Old Settlers Days
Kampsville, Illinois
October, 2019


Location: Kampsville riverfront, Kampsville, Calhoun County, IL

Dates: October 13 - October 14, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm daily

Description: This annual festival is held on the banks of the Illinois River and features both Civil War and Mountain men encampments. There will demonstrations throughout the weekend including activities such as soap making, blacksmithing, woodworking, flint knapping, jewelry making, bow building and karmel korn cooking in an iron kettle. There will be live entertainment each day from noon to 5 pm. There will be a wide variety of food to tempt everyone’s taste buds including turkey legs, strawberry shortcake, pulled pork, kabobs, homemade ice cream, buffalo burgers, egg rolls, chicken and dumplings and much, much more. Other weekend highlights include carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and other children’s activities.

Mountain Man Activities O Period Demonstrations O Fiddle Contest O Artisans/Traders
Quilt Drawing
O Fiddle Contest O Riverside Encampment
O Children’s Activities O Live Entertainment O Carriage Rides

Primitive shelters on display Black Powder Demonstrations


Historical Demonstrations Children's Activities


Artisans and Traders Carriage Rides


For more information call 618-465-2114

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Calhoun County Calendar   Frontier History Calendar   Regional October Calendar

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