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Litchfield Pickers Market
4/10/16 - 10/9/16
Litchfield

Litchfield Tourism has partnered with Prairie Pickers to bring to you the Litchfield Pickers Market! This incredible event is held every second Sunday of the month from April through October from 9am to 3pm in Downtown Litchfield. Set dates for the 2016 market are April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, and October 9.
Elkhart Historical Society 2016 Fall Dinner Lecture Series
9/2/16 - 11/4/16
The Elkhart Historical Society is announcing their fall schedule of events and dinner lectures, so be sure to add these dates to your calendar.  The opening event on Friday September 2nd, “Art and Music on the Prairie” and will take place 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.   It promises to be a relaxing combination of art, music and food.   As it is the beginning of the Labor Day Weekend, a more casual dress and interesting topic of “Original Art” will be presented in an art walk style, involving three of the shops, with popular artists Lette Marseille, Felicia Olin and others, with a short talk on the value of original art, combined with live music, and freshly prepared hors d'oeuvres.
15th Annual International Mother Road Festival
9/23/16 - 9/25/16
Springfield

Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown September 23-25, 2016 for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66...the cars, the music, the food, the friends - all brought together along Illinois Route 66.
Evergreen Cemetery Walk
10/1/16 - 10/9/16
Bloomington-Normal

After twenty-two years, the Evergreen Cemetery Walk is still going strong. The eight McLean County individuals featured this year will share stories of how they helped shaped not only our history, but in some cases helped shape the landscape upon which we walk.  A signature event, this outdoor history theater program held amid a beautiful backdrop of fall color each October features professional actors.
Stewart's Deep Rock Historical Rt. 66 Cruise
10/1/16
Litchfield
Stewart's Deep Rock Gas Station & Truck Stop Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Historical Rt. 66 Cruise is coming to Litchfield on Saturday, October 1st at the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center. Festivities begin at 2pm.
Route 66 Swap Meet
10/2/16
Joliet
Route 66 Swap Meet & Show 'n Shine is the event for racers, rodders, restorers and collectors! There's a wide selection for any automotive enthusiast. Swap Meet, Car Corral & Show’n Shine - All Automotive Enthusiasts are welcome!

The Mill on 66 10th Annual Cruise-In
10/8/16
Lincoln

Join in the fun from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday October 8th for the 10th annual car cruise-in with great classic cars, food, music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The event is co-sponsored by the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. Vehicle registration is $5. A fund raiser for The Mill restoration project.
Leclaire Parkfest
10/16/16
Edwardsville
The 25th annual Leclaire Parkfest, hosted by Friends of Leclaire, will be held on Sunday, October 16th from Noon to 5 PM at Leclaire Park in Edwardsville, Illinois. A fall festival celebrating the history of the Leclaire National Historic District, the event features live music (Dixieland Jazz and Folk/Bluegrass), delicious festival foods, narrated trolley tours of the historic district, children’s games and activities, craft vendors, a large book fair, and an exhibit of vintage cars and tractors.
2nd Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference
10/20/16 - 10/23/16
Bloomington-Normal

The Second Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference will be held in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois this year from October 20-23. As with the inaugural event last year in Edwardsville, the conference will feature several informative speakers covering a variety of topics related to Route 66. There will also be historical tours, a Route 66 Short Film Festival, music from local band Wagon Load a Trouble, and much more to be announced. UPDATE- Registration is now active for the 2016 Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference - https://www.regonline.com/milesofpossibility.

Eagle Dinner Theater Murder Mystery
10/21/16 - 10/29/16
The Vermillion Players will return to the stage of the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center with a delightfully funny murder mystery show, Murder's in the Heir.  The dinner theater presentation will be catered by Bernardi's II and will feature a buffet selection of entries and side dishes.
Route 66 International Film Festival
11/4/16 - 11/5/16
Springfield
Mark your calendar for the 2016 Festival on November 4-5, in the auditorium adjoining the Capital City Bar & Grill in Springfield - a growing venue for independent filmmakers worldwide. Comedy, Drama, Short, Documentary, Student, Experimental, something for everyone. The Festival is 6p-1a Friday and 10a-1a Saturday, 5 viewing sessions (1 Friday night, 4 on Saturday, with a reception each night at 10) $10 each or $40 for full fest. Call 217-670-2755 for info.

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