The original Mayfest in Mt. Carroll for Memorial Day Weekend will be joining forces with Timber Lake to bring you Timberfest.
Watch for more details coming soon.
Timber Lake Playhouse Announces May Shows and Events
Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, is busily preparing for the May 8 opening of the season.
TLP’s Magic Owl Children’s Theatre production of Junie B. Jones, The Musical is based on the book series by Barbara Park.
The TLP Jukebox Series opens on May 11 with Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. From the opening chords of vintage country to rockabilly, rock n’ roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith,
On Friday, May 25, TLP opens their Concert Series with Reba … and Friends featuring Nashville recording artist, Brooke Byam. Join Brooke and friends for an evening of music and fun onstage at TLP.
TLP Dinner with Broadway Star Andrea McArdle
featuring Broadway’s Andrea McArdle
Friday, June 1st, 5:30 pm
Lake Carroll Clubhouse
Want to get up close with a Broadway star?! Join us on Friday night, June 1, for a private and intimate dining experience under the stars on the patio of the Lake Carroll Clubhouse with Broadway’s Andrea McArdle, the original “Annie”, and the staff and board of Timber Lake Playhouse. Tickets for this dining event are $75. Call for reservations – 815-244-2035
TLP Broadway Concert featuring Andrea McArdle
Saturday, June 2nd – 7pm
Timber Lake Playhouse
To add to your Broadway experience join us Saturday night, June 2nd, at the Timber Lake Playhouse to kickoff TLP’s First Annual Broadway Concert with the Stars starring Broadway’s original Annie, Ms. Andrea McArdle. Concert starts at 7pm and tickets are $50.00. Call 815-244-2035 for ticket information.
Best known for originating the title role in the Broadway musical Annie, Ms. McArdle continues to thrill audiences on stages the world over. Andrea brings her award-winning vocal talents to Timber Lake Playhouse for a one-night only concert experience not to be missed!
Don’t miss all the other exciting events at Timber Lake this summer. For more information, visit the TLP website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 3:00.
Carroll County Offers Something for Everyone
Looking for a reason to get in the car and enjoy a splendid day in the country? Look no further than Carroll County, Illinois. With so much to see, experience, and do, there’s no better reason, or season, to discover the hidden treasures and pleasures of this region than now! Come spend a day, a weekend, or a week. We are sure you will enjoy your stay.
Nestled among the rolling hills and lush forests of beautiful northwest Illinois, Carroll County is a world away from your demanding workweek. The county encompasses four hundred sixty-six square miles of friendly smiles, genuine outdoor adventure, and charming villages that punctuate a landscape nourished by the mighty Mississippi River. Scenic byways, rich history, and outstanding special events make Carroll County the preferred destination for many visitors each year.
Courtesy of the Carroll County Hotel Motel Tax Board
Our local historic villages boast outstanding shops offering antiques or artisan works, a professional summer stock theatre, roadside stands featuring vine-fresh melons, homegrown produce, and delectable morel mushrooms. Visitors revel in a schedule of special events throughout the year, ranging from Mount Carroll’s Mayfest, Milledgeville’s June Days, and Savanna’s Haunted Forest Festival to Lanark’s Old Settler’s Days and Chadwick’s Hometown Christmas.
Whether you desire a family outing, a great escape, or a romantic getaway, Carroll County offers unique opportunities that are certain to fulfill those needs. Come, visit Carroll County and discover our special place in the pines!
Do Everything or Nothing at All
Carroll County oozes history, mystery, and natural beauty. Mile after magnificent mile, the rolling plains, towering woodlands, charming small towns, wonderful attractions, and expansive vistas will have you returning to visit season after season.
If the great outdoors are calling your name, then Carroll County has you covered. Here you’ll discover a region overflowing with recreational outdoor activities. Carroll County is filled with opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing, shopping, antiquing, and exploring our nation’s rich history, or just sitting under an old shade tree to devour a good book.
From local parks and wildlife reserves to exceptional golf courses, from miles of beautiful boating to great fishing on the “Mighty Mississippi”, you’ll find it here in Carroll County. From catfish and muskie to trout, local streams, rivers, and lakes provide anglers with the perfect opportunity for their next big fish story.
The real beauty of Carroll County is found in simple natural wonders. Such pleasures give pause from the hectic pace of modern life. The elegance of a falling autumn leaf, the majesty of a foraging deer, or the alluring warmth of a crackling fire are irresistible invitations that draw visitors to this special place.
Barn Quilt Trail
Barn quilts enhance the beauty of the countryside and are enjoyed by those who pass by. Carroll County is very fortunate to have many “Barn Quilts” already in existence throughout its countryside. We have compiled a list of our local barn quilts and a map.
We certainly would like to see “Barn Quilt Fever” continue to grow in Carroll County. Our end goal, is to promote agri-tourism and attract visitors to our rural community.
History & Culture
History lovers find a new home in Carroll County. Here a treasure trove of museums, monuments, and historical sites capture the imagination.
Explore the stone arch bridge where Abraham Lincoln camped as a private during the Black Hawk War or discover the tragic tale of an historic steamboat, “The Sultana”.
Retail therapy enthusiasts applaud the various shopping opportunities that abound in Carroll County. Local shops offer everything from eclectic hand-crafted gifts and quaint artisan works to antique treasures and coveted collectibles. In Carroll County, you’ll always be greeted by friendly shopkeepers who still understand the art of authentic small-town hospitality.
Whether you’re seeking a day trip, a weekend getaway or a week-long adventure, discover excellent restaurants and diverse lodging choices that range from primitive campsites or rustic cabins to pampering B&Bs, comfortable country inns, and award-winning hotels. With gentle rolling hills and lush countryside, Carroll County is a great escape from the concrete and asphalt of a big city. All this and more is waiting for you a trifling 90 minutes from the Greater Chicagoland Metropolitan Area. Come for a visit and experience a weekend getaway the way it used to be!