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  • 4th annual river rat

    catfish classic

    oct. 7-8, 2017

  • grafton riverside



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  • Ben and Trudi Allen

    Local Legend: Ben and Trudi Allen

    On a cold, cold day in February 1989 Ben Allen looked out of a window of a dilapidated building on Grafton’s riverfront and saw the future.“I came to Grafton and ...

  • Art in the Park

    11th Annual Grafton Art in the Park

    Grafton Art in the ParkSept. 9 - 10, 2017Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.The Grove Memorial Park

  • Calhoun Peaches

    They're Here! Look for Calhoun County Peaches Now

    Move over Georgia, Calhoun County in southwestern Illinois is the place to find some of the best peaches in the Midwest. And peach season is now in full swing.   Take a bite into a juicy, sweet Calhoun County peach and find out what visitors throughout the Meeting ...

  • Grafton Ferry

    Take the Ferry to Grafton This Weekend

    Catch the Grafton Ferry for your weekend getaway in the Meeting of the Great Rivers! Enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across the Mississippi River to downtown Grafton. Sip wines at award winning wineries. Have a drink alongside the river at local restaurants. Shop until you drop at riverside ...

  • fish

    Gone Fishin'

    It’s not too difficult to find your Friday fish fix! While we have numerous churches, KC Halls and VFWs that host fish fries, we also have several locally-owned eateries that are known for their delicious seafood. Here is my list of the top restaurants for excellent fish in our ...


  • Confluence of Rivers

    The once thriving riverboat industry in Grafton has become a thing of the past, but you can still see the towboats and barges pushing their way along the Mississippi.

  • Grafton Ferry

    The Grafton Ferry, which is open spring through late fall, carries cars and passengers across the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to St. Charles County, Mo.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    The resilience of the town is evident in the bustling tourist community that Grafton has become. Gift shops, antique stores, wineries, guest houses, "hot fish" sandwich stands line Main Street and the riverfront.

  • Pere Marquette State Park

    If you are looking for outdoor recreation, look no further than Grafton. Pere Marquette State Park, the largest state park in Illinois, is located just west of Grafton. There are hiking trails, opportunities to eagle watch and much more.

  • Grafton, Illinois

    At the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, experience life in a real river town - Grafton, Illinois. The early settlers of Grafton saw the potential of this plat of land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.