McLean County Calendar of Events Nov. 21 – Nov. 27

Take a trip back to 1800s Christmas at David Davis Mansion in Bloomington this weekend. (Photo courtesy of IDNR)

NOV. 22

Trot for Turkeys
Thur. 8-11 a.m.
Miller Park, 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington

Run rain or shine and have your name entered in prize drawings. Prizes include shirts and turkeys. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

NOV.  23

Christmas at Clover Lawn
Fri. & Sat., all day
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington
Free, donations appreciated

Take a look back at Dickens-era Christmas traditions in historic David Davis mansion. The display includes 14 uniquely decorated trees. The event will also be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 309-828-1084.

Black Friday Makers Market
Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
DESTIHL Brewery, 1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal

Do some holiday shopping from local artists, artisans and craftspeople. For more information, call 309-296-0159.

Grossinger Motors Arena
Fri. 6-9:30 p.m.
101 S. Madison St., Bloomington
$8 and up

The Flying Aces host Team USA U-18 as future stars of the NHL take the ice. For more information, call 309-434-2980.

NOV.  24

Small Business Saturday
Sat. all day
Uptown Normal

Uptown businesses will be offering great sales and specials. Register at the event to sign up for a free carriage ride. For more information, call 309-454-9777.

Christmas Jubilee: A 1940s Radio Broadcast
Sat. 7 p.m.
Washington Five-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road
Free, donations appreciated

Shawn Degenhart and the GospelFest Singers will perform both traditional Christmas favorites as well as southern gospel Christmas songs with an old-time 1940s radio broadcast theme. Local TV personality Bob Larson will be the host and the audience will be part of the “studio audience” for the radio show. For more information, call 309-472-0027.

River Trail Classic Walk/Run
Sat. 8:30 a.m.
201 Veterans Drive, East Peoria
$15 for the race

The 28th Annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic is a 4-mile competitive race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration for the race only is $15 through the day of the race. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free. For more information, call 309-253-2420 or register online at

NOV.  27-29

Greater Peoria Farm Show
Tue.-Thur. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 201 SW Jefferson

Illinois’ largest indoor farm show with over 150,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits where you can view all the latest in agriculture with over 350 companies representing over 1000 product lines and services. For full details, visit



–McLean County Calendar of Events Nov. 21 – Nov. 27–