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Crappie USA Super Tournament
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina | 06:00 am
Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois from March 9th-11th, 2017.  Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.
A Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday the 11th at the Elks Pavilion on the Lake of Egypt.
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 9th at The Pavilion- 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.  Sign-up will begin at 5pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7pm local time.  This seminar is open to the public.  For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.
Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation.  The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
12024 Laguna Drive- Marion, IL 62959


Take Pride in America
March 24, 2018

Little Grassy Lake | 07:00 pm
788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 60058
(618) 457-6655


8th annual Marion Chamber Foundation Bass Tournament
March 25, 2018

Pyramid Acres Marina | 06:00 am
The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring the 8th annual two-person Bass Tournament at Pyramid Acres Marina on Sunday, March 25. The event is a fundraiser for the Marion Chamber Foundation. 
The tournament fee is $70 per team and optional $10 for Big Bass at 100% pay back. Entries will be limited to the first 150 teams. $500 CASH BONUS to the 1st place winner!
30% of the entry fees will go toward the Marion Chamber Scholarship Program. The Marion Chamber of Commerce currently offers two scholarships: John A. Logan College Two Year Tuition Waiver and a Grad Spree Scholarship. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards these scholarships based on the amount of money generated by the fundraising efforts from the previous year. 
The tournament also needs volunteers! If you are interested in helping at this year's tournament, please contact the Chamber by phone at 997-6311 or e-mail at The following time slots are available:
Registration: 5 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Check-in: 2-4 p.m.
Weight recordkeeping: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
12171 Marina Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 964-1184


Little Egypt Open
April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Devils Kitchen Lake | 07:00 pm


57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Pavilion | 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Southern Illinois Earth Sciences Club presents the 57th Annual Gem and Mineral show at The Pavilion.  Admission is $2, children 18 and under are FREE and there will be door prizes.  Come see rare rocks and minerals, Indian Artifacts, Fossils, Shell Crafts, Lapidary Displays and more.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959
SIES Club or, Mike Chontofalsky


Bill Harkins Four Man Team
April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Crab Orchard Lake | 07:00 pm


River-to-River Relay
April 21, 2018

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April.  240 eight-member teams from around the country compete.  The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.  The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL