UPCOMING EVENTS

Bandy's Pumpkin Patch

September 18 - October 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
ADDRESS: 15020 Pumpkin Patch Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: http://www.bandyspumpkinpatch.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-8676
EMAIL: bandyspumpkinpatch@gmail.com
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Bandy's Pumpkin Patch has a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the very unique and winding corn maze, group hayrides, picnic area and bonfire pit, as well as face painting for all children. Bandy's also has a vibrant selection of corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, fall decorations and everything you need for that special holiday with the family. School and Church tours are available by appointment during the day. Call today and book your fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Open daily from the 3rd Saturday of September through October 31st.

Jack-O-Lantern Lane

October 1 - 31, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ADDRESS: Peterson Ave, Johnston City, IL 62951
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Local drive-thru Halloween attraction! Drive down the street for a fantastic experience with lights and animatronics! Costumed actors every Friday and Saturday night. Begins around 7:30-8 each evening.

Junk 'N' Disorderly Junk and Art Market

October 22 - 24, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Oasis Shopping & Entertainment Center
ADDRESS: 3000 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
EMAIL: wildsunflower32@gmail.com
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The best junk and art market in the area featuring the most diverse group of junk dealers and creatives from 4 states!

Friday 3pm-8pm
- Monster Mash Dress-up Event
- Costume Contest
- First Pick Shopping

Saturday 10am-5pm
- Live Music
- Shopping 90+ Vendors
- Trunk or Treat Vintage Car Show

Sunday 10am-4pm
- Shopping
- Art and Craft Classes *advance sign up required, weekend pass included

Halloween Havoc

October 23 - 24, 2021 | 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Pickleball Courts at Ray Fosse Park
ADDRESS: 500 East Thompson Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionparks.com/marion-parks-our-parks/#pickleball
TICKETS: https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=4885
PHONE: (618) 993-3940
EMAIL: info@marionparks.com
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Register today for the 3rd Annual Halloween Havoc Pickleball Tournament! ALWAYS a fun, competitive event packed into 2 FULL days!
- Saturday - Men's Doubles & Women's Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0
- Sunday - Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0

Start time 8am on both days. Raffle items, food trucks and more! Deadline to register is 10/16/21.

Discovery Tours

October 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: Wolf Creek Causeway, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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We will open up the restricted portion of the Refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions.

Nathaneal James

October 24, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Join us for great food, great drinks, and great music! All at The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff! See you there!

Spooktacular Haunted Drive-Thru

October 28 - 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Intermediate School to Cannon Park
ADDRESS: 300 School Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/carterville/page-9.php
PHONE: (618) 985-6868
EMAIL: cartervillelionclub@gmail.com
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Please join the Carterville Lions Club for this Spooktacular Halloween Drive-Thru event! The route begins at Carterville Intermediate School, and will proceed to Cannon Park. This will be a fun-filled family event!

$20 per vehicle (cash and card accepted)

Hile Farms Haunting In Little Egypt

October 29 - 30, 2021 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Hile Farms
ADDRESS: 6286 Route 166, Creal Springs, IL 62922
PHONE: (618) 926-0425
EMAIL: hauntinginlittleegypt@gmail.com
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Southern Illinois's newest haunted attraction! Hile Farms Haunted Woods will be open Fridays and Saturdays through the month of October! Located just off of Route 166, 6.4 miles south of Route 13 and 1.5 miles north of Creal Springs. Get ready for a great haunted experience this Fall!

Spooktacular Parade 2021

October 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Enjoy Oasis
ADDRESS: 3000 W. Deyoung, Marion, IL 62959
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The Withers Broadcasting Spooktacular Parade is back! A super-fun alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating!
Come by the Oasis Entertainment Center (Old Marion Mall) from 4-7! Costumes are strongly encouraged but not required! Line up, drive through, and get handed all sorts of tricks and treats from our Spooktacular businesses!
Want YOUR business to be a part? Email kellee.lipe@mywithersradio.com for more details!

Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: OLMC
ADDRESS: 400 W Monroe St, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-4484
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Enjoy food, candy, live DJ, photo booth, and more!

Trick or Treating

October 29, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: City of Marion
WEBSITE: https://cityofmarionil.gov/
PHONE: (618) 997-6281
EMAIL: public@cityofmarionil.gov
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Trick or Treat around the City of Marion from 5pm-8pm on Friday, October 29th!

Downtown Trail of Treats

October 29, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Marion
ADDRESS: Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
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We have decided to try it again this year. We will post the map once we have everyone that wants to be on the trail. Stay tuned, we think this year might be BIGGER!!

Marion Pumpkin Glow & Stroll at Heartland Regional

October 29 - 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Medical Center
ADDRESS: 3333 W. Deyoung, Marion, IL 62959
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Now in its fourth year, the Marion Pumpkin Glow & Stroll has become a low-key, family-friendly tradition in southern Illinois.
This pre-Halloween display of 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins lines the walking path around the pond behind Heartland Regional. Halloween inflatables and tasty packaged fall foods.
Friday, October 29, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 6:00-9:00pm
The Marion Pumpkin Glow & Stroll is presented by
The Women's Center.
Hosted and sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Co-sponsored by Watermark Auto Group.
NO ADMISSION COST.
A safe family event that directs all attending to view pumpkins traveling in a clockwise direction.
Costumes and masks encouraged.

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Costume Party

October 29, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-drink-and-be-scary-costume-party-at-walkers-bluff-tickets-186332053187
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Join us on Friday, October 29th at our Tasting Room from 7pm-11pm for a Halloween Costume Party!
Bring your friends, wear your favorite Halloween costume, and come dance the night away with our DJ 618 Productions!
Everyone is welcome to this Halloween costume party. This event is open to the public with FREE ENTRY.
We are offering a spook-tacular appetizer and mini dessert bar to guests that pre-purchase a ticket online in advance. Tickets are $15 each (+$2.55 eventbrite fee) and will include themed appetizers and a variety of mini desserts. Ticket holders will be wrist banded at the door to gain access to the appetizer & mini dessert buffet. This allows our guests to have something to eat as soon as they arrive to the party. Food will be out from 7pm to 9pm for ticket holders. Ticket sales end October 19th.
Appetizer and Dessert Menu will be announced and updated to this page soon.
Non-ticket holders are welcome to join the party (free entry) but will not have access to the themed appetizer buffet. There will be a limited menu available for ALL GUESTS to purchase food on the night of the party, along with a full bar, including Halloween drink specials!
***Please note with our limited staff at this time, we recommend pre-purchasing a ticket to our appetizer buffet to keep your stomachs happy, while you might have a small wait for your food/dinner order.

The party is from 7pm to 11pm at The Tasting Room. Featuring sounds of DJ Nasty Nate with 618 Productions and several Costume Contests with Prizes!
Prizes sponsored by BNI WIN (Business Wealth In Networking). Each winner will receive a prize valued between $50-$150 each. Stay tuned for more on the prizes!
Costume Contest categories for prizes:
-Scariest Costume
-Funniest Costume
-Most Creative Costume
-Best Movie Character/Famous Person
-Best Group Costume
-Best Couple's Costume
-Overall Best Costume


For any questions about this event, please call (618) 956-9900
There's no better place to enjoy some haunting spirits and wicked brews! Join us if you dare for your Halloween scare!

Costume Karaoke with DJ Opie

October 29, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Rd, Marion, IL 62959
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Howl at the moon in your favorite costume for a spooky fun evening at Pyramid Acres Marina!

Gavin's Hallow's Eve 5K

October 30, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WHERE: O.L.M.C. School
ADDRESS: 316 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Herrin/GavinsHallowsEve5K
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Join us in celebrating Gavin Lowe's 14th birthday. Costume contest will begin after the 5K so come dressed in your favorite costume! We will have various food trucks set up, Halloween-themed carnival games with prizes, kids "tattoo" booth, Live music, silent auction and so much more!

Proceeds benefit the Herrin Fire Department "Learn not to Burn" program and Herrin Police Department K9 fundraiser. Justice for Jade merchandise will also be available for purchase.

*If for any reason the event cannot be held in person due to Covid-19 restrictions, the entire event will be held as a virtual 5K. No refunds will be provided.

Bat Program

October 30, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: Old Visitor Center, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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Despite their peculiar appearance, the truth is that bats are fascinating animals. Often called ugly or misunderstood they play an important role to maintain the balance of an ecosystem. Learn about the importance of bats and build bat boxes with us to encourage these important creatures. Come to Crab Orchard NWR for some Halloween and Bat Fun! Reservations are required as materials are limited.

JC Trail of Treats

October 30, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Johnston City
ADDRESS: Broadway Blvd, Johnston City, IL 62951
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Johnston City businesses and residents will be set up in downtown, on Broadway. Enjoy dog costume contest and more!

Joe McLean

October 30, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Joe McLean plays smooth singer/songwriter hits and rare gems of the '70s through the '90s, with a touch of bluesy twang.
​With years of experience playing everything from country to jazz-funk fusion, Joe has developed an easy-going style that is both cool and cunning. He currently leads the rock power trio, Good Dinos, with his electric guitar and vocals, as well as contributing both to The Moondogs and Son Dogs bands in Central Illinois.
​As a solo artist, Joe McLean brings out the storytelling and mellow campfire songs with his acoustic guitar. You may hear John Prine, or Townes Van Zandt, with a little Led Zeppelin or Rolling Stones thrown in for good measure. Joe's laid back vocal delivery and convincing guitar chops carry each song with a refreshing naturalness.

Camp-O-Ween

October 30, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Arrowhead Lake Campground
ADDRESS: 1600 Peterson Ave, Johnston City, IL 62951

Free food, face painting, ponies, live music, and more! There will also be a pumpkin carving contest fund raiser!

5th Annual Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular

October 30, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.mpdspooktacular.com/
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Ghostly Greetings!! We sure missed you last year and can't wait to let the ghoul times roll at this year's 5th Annual Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular. We will once again be having the event at RENT ONE PARK where we will bring the community a fun filled FREE evening of Trunks, Treats, Candy, and Eats!
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The bad weather backup plan will be changing the event from Oct. 30th to Oct. 31st if it's absolutely necessary. October is a crazy weather kind of month, but hopefully we'll have a little more luck this year.
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We are sad to report the Spook House will remain closed for another year. We want to have fun, but not at the cost of keeping you all safe.
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Are you suddenly wondering how to become an event sponsor or an event volunteer? Well, we'd love to have you join us!! Our new event website contains everything you're looking for... https://www.mpdspooktacular.com/

Halloween Bash!

October 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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You know how we love halloween at JBOTS and you guys know how to dress up real good. Bring it!

The Petty Junkies

October 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: 618 Taphouse
ADDRESS: 2703 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
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Join us for a fun night of celebrating Tom Petty and his numerous hit songs performed by The Petty Junkies out of Nashville, TN. The Petty Junkies are a group of pals who love Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. We wanted to honor the memory of Tom, and his timeless, artistic creation.
We guarantee you'll hear Tom Petty's greatest songs performed as closely to the original releases as possible
WITHOUT the aid of supplemental computer tracks in a live, high energy setting.
The Petty Junkies band is made up of professional musicians and artists who have been very successful in their own right. Well over 300 hit songs have been penned, played on, sung, or produced by the members of this band.

Jeff Bradley & The Twang Kings

October 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Jeff Bradley & The Twang Kings play!
Jeff Bradley plays electric guitar and sings outlaw country with a seasoned, smokey voice that pulls from the rich diversity of outsider singer-songwriters.

Dave Clark and Eli Tellor

October 30, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
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Bring your creative costumes and come out for a Halloween party like no other with a costume contest and drink specials!

Bratt Pack

October 30, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Just Add Water
ADDRESS: 12092 Lake of Egypt Rd, Marion, IL 62959
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Enjoy a Halloween party at Just Add Water!

Discovery Tours

October 31, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: Wolf Creek Causeway, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/crab_orchard/
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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We will open up the restricted portion of the Refuge for a self-guided tour. Tours begin at the Wolf Creek Causeway, volunteers will be stationed throughout the tour to answer questions.

Pittsburg Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Village Hall
ADDRESS: 302 W. Avery Ave, Pittsburg , IL 62974
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Come join the Village of Pittsburg for a Trunk or Treat! Sunday Oct 31st, 2021 from 2-4pm There will be bounce houses, cake walk, costume contest and food!

Costume Sk8

October 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Emery Brothers Skating Rink
ADDRESS: 1700 North Court St , Marion, IL 62959
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Skate in your Halloween Costume!
Prizes & Candy!
$6 admission plus skate rental

Jeremy Todd

October 31, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Jeremy plays originals with deep roots in Honky-Tonk, Americana, and Folk Music delivered with a modern Indie appeal.

Plain White T's

November 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Plain White T's
Doors: November 4, 2021 6:00 PM
Online Scheduled Ticket Price: Reserved-CR: $109.00 / $74.00 / $54.00 / $39.00 / $24.00

Train Azul Trio

November 5, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Three Carbondale luminaries join forces to form a power trio of funky down home soul. Each show presents a gumbo of Blues, Rock, and Country music.

Shawn Dawson

November 6, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Shawn Dawson is a singer/songwriter using his guitar to perform styles as diverse as classic country to yacht rock.
This vast stylistic gamut is the result of Shawn having many influences that have inspired him to create his "old school" American music sound.
Beginning as a punk rock guitarist in the southern Illinois college town of Carbondale, Shawn has fronted his own power trio (Waxdolls) in addition to performing solo for over 20 years. As a solo performer, he enjoys the opportunity to play more laid back, afternoon-type material that stirs audiences' imaginations and gets their groove going.
Shawn is a consummate professional bringing all his years of performance experience and knowledge to every gig. His ability to read a crowd and connect with his audience is a result of the focused and diligent hard work Shawn has put into his music. He can often surprise and entertain even the most cynical listener.

Second-Hand CarTunes

November 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: JOURNEY, MICHAEL JACKSON, PRINCE, SURVIVOR, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, BOBBY CALDWELL, BILL WITHERS, STEVIE WONDER, SANTANA, THE EAGLES, LENNY KRAVITZ, and more... Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Cole Porter Tribute

November 6, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marioncccfoundation.org/
TICKETS: https://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: mcccfoundation618@gmail.com
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Dress with the times of 1891-1964cole-porter-marion-cultural-and-civic-c and enjoy entertainment by local, professional musicians including Piano, Bass, Drums and female vocalist playing and singing Cole Porter favorites, including: Anything Goes, What is This Thing Called Love, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, I've Got You Under My Skin and many more favorites!