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It is with heavy heart that we, the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Association, voted to cancel the 2020 Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival. A letter will be forthcoming to all vendors and advertisers. Thank you for all of your continued support.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!!

Cuba, IL

This page is a brief view of the communities within Fulton County and the attractions of historical sites or public interest.

Spoon River Drive Entertainment/Demonstrations
Fulton County Points of Interest

Astoria

Veteran's Memorial Town Park, Rt. 24/Broadway

Avon

Avon Depot
Avcom Park
Avon Public Library
Historical Homes
Railroad Museum

Banner

Banner Marsh Conservation Area
Public Boat Dock

Bernadotte

Only dam on Spoon River, the original dam built in 1930 for the mills to use. The dam you see today was built in 1943.
Part of the former site of Camp Ellis during WWII
Public Park
Historical Steel Bridge
Iron Bridge on display

Babylon

Iron Bridges

Canton

Beautiful historic Jones Park, Downtown with a charming Gazebo and serving as Canton's Fall Festival site
Big Creek Park,
Playground, disc golf, community center, water park, skateboard park, picnic area
Canton Heritage Center,
showcases the legacy of early settlers of Canton
Civil War Monument- Greenwood Cemetery
Fulton County Arts Council Exhibits -
Graham Hospital Atrium Gallery
Lakeland Park, lakes, playground in honor of astronaut Steve Nagel, walking/biking trail, waterfowl, wildlife
Orendorff Mansion,
historic West Elm Street, private residence
Parlin-Ingersoll Library Special Exhibits
309-647-0328 
Snowman Art Murals,
historical paintings located on East Chestnut right off the East side of downtown Jones Park
Snowman's Reindeer Farm, Farm/Zoo, learn about and pet the reindeer, shopping, craft activities for the kids
The Historic Depot, East Elm Street, preserved train station that once served Canton
Trinity Lutheran Church, Oct 14, Outside Worship Service, mytrinitylutheran.org
Wallace Park, Donaldson Center,
various events, play area, walking trail, shelter

Cuba

Cuba United Methodist Church, Over 160 years old
Cuba Christian Church, Founded in 1832, Building Erected in 1895, 309-785-2831
First Hospital in Fulton County
Historic pictures displayed in Senior Citizens Center
Putman Township
Park, Picnic area, playground, Rt. 97 south of Cuba
Sinnett Chapel, Built in 1874, Northwest of Cuba
Veteran's Memorial, on square downtown

Duncan Mills, IL

Both Weekends of The Spoon River Drive
Plank Road Dulcimers - Steve Endsley, Luthier, playing dulcimer with a guest musician

1897 Town Hall
Replica of covered bridge

Ellisville, IL

Blacksmith Shop demonstration
Wood carving demonstration
Ellisville Opera House Theatre
Blacksmith Shop
Christian Church,
Over 100 years old and still in use
Ellisville Cemetery
Hilltop Shoppe Farm
Historic Store Fronts
1891 Opera House and old stage curtain
of advertising, natirnal registry, performances twice a year by the Little Rascals
Opera House Restored To Turn-Of-Century Appearance
Post Office Museum, original boxes and stamp window
Horse Drawn Mail Wagon
Site of first grist mill on Spoon River

Pleasants Forever, located 4 miles south of London Mills on County Highway 2

Fairview, IL

Fairview Reformed Church
Oldest Reformed Church West of the Allegheny Mountains

Farmington, IL

Reed Park Entertainment

Dimmitt Park, West Fulton Street
Farmington Park, East Park Road
Jacobs Park,
East Wilson Street
Reed Park, East Fulton Street
Veterans All Wars Memorial Monument at Reed Park

Ipava, IL

Easley Pioneer Museum, West Broadway St, log cabin inside a new pioneer museum and Freeman School House
Elrod Schoolhouse Museum, Unique one room school built in the 1850's, located at the intersection of Airport Raod and Ladd's Road
Camp Ellis Site, 1942-45, original roads open to public
Ipava Presbyterian Church, built in 1874

 

 

 

 

 

On this page:

Points of Interest
Community Resources
Area Representatives

Native Trail, Lewistown

Lewistown, IL

Marigold Meadows - Demonstrations - Horses, blacksmith, leather, apple pies in a woodstove, soap making, weaving. Entertainment - Music, both weekends of the Spoon River Drive
It's Fall About Lewistown - Scarecrow contest and display throughout downtown.
Acoustic Music Weekends, Valley View Campground, east of town on Rt. 24.
Dickson Mounds State Museum, 5 Miles Southwest of Lewistown, 309-547-3721
Fulton County Playhouse, 309-668-2868
Edgar Lee Masters' Home, South Main Street
Edgar Lee Masters' Home, 200 West Milton
First United Presbyterian Church, restored copper spire
Fulton County Court House, 1894

Lewistown Carnegie Library, West Lincoln Ave.
Lewistown Historical Society For Historical PreservationMajor Newton Walker Home, North Main Street, Lincoln visited, historical residence, private residence/located behind the Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop
Narrow Gauge Depot, 220 W. Washington
Nature Conservancy Emiquon Preserve,
309-547-2533. Wildlife viewing, Paddle Emiquon
Old Fulton County Courthouse Pillars,Oak Hill Cemetery
Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop Museum
Self-Guided Historic Tour Available
, 309-547-4300
St. James Episcopal Church, 405 N. Broadway
Waterford School,built in 1839, located at Dickson Mounds

London Mills, IL

Replica of the Statue of Liberty

Smithfield, IL

Harold Kee Welch Studio, former Smithfield Bank. Open all 4 days

Red Brick Schoolhouse/Community Center, open all 4 days

Brock United Methodist Church, unusual architecture
Brown's Oakridge Exotics and Zoo,
Walk-Through Zoo, Near RR 1, Smithfield, 309-783-2112
Buckeye Church, Built in 1868, North of Smithfield

Table Grove, IL

Community Church, On National Register

Vermont, IL

Vermont Cemetery Tours
Vermont Cemetery Civil War Monument
Vermont Masonic Hall,
on National Register
Victorian Homes, brochure available

Smithfield, IL

Community Resources

A few other useful resources with information
about events in Fulton County are sponsored by
the clubs and communities are listed below. Please
send an area representative or send an email to the
Fall Festival Chairperson for consideration to be
listed on this page.

http://fultoncountytourism.org

http://www.fultonco.org/

http://www.illinoisancestors.org/fulton/

http://www.lewistownillinois.org

http://www.cantonillinois.org

http://cantonpark.org/wordpress/parks-facilities/

http://www.villageofvermont.com

http://cubatownship.com

http://www.vermontcemeterytours.com

http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/content/
                    welcome-dickson-mounds

http://www.experienceemiquon.com

https://www.parliningersoll.org

https://www.cityoffarmingtonil.com

http://www.enjoyillinois.com

The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive sponsors a Photography Contest annually.
To enter, please submit your photos for the Photography Contest by using the entry form found in the
program book or use this link to download and print a form.

Ellisville, ILRed Brick SchoolNative Trail, Lewistown, IL

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