Effingham County Community Events Aug 2019

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 info@effinghamlibrary.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.

Harvest Festival 

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.