Greenville Busy With Fun Activities This Weekend

The Greenville area will be buzzing with fun things to do this weekend.

Events start off tonight with James Best, famous for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” performing his one man show at 7:00 p.m. at the Globe Theater. Tickets for the show are $20 and can be purchased at Watson’s Drug Store or by calling the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272.

Best is this year’s featured celebrity for the Greenville Graffiti Car Show, to be held Saturday on the Greenville Square. Registration for the car show is from 9:00 a.m. until noon with awards presented at 3:00 p.m. The classic vehicles will be parked along 2nd Street from the First United Methodist Church to Beaumont Avenue. Last year’s event attracted over 130 entries.

Just across town, the American Farm Heritage Museum will be hosting the American Heritage Railroad’s first train show in Greenville Saturday. The event will include almost 100 tables full of vendors with model trains, pictures, books and other train memorabilia. Adult admission for the show is $4 and children under age 12 will be admitted free of charge. An almost mile-long train ride will be included with paid admission or for a $2 donation without admission.

Also this Saturday, visit Stoecklin’s Orchard for their annual Hummingbird Festival from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Master Bird Bander Vern Kleen of the Illinois Audubon Society will capture, band and release hummingbirds. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors may also “adopt” a bird by making a $5 donation to the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. Stoecklin’s Orchard is located approximately 3 miles southeast of Donnellson. Parking will be available nearby and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

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