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Crawford County

ROBINSONOblongPalestine • Hutsonville • Flat Rock 

Historic villages and towns, wineries, a rodeo and many festivals await your attendance in Crawford County.

The Village of Palestine, with its downtown on the National Register of Historic Places, has put out the welcome mat for all artists with their "Artist Relocation Program." This unique program is designed to assist artists in furthering and establishing their work by providing low interest loans for business. An artist co-op building is also available for artists to rent studio space or display their work in a gallery-type setting.

Crawford County proudly features four museums, each with a different view of local history. They include the Illinois Oil Field Museum in Oblong, one of only seven in the nation; the Crawford County Historical Museum and VFW Military Museum in Robison, saluting our troops and their sacrifices. The Huston Cabins in Hutsonville offer a view of pioneer life with several cabins showcasing a general store, a school and a pioneer church which is available for weddings. Visitors will enjoy the fall Wabash Valley Wine &Arts Festival in Palestine as artists and crafters set up on Main Street to create and display their unique works. Palestine's Pioneer Winery also offers visitors many brands of locally produced wine and wine accessories.

The Heath Harvest Festival in Robinson ties in with the Heath Chocolate Factory. The Heath Candy Bar, manufactured at this factory, was created by the Heath brothers at their confectionery in Robinson, and can be purchased at Ye Olde Candy Shoppe.

Rodeo fans will enjoy the Palestine Labor Day Rodeo with many activities for children and adults as well as several professional rodeo shows. Illinois' biggest nighttime parade is held in Oblong during the Fall Follies celebration.

Wine & Art Festival

Hutson Memorial

Fife Opera House

Oil Field Museum


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