Effingham Farmer’s Market
Saturday mornings 8am-noon on the courthouse square in Effingham. Local farmers, crafters, artisans, and vendors have many items available for purchase. Something for everyone!
An Almost Campout
August 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Ballard Nature Center for Kids ages 9-12 $15
Lots of campout type activities, exploring on the trails, & a campfire cookout including hotdogs, watermelon, & s’mores. Call 618-483-6856 for info on how to register.
Craft a Journal for Youth Hosted by Effingham Public Library
Aug 17th 10am in the Bauer Room at the Effingham Library. Youth 8 to 15 can register to create personalized journals with crafting expert, Nancy Fearday. Just in time for school, let your child share his or her personality with the “give a kid a journal” project. All supplies for creating a unique journal will be provided. Registration is required for this event by contacting the library at 217-342-2464 x1, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.effinghamlibrary.org
Extended Summer Fun
August 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ballard Nature Center for Kids ages 7-11 $10, Bring your own lunch. Effingham schools are starting up later than usual, so make the most of it! We will explore in the creek, play games, and craft. Call 618-483-6856 for info on how to register.
Cowden Pioneer Days
Aug 23-25th at the Cowden Village Park. A full line up of activities can be found at www.facebook.com/cowdenpioneerdays
Family Campfire at Ballard
August 31 6:30 pm at Ballard Nature Center. Nighttime Neighbors – listen to a funny story, play a game, hike a trail and make a treat. Call to register 618-483-6856
Labor Day Flea Market
Aug 31st, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Country Peddler Antique & Craft Mall in Effingham
We are anticipating this to be our biggest Flea Market yet! We will have many vendors set up in the 3 acre lot in front of our store. Lots of unique finds, handcrafted items, discounted boutique apparel, and much more!
Kinmundy Labor Day Car Show and Parade
Sept 2nd 9am-2pm at the City Park on Rt 37. Car show, parade, food vendors, meal, live music and more!
3D Bow Shoot at Ballard
Sept 7th and 8th, 8am-3pm at Ballard Nature Center. 3-D Bow Shoot will be held. 30 3-D targets, $20 per shooter and that includes a meal. No registration needed. Call for more info 618-483-6856
Heart Shrine Club Car and Bike Show
Sept 7th Registration 11-2, judging at 3pm at the Effingham Elks Club. Car show, ice cream, food, and live music.
Sept. 14 at the Farina Park 11:00-4:00pm Fun day for the family.
SCHS Pep Band plays 11-11:30 & 12:15 – 12:45. Wilee-N-Green band will perform 11:30 -12:15 & 12:45-2:00pm. Chili Cook Off 11-2pm, Cakewalk 1-2pm, Little Miss Pageant 2-3pm, Worship 3-4pm, Vendors, kids games, Cornhole Tournament, and many other activities.