Monday, August 18, 2014

Catalyst performs in Bishop Hill

The Dreaming Tree Concert Series


Sunday, August 31 from 4pm-6pm
110 North Olson Street, Bishop Hill
Catalyst is an alternative rock band that plays an amazing variety of original tunes in a diverse array of genres from rollicking rock to haunting ballads.

Bring a lawn chair to this outdoor concert. 
Donations appreciated.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fiber Festival Continues in Bishop Hill

Crowds filled the town yesterday for our annual 
Fiber Festival in Bishop Hill.
There is still time to browse the wares of regional artisans and see a variety of crafts demonstrated throughout town!

The fun continues today, Sunday,
August 17, from 10am to 4pm.

A group of talented rug hookers set up shop
in the newly renovated
Welcome Center.

The convenient central location and the open floor plan of its front meeting room makes this an ideal spot to gather.Why not host your next event here in Bishop Hill? Rent this room for your public or private party! Use the contact form at the right or call 
309-927-3008 for information. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CLAY & FIBER FESTIVAL returns to Bishop Hill

What a treat for the eye! See the grounds of the Bishop Hill Colony Blacksmith Shop transformed into a bazaar of captivating colors and textures as the best of the Midwest's artisans display their finest pottery and fiber work at the
Saturday, August 16 from 10am-5pm

Sunday, August 17 from 10am-4pm

Enjoy demonstrations of pottery making and firing, spinning and weaving techniques, and broom making. Hands-on activities include spinning and weaving. Plan to stay for a delicious Soup Supper on Saturday evening at 5pm, featuring homemade soups served in handmade bowls at the Colony School. For information and to buy soup tickets call 309-926-3008.

As an added bonus
stop in at the Village Park
Saturday, August 16 from 1pm-4pm 
for a sweet afternoon treat
at an old-fashioned
Pie and Ice Cream Social
This event is a fundraiser for the

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bishop Hill Old Settlers’
Annual Car Show 
Sunday, July 27

Please join us in historic Bishop Hill for a day of automotive fun. Registration is 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10.00. Participants judge the entries from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Trophies for the 20 classes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and Best of Show, will be presented at 3 p.m. in the Village Park, part of Bishop Hill State Historic Site.

The classes are Street Rod, Street Machine 49-69, Street Machine 70-up, Trucks, 4x4 Trucks, Antique Pre-32, Antique 32-48, Original 49-59, Original 60-69, Original 70-79, Original 80-89, Original 90-99, Original 2000 and up, Corvette, Mustang, 55-56-57, Custom, Special Interest, Kids Class (Under 21), and Muscle Car.  Trophies will be awarded in each class.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.  

Bishop Hill’s Volunteer Firemen will be serving a grilled pork chop meal in the Park during the Car Show. Proceeds from this show go to the restoration and preservation of the Bishop Hill Colony School completed in 1861.  It was the last major structure built before the dissolution of the Bishop Hill Colony (1846-1861). The Colony School, available for rental, is the headquarters of the Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association.

Bishop Hill is located 50 miles southeast of the Quad Cities, 60 miles northwest of Peoria.  Take Route 34 west of Galva to the Bishop Hill Turn off. This historic Swedish communal settlement has 5 museums, 15 distinctive gift shops, working artisans, and 3 restaurants.  For additional information about Bishop Hill or the Car Show call 309-937-2474. Click HERE to download an application.