Compiled by Andy Waterman –

Casey, Illinois is already home to some of the world’s largest things – and this fall they’ve added six new BIG attractions to the mix. On September 28th, city leaders in Casey unveiled a truck key, a golf club, a twizzle spoon, a functioning barbers pole, and a functioning teeter-totter. A giant gavel is the sixth item, which is on display at the Clark County Courthouse in Marshall. There’s no question that Casey is a must stop if you’re traveling along Interstate 70 in the eastern portion of southern Illinois!

October is for chicken wings and art in Highland, Illinois! On October 12th and 13th, Highland will host it’s always popular Art in the Park Festival. Over 60 artists will be on hand to purchase your next piece of art from. There will also be a children’s art station where kids can create their own masterpiece. The next weekend is all about flugels in Highland. What’s a flugel you ask? Flugel is German for wing, in this case – chicken wings. On October 19th, Highland will host Flugel Fest, where you’re invited to come out for a best chicken wings competition, and wing eating competition and much more!