Arthur is a village located 10 miles west of Interstate 57 in east central Illinois. It is split between Douglas and Moultrie counties. The main downtown street of Vine is the county line. Arthur was founded in the 1860s and by 1877, the population was approximately 300. The census of 2010 lists the population at 2,288. However, the Amish community surrounding the village consists of more than 4,000 more residents.

Although the village is self-sufficient with parks, ball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, a fairground, a complete school district, several manufacturers, restaurants and retail stores, the surrounding country area is scattered with "cottage industries" that feature handmade items by the Amish. You can spend hours driving within a 10-20 mile radius perusing many unique shops, including wood shops, furniture shops, buggy and harness shops, butchers, bakeries, produce stands, quilt shops, metal and machine shops, antique shops, and more.

As well as being able to visit anytime of the year, there are many distinctive events providing activities at special times of the year.
They include:

The Strawberry Jam Festival

Arthur Freedom Celebration Fireworks

Cheese Festival

CIBR-BBQ Competition

Outdoor Expo

Home and Garden Expo

Bob Galloway Memorial Bicycle Tour

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Jam

 

In addition, we have several parades throughout the year.

4th of July Parade

Cheese Festival Parade

Arthur High School Homecoming Parade

Christmas Parade

 

There is something for everyone in Arthur, whether you need a new place to live or just a place to visit, you are welcome.
Check out the links below for more information.

 

Links
http://www.arthur-il.gov/

http://www.illinoisamishcountry.com/

http://arthurchamber.com/

http://www.arthurfestivals.com/

 

References
1. Wikipedia 02/24/2017
2. illinoisamishcountry.com

Arthur is a village located 10 miles west of Interstate 57 in east central Illinois. It is split between Douglas and Moultrie counties. The main downtown street of Vine is the county line. Arthur was founded in the 1860s and by 1877, the population was approximately 300. The census of 2010 lists the population at 2,288. However, the Amish community surrounding the village consists of more than 4,000 more residents.

Although the village is self-sufficient with parks, ball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, a fairground, a complete school district, several manufacturers, restaurants and retail stores, the surrounding country area is scattered with "cottage industries" that feature handmade items by the Amish. You can spend hours driving within a 10-20 mile radius perusing many unique shops, including wood shops, furniture shops, buggy and harness shops, butchers, bakeries, produce stands, quilt shops, metal and machine shops, antique shops, and more.

As well as being able to visit anytime of the year, there are many distinctive events providing activities at special times of the year.
They include:

The Strawberry Jam Festival

Arthur Freedom Celebration Fireworks

Cheese Festival

CIBR-BBQ Competition

Outdoor Expo

Home and Garden Expo

Bob Galloway Memorial Bicycle Tour

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Jam

 

In addition, we have several parades throughout the year.

4th of July Parade

Cheese Festival Parade

Arthur High School Homecoming Parade

Christmas Parade

 

There is something for everyone in Arthur, whether you need a new place to live or just a place to visit, you are welcome.
Check out the links below for more information.

 

Links
http://www.arthur-il.gov/

http://www.illinoisamishcountry.com/

http://arthurchamber.com/

http://www.arthurfestivals.com/

 

References
1. Wikipedia 02/24/2017
2. illinoisamishcountry.com