Looking for a weekend full of fun for Memorial Day weekend? Visit Carroll County for an unforgettable experience!

Memorial Day is a day we all honor those who died serving our country and travelers look for events to do so! And here in Carroll County, we have a list of things for you to do!

-Start your weekend off by attending Mayfest in Mount Carroll – A 3-day art and crafts festival with food, games, live music, and a beer tent or visit Illinois’ Largest Biker Bar right here in Carroll County, enjoy live music on the streets and attend our top Farmers Market! Lonesome Fret, Ethan Bell Band, Sunshine Daydream, Echoes of Pompeii & Laser Light Show, 80s Night – Breakfast Club Follow their Facebook for a list of full events Mayfest | Mount Carroll IL | Facebook

The Carefree Highwaymen – a well-known up and down the river, The Carefree Highwaymen take their name from the Gordon Lightfoot song of the same name. Their repertoire has a wealth of Gordon Lightfoot material as well as many acoustic based songs. Savanna Museum and Cultural Center | Savanna IL | Facebook

Poopy’s Memorial Day Weekend is packed with entertainment and vendors. Book yourself a room now to guarantee a place to stay this weekend as the town does fill up with bikers. We do have a FREE tent camping only campground for those of you who want to camp. We have FREE Dyno Drag Racing all weekend. Incredible rock band THE LOUNGE PUPPETS, and classic rock band ZZ TOP Tribute ELIMINATOR. Tattoos, Cold BEER, Hot Pool Girls, Great Food and live entertainment all weekend long. For a list of their events check out their Facebook event page here – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND @ POOPY’S

-Hit up “The Block that Rocks” in downtown Savanna for live music events on the street all weekend long! Bar hop down Main Street for a variety of live music, food and games! Some of the bands playing downtown will be Craig Gerdes Band, The Knockoffs, Sun Green, and The Old School!

-Mount Carroll Farmers Market will be opening Saturday May 27th – Every Saturday at 8 am from May to October, local shoppers and tourists flock to the brick streets of Mt.Carroll for fresh hand-picked strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, pumpkins, and everything you would want a garden to grow.  It buzzes with street-scene entertainment and attractions such as live music and pop-up booths that give it the feel of a festival as much as a farmers’ market. Mt Carroll Farmers Market OPENING DAY!

-Looking for some river fun? Join cSavanna for their opening weekend of Lazy River Tube Floating! Open ​Memorial Day to Labor Day – Daily Kayak and tube rentals are available at the Savanna Marina – cSavanna Caboose – 1 Main St, Savanna, IL 61074 

-Visit Havencrest Castle Savanna Illinois on Saturday & Sunday for their last weekend of tours until October! Havencrest Castle is truly one of the most spectacular tourist attractions we have in Carroll County. For 31 years Alan and Adrienne shared their life together, during that time they shared goals of building a castle and spent time designing every major and minor detail of the home. Each room has a different theme to take us to a different part of history and you sure feel like you are truly there in every corner of the castle.

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Relax at one of our many lodging options. Whether you are looking for a downtown retreat – country setting – cabin life – hotel/motel experience – or camping we have you covered.

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