Belleville News Democrat

    Southern Illinois is teeming with hidden gems like Aviston’s Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center. Nestled in the quiet wooded charm of the “Silent Forest,” the winery is off the beaten path, offering a peaceful respite for those city dwellers.

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