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Upcoming Events in Effingham Illinois


May

4 MANCRUZ - Attention all CORVETTE owners: Register now to attend MANCRUZ. From 10am to 6PM. You can register online right now! $20.00 registration will get you an event T-Shirt, Lunch and a goodie bag. Attendance prizes, 50/50 and more. Go to the registration site to see the activities planned. Must be a Corvette owner to attend. Contact Manny Lopez 618-593-2224 if you have any questions.

Address: Mid America Motor Works, Effingham, Illinois , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 618-593-2224 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cafelopez@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.mamotorworks.com/
Fee: $20.00

October

12 Clawhammer Banjo workshop - An intermediate class to review clawhammer techniques. Then you will learn new tricks and tunes. This will be held 4:00-5:30p.m.

Address: Samuel Music , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-273-2482 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: illinoisoldtimefiddlers@gmail.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: $5 - $10

12 Intermediate Fiddle Workshop - This workshop is directed to intermediate fiddlers. It will emphasize improved technique, getting the old time sound, and the best tempos for dancing. For any question concerning this event you may email Charlie Walden at mofiddler@hotmail.com Charlie will be the teacher for this event.

Address: Samuel Music, 908 W. Fayette, Effingham IL , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-273-2482 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: annwhite@mcshi.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: $3 for IOTFA members and $5 for nonmembers

12 Beginning Fiddle Workshop - Teaches the basics of fiddling. This workshop for all ages will cover basic bowing patterns, simple scales, and a few simple songs. A few fiddles will be available to use, but please call 217-273-2482 ahead of time if you are needing to borrow a fiddle. Time- 3:00p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Address: Samuel Music, 908 W. Fayette Ave, Effingham IL , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-273-2482 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: annwhite@mcshi.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: free

12 Pre=-Contest Jam Party - The night before the Illinois State Fiddle Contest, we are having a music party.
We are looking forward to some great music and meeting new friends. Bring your acoustic instruments and some great tunes. Many rooms will be available for break out jams and learning new tunes from fellow musicians! Or...maybe you just want to listen!!! JUST DON'T MISS IT! It will be from 6:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.

Address: Samuel Music, 908 W. Fayette Ave, Effingham IL , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-273-2482 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: annwhite@mcshi.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: free

12 Pre-Contest Jam Party - We are looking forward to hearing some great music and meeting new friends. Bring your acoustical instruments and some favorite tunes. Many rooms will be available for break out jams and learning new tunes from fellow musicians. Or...maybe you just want to listen! Just don't miss it !!!!!

Address: Samuel Music, 908 W. Fayette Ave., Effingham IL 62401 , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-273-2482 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: illinoisoldtimefiddlers@gmail.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: FREE

13 Annual Illinois State Fiddle Contest - The contest will begin at 1:00 pm. New this year, the open division is Nationally Certified and the winner is eligible to go on to the National Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. This contest is the only officially recognized fiddle contest in Illinois. the contest began in 1965 and has a long list of amazing fiddle players. This includes three time winner Alison Krauss and six time winner Chlores Worlow. We welcome fiddlers of all ages to showcase their ablilities and spectators to come and watch the show. For rules, online registration, divisions and prizes, etc. go to www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org. You may also call 217-273-2482 or 217-682-3208 with questions.

The reason for our organization is to preserve the old time fiddle music and pass it on to future generations. We would love to have contestants from all over the state. If you play a fiddle, or know someone who does, please pass this info along and encourage them to enter the contest.

Address: Thelma Keller Convention Center 1202 N. Keller Dr. , Effingham, Illinois
Ph: 217-682-3208 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: illinoisoldtimefiddlers@gmail.com
Web: www.illinoisoldtimefiddlers.org
Fee: Adults $5 Children 8 & under free

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Effingham County Courthouse

The current Effingham County Courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. An earlier 1850's courthouse had been on the site. The courhouse retains a pristine exterior and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Effingham, IL Historic Courthouses

My Garage R&D Center / Corvette Museum

My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 and the first 21st Century model, displayed in a unique 1950

Effingham, IL Museums



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