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The Quincy area is home to many national and international events.   See the calendar of events listed below to find out about the different kinds of events as well as their dates, times, and locations.  Many of the events have their own home pages - we have provided a hot link in such cases.  Go directly to the time period you will be visiting by clicking the appropriate month below.

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January / 2001

WGEM Agri-Fair
January 5&6, 2001
The WGEM Agri-Fair is the areas’ largest Agricultural show dedicated to bringing you everything from farming equipment to custom applicator services in and around the tri state area.
(217) 228-6600


Thirteenth Annual Winter Indoor Bluegrass Festival

January 26-28, 2001
Located at the Quincy Holiday Inn bringing you the areas best Bluegrass music!
(217) 243-3159


Sheridan Winter Championships
January 21-23, 2001
Winter swim tournament with exciting competition in the areas best aquatic facility.
(217) 224-1051

Eagles Along The Mississippi
January 28, 2001
Public viewing of the magnificent Eagles on the Mississippi River bluffs at Lock & Dam 21.
(217)228-1982

 

February / 2001

RV & Camping Show
February 3&4, 2001
The year's most complete RV and camping show!  Anything you need for leisure travel can be found at the Oakley-Lindsay Center at the show.  From camping accessories to beautiful RV's this is a can't miss show for outdoor enthusiasts!
(217) 223-1000

Rodney Carrington
February 16, 2001
Nationally known and celebrated comic Rodney Carrington visits the Oakley-Lindsay Center for a night of comedy!
(217) 223-1000

Tri-State Job Fair
February 17, 2001
The Job Fair is sponsored by the Tri-State Workforce Development Task Force in cooperation with the Quincy, Hannibal and Keokuk Chambers of Commerce.  It is part of the Tri-State Economic Development Summit initiative.  Companies from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and west-central Illinois will be participating in the Fair.   
(217) 222-7980

Let's Go Fishing Show
February 23-25, 2001
The biggest fishing show in the Tri-States!  Let's go Fishing will bring you seminar's from experts in fishing and shopping for everything from lures to boats! 
(217) 223-1000

March / 2001


WGEM Home & Living Show
March 9-10, 2001
The WGEM Home and Living Show is the areas’ largest show dedicated to the newest in home and living products and services.  Everything from saunas to steaks, cabinets to cosmetics, pagers to pools.
(217) 228-6600


Country Treasures Folk Art & Craft Show

March 2-3, 2001
More than 100 booths filled with handmade treasures, featuring folk art, country, primitive, wearable art, furniture, dolls, gourmet foods and more. There’s something for everyone!
(618) 539-3395


Winning Women's Conference
March 22-24, 2001
The Cathedral of Worship/E.L. Warren Ministries hosts it’s 9th annual women’s conference.  The conference has escalated in every facet over the years, proving to be a refreshing experience with God.  All women from everywhere are invited to come and bring the family.
(217) 222-3209

The Windmill Follies Dinner 
March 23-25, 2001
Friday March 23 & 24 dinner and show at 6:30PM.  Sunday March 25 at 12 Noon.  Menu: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls, Dessert & Beverages.  Reservations Required, $13.00 per person.  For reservations call 696-4672.
(217) 696-4672

April / 2001

Bridge The Gap to Health Run
April 7, 20001
Quincy Medical Group and Blessing Hospital will host a run/walk, and 5K and 10K race scheduled for the first Saturday in April each year, with 2001 being the first race held.
(217) 222-6550 ext.3322 

Passion Play
April 7&8, 20001
Nauvoo's Biennial community play depicting the last week of Jesus' ministry.  200-300 cast members, 75-80 choir accompanied by an orchestra.
(877)628-8661

Bunny Trail Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 20001
The Nauvoo business district comes alive with a day of fun and games for local children, uptown merchants offer holiday specials.
(217) 453-6648


"Stitches In Time" Quilt and Needlework Show 
April 21& 22, 20001
Over 100 new and old quilts and needlework not previously shown.  This will mark the 17th bi-annual Stitches In Time Show!  Quilting and needlework demonstrations and a merchant's mall! 
(217) 222-5387 

6th Annual 1911 Single Stack Classic
April  27-29, 2001
P.A.S.A. Park in Barry will host the 6th annual 1911 Single Stack Classic.  For more information contact:
  www.1911society.org.1911society.org.1911society.org 
(217) 228-9500 

May / 2001

32nd Annual Dogwood Parade and Festival
May 5-6, 2000
The Dogwood Celebration is Quincy’s Spring event opener.  The Dogwood Parade down Maine Street kicks off the event on May 6.  The festival follows and includes a  craft & hobby fair, amusements, foods and much more.
(217) 222-7980


Pike County - Jeep Jamboree
May 18-20, 20001
Reserve in advance and bring your jeep to join the Jeep Jamboree U.S.A. trail rides through the scenic hills of Pike County.
(800) 925-JEEP

Quincy Kennel Club's 37th Annual Back-to-Back Dog Shows
May 19-20, 2001
This event offers 2 AKC licensed all-breed  Conformation shows.  A “B” match is held on Saturday after the show.  Come and see over 100 different purebred breeds of dogs at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
(217) 222-5541


Uptown Farmers' Market
Mid-May through Mid-October
Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7am-12 noon.
“Homegrown or handmade” distinguishes items sold in Washington Park during Farmers’ Market. Fresh produce, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and baked goods along with skilled arts and crafts attract residents and travelers alike.
(217) 228-8696


Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball
May 25-27, 2001
The biggest pickup basketball game around is staged on the streets of Quincy. Competition is available at all skill levels. The event is held in Uptown Quincy around Washington Park.
(217) 223-6525

June / 2001

31st Annual Gran Prix of Karting
June 1-3, 20001
The world’s most prestigious, richest, and longest running kart racing event will be held for the 30th consecutive year.  Over 600 drivers will race for $30,000 in front of  20,000 spectators. The event is held in South Park in Quincy.
(217) 228-2226 or (407) 333-3091

County Market Balloon Rally    
June 15 - 17, 2001
Come to Quincy for the County Market Hot Air Balloon Rally, at Quincy Regional Airport.  See beautiful hot air balloons light up the sky!  A balloon glow is scheduled for Saturday Night.  Weather pemitting, three flight depatures are scheduled for the balloons.  Admission is free.

St. Dominic's JuneFest     
June 23&24, 2001
Annual parish picnic with great food refreshments and lots of family activities.  Children and adult games, live entertainment, raffles and much much more!  Come join the fun!
(217) 224-9102

Blues in the District
June  TBA, 2001
Regional and local blues bands provide outdoor performances in Quincy’s Washington Park.
(217) 228-8696


Quincy Gems Baseball
June 1 - August 4, 2000
Summer fun begins on June 1st when the Quincy Gems collegiate baseball team kicks off their sixth season of play at QU Stadium.  Affordable entertainment for the whole family.
(217) 223-1000


Illinois Women's' State Amateur Golf Championship
June TBA, 2001
Contestants from the state of Illinois will compete at the Quincy County Club for  the 68th Illinois Women’s State Amateur Golf Championship.
309-679-9313


Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships

June 18-20, 2001
Golf tournament for boys and girls ages 3-17 in seven age divisions. Entries from all over the U.S. and foreign countries. Trophies awarded to top finishers in all age divisions.  Proceeds promote junior golf and help less fortunate young people.
Home page at  http://wg.rnet.com/jrgolfer
e-mail:  jrgolfer@rnet.com
To learn more contact Nan Ryan at (217) 224-4676, (217) 222-8014, or fax (217) 222-8612 . 

Rhubarb Festival    
June TBA, 2001
Nauvoo Festival celebrating Rhubarb includes "Tallest Rhubarb Stalk" and "Recipe Tasting"! 
(877) 628-8661

Homemade Wine Making Contest 
June 30, 2001
Located in Nauvoo, home wine-makers gather from around the area.  Lunch served and Certificate of Awards presented to winners.
(877) 628-8661

"SummerFest" Methodist Hog Roast & City Wide Yard Sale
June 30, 2001
In Nauvoo, miscellaneous yard sale from 8am to Noon.  Hog Roast at Methodist Church from 5pm to 7pm.
(877)628-8661


July / 2001

Riverfront 4th
July 4, 2000
A true sense of Americana sweeps through Quincy as crowds gather at Clat Adams Bicentennial Park for live entertainment, food and a fireworks display over the Mississippi River between Quincy’s bridges.
(217) 228-6600


Pike County Pig Days in Pittsfield
July 7, 2001
Pike County celebrates its pork industry with sidewalk sales, crafts on the courthouse lawn, entertainment and contests for the longest pigtails, pig potpourri, kiss-a-pig contest and pork culinary creations.
(217) 285-2971


Titan Wheel Firecracker Classic
July 6-8, 2001
This US Sanctioned Swim Meet attracts over 500 swimmers. The meet is extremely competitive with entries from around the Midwest and individual and team trophies awarded.
(217) 224-1051

8th Annual Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Bash
July TBA, 2001
National, regional, and local Blues musicians give outstanding performances. This family oriented event educates and raises the awareness of Blues music and its diversity.
(573) 393-1071

Blues in the District
July TBA, 2001
Regional and local blues bands provide outdoor performances in Quincy’s Washington Park.
(217) 228-8696


D.A. Weibring A.R.C. Pro-Am Golf Tournament

July 9, 2001
Held annually at the Quincy Country Club, 24th and State Streets in Quincy, the D.A. Weibring Pro-Am includes an exhibition of touring golf pros in the afternoon. The 2001 tournament will feature D.A. Weibring and other touring pros. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Association of Retarded Citizens.
(217) 223-7324 ext. 2224

IFK 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, Karting Championship
July 12-15, 2001
Located just over Bayview Bridge in West Quincy, TNT Kartways will host this national event!  Come join the fun and see motor enthusiasts from all over the United States!
(217)
228-2226


Quincy Area Blues Fest
July 20-22, 2001 A National, regional, and local Blues musicians give outstanding performances.  This family oriented event educates and raises the awareness of Blues music and its diversity.
(217) 224-3041

Quincy City 2000 Tennis Tournament
July 28-29, 2001 & August 4-5, 2001
Reservoir Park in Quincy will host the this tournament of men’s and women’s doubles and singles.  Format for most levels of play,  with all entries within a sixty mile radius of Quincy  welcome.
(217) 224-6161


Adams County Fair
July 26-August 1, 2001
This seven-day fair, rated among the best in the Midwest, is located on 104 acres on the IL.- Rt 336. The fair features livestock and exhibits for 4-H and open class, a queen pageant, bull riding, tractor pulls, horse shows, nationally recognized entertainment and much more. Free Grandstand.
(217) 936-2230


August / 2001

"City of Joseph" Outdoor Musical
August 1-5, 2001
Outdoor musical pageant, with a cast of over 600.  Five level stage east of LDS Visitors Center features dance, music, drama, colorful costumes, and fireworks to portray the 1840’s Mormon era of Nauvoo.  Free admission.
(217) 453-2237

Quincy City 2000 Tennis Tournament
July 28-29, 2001 & August 4-5, 2001
Reservoir Park in Quincy will host the this tournament of men’s and women’s doubles and singles.  Format for most levels of play,  with all entries within a sixty mile radius of Quincy  welcome.
(217) 224-6161


World Free Fall Convention
August 3-11, 2001
Be spectator to over 63,000 skydives made in 10 days or be adventurous and make your own tandem jump.  If skydiving isn’t for you, try the hot air balloon or helicopter rides to name a few.  www.freefall.com
(217) 222-5867

Master's Shooting Tournament 
August 4, 2001
(217) 335-2251

4th Annual AquaTech Marine Buddy Catfish Tournament
August 4, 2001
Annual Catfish Tournament held on Mississippi River.  Eighty percent cash payback paid in 15 places, plus numerous door prizes.  Fish fry held afterwards for contestants and families.
(217) 222-6006

Pepsi Junior Masters Golf Tournament
August TBA, 2001
This is a national junior golf tournament for junior golfers, ages 10-17. More than 250 participants are expected to compete in this annual event held at Westview Golf Course.
(217) 223-7499

Blues in the District
August TBA, 2000
Regional and local blues bands provide outdoor performances in Quincy’s Washington Park.
(217) 228-8696

K of C Barbeque
August 17-19, 2001
We feature fun for the whole family from live music to games and carnival rides. Come enjoy the food and barbeque with us. The event is held on the K of C grounds at 700 South 36th Street in Quincy.
(217) 223-1000

Thunder on the Bay
August 18-19, 2001
This annual event caters to those who crave “high speed excitement”!  Drag boat racing features boats ranging in speeds from 60 to 200 mph in a quarter mile.  Bring a lawn chair to Kesler Park and enjoy racing at it’s best.
(217) 426-4191 or (217) 335-2378


Great River Golden Games
August 23-25, 2001
Senior Olympics for persons age 50 and over.  More than 50 athletic events; track, swimming, basketball, golf & more.  Over 40 crafts, needlework, flowers, and visual arts categories.  Meet new friends from local area and other stories.
(217) 223-7703 or (217) 222-9622

Nauvoo Grape Festival
August 31-September 2, 2001
An annual festival in Nauvoo which features traditional pageants, local parade, car show, live music, food booths and flea market.
(217) 453-6648

September / 2001


United States Practical Shooting Association National Championships
September 18-24, 2001
450 competitors, including more than 20 from outside the U.S.A., will compete for U.S. Open Champion men’s and women’s titles at this event held at PASA Park in Barry. This invitational match features the best pistol shooters in the world.
(360) 855-2245 or 800-97-VISIT

Arts/Quincy Riverfest
September 16, 2001
Multi-arts festival featuring three stages of entertainment. Fine arts, crafts, and folk art for sale. Family Fun Zone features free hands-on activities for children. Food and drink available.  Free shuttle bus service to and from the riverfront.  Riverfest is held at Clat Adams Park and Kesler Park on Bonansinga Drive, Quincy’s riverfront.
(217) 222-3432

Labyrinth Medieval Fair
September 16, 2001
Barry, Illinois.
(217) 335-2670

Herbfest
September 22, 2001
Barry, Illinois.
(217) 335-2670

Taste of Illinois
September 22 & 23, 2001
Barry, Illinois.
(217) 335-2670

Historical Society Open House and Tour of Homes- Nauvoo
September TBA, 2001
Open house and tour of four to five of the local homes and churches.

Barry Apple Festival
September 28-30, 2001
Enjoy apple treats of all kinds!  Activities include float filled parade, bands, entertainment, crafts, car show, queen contest, and more.
(217) 335-2108


Quincy Kennel Club's 37th Annual Obedience Trials
September 28-20, 2001
Come and watch some of the top obedience dogs perform at the highest levels of competition.  Brace and team competition are also interesting for spectators.  This event is held at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
(217) 222-5541

October / 2001

Quincy Conference
October TBA, 2001
A two-day educational conference.  A wide variety of workshops and display booths.
(217) 224-6670

China Painter's State Convention
October 11-13, 2001
At the Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center.
(217) 223-1000

"Apple of Your Eye" Antique Farm Implement Show and Car Show
October 13 & 14, 2001
Barry, Illinois
(217) 335-2670

World Wide Catfish Anglers Tournament Series
October 13, 2001
Quincy's Riverfront, Kessler Park!
(816) 632-5103

Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run
October  19-21, 2001
Street Rod Show for cars 1948 and older with all donations going to handicapped people. The event is held in Uptown Quincy and Upper Mormon Park and features more than 600 cars!
(217) 964-2426


Quincy Preserves Annual Architectural Tour "Behind Closed Doors"

October 20, 2001
Tour six of Quincy’s private homes or buildings of architectural and/or historical significance.
(217) 222-3432

Great Pumpkin Race 
October 20, 2001
Race at Flynn Stadium!
(217)
223-6065

Uptown Fall Fest
October 20, 2001
The Uptown Fall Fest is held in conjunction with the annual “Early Tin Duster” convention. Hundreds of people converge on Quincy’s central business district to view colorful street rods on display. Food and drink available.
(217) 228-8696

Pike County Fall Color Drive
October 20 & 21, 2001
Country fall fun includes scenic drives, local attractions, great hospitality, local food specialties, local apples and apple products, rural activities and crafts.
(217) 285-2971

Persimmon Open House & Bake Sale
October TBA, 2001
Nauvoo, IL.  Open House for tasting Persimmon treats along with a bake sale.
(877)628-8661

Pumpkin Walk & "Trunk or Treat"
October 31, 2001
Nauvoo, IL.  Marvel at the artistically carved 1' & 2' tall pumpkins displayed in front of The Allyn House Store.  Candies are given to children out of decorated car trunks.
(877)628-8661

November / 2001

Country Treasures Folk Art & Craft Show
November 16-18, 2001
More than 100 booths filled with juried handmade treasures featuring exhibitors from across the Midwest.  There’s something for everyone!
(618) 539-3395

Avenue of Lights
November 21, 2001 -  January 2, 2002
This two mile long animated light festival comprised of more than 2,000,000 lights and over 30 displays is open throughout the holiday season.    This event is held in  Wavering-Moorman   Park  in Quincy.
(217) 222-7980


Quincy Service League Holiday
November 17 & 18, 2001
The 33nd annual gift show features handcrafted and manufactured items in over 85 booths by merchants from throughout the Midwest. Food available during show hours, featuring Quincy Service League’s famous desserts. The event is held at Quincy Senior High School.
(217) 223-6235

Quincy Kennel Club's 22nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show
November 24-25, 2001
150 booths of handcrafted items available for purchase.   Crafters come from all over the tri-state area with an unusually wide assortment of handcrafted items, all for our shopper’s pleasure.  This event is held at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.
(217) 222-5541

Symphony of Trees
November 28-December 3, 2001
Bi-Annual Quincy Society of Fine Arts Event at The Oakley-Lindsay Center.
(217) 223-1000

Nauvoo Holiday Walk
November 30-December 1, 2001
Friday: Children's "Teddy Bear Tea" and coloring contest.  Saturday: Merchant specials and goodies for Christmas shoppers, bake sales, horse and carriage rides, gift certificate drawing, WCAZ live remote broadcast from the Hotel Nauvoo.
(877) 628-8661

December / 2001

Symphony of Trees
November 28-December 3, 2001
Bi-Annual Quincy Society of Fine Arts Event at The Oakley-Lindsay Center.
(217) 223-1000

Nauvoo Holiday Walk
November 30-December 1, 2001
Friday: Children's "Teddy Bear Tea" and coloring contest.  Saturday: Merchant specials and goodies for Christmas shoppers, bake sales, horse and carriage rides, gift certificate drawing, WCAZ live remote broadcast from the Hotel Nauvoo.
(877) 628-8661


Avenue of Lights
November 21, 2001 -  January 2, 2002
This two mile long animated light festival comprised of more than 2,000,000 lights and over 30 displays is open throughout the holiday season.    This event is held in  Wavering-Moorman   Park  in Quincy.
(217) 222-7980

Quincy Preserves Christmas Candlelight Tour
December 9, 2001
Tour four of Quincy’s private homes of architectural and/or historical significance bedecked in their holiday splendor.
(217) 222-3432

 

THE DATES AND INFORMATION LISTED HERE ARE CORRECT TO THE BEST
OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. THEY ARE,
HOWEVER, SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALL (217) 223-1000 or (800) 97-VISIT.