Monday, October 3, 2016

The Big Daddy of our festivals- the Pike County Color Drive

The Pike County Fall Color Drive is a countywide tourism event in west central Illinois that has been held every year since 1988.  Always held the third weekend in October to take advantage of the outstanding fall colors, this year, the 28th, it is on October 15th & 16th.  The fall colors seem to be running a little late this year, so don’t expect full peak- but it will still be beautiful!

Nestled between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers you will find the natural beauty of rolling hills and scenic vistas. Pike County’s unique rural communities offer an enjoyable and relaxing visit.

There’s something for everyone on the Pike County Color Drive.  Along your drive, you’ll find crafts, antiques and collectibles, and activities for kids. Gentlemen can enjoy antique tractors and farm equipment, and observe demonstrations such as blacksmithing and knife making.

Shopping is a highlight, and you’ll find everything from handcrafted items and jewelry to T-shirts and baked goods.  Oh, and we did we mention food?   Visitors often refer to this event as “eat your way across Pike County”, and rightfully so.

There’s too much to see in a day, but that’s no problem. Pike County has an assortment of traditional and unique accommodations, which you can find on the website,

Come and have fun at the Pike County Fall Color Drive!    

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