Story of Carterville

5 Historic Carterville

Carterville is a charming, small town in the heart of Southern Illinois, an area many refer to as the “heartland.”  Within 1.5 to 4 hours from favorite American cities of St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, and Memphis, Carterville is nestled as a gateway to fast-growing Southern Illinois Wine Country.  In fact, this town is within an hour to 29 wineries you can enjoy in this region.


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Thu, 12/04/2014 @ 10:37am

The Annual Downtown Chirstmas event will be postponed until Firday, December 12th, 2014. The times for all events will remain the same. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Tue, 12/02/2014 @ 9:25am

This years Annual event will be held on December 5, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

The Annual Christmas in Carterville is another huge success that is sponsored by the City of Carterville. As with the Pumpkin Path, the downtown streets are closed off in the afternoon to allow for a safe Christmas Experience. The first Friday in December, downtown businesses open their doors to provide endless options for memory making with families. From visits with Santa, cookies, hot cider, hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs, barbeques, ornament making, Vendor Market, live trees, letters to Santa, Little...

Tue, 12/02/2014 @ 10:08am


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the beginning of the development of a recreation plan for the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). A first step in the planning process will be to gather information from Refuge users. Members of the public who are interested in participating in the planning process can attend an open house to be held at John A. Logan College on Monday, December 8th. The open house will take place in the...