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Belknap is located in southern Illinois in Johnson County south of Marion between Vienna and the Kentucky state line along Highway 14 on the banks of the Cache River about 10 miles north of the Ohio River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 137, an increase of 12 since 1990.

The town is in close proximity to the Cache River State Natural Area making it a hunter's heaven. The 14,000-acre facility (of which nearly 12,000 are huntable) offers a variety of game including deer, dove, duck, quail, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, wild turkey and woodcock.

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International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
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
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
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.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.