The Christmas Market
The Carlinville Christmas Market takes place on the first full weekend of
December each year (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Carlinville hosted its first
Christmas Market on the town square in December 1990. The Market has retained
its earlier charm, with large tents enclosing the wares of talented artisans and
food vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, tours of local historic sites,
costumed carolers and street performers, activities for the children, all set
amid the quaint charm of the historic town square. The Market gets better each
year, and attracted more than 11,000 visitors in 2008, becoming the county's
only million-dollar event.
Macoupin County Historical Society
The Spring Festival
Each Memorial day, countless visitors are visiting the Anderson Mansion, located
on the edge of Carlinville, to mark the beginning of spring. Hosted by the
Macoupin County Historical Society, the festival is filled with arts and crafts,
along with antique machinery and tours available of the historic Anderson
The Fall Festival
In mid-September the Macoupin County Historical Society again offers a festival
at the Anderson Mansion. Like the Spring Festival, the Mansion grounds are
filled with vendors and live music. Arts and Crafts, antique machinery and
homemade food are only a few of the things the festival has to offer!
Learn more about these events and others at the Macoupin County Historical
Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce
Learn more about additional local activities at the Chamber's website at
Carlinville Lake #1 offers seasonal camping, weekend camping including tents and
campers, swimming area, picnic area, fishing and a boat dock.
Carlinville Lake #2 offers boat access, fishing, duck hunting.
To learn more about the Carlinville Lakes contact caretaker at
Demuzio Sport Center
Located at 18456 Shipman Road the center offers recreational sports and a
walking track. Open 7 days a week.
Beaver Dam State Park
Located in Macoupin County 7 miles southwest of Carlinville and situated in an
oak/hickory woodland, Beaver Dam State Park offers a variety of recreational
opportunities on its 750 acres. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, and tent and
trailer camping are among the most popular activities.
Come visit Broom Orchard, located just south of Carlinville on Shipman Blacktop,
where they produce apples, peaches, pumpkins and much more!
Carlinville Community School District
Carlinville Community School District #1 is accredited by AdvancED, the newly
unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on
Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI),
and National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE). AdvancED is dedicated to
advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research, and
Blackburn College is one of 7 work colleges in the United States and the only
one with a student managed work program.
Lake Williamson Christian Center
Lake Williamson is located 2 miles Southwest of Carlinville.
Carlinville Market Days
8am-4pm on the Square
First Saturday of the month, April through November