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 21st and 22nd of October this year.
It's good to see you here!
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
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.
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!
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
The county is comprised of many small towns and villages
and four larger rural communities: Barry, Griggsville, Pleasant Hill and the
County Seat, Pittsfield.
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
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.