The Mississippi Valley Chapter of ACBS, along with the Antique Motor Club has been invited to attend and display our fine watercraft at the……..

50th Anniversary Celebration of Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Illinois

DATES: Friday June 9-11th 2017
You will not want to miss this!!!!!!
50 years ago in 1967 the Army Corps of Engineers dammed off the Kaskaskia river to create what is now Carlyle Lake and the surrounding park.

This will be a well planned event with top notch entertainment with a projected 40,000 visitors expected to attend. A fabulous venue to show off the boats!!!

Entertainment dates:
June 10th: Country music artist……. DREW BALDRIDGE
Along with…….. THE ESKIMO BROTHERS, out of Nashville, TN
June11th: Local Rock and Roll favorites from our younger pasts…. HEAD EAST

Other attractions all weekend:
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall (For those that aren’t familiar, this is Smaller mobile version of the Memorial of our fallen Heroes of the Vietnam War.)
Pet Parade
The Gypsy Rose Pirate Ship
Hot air ballon rides
Sailboat rides
Arts and Crafts displays
5K run
Antique cars and campers
And of Course……. the MVC of ACBS flotilla

It’s all on their website:

The chapter will have a location on the parking lot next to the 4 lane boat ramp. There will be some limited access to in water display with limited use of the courtesy docks and loading ramp perimeter. We will be able to move boats in and out at will so you can plan to attend Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or all weekend and be able to come and go as you please. Security will be on hand.

Lodging is somewhat limited to the Dam West area but plentiful in Ofallon about 28 minutes away. Camping with or without power is plentiful around the show area and walking distance to the grounds.

This event comes on the heels of our 2017 Kick Off event at Lake St. Louis on May 20th, but it only happens once so let’s hope to have a great showing of support for both the Carlyle Lake 50 committee and for our Chapter as well.

Please email myself or Dale Roth of your interest in joining us there:
Jim Pearo.
Dale Roth.

This only happens once so let’s do it right !!!!!
I cant believe they got THE ESKIMO BROTHERS!!!! They are awesome!!!!!

Jim Pearo