Bob Brady Auto Mall is EXTENDING Summer through September and October, thanks to their dog Charlie! Bob Brady Auto Mall, Neuhoff Media and Limitless Decatur & Macon County is bringing you the Charlie 10, 2 months and 10 must-do events to attend this fall. THANKS CHARLIE!
1. Fido Scurry – Sept. 7th
Fido Scurry is a 5K run/ walk and pet parade held at Fairview Park. Proceeds benefited DMCASF and Decatur Park District’s Fido Fields.
2. Ron English Decatur Pop-Mart – Sept. 20
Ron English and his Pop-Up Designer Toy Shop will be in Decatur for one night only (in the Theatre 7 building next to the Arts Council ). This is your chance to meet Ron and purchase one of his amazing toys, as well as his latest book, “Original Grin.” Ron’s toys are works of art that are coveted by collectors around the world. One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Decatur-native Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books, and television. Learn more about Ron at http://www.popaganda.com/.
3. Monticellobration – September 21st
Some of your favorite Monticellobration festivities will be back! Makers & crafters, food trucks, live music, a downtown-wide libation. Mark your calendars and join us downtown for one of Monticello’s biggest days of the year! Click here for more.
4. The D-Town Throwdown – Sept. 21st
The D-Town Throwdown is a 2-day, team-based fitness competition, comprised of teams of 3 males and 3 females, held at CrossFit Enhance in Decatur, Illinois. The competition features Rx, Scaled, and Masters divisions, and is renowned as one of the highest quality fitness competitions in the Midwest. Even if you aren’t a participant, it’s a thrill to watch!
5. Harry Potter Fest at the Decatur Area Arts Council – Sept. 27th
Dress as your favorite character, take a trip to Hogwarts and meet some of its professors. Burst through platform 9 3/4, head to the sorting hat to find out which house you belong to, visit Honey Dukes Candy Shop, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Gringotts Bank and much more! Try your hand a Quidditch, Harry Potter Pictionary and Bingo and other Harry Potter Games. There will also be Harry Potter Crafts like wand making, potions class and Have You Seen this Wizard and Flying Ford Anglia photo ops. Lots of snacks, food and butterbeer as well. Harry Potter Fans absolutely will not want to miss this fun event!
6. Apple Pork Festival in Clinton – Sept.28-29th
An estimated 80,000 visitors attend the festival each year. Stroll the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds, the home and heart of the Apple ’n Pork Festival. This unique harvest festival features more than 25 food stands offering numerous old-fashioned food items; a juried art show; 19th century craft demonstrations and sales; tours of the historical C.H. Moore Mansion; an antique tractor show; live musical entertainment; meal grinding, rope-making, woodcarving and blacksmith demonstrations; Civil War living history camp; tomahawk throwing; pony rides; farm museum displays; children’s miniature train rides; a large flea market with over 250 dealers; and much more.
7. Decatur Pride – Oct. 5th
Located in Macon County, IL, #DecaturPride is a bi-annual LGBTQ+ celebration of art, culture, history, education, and advocacy.
8. Scareport – October 19th
Lace up, dress up, and join the Decatur Park District for a 1-mile Tot Trot, 5K or 10K run on the lighted runway. Prizes in all age divisions and awards for best costume. After Party with a LaGondola Spaghetti dinner at Gaitros Aviation FBO! Register by October 7 to guarantee a shirt. Click here for more
9. Boo at the Zoo- Neuhoff Night! – Oct 25th
Celebrate a safe Halloween with fun for the entire family during Neuhoff Night at Boo at the Zoo!