Blackcat BBQ Showdown, Flea Market & Fall Fest

Oct. 19 & 20, 2018

A joined partnership between The Village of Goreville and Goreville Community Schools Clubs & Organizations

Working together as One. One Community, One Vision.

Friday October 19

BBQ contestants set up

Saturday October 20

Flea Market

BBQ cook-off

Kids’ & Teen cook-off

Peoples Choice Judging

Goreville Schools Marching Band’s Chill Supper

Goreville Schools Clubs and Organizations Booths in the evening


Click here for  BBQ entry form

Click here for Flea Market entry form 

Annual Events

APRIL: River to River Relay

MAY: The Annual Tunnel Hill Rd. and Goreville City Wide Yard Sale. Held on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May.

JULY: Freedom Fest

OCTOBER: Fall Festival


Goreville Diner
220 S. Broadway (618) 995-2467

101 N. Broadway (618) 995-9998

Goreville Food Market
700 W. Main (618) 995-2421

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant
304 W. Collins St. (618) 995-9686

Acee’s Neighborhood Food & Fuel
845 S. Broadway (618) 995-1842

Longhorn Cafe
(618) 995-1515 (4mi. north of town)

Outdoor Recreation

Goreville City Park

Lake of Egypt

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Shawnee National Forest

Outdoor Recreation Surrounding Goreville

Tunnel Hill State Trail
Cache River State Natural Area: Belknap, IL.
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge: Marion, IL.
Southern Illinois Golf Trail (618) 529-4451
Vertical Heartland Rock Climbing School
The Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center: Whitehill, IL. (618) 657-2064
Cache River Wetlands

Wine Trails – Shawnee Hills Wine Trail & The Southern Illinois Wine Trail

Lake of Egypt Antique Trail

Wolf Creek Antiques & Crafts Mall
215 S. Broadway Goreville, IL
(618) 995-9654

Tuesday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5
Closed Monday

Countree Peddler
605 W. Main St. Goreville, IL
(618) 995-9222

Wednesday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Whitecotton Antique Mall
10348 Whitecotton Rd. Marion, IL
(618) 995-2058

Monday- Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

Blues Barn & BBQ
Creal Springs, IL.

Max Creek Mercantile
2550 Gilead Church Rd. Simpson, IL
(618) 695-3546

Tuesday – Saturday 10-6
Days/Hours Vary, Please Call

Vienna Antique Mall
Vienna, IL

Past n Present Antique Mall
Vienna, IL

Sporting Events

Goreville Schools Athletic Program

Johnson County Youth League

Johnson County Youth League Football

Shawnee Community College Athletic Program: Ullin, IL

John A. Logan College Athletic Program: Carterville, IL.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL Athletic Program

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball