May 5-7 & 12-14
The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.
Tuesday May 9 – Friday May 12 at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will enchant audiences.
Tickets are $6.00 with a complimentary chaperone ticket for each 10 students.
Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Tea Party
Sun, May 7, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Guests are encouraged to honor the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial by wearing historic/vintage clothing
Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00
Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person
The event will be held at the Mount Carroll Community House
101 N. Main
Tea cup treasures and heirloom crafts sale
All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library’s programming & restoration.
Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands
May 13th & 2nd Saturday of each month
The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.
Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 pm
Experience the electricity and excitement in concert with the two original American Idols!! See the Legends of Love and Rock in a dynamic performance of the hits of Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley featuring Premier Tribute Artist Steve Richards!
Cash bar opens at 6:30. Tickets are $20.
Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.
Big River Fest
May 20 & 21
Big River Fest in Down Town Savanna on the Mississippi River! Two full days of Music, Film, Arts and Antiques!!!
MUSIC: The Iron Horse Festival is an entire weekend of live music, from rock to country with 15 bands on four stages! Andy Ross headlines the bill as he shoots a new music video and an episode for his new American Rebel TV Show. Other bands include country stars Orchard Fire, Lucky Tubb, The Gingers, Classical Blast, Jerry Wells, Cal Stage Band, Dirt Road Rockers, Stone Cold Moonshine, Battle of the Band winners Alborn Theory, up-and-coming country star Jacob Brice, and Daniel Stratman. Weekend Wristband: $10
FILM: Executive Producer Andrew Meyer will be screening two films he produced; Fried Green Tomatoes and The Breakfast Club. These screenings will be played at the Savanna Times Theatre and Mr. Meyer will be available for Q&A, meet and greet, and autographs after each screening. Tickets: $10.
ANTIQUE and ARTS FESTIVAL: TV celebrity and antique icon Frank Fritz will be attending this festival along with hundreds of vendors from antiques, crafts, repurposed items, and art. Admission is just $5!
The BIG RIVER RUN/WALK 5K: Save the VFWs, will kick off the festival at 10 am on Saturday, May 20. Entry fee is just $25 for an amazing T-shirt and $5 from every entry goes to VFWs in need in the tri-state area! Prizes for the top three finishers in this fun run/
The Savanna VFW 50/50 Raffle! Get tickets for $2 as the grand prize is already pushing towards $10,000 for the winner and another $10,000 to be split by the Savanna VFW, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and JDRF. Drawing will be at 3 pm on Sunday to wrap up the festival. Tickets are on sale at Sullivan’s Foods stores in Morrison, Savanna, Princeton (Illinois), Kewanee, and Stockton; the Savanna Station, participating Savanna businesses including the Block that Rocks on Main Street and at the Vintage Radio Station in Erie. Stay tuned for participating VFWs who will also be selling tickets.
** Proceeds will be benefiting St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research (JDRF) and the Savanna VFW**
Mount Carroll’s Mayfest
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
Memorial Day Weekend May 26th, 27th, and 28th 2017
Join us for MayFest!
Music, arts & crafts, etc..