Welcome booths are available at each stop to assist you.  Fill in the information requested on the map/brochure (name address, phone number and email  address). Seven stamps from seven different welcome booths will qualify you to win gift certificates from local merchants and businesses.

Pike County Color Drive

Our Mission:
To provide visitors to Pike County with a sense of the values and natural resources that make this area so special and unique.  Our hope is that your visit to Pike County will be enjoyable and relaxing; we hope you become part of the fabric that makes this county great!

Color Drive Checklist !

Thanks to the Pittsfield Rotary Club and WBBA FM 97.5 for their radio coverage of the Color Drive Weekend.  WBBA is even available online at www.wbbaradio.com.​ Check them out now; live on the web!  Thanks to David and the staff at WBBA for your support of the Pike County Color Drive and Pittsfield Rotary! ​

Welcome to www.pikecolordrive.com, the internet home of Pike County, Illinois' premier countywide tourism event.  The event is always held the third weekend in October and falls on the 20th and 21st of October 2018.

  • Spend Time With Friends & Family
  • Eat Yummy Foods
  • Drive the Back Roads
  • Enjoy Nature
  • Buy Crafted Goods
  • Meet New Friends
  • Explore Pike County

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Color Drive Flag.  Each official WELCOME BOOTH will be displaying this flag during the Color Drive Weekend !

Event Summary

Every fall, the Pike County Color Drive provides an opportunity for anyone with an interest to do so to see the beauty of rural Pike County bathed in the splendor of autumn.  Each community provides a unique roster of events, activities, vendors, crafts, food, and exhibits for the general public to take part in.  The goal of this website is to provide a list of these offerings and their locales in order that anyone wishing to plan their weekend color drive activities has a reference to assist them with this process.

The links to the left offer access to each community and their activities, food and exhibits for the weekend.  To view the offerings in a particular town, select the town link to the left and then choose your communities of interest.

Pike County Profile

We are one of the largest geographical counties in Illinois and are located between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in West Central Illinois.  Bisected by Interstate 72, and bounded by rivers, we're often referred to as the Two Rivers region and the natural beauty of this area is unparalleled anywhere else in the state.  Noted for our rolling hills and scenic vistas, Pike County and its many rural communities offers boundless opportunities to see this part of our nation as it existed in the days of the pioneers.

 The county is comprised of many small towns and villages and four larger rural communities: Barry, Griggsville, Pleasant Hill and the County Seat, Pittsfield.