6: Miss Arcola Pageant.
13: Strides Against Hunger. Walk/run to help raise money for the Arcola Food Pantry. www.arcolachamber.com.
14: Scholastic Dinner. Event honors Arcola High School juniors and seniors who have excelled academically. 217-268-4530.
27: Daddy - Daughter Dance. Arcola Center, 107 W. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Call the Depot at 268-4530 to register.
April - December: Aikman Wildlife Adventures open: 217-268-3500 or visit www.aikmanwildlife.com.
5: Cinco De Mayo Party. Live music, food, and fun at the city pavilion on Oak Street. Hours TBA.
1: From Sheep to Wool to Clothing. Illinois Amish Heritage Center. Shearing, spinning, weaving and craft festival at 284 W. Rt. 133, Chesterville. www.illinoisamish.org.
7, 8: Raggedy Ann and Andy Rally. Raggedy Ann & Andy enthusiasts gather in Arcola, the birthplace of Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann. For complete details, reservation forms, and vendor information visit Raggedy Ann Rally on Facebook or contact Kathy Ellis at 217-251-7947.
14: Grand IL Bike Tour. 6-day bicycle tour will pass through Arcola.
22: Pop the Top Car Show. East Main St. & Oak St., Arcola.
30: 4th of July Celebration. Fireworks and more at Moore Park.
5, 6: Horse Progress Days. www.illinoisamish.org.
7-13: 89th Moultrie-Douglas Co. Fair. Arthur Fairgrounds
2, 3: Arcola City Wide Garage Sales. 217-268-4950.
2, 3: Steam Threshing Show. Horse drawn wagons, a 19th century threshing machine, and steam tractors thresh wheat. Tours of historic Amish homes. Illinois Amish Heritage Center, Chesterville, www.illinoisamish.org.
16: WCIA Our Town Arcola. WCIA celebrities visit.
6-8: 49th Annual Broom Corn Festival. Downtown Main Street. Arcola celebrates its heritage as the “Broom Corn Capital of the World” Events include broom activities, arts/crafts, free entertainment, food, parade, 5K AND 10K races. 217-268-4530. www.arcolachamber.org.
14: Decatur Bicycle Club Ride. 35th annual tour of ILAmish country, rest stop in Arcola. www.decaturbicycleclub.org.
5: Trivia Night. It'll Do Bar & Grill at 7 p.m.
18, 19: Harvest to Home. Harvesting and shucking corn, grinding corn into meal, craft and vendor booths. IL Amish Heritage Center, Chesterville, 284 E. Route 133. www.illinoisamish.org.
1, 2, 8, 9: Holiday Open House. Downtown Arcola streets full of ideas for unique, home decor and more. www.arcolachamber.com.
8, 9: Country Spirit Antique Show. Two locations: Arcola Center, 107 W. Main St. and Best Western Plus, 917 Green Mill Road (off I-57 on Rt. 133 east of the interstate), Arcola. Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
23: Holiday Bazaar, Arcola Center, 107 W. Main St.
1: Christmas House Walk. Tour area homes decorated for the holidays. 217-202-2127.
1: The Candy Cane Cafe. From 1 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 121 S. Locust St. Arcola.
7: Santa Is Coming To Town. Pancakes with Santa, Carriage Crossing, 909 Green Mill Road, Arcola, behind the Best Western, from 8 a.m. to noon. Christmas parade downtown Arcola at 2 p.m.
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