Mattoon Tourism and Arts October 6, 2021

Hello Fall

October 8 Fall Market at Coles County Fairgrounds

  • The Fall Market features some of your favorite local vendors. You'll find a variety of vintage home decor and handmade goods. Free and fun!! At the Coles County Fairgrounds from 11am-1pm.

October 9 1st Annual Happy Day Memorial 5k Run/Walk

  • Join in the 1st Annual Happy Day Memorial 5K with Proceeds going to the Hannah Mansell Happy Day Memorial Fund which will establish a scholarship for ALS students at William Woods University. for information go to

October 29 Celebrate Downtown Trunk or Treat 5-8pm

  • There are limited spaces for trunks and the spots are filling up quickly. If you, your business, church, or organization would like to join us, please be sure to get registered soon! The deadline is Oct. 25 or until we’re full! To sign up go to

Looking ahead:

  • October 14-16, 22-23 Fall Follies: Pure Imagination production at the Lone Elm Room Mattoon Depot
  • October 22-23 Douglas Hart Nature Center Haunted Hike
  • October 23 Eastern Illinois University Homecoming weekend
  • October 23 23rd Annual Homecoming 2.5K Race 9am
  • October 28 United Way Virtual Auction
  • October 29 Mattoon Trunk or Treat 5-8pm
  • October 30 Ghouls in the Pool at the Mattoon YMCA
  • November 4 Mattoon/Charleston Chambers Community Update Breakfast Unique Suites Hotel 
  • November 18 Lightworks opening night walk thru
  • November 19- December 26, Lightworks in Peterson Park
  • November 25 Mattoon YMCA Turkey Trot
  • November 27 Holiday Art and Craft Sale Burgess Auditorium
  • December 2,4-5, 10-11th, "THE CHRISTMAS GNOME"
  • December 3 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas
  • December 27-29 MHS Girls Basketball Holiday Tourney
  • December 26 Last day of Mattoon Lightworks