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Community calendar compiled by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County

(From file received Sept. 6)

Feb (TBA), 2008  Annual Looking For Lincoln Luncheon/Dinner.  Come out and  celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday with this wonderful dinner!  More information available soon!

Feb 9, 2008  Postville Courthouse Abe Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration.  Postville Courthouse will once again be celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday in style, and the public is invited to attend!  Postville volunteers will be conducting tours and will be serving birthday cake and punch.  Period music will be playing throughout the event and the Arts and Craft Guild will have their children’s event from 10 AM to 12 PM in the historic courtroom.  Contest winners will also be announced.  Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln interpreters will be on hand to greet you.  The hours for the event are 10 AM to 4 PM.  This event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted.  For more information, call 217-732-8930 or 217-737-0979.  More information available soon!


Jun 13 & 14, 2008  Logan County Route 66 Garage Sale: 37 Miles of Smiles!  Are you looking for a great time on Route 66, but love to go garage saleing?  Well look no further, because we have the Garage Sale for you!  The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is pleased to present the Second Annual Logan County Route 66 Garage Sale.  Thirty-Seven miles of Route 66 in Logan County, covered in sales and vendors, flea markets and food.  It all happens on June 13 & 14 from 8 AM – 6 PM.  For visitor and vendor information, check out or contact 217-732-8687.


July (TBA), 2008  Heritage Days.  Once again, the city of Lincoln will be opening it’s doors to celebrate our Independence!  Shops downtown will be holding sidewalk sales, there will also be dancing and music.  The annual fireworks show will begin at dusk on July 4.


Jul 29 – Aug 3, 2008  Logan County Fair.  Come and relax and enjoy the Best of Logan County!  Daily activities include 4-H shows, a queen pageant, live entertainment, and a carnival full of food, games, & displays.  For more information, call 217-732-3311.


Aug 22 – 24, 2008  Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival.  Come out to the Airport in Logan County to experience the beauty and wonder of Hot Air Balloons in flight.  Downtown, see all of the art vendors and pick up some beautiful pieces.  Activities include several balloon launches, evening balloon glows, musical entertainment, food, an art and craft show, the Art of Wine, and much more.  For more information, please call 217-735-2385.

Aug 24, 2008  1800’s Craft Fair.  Postville Courthouse will once again be hosting their 1800’s Craft Fair on the final day of the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival.  The Public is invited to come and see 19th century crafters from surrounding areas demonstrating their skills.  Local crafters are also included.  Music and other entertainment will be provided.  Call 217-732-8930 or 217-737-0979 for more information. 


Sep 12 – 14, 2008  Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival.  38th Annual festival will be a fun and educational event for all ages – rail splitting, corn shucking, tomahawk throwing, pioneer village, antique car and tractors, historical displays, Lincoln presentations, quilt show, crafters, flea market, kids games, food vendors and much more.  Check out or call 217-732-8687 for more information. 


Nov (TBA), 2008  Christmas Memories Quilt Show.  The Christmas Memories Quilt Show at Postville Courthouse State Historic Site will be back again this year.  Featuring lovely period quilts of all designs and holiday themes.  Hours are 12 PM to 4 PM.  This show is co-sponsored by Postville Courthouse and Sew Many Friends.  Come and enjoy the beautiful quilts and vote for your favorite.  Tour the historic site at 914 Fifth Street in Lincoln.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 217-735-4977 or 217-732-4527.

[Text copied from file received from the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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