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Upcoming Events on the Shawnee Wine Trail

  • Van Tour in Cache River Watershed
    by Carol Hoffman on October 26, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Friday, October 26, various departure times Location: Tunnel Hill State Trail Headquarters, Vienna, Illinois Come along on a guided van tour for senior citizens and persons with physical limitations to enjoy the wildlife, native plants and fall color and share stories about the history and hydrology of the Cache River Watershed. The tour will explore The post Van Tour in Cache River Watershed appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Shawnee Marathon
    by Carol Hoffman on October 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Located in the heart of Southern Illinois, the Shawnee Marathon is the premier Marathon in the region. The event features a full Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K distance. The Marathon is a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier course!  618-998-9007 The post Shawnee Marathon appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Tour de Shawnee Bike Ride
    by Carol Hoffman on October 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Tour de Shawnee is best little ride in the Midwest and starts in Olive Branch, Illinois at the Community Center at 8 AM.  Route options include 15, 30, 45, 62 and 100 miles that wind through Horseshoe Lake and the Shawnee National Forest.  Unique rest stops provide free food and drink to registered riders all The post Tour de Shawnee Bike Ride appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day
    by Carol Hoffman on October 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

    10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at Kincaid Mounds Formal presentations on the Mississippian Culture and results of excavations by SIU-Summer Field Schools will begin at 10:00 a.m., at 12:00 noon, and at 2:00 p.m.   There will be artifact displays, information tables, and a walking tour to Mound 8. The program is free and restroom facility The post Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • The Polytricksters at the Old Feed Store
    by Carol Hoffman on November 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    “Join us on Friday, November 2 as we welcome back The Polytricksters to The Old Feed Store in Cobden.  Doors open at 5:30, all ages show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets $10.00. Available online–https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3661679. Food & drinks available at the show. Come down and enjoy southern Illinois’ only reggae band! The Polytricksters feature Tim Whiteford on guitar The post The Polytricksters at the Old Feed Store appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Heritage Festival
    by Carol Hoffman on November 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The 41st annual Heritage Festival at Southeastern Illinois College will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   The festival focuses on locally handcrafted items and delicious food. More than 120 vendors will have wares to sell, kicking off the holiday shopping season.  Items The post Heritage Festival appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Wine & Food pairing weekend
    by Carol Hoffman on November 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Wine & Food Pairing Weekend. All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory and seasonal wine and food pairings. Join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with The post Wine & Food pairing weekend appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Tunnel Hill 100 mile Run
    by Carol Hoffman on November 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Tunnel Hill 100 mile Run – Flat, fast course on the incredibly scenic Tunnel Hill State trail, Vienna. Includes a 50-mile option. Tunnel Hill 100 mile run has been granted the IAU (International Association of Ultrarunners) Silver Label, AND the IAU Trail Label for 2018. This is a very unique combination, and we are proud to The post Tunnel Hill 100 mile Run appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • The Holler Boys
    by Carol Hoffman on November 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Old Feed Store in Cobden The post The Holler Boys appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

  • Veterans Day parade
    by Carol Hoffman on November 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Veterans Day Parade – Anna, from the city park entrance on Davie St and follows Main St to Jefferson St. and back to the park. 618-833-5182.   The post Veterans Day parade appeared first on Southernmost IL Tourism. […]

Vulture Fest in Makanda

The third weekend of October the town of Makanda celebrates the Vulture with a Vulture Festival. The Vulture winters in the Makanda Valley and can be seen everyday gliding across the sky looking for food. The Vulture plays and an important role in the cycle of life keeping our little part of the planet clean. Come and enjoy the festivities, including food, entertainment, and craft vendors.

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Program

The 11 Wineries are doing it again! Yes, that’s right, January & February you can purchase a Wine Trail Passport and receive discounts along the trail. If you hit every winery and get your passport stamped you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. You might even find a gift certificate from one of our lodging properties on the prize list. Check us out and make your lodging reservations now!

Solar Eclipses

Remember the Total Solar Eclipse over Southern Illinois Aug. 21, 2017, hang on to your hats or “eclipse glasses”it’s going to happen again in 2024. 

On April 8, 2024, at 1:59 pm Southern Illinois will experience once again a total solar eclipse. While the point of longest duration is a long way from Illinois, the little town of Makanda lays claim to the crossroads of the 2017 and 2024 total eclipses. This time though the center line will cross over Cedar Lake and will last just over 4 minutes. Yes, this eclipse will actually be longer, even though we are not near the point of longest duration. Let’s hope for good weather!

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