August
August 1 - OLD SETTLERS DAYS CELEBRATION - OPEN CAR SHOW 

The Old Settler's Association 36th Open Car show hosts an
impressive 28 classes with a $15 entry fee!  Registration is from 9am - noon, the Show &
Shine is from noon - 3:30pm and the Trophy Presentation is at 4pm.


Where:  Main Street, Hillsboro, IL  62049
When:  August 1 from 9AM to 5PM

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/hillsborooldsettlersdays/

Picture from the Old Settlers Car Show Facebook page.

August 1 - The Big Shake Daddies street dance at the Old Courthouse Square 

The Old Settler's Association 36th Open Car show hosts an
impressive 28 classes with a $15 entry fee!  Registration is from 9am - noon, the Show &
Shine is from noon - 3:30pm and the Trophy Presentation is at 4pm.


Where:  Main Street, Hillsboro, IL  62049
When:  August 1 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Event Link: http://www.shakedaddies.com/shows-events.html

August 4 & 5 - OLD SETTLERS DAYS CELEBRATION

Enjoy a walk back in time during the Old Settlers Days festivities. 
Contests include:  cutest baby picture, cat pictures, baby crawling
race, Sertoma Club turtle race, longest ponytail/pigtail, dog shows
and food shows.  Visit the household science exhibits and
handiwork of cross stitched, crocheted and knitted items. 

Where:  Main Street, Hillsboro, IL  62049
When: 

  • August 5 from noon until 6pm

  • August 6 all day

Event Link: http://www.hillsborooldsettlers.com/

August 4 - IMAGINE HILLSBORO CONCERT SERIES presenting Chicago Farmer and The Field Notes

 

Hillsboro is the place to be on August 5th as Chicago Farmer will be making his grand return but this time he's bringing some friends along.

The son of a small-town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003.  Profoundly inspired by fellow Midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small-town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads north and south of I-80.  “I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” he shares.

Growing up in Delavan, with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoff’s grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs.  He writes music for “the kind of people that come to my shows. Whether in Chicago or Delavan, everyone has a story, and everyone puts in a long day and works hard the same way.”

“My generation may have been labeled as slackers, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t work hard,” he said. “Many people I know put in 50-60 hours a week and 12-hour days. That’s what keeps me playing. I don’t like anyone to be left out; my music is for everyone in big and very small towns.”  He listened to punk rock and grunge as a kid before discovering a friend’s dad playing Hank Williams, and it was a revelation. Prine and Guthrie quickly followed.  The name Chicago Farmer was originally for a band, but the utilitarian life of driving alone from bar to bar, city to city, to make a direct connection to his audience and listener, took a deeper hold.

“You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about,” he said. Each track captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes on his albums.”

Chicago Farmer’s latest album, “Flyover Country,” is currently on the Americana charts behind such bands as Tyler Childres and The Avett Brothers.  https://www.facebook.com/chicagofarmer     https://www.chicagofarmer.com/

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2634113543535405?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

Where:  Courthouse Sq, Hillsboro, IL  62049

When:  8PM to 10:30PM

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August 5 - IMAGINE HILLSBORO CONCERT SERIES presenting A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

 

You Can Go Your Own Way to Thursday night of Old Settlers, where Big Love will be performing the hits of Fleetwood Mac. Grab your friend Rhiannon and Don’t Stop dancing, even if there’s a Landslide (but bring The Chain just in case).

Imagine Hillsboro is once again partnering with Old Settlers to put on this FREE SHOW!

Big Love, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac by some of the Midwest’s most well known and respected musicians, came flying out of the gate in early 2014 to much fanfare and interest.  From the early blues in incarnation of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, through the famous Rumours and Tusk albums that feature Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, and beyond, even into the latest decades, Big Love will take the audience on a trip through time that features the many great hits and even some deep album cuts that this band made famous!

Fleetwood Mac is that rare group that gets everyone, male and female, young and old, to jump to their feet in excitement when they hear the first words and notes of those famous tunes.

This all-star group is not to be missed with their impressive homage to Fleetwood Mac, one of the all-time greatest hitmakers in the history of rock and roll.

 

Concert will take place right after the parade.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/825586527940101?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Where:  Courthouse Sq, Hillsboro, IL  62049

When:  8PM to 11PM

August 7 - Imagine Hillsboro Farmers Markets on the Square 

Imagine Hillsboro is excited to bring back your favorite farmers market "regulars", and to introduce you to to our new vendors.  We are always searching for new products to offer at the market. To apply to be a vendor contact Caitlyn Voyles at 217-710-2495, or by messaging the Hillsboro Farmers Market page.  Vendors must sell handmade items, and/or self-produced food and plant items. Vendors are responsible for obtaining proper licensing through the health department for food items.


Where: Lincoln Plaza, Hillsboro, IL

When:  9AM to Noon
Event Link: 

August 7 - The Geezers playing at Half Witt Winery 

Bring lawn chairs
Where:  240 N. Hirst St, Witt, IL
When: 5PM to 8PM

August 8 - Litchfield Pickers Market

Where: Starts at the corner of Union Ave. & State St., Litchfield, IL
When:  August 8 from 9am to 3pm

Event Link:  https://visitlitchfield.com/events/litchfieldpickersmarket/

August 13 - Roaming Home at Canton Inn 

Come for great food and music!

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1391991481199396/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Where: 303 22nd St, Hillsboro, IL  

When: 6:30PM to 10PM

August 15 - Kody West Live in Harvel! 

Must be 18 or older to attend.  Doors open at 2pm and music starts at 5pm.  Tickets in advance $15 and teickets at the door $20.

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/361443175339800?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D 
Where: 710 S. Front St, Harvel (Midway Bar & Grill)

When: 5PM to 8PM

August 21 - Imagine Hillsboro Farmers Markets on the Square 

Imagine Hillsboro is excited to bring back your favorite farmers market "regulars", and to introduce you to to our new vendors.  We are always searching for new products to offer at the market. To apply to be a vendor contact Caitlyn Voyles at 217-710-2495, or by messaging the Hillsboro Farmers Market page.  Vendors must sell handmade items, and/or self-produced food and plant items. Vendors are responsible for obtaining proper licensing through the health department for food items.


Where: Lincoln Plaza, Hillsboro, IL

When:  9AM to Noon
Event Link: 

August 21 - 19th ANNUAL WAGGONER CAR SHOW

Famous for its 6 FOOT TROPHIES, the 19th Annual Show is open to cars, trucks and bikes!  While you are hear enjoy; incredible food, participate in door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.  Don't forget to purchase a commemorative t-shirt while you are here!

Where:  Waggoner Centennial Building, 369 E. Main St., Waggoner, IL 
When: 
August 21

  • Registration from 8am to noon

  • Judging from noon to 3pm

  • Awards promptly at 3:30pm


Facebook Event Link:
https://m.facebook.com/Waggoner-Car-Show-167581516991178/

August 28 - Wild Goose Chase in Harvel! 

Must be 18 or older to attend.  Doors open at 2pm and music starts at 5pm.  Tickets in advance $15 and teickets at the door $20.

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/361443175339800?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D 
Where: 710 S. Front St, Harvel (Midway Bar & Grill)

When: Starts at 12pm