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Winter Events in BN

Illinois Fish and Feather Expo
When: January 26-28
Where: Interstate Center
Cost: Adults: $7 Kids 12 & under: $4
The Illinois Fish and Feather Expo is Central Illinois’ hunting, fishing and boating show. The festival will include multiple outdoor sports vendors, seminars by pro-fishermen, door prizes and food!


Tour de Chocolate
When: February 2
Where: Downtown Bloomington
Cost: Free
Participating downtown businesses will offer free samples of chocolate EVERYTHING: soup, cookies, candies, you name it.


Uptown Covered in Chocolate
When: February 8
Where: Uptown Normal
Cost: Free
Enjoy Sips, Snacks, Sales & Great Specials at your favorite Uptown shops and eateries.


Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration
When: February 10
Where: David Davis Mansion
Cost: Free, donations accepted
Enjoy tall tales and stories while listening to the servants at the Davis Mansion reminisce about Mr. Lincoln, whom they knew as a lawyer in Bloomington. Meet Mr. Lincoln and enjoy birthday cake and lemonade!


Bloomington Bacon & Beer Festival
When: February 16
Where: Grossinger Motors Arena
Cost: VIP- $65 in advance, $70 day of. General admission- $30 in advance, $35 day of.
Beer + bacon…what’s not to like? 2018 marks the first year of the Bacon & Beer Festival. Featuring thousands of pounds of bacon and kegs full of mouth-watering suds, this event brings together bacon-inspired samples made by local restaurants and over 100 craft beers from local and national breweries. All samples are included in the price of admission and all attendees will receive a complimentary event pint glass at the end of the night.

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