Effingham County Community Events September 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!

Farmer’s Market Story Time with Effingham Public Library

Saturday, Sep. 7, 10 a.m. at the Farmer’s Market.  All Ages, No Registration Required.

*This event does not take place at the library.  Please join us at the pavilion on the Courthouse Lawn.

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.

Astronomy Night

September 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Ballard Nature Center.

The River Bend Astronomy Club will be set up with several telescopes.  Come look through them and learn about the night sky. Come anytime between 7pm and 10pm.

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.

Mopar Muscle Night

Sept 13th 6-9pm at Goeckner Brothers, Effingham.  Casual Car Show, Refreshment, Raffle. Classic cars, trucks, and jeeps and new models too!  Register your ride – it’s free and the first 60 cars win a prize!

First Responders Day at Harley Davidson

Sept 14th 9am-5pm at Legacy Harley Davidson. There will be face painting, games, food and drink, live music and much more! If you are a first responder Legacy Harley-Davidson is offering a discount in stores.

Catholic Charities Spaghetti Lunch

Sept 15th 10:30am-2:30pm at Effingham Event Center.  Sponsored by Joe’s Pizza, $8 adult, $6 child. Dine In, Carry Out, or Drive Thru available.  Tickets available at Catholic Charities and Joe’s Pizza. All proceeds will support the mission and ministries of Chatholic Charities.  For more information call 217-857-1458.

Corvette Funfest

Sept 19-22nd at Mid America Motorworks.  More info at www.corvettefunfest.com

Family Campfire

September 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Ballard Nature Center

This program includes an interactive story about a pumpkin, a pumpkin hunt on the trail, and making a s’more.  Pre-registration required. 618-483-6856

Salute to Veterans

Sept 21st Noon-10pm.  Free and open to the public. Located at the Effingham Performance Center.  Live Music from Backroad Boogie, Josh Holland Band, Soul Riot, Mustang Sally; Food & beverage vendors; Fireworks display at dusk; Matt Jones Military Memorial truck on display; Owen Motorsports display; There will be a special V.I.P area for Veterans and their families!

Movie Make and Take – Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG, 86 minutes)

Friday, Sep. 27, 1:30 p.m. at the Effingham Library, EPL Workman Room

It’s a half day of school!  Join us for a craft and a movie.  The movie will begin at 2:00 p.m.

All Ages No Registration  Required.

Family Picnic Day

September 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ballard Nature Center.

Bring your family and your picnic, we provide the rest.  There will be lots of yard games, poles and bait for fishing, scavenger hunt, and nature train.  Unplug and make special memories with your family.


Sept 28th 4-10pm at Evergreen Mini Golf.  Join us for this fun twist on a family night out and play GLOW golf at Evergreen mini-golf! We hope you’ll mark your calendars for this fun night out to support Crisis Nursery of Effingham County! Stay tuned for some BIG announcements about this event and for our grand prize give-away this year!

Pumpkin Party

October 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ballard Nature Center

Come and paint a pumpkin.  Family program. Pre-register.  618-483-6856

Haunted Hike

October 18 @ 6:30 pm at Ballard Nature Center

Hike a decorated trail and be ready to encounter some spooks.  Sign up for a 6:30pm or a 7:30pm time. Pre-register. 618-483-6856

Creeps and Treats

October 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Ballard Nature Center

Live animal presentation with some creepy critters.  We will also take a hike on the decorated trail and receive some treats from the “animals.”  Non-scary. Pre-register. 618-483-6856

Halloween at Evergreen 

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Evergreen Hollow Park.  All ages, Free and open to the public. Come have some Halloween fun with the Park District. Come see what we have planned this year!