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This market will be filled with all the amazing vintage and handmade goods you've come to expect at The Hobnob plus the sights and scents of autumn...think apples, pumpkins, spice, and more! Our setting will be the grounds of Tuscan Hills Winery located at 2200 Historic Hills Drive in Effingham, Illinois. You can enjoy a glass of their yummy wine as you peruse all the treasures to be found at the market.
Hobnob Harvest Market Shopper's Guide
Getting to the Market
Tuscan Hills Winery is located at 2200 Historic Hills Drive in Effingham. It's near the Harley-Davidson dealership just west of where Interstates 57 and 70 merge. The best way to get there is to exit at Route 45 Effingham/Sigel (exit 162), go slightly south of the interstate exchange, and turn at the light on Technology Drive. There is a large blue sign for Tuscan Hills Winery on the left near the light. Shortly after turning on Technology Drive you'll see Althoff Drive which only goes left. Turn left on Althoff and follow it around until you see Legacy Harley-Davidson dealership on the right - it looks like a barn with a silo and is at the corner of Historic Hills Drive. Turn south (right) and follow Historic Hills Drive to the winery. They have a stone sign on the left and you won't see the building til you're right to it. It's nestled in a lovely hidden area that makes you forget you're even near two big interstates. We'll have lots of signs out to direct you and there will be loads of free parking at the event in grassy areas.
We'll have lots of signs out to direct you and there will be loads of free parking at the event in grassy areas. We’ll have parking attendants to help you navigate. Pile into the truck (there will be lots of big furniture for sale!) and set out for an autumn adventure.
When you get here please check in on social media and use Instagram hashtag #hobnobmarket if you take fun photos for sharing. We’d love to see!
The Prairie Moon Party – Friday evening, October 3 from 3-7 pm Central
We’ll have one line for those of you who already have tickets and another line for those who need to purchase tickets. Tickets are $15 at the gate Friday. If you already have your tickets please fill out the tear-off raffle portion - we’ll have a spot right by the entrance to drop those. You’ll keep the main portion of your ticket since you can use it for free re-admission on Saturday.
Our special giveaway table will be inside the winery. We’ll announce winners but sometimes we have such serious and intent shoppers that they miss their name being called. J We’ll have a board by the giveaway table with winners’ names listed and the prize they won – you can check it throughout the evening. Shady Rail Farm and Country Rhodes will be selling delicious food like pasta, pulled pork, pie, and more. Tuscan Hills will be pouring their delicious wines plus beer and cocktails – including a special apple cider martini. The Whipstitch Sallies will be playing live all evening.
Market Day – Saturday, October 4 from 9 am to 4 pm Central
Shop, laugh, eat, repeat! Enjoy a day of fabulous shopping, have a good time with friends, relax and eat some lunch, then head off for shopping round two! There will be live music all day. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.
Types of Payment
You’ll want to bring lots of cash but many of our vendors also accept credit and debit cards using their phones. A few may take checks but that’s not guaranteed.
Tote It, Hold It, Load It
Buy something too big to carry? Have too much to carry? We’ll have porters here to help and they’ll be wearing bright pink “Hey Porter!” tees. They have lots of teenage expenses so if you can give them a few bucks for helping you they would greatly appreciate it. J They can be found at our porter station which doubles as a Hold area. If your purchases get too cumbersome to carry just bring them by and we’ll give you a number and watch your goodies so you can shop with both hands! There will also be a loading zone designated so you can get closer if you buy a big piece of furniture.
We’ll have two sets of portable restrooms (marked on our map) and there are also restrooms inside the winery. This is pretty much a girl day so the restroom that’s usually men’s will be marked as a ladies’ restroom. There will be a baby changing station in the restroom on the right.
If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com. We hope you have a wonderful time Hobnobbing with us!