Can you believe it is already October? You may have already received our special Halloween Promoter. Here are some other events happening in the Peoria Area during the first half of October!

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SPOON RIVER SCENIC DRIVE

First started in 1968, the Spoon River Scenic Drive has become Fulton County's biggest festival. Towns up and down the Spoon River shut down and welcome visitors wanting to find antiques, great food and a little history about what made each community unique! 

October 1-2 & 8-9
Location: Fulton County

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

Help find a cure to a disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. with the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will stretch along the Peoria Riverfront. Join in and tak e the first step to a world without Alzheimer's!

October 2
Location: Liberty Park

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CONKLIN'S PRESENTS "FOREVER PLAID"

Conklin's original Plaids are back one more time, crooning the greatest hits of the 50's and 60's in their impeccable four part harmony! This show is written, originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross.

October 1-2
Location: Five Points Washington

SCHLACHTFEST

Enjoy a German festival held in a traditional German Bier  garden! Included is complete list of activities that are all things German: arts and  craft vendors, car & bike cruis'n, music, food and
of course, beer!

October 2
Location: Hickory Grove Park

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GAITHER VOCAL BAND

Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band. The band will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

October 7
Location: Peoria Civic Center

CHINQUAPIN MUSIC AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Join Camp Wokanda for two days of music, arts, food, dance, storytelling, vendors and more! Don't miss this  opportunity to see some of the nation's best  musicians and storytellers. They will also have a  children's area full of hands on activities.

October 7-8
Location: Camp Wokanda

SHADOWS OF BLUE AND GRAY

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Civil War Reenactment with period dance, demonstrations of crafts from the era by period artisans and talented storytellers and musicians. Shadows of the Blue and Gray is a living history event that allows you to step back in time and witness history in person.
 
October 7-9
Location: City County Park in Princeton

WHEELS O' TIME MUSEUM 
FALL FESTIVAL

Head out to the Wheels O' Time Museum for their 5th annual Fall Festival! Check out blacksmith demonstrations, bluegrass music and a number of great antique displays.
 
October 9
Location: Wheels O' Time Museum

Peoria Area CVB
456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
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