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30th Annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill
Saturday 17 November 2018, 08:00am - 04:00pm
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P. O. Box 33
Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548


"Christmas on Vinegar Hill” is held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  

This year’s event will be Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


History of “Vinegar Hill”

Prior to the repeal of the eighteenth amendment (prohibition) in 1933,  Mt. Pulaski stayed “wet” longer than the surrounding “dry” towns.  Since Mt. Pulaski had thirteen prosperous saloons and a few bootleggers, the railroads brought customers into town from every direction.  They would come with empty flasks and leave with full ones.  Upon nearing town, the conductor would call out “Vinegar Hill next stop”.  Thus, the town earned the nickname, “Vinegar Hill”.

Chestnut Street Map

 Chestnut Map

Chestnut is located 6 miles northeast of Mt. Pulaski on Route 54. Chestnut locations B through F are on this map.

Chestnut location A is located on Route 54 before arriving in Chestnut.

Vendor List and Map Numbers

To view the vendor list and map numbers, click here

Mt Pulaski City Map