Wabash County Museum

The Wabash County Museum District was formed on January 7, 1991, with a board of 5 appointed by the Wabash County Commissioners to serve as Museum District commissioners. In June of 2005 the current building was purchased at 320 Market Street, and with minor renovations gave the museum 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as secure archive space and a research library. Permanent exhibits include a “Tribute to Brace Beemer, Radio’s Lone Ranger”, the “Oil Boom Era”, and “Churches Around Wabash County”. Other exhibits are designed and opened on a regular basis. Weekly hours are from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Homestead Vinyards

1785 County Road 775 E
West Salem, Illinois, IL 62476
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(618) 456-3560

The Wabash County Farmers Market

Open April-September
The Wabash County Farmers Market is established to provide a community gathering place where local farmers and entrepreneurs can sell handmade, homegrown products directly to the consumer. Our goals are to improve opportunities for all in our community by promoting local economic development as well as social and community building through nutritional education and family-friendly activities.

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Ribberfest Champion BBQ Festival

The smell of World Champion BBQ drifts through the air during the first weekend in September in Wabash county as the city of Mount Carmel hosts Ribberfest, a preliminary competition for the national “Kansas City” cook-off. More than a dozen teams from throughout the nation compete for the title of “Best BBQ.” Entertainment, car shows and much more await visitors.

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