October 21 & 22, 2017 Free attendance Vendor Fee (Registration Required)
Every fall the Pike County Color Drive provides visitors with the opportunity to see the beauty of the rural areas of the county bathed in the splendor of autumn. This is organized by a Countywide Committee made up of volunteers from the participating towns who manage the vendors and the community activities. Nearly every community in the county participates in Illinois’ premier countywide event. Each community provides a unique roster of events, activities, vendors, crafts, food, and exhibits for the general public to take part in. The county’s historic towns transport its visitors to a time when one-room schoolhouses and country churches dotted the landscape. This is the 29th year for the Pike County Fall Color Drive so plan on attending! Take a break, shop, eat and have fun.
The Color Drive is managed by a countywide committee. Each town handles its own vendors and activities. The most current information can be found on the official Color Drive website www.pikecolordrive.com.
The key contact person is Peggy Hill, 217-491-2208.
Hard copies of the 2017 Color Drive Map/Brochure are available in the 24 hour foyer of the Pike County Visitor Center, 224 W. Washington, in Pittsfield.
The activities in each town are always evolving, so the Color Drive Committee maintains a web site www.pikecolordrive.com where you can usually find the most current information and the contact information for the coordinator in each town. Additional questions regarding vendors and town contacts can be referred to the Color Drive Committee co-chairs, Peggy Hill (217-491-2208) or Marilyn Hyde (217-242-4832).
Note (October 2017): We have had reports that the Pike County Fall Color Drive Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PikeCountyIllinoisFallColorDrive is not being updated. Please use the web address.
Rotary Days/WBBA Color Drive updates
Each year the Pittsfield Rotary and WBBA radio (FM 97.5) provides updates Saturday from 7 AM to 5 PM and from 1 PM to 4 PM Sunday. This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club, which otherwise has no reponsibility for the Color Drive (inquiries should be refrerred to the contact above).
Tune your radios to 97.5 FM and listen. The updates will tell you what's happening in our communities and will certainly keep you entertained. Those Rotarians are a hoot!
If you are a local business or a Color Drive Vendor, the ads the Rotary sells and broadcasts during the weekend are a very affordable way to promote your business. Ads cost as little as $15 each, and there are discounts for 4 or more.