Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit www.cityofrobinson.com for more information.
10, 24, May 8: Spring Markets on Cross Street. Visit South Cross Street Station in Robinson to browse the wares of various vendors from around the area. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557 for a list of vendors.
29: Memorial Day Weekend. Palestine Lions Club Fish Fry, Car Club Cruise-In and Flea Market, Leaverton Park, 8 a.m. till the fish runs out. Fish/sides/hotdogs/desserts served to help the Lions with their many projects. Crawford County Collectibles Car Club will provide the opportunity to enjoy automobiles from the past and present. Browse the selection of treasures from various vendors. Contact: Lion Otis Tuttle 618-562-3881.
June-September (Every Saturday): Cross Street Market. Local vendors come to South Cross Street in Robinson to sell their goods. Food stands are also available.
12: Flat Rock Pancake Day. Visit the Village of Flat Rock for delicious pancakes and sausage.
26, July 10, 24, August 7, 14: Summer Concerts at Cross Street Station in Robinson. Bring a lawn chair and listen to local musicians entertain for the evening. Several food trucks will also be there each weekend. Visit cityofrobinson.com for a list of entertainment.
26: Summer Hootenanny. Visit Oblong for an old fashioned “Hootenanny.”
4: Robinson 4th of July Celebration. Food, live entertainment, baseball and softball tournaments, and a spectacular firework show in the Robinson City Park. For more information, call City Hall at 618-544-7616 or visit cityofrobinson.com.
24-31: Crawford County Fair. Oblong Fair Grounds. 4-H exhibits, Crawford County Queen pageant, carnival rides, food booths, truck and tractor pull, and a demolition derby highlight the week-long event ending with a large 4-H auction. For more information, visit crawfordfair.com.
6, 7: Robinson City-Wide Garage Sales. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557 for a list of those participating in this town- wide annual event.
6-8: Hutsonville River Fest. Car Show, entertainment, vendors, parade and food, in downtown Hutsonville. For more information, visit facebook.com/groups/Hutsonville.River.Fest/.
6-8: Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show. Fairgrounds in Oblong. This annual event draws visitors from all over to view actual working antique tractors and engines.
13-15: Flat Rock Homecoming. Visit Flat Rock for a weekend full of activities, including food, vendors and a parade.
3-6: Annual Pioneer City Labor Day Festival and Rodeo. Pioneer City Arena, Leaverton Park & Main Street. Palestine play hosts to a street fair, carnival and the PRCA rodeo. Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, camping, junior-sized tractor pull, lunch with clowns, flea market, mechanical bull rides, free entertainment at the bandshell, town-wide garage sales and more. For more information, call Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 618-586-2222, or visit pioneercity.com, or email PalestineCofC@verizon.net.
18: Crawford County Fest-Of-Ale. Robinson will host its annual craft beer festival in Robinson City Park. Craft beer vendors, wine, food, and entertainment highlight the afternoon activities. For more information and tickets, visit ccfestofale.com.
1, 2: Annual Heath Toffee Festival and Parade. On the square in Robinson. Celebrating the delicious Heath Candy Bar, created in 1928 by Heath Brothers Confectionary in Robinson. Features Friday night entertainment, street dance, and car show, and Saturday craft show, live entertainment, toffee bake-off and parade, capped off by a free chili supper. For more information, call 618-546-1557.
2, 3: Annual Wabash Valley Wine & Arts Festival in Palestine. Several wineries provide various wines for tasting as you stroll Main Street and enjoy artworks from numerous artists from the Wabash Valley area. Some may be purchased. Food booths and live entertainment. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Goodwine at 618-586-2035.
30: Annual Oblong Fall Follies and “Spooktacular” Band Fest and Parade. Features night parade, band field competition, food, crafts, and entertainment on the square in Oblong. For more information, call 618-592-4355.
19-21: Christmas Magic Weekend. The lighting of Christmas displays in downtown Robinson. Santa arrives, food booths available, games for kids, train ride, silent auction of decorated Christmas trees, skating rink, and a night parade on Saturday. On the square in Downtown Robinson. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-546-1557.
November 20: Palestine Preservation Projects Society Cookie Walk. Starting at 9 a.m. at the Fife Opera House. Browse table after table of homemade cookies for purchase. For more information, call Nita Jochim at 618-586-2427.
26–Friday after Thanksgiving: Leaverton Park Holiday Lighting Festival. At 5 p.m., Leaverton Park comes alive with more than 40,000 lights and displays. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa, listen to area church choirs and singing groups caroling. Watch the Fireworks and enjoy cornbread and beans, hotdogs and desserts served by the Lions Club. For more information, call Palestine Chamber of Commerce at 618-586-2222.
27: Christmas on the River. Visit Hutsonville for beautifully decorated Christmas trees, food, and entertainment.
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