Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up


5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning


Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Trunk or Treating (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Princeton First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356

  • Games
  • Barrels of fun!
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Cookies and Punch
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Costume and Car Judging

Trunk or Treat (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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Trunk or Treat at Crossroads (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:30 pm)

Everyone is invited! Come dressed in costume (not too scary, please.)

Decorate your trunk (optional).

Pack a family picnic - bonfire available. 

4:30-5:30 - Tailgating

5:00-5:30 - Games and Activities

5:45 - Trunk or Treating begins (Kids will parade to the trunks collecting treats.)

Everyone is welcome! Please bring lots of treats to share!



3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Community Church - White Pines
205 N. Jefferson Ave
Polo, IL 61064

Last year it was pouring down rain but we still had the event! This is happening rain or shine!


The plan this year is bigger! We plan on having 2 bounce houses, bungee run, jousting ring. We are also adding the Meltdown and a Euro Bungee!


Join us for a fun evening of FREE food, FREE games, and FREE activities. Trick or Treating will be done in our parking lot.


Photo booth will be available for pictures. All of this is free. See YOU there!

Trunk or Treat (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling Nazarene Church
411 13th Ave.
Sterling, IL 61081

Come enjoy a safe, fun trick-or-treating atmosphere! Kids in costume can collect candy from decorated cars. Families can enjoy a free meal.

Trunk or Treat @ New Beginings Apostolic Church (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Beginings Apostolic Church
3121 E. Elm
Springfield, IL 62702

Come join us and bring your family for free hotdogs, chips, soda, candy and games. We will also have a bonfire pending the weather. It will be a great time and we hope to see you there!!

Trunk or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween in the school parking lot.  Trunk or Treat is an event where several cars converge in a parking lot, open their trunks and hand out treats for children.  In keeping with the Christian atmosphere, all treats will be labeled with an appropriate Christian message.  

Trick-or-Treat at SCHEELS (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd

Join us for Halloween FUN! Scavenge for candy and other Halloween treats all around the store. Free Ferris Wheel rides for all participating kids.

Minier Assembly of God 5th Annual Trunk Or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759

This family friendly event has something for everyone!


There will be games:

  • hay rides, candy
  • giant inflatables
  • family photos
  • free hot dogs, hot chocolate and kettle corn 


This year’s Trunk or Treat will also feature magician Jim Percy and live music from the band, One Day Closer. Bring your family and come join the fun! 

Park and Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Park and Treat
905 S Maxwell Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607

Please park in our lot and join us in the church basement for games/candy/food and alot of fun.

Craft / vendor fundriser and canned food drive (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
921 Caroline St.
Pekin, IL 61554

This fundriser/canned food drive is to help the food pantry. There will be a bake sale and a raffle, so please come out and help a good food pantry. They serve 120-140 families every other week.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of Christ Northwest
7722 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Il 61612

Come enjoy a safe, Family Friendly Trick or Treating. Kids in costumes can collect candy from decorated cars. 

Also enjoy hot beverages. 


Eureka Reagan Fest's Trail of Terror (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lower Eureka Lake Park
Off Lake Road
Eureka, IL 61530

A scary, dark walk in the Lower Eureka Lake Park for some chills, thrills & laughs with your family and/or friends!  This is a family event but not for little ones:) One time Access Pass is $5 per person or buy an All Nighter Access Pass for just $10 per person (access until we close!)  Concessions available.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Rt. 91
Peoria, IL 61615

Join us for an evening of fun for women of all ages - come see vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry, purses, and other home businesses. Enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and sweets. Door prizes and a special gift to all who stop by!

Ladies Time Out! (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethesda Pentecostal Church of God
1011 Veerman St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Shopping (several vendors lined up) and indoor yard sale.


We still have room more a few more vendors.

Holiday Help (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church-fellowship hall
313 N. East St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Second Presbyterian Church is opening its doors to the community this holiday season to offer a very special gift called Holiday Help.   Holiday Help was developed by Sherry Williams from Hopeful Transitions, a national grief consulting and resource organization.  She will be presenting information that will normalize the grief process and provide practical sugggestions for coping.  We realize that for many people this could be the first holiday season without a close family member or loved one and their rituals and traditions may seem empty.  This program will include creative ways to create memorials, rituals, and traditions that incorporate the memory of the person who has died. This program is free and open to the public with no reservations required so please join us and bring along your family members and friends.

Veteran's Day Service (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Atterberry Baptist Church
Atterberry St.
Atterberry, IL
Jim Peek, 217.787.7312 / Ed Sathoff, 217.632.2828 / Daniel Yielding, 1.205.412.5801

Special guests The Chosen Ones plus Dan Wilson and Andy Fife will provide patriotic music. Ken Wise will be the Emcee. Military displays and mementos will be shown.


The public is invited to the dinner and concert.


Veterans, please wear your uniforms or caps if you can.


Dinner is at 12:00 p.m. and program at 2:00 p.m.


The Chosen Ones will also be singing at the morning service at 11:00 A.M.


A love offering will be taken for both services.


For more information, call Jim Peek, Ed Sathoff, or Daniel Yielding.

4th Annual Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church - Virden
157 W. Jackson
Virden, IL 62690

4th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Show Proceeds to benefit North Mac Mom’s Group Several craft and vendor booths! Gift baskets available for purchase! Bake Sale! S.W.A.T.’s famous Potato Soup lunch available for purchase. 

South Fork Holiday Fiesta (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

South Fork High School
612 Dial Street
Kincaid, Il 62568

This is our fourth year of the holiday fiesta.  We will have over 40 vendors to shop from, a holiday shop just for the kids to shop from (priced for the kids) photos with Santa, chorus performance, cake walk, bake sale, lunch provided by Lady's night out relay for life, Raffle baskets, sand art, other crafts for the kids as well and so much more!