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Griggsville
   
Location:

Western Illinois Fairgrounds, located along Highway 107 on the south end of Griggsville, right by the railroad tracks.

           

Handicap accessible, real restrooms (no porta potties), campsites, free admission, free parking

 

Lost Husband Area:  When you get tired of looking for your wife, come to the Lost Husband Area.  Sit and rest a spell, enjoy great food, take a nap, or have your picture taken at the Lost Husband Area sign!

   
Welcome Booth:

Look for the tent with the Welcome sign and Color Drive Flags

Be sure to sign the guest book.  A prize will be given to every 25th person who signs in!

Purchase your commemorative 25th Anniversary Pike County Color Drive bag - $5 each.

Get your map stamped with a purple martin…Griggsville is the Purple Martin Capital of the world!

   
Commodities:

Scentsy, Amish grown mums, window/siding display, custom-made jewelry, collectable glassware, books, dolls, crocheted tea towels, baby blankets, aprons, new and used hand tools, Thirty-One, hand-made pottery, stone picture frames, beaded & hand-woven scarves, hair clips, headbands, crocheted head wraps, afghans, cabinets, cupboards, chests, coat racks, shelves, yard decorations, Harley Davidson signs, hunting décor, sweatshirts, paintings, videos, John Deere toys and merchandise, hand-made soaps and candles, tie-dyed clothing, wood carvings, hand-made home décor, decorated bottles, yard ornaments, antiques, furniture, holiday décor, and much more.

   
Food:

Pork chop & ribeye sandwiches, pork burgers, kettlecorn, pork rinds, funnel cakes, corn dogs, fried candy bars, lemon shake-ups, Tastefully Simple, potato tornado, pulled pork, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, apple cider, Amish baked goods, apples, BBQ ribs, pork sticks, chicken wings, ice cold drinks.  You won’t go away hungry!

   

Antique Tractor Show:

The Griggsville-Perry FFA Chapter will be holding their 7th Annual Antique Tractor Show on the fairgrounds.  All brands of tractors and implements are welcome and on display.  On Sunday, visitors can vote for category winners.

   
Activities:

Demonstrations including soap making, candle dipping, log splitting, and cider making.

Games for kids

   
Contact Person: Sheila Slight   217-491-0369  colordr.griggsville@gmail.com
   
Local Restaurants:

107 Diner

 

The Bucket (Saturday only)

   

Gas Stations/Convenience Stores:

Casey’s

Shell

   

Also in Griggsville:

Historic Skinner House – 106 N. Stanford Street

Built in 1858 and owned by D.W.O. Skinner, the restored house features a community center and genealogy society.

 

Open on Saturday Only with chicken & noodles, apple dumplings, and tours

 

Contact Information

Telephone
Peggy Hill
217-491-2208
Postal address
        PO Box 283
Pittsfield, IL 62363
The Flag
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.