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Shelbyville, founded in 1827, is located in central Illinois in Shelby County, of which it is the county seat. It is southeast of Decatur near the dam at the southern end of Lake Shelbyville. The population estimate for 2000 was about 5,000.

The area is an outdoor lover's recreational Heaven. Eagle Creek State Park on the west side of the lake and Wolf Creek State Park on the east side have some nice facilities, beaches and boat launch areas and provide swimming, fishing and power boating opportunities to its visitors. In addition, there are two Shelbyville Wildlife Management Areas on the north side where hunters can try their luck bagging various game animals.


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Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.