Illinois hunting and fishing

Celebrate butterflies and the perfect walleye sandwich on the same wekend

July 12, 2012 at 08:50 AM

A “Butterfly Frenzy” and Walleye Festival will be held on the same weekend in the Lake Shelbyville area.

Eagle Creek State Park at Lake Shelbyville is sponsoring a “Butterfly Frenzy” event to highlight the park’s Butterfly Barn.

Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 28.

There will be music, games, educational sessions, and guest speakers. 

Additional activities catching and releasing butterflies, and sidewalk chalk butterfly drawing. 

For more information about Eagle Creek, visit: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/R3/EAGLECRK.HTM

At the same time, the town of Findlay will be hosting its annual Walleye Festival.

Activities include live music, a car/truck/motorcycle show, a kiddie tractor pull, Three-on-three basketball tournaments, and walleye sandwiches.

The festival opens July 27 at 4 p.m. and continues through the evening of July 29.

For a schedule of events, visit: http://www.lakeshelbyville.com/events/walleye.htm.