Marshall, Illinois is gearing up for the annual Autumn Fest, Sept 20,21,22. There is something for everyone from kids to seniors. The weekend kicks off with the crowning the festivals tiny ambassadors. If your son or daughter would like to participate please contact Jillian Sanders at 217-251-0211 to register. Spots are filling up fast.
Every year since 1986, Marshall Illinois has proudly hosted the wonderful Clark County Fair. This year the festivities start on Sunday, August 4 and continue through Saturday, August 10. There will be something for everyone from livestock judging, to rides, rodeo events, contests, livestock judging, races and… of course the midway filled with vendors, games and all that good fair food. We’ve got the lights tested out and it won’t be long before the vendors fill the midway. So, get ready to have fun because there’s plenty to do at the fair!
If you love history or art, there’s no need to travel to Chicago—the small town of Marshall, Illinois is perfect for a weekend retreat. After all, where else can you pose for a selfie with 27 different lion statues? Yes, the county seat for Clark County is not only home of the Marshall High School Lions, but this town is also so proud of its Lion mascot that over two dozen lion statues can be found around town. These fun and whimsical statues were created with the help of the Gas Light Art Colony, a local organization dedicated to promoting art awareness and participation.
On warm summer nights, the town of Marshall Illinois offers one of the loveliest ways to spend a pleasant evening under the stars. Bring the whole family down to Court House Square and experience the last of our summer concerts from our terrific Marshall City Band under the direction of Blake Reynolds.
While you may not have given much thought to parks before, rest assured, there is a reason community parks play a critical role in both the current liveability and future of a town. The residents and leaders of Marshall, Illinois, understand the importance of parks, which explains why this small community has nine different parks for their citizens and visitors to enjoy.