Amish Country Events
- 3rd Saturday Downtown Crafts Markets
- Arthur Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show
- 1st Saturday Craft/Flea/Antique Markets
- Arthur Strawberry Jam
- Spring / Fall Town Wide Garage Sales
- Spring / Fall Antique Markets
- Arthur July 4th Celebrations
- Moultrie-Douglas County Fair
- Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
- Amish Country Bike Tour
- Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ
- Arthur Mennonite Relief Sale
- Dicks Pumpkin House
- Christmas Kickoff & Lighted Parade
- Arthur's Breakfast with Santa
- Contact Us
- Area Activity Calendar
50th Annual Mennonite Relief Sale
Traditionally the last weekend in August, this well attended event begins on Friday evening with a special auction and a pork chop supper. Then on Saturday the day begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast at 6am and then the main auctions and sales begin at 8am.
Butterfly pork chops and bbq chicken join the "river fries" for lunch while the sale continues.
The auction items include a variety of locally handcrafted items
including many quilts, bedroom suites, dining room tables and
chairs, tea carts, china cabinets, entertainment centers, roll top
desks, lawn furniture and many smaller wood items.
This is a community effort of many churches and individuals to help bring agricultural assistance, community development and social services for the hungry and needy of the world.
Proceeds from the sale help support the work of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a cooperative relief and service agency located in Akron, Pennsylvania. MCC was started by Mennonites in 1920 to help alleviate the famine in Russia. Today it has numerous volunteers working in America and many countries around the world. Eighty percent of relief sale proceeds go to MCC. Twenty percent is distributed locally to help people in need.
In addition to items for auction, there will be a number of locally made items available for retail purchase, as well as fairly traded handcrafts from developing countries part of the 10,000 Villages project in Champaign Illinois.