Midsommar Music Festival. June 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music for the entire family. Workshops and Jamming. Main Stage Concert in the park line up:
Also June 26: Midsommar Celebration - Procession to School and Decoration of the Maypole. Music and family activities, Swedish Music and Dancing, Refreshments 4 p.m. Barn Dance with Hammer and Pick 7 p.m. Sponsors: B H Vasa Lodge #683, Vasa Order of America National Archives, B H Heritage Association., B H Old Settlers' Association, B H State Historic Site.
- 11 a.m. Morningstar
- 12 p.m. The Templeton Family
- 1 p.m. Mark Dvorak
- 2 p.m. Black Hawk Pipes and Drums
- 3 p.m. Chris Vallillo
- 4 p.m. Procession to the Colony School and Maypole decorating.
Later in the summer: A Pie and Ice Cream Social, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 14, a fund-raiser for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. Village park. 309-927-3596.
- Sept. Old Settlers' Day. Celebration of the 164th anniversary of the Bishop Hill Colony and the 114th year of the Old Settlers' Association. Traditional Chicken Dinner 11:30 a.m. High Society Band Concert 12:15 p.m., Program featuring Bishop Hill Colony Descendents 1:30 p.m. Sponsor: Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association.
- Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jordbruksdagarna Agriculture Days
Celebrating Bishop Hill's agrarian heritage, this event features traditional 19th century harvest activities and demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, farm produce, vintage base ball, and Colony stew. Sponsor: Bishop Hill State Historic Site.
- Nov. 26-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Julmarknad Christmas Market. Sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past. Swedish folk characters roaming the village. Special Music, Swedish food specialties, handmade wares, folk art, antiques.
- Dec. 10-11. Lucia Nights. Festival of Lights. "Lucias" serve coffee and sweets in museums and shops. Special music at various village locations. Performers include the Peoria Cooperative Academy Chorale. Sponsor: Bishop Hill Arts Council.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Bishop Hill - events calendar - 2010
On the Bishop Hill website ... also a beginners' dulcimer workshop June 12 at the Colony Hospital B&B. Instructor is Jerry Barton of Geneva, Ill.