Aug 1-3: Decatur Celebration time! The Friday stages are Vince Vance, The Contours, and Jr. Walker’s All Stars. Saturday stages are The Smithereens, Bay City Rollers, and The Wings Tribute. I loved the Smithereens in high school and am looking forward to their show. Sunday stages are Plain White T’s, Edgar Winter, Caedmon’s Call, and Otis Day and the Knights. Prepare to have "Hey There, Delilah" stuck in your head for evah.
Aug 1-2: Pontiac Heritage Days. Music, trolleys, pie contest, horse and carriage rides.
Aug 1: Main Gallery 404 meet the artists. 5-8 p.m. Bloomington. Linda Isaacson Healy, Amy Simpson, Martha Burk and Rick Risberg. Jewelry, glass and wood.
Aug 1-2: Arcola city wide garage sale. Over 60 homes participating. Maps available at the Historic Train Depot, 135 N Oak St., the Shell Gas Station just off of Interstate 57 or Casey's General Store on U.S. 45.
Aug 1: Indian Classical Music Festival - RAHUL DESHPANDE, Normal Community Hall, 7-9 p.m.
Aug 3: Indian Classical Music Festival - PROF. L.K. PANDIT, 1901 Woodfield Road, Bloomington, 5-7 p.m.
Aug 2-3: Minier Corn Daze - music, pizza, tractors, free sweet corn (Sunday only), and a pickle eating contest.
Aug 1-7: Westville public library used book sale. Books start at 10 cents.
Aug. 1-3: the Farm Toy Show at Rockome Gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vintage and modern toys. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (60+), $4 for children (4-12), and those under 4 get in free.
Aug. 1-3: Dorchester Homecoming, horseshoe tournament, food, coed kittenball tournament, bingo, garden tractor pull and washer tournament, bands.
Aug 2 thru October: Sleepy Creek Vineyard. Scarecrow exhibition by local artists are displayed in the vineyards. Free.
Aug. 5-8: Upper Limits Climbing Clinic for 11-15 year olds. And Friday nights between 4 and 10 p.m. kids 17 and under climb for half price, only $6!
Aug. 7-9: Divernon Homecoming. Carnival, food, car show, parade, horseshoe, hillbilly golf and washer tournaments.
Aug. 9: Hummingbird Festival, 9 a.m. to noon, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. FREE
Aug. 9: Gone with the Wind Tea, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. David Davis Mansion, Bloomington. $18.
Aug. 8-17: Illinois State Fair, Grandstand, Illinois State Fairgrounds. Featuring Fergie ($38, $34, $30), Aug. 8; “Weird Al” Yankovic ($20, $10), Aug. 9; Huey Lewis and the News ($30, $25, $20), Aug. 10; Illinois Symphony Orchestra (free), Aug. 11; Brooks & Dunn and ZZ Top ($38, $34, $30), Aug. 15; Natasha Bedingfield and Vanessa Hudgens ($25, $20), Aug. 16; Trace Adkins with Trent Tomlinson ($25, $20, $18), Aug. 17.