Pope County, Golconda Il Events for 2018,
Golconda keeps a busy schedule in our area throughout the Year with Festivals and many other events
Farmers Market and Flea Market Combined
Starts In May and run’s thru October
Come by and get your fresh grown produce and look around at the arts and crafts available
Enjoy meeting new people and getting great deals.
Every Saturday- 8am to 1pm
For info call 618-926-4924
May Thur September
Happening at Golconda IL Marina
Sunday 27th from 5am to 3pm
Sunday 10th from 5am to 3pm
Sunday 8th from 5am to 3pm
Sunday 29th from 5am to 3pm
Sunday 19th from 5am to 3pm
Sunday 9th from 5am to 3pm
Southern Illinois College Buddy Bass Tournament
Jun 2nd from 5 am to 3pm
Pope County Chamber of commerce
June 16th for 5am to 3pm
Let’s kick off the summer with a city Wide Yard Sale
June 1st & 2nd:
States at 9 am will last thru the weekend, during this event they will have the Lusk Creek BBQ cook off with several people serving their own special sauces, and a contest to see which one is the best. All proceeds will be going to the County Hestorical Society and a Documentry Film being created on the History of Pope county IL from 1797 to 1937 So come on our for a good time and a great cause.
July Friday 6th:
We all love Fireworks, and we will have several places in the area showing off their talent,
Golconda s will be on the 6th, starting at 6pm to 10pm so come on our and join the festivities.
Eddyville will be having theirs
Starting from 12am -12-pm will be getting more info on where it will be.
Guides Horse Trail Ride
Run’s Thur the Last weekend of July Thur the first weekend of August
It’s called the 9-Day Trail Ride where people from all over to camp and enjoy a good time, spend days riding the beautiful trails of Shawnee National Fores and at night some gather together play music, have a few drinks and just enjoy mother nature. I personally have never been but know many who have been going for years. The atmosphere is one of friendly country folk, who just like to take time to get together.
The campground opens up a few days early where folks around the area come and volunteer their time to clean up before the party get’s started.
If you need more info you can contact 618-252-6795.
Pope County Shrimp Fest
Starts at 7am Thur 10pm
Kicking off the day with a Farmers Market and then a Korn Hole Tournament
you will right into the other festivities with things like Horse and Buggy rides to even could be Helicopter rides, to Some of the best Shrimp you will ever eat fixed in way’s you never thought of all raise by the Prawn Growers of our area.
But wait if you don’t like shrimp there will be plenty of other good eat’s,
With live music throughout the day by various local artist,
This is an event you will not want to miss, come one, come all bring the whole family and enjoy a full day of fun with an outstanding atmosphere for all.
Pope County Fall Festival
Come on our and have a great time, at this craft oriented festival there is always a lot to do, with cake walks, raffles and so much more, It is held in Golconda IL, at the County Court Yard, Holding the even is the Beta Sigma Phi. They are a group of international women s Social Organization and provides services the community. You are again helping our communities and it is a very worthwhile cause.
If you would like to have a booth this year or just want more info on the event you can contact
618-296-5095 or 618-683-5821
and let them know you are calling about the Fall Festival
November 15th,16th ,17th
10am to 10pm
Come and celebrate the beginning of the first Deer shotgun season, yea it is deer season here in Southern Illinois and we love it, enough to Celebrate for 3 day’s
With Music food crafts and a lot more
A whole weekend filled with fun, and activities
If you would like to be a vendor at this event you can go vendor’s Info
Squads and Rods
October 28, 2018, starts at 11:30am
Main Street Golconda IL
Yearly Car Show
Dedicated to helping kid’s, so take those fancy rig’s out and enter them let’s see if you can win all while helping out.
For more details on what is going on at Squads and Rods you can contact them Thur their face book page.
If This isn’n enough to keep you busy during the next few months, I will be posting what is going on in other areas where we live Enjoy your visit.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will get back to you ASAP. Thank You VickiG