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Feb. 13th-21st :: Closed

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Willow Ridge will be taking a short recess from February 13-21.  Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, February 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we will come back fully refreshed and ready to make sure you enjoy yourselves when you visit again!

Banker Street Relics

Valentine’s Music :: 2/11/17, 2-5pm

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Banker Street Relics will be with us on Saturday, February 11th from 2-5pm to play a mix of classic rock and blues! We loved their sound last time they were here and we are excited to have them back! The band consists of four friends: James Stewart, Lance Downs, Denny Ricketts and Randy Myers who share a love of good music and good fun!  Grab your friends, bring some snacks and join us for a fun afternoon of rock and blues music with Banker Street Relics.


Ice Carving, Music, Pizza :: 2/4/17

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On Saturday, February 4th, Willow Ridge will host its annual ice carving event. Olympic ice carver, Aaric Kendall, will create another amazing ice sculpture on site for all to watch and enjoy! The ice carving will take place from 1-2:30(ish)pm and Dragon Fire Pizza will be serving up their awesome wood-fired pizzas! Just as the finishing details are being etched onto the carving, Frisco Highline will fire up the band from 2-5pm. Frisco is an upbeat acoustic trio playing country, rock, Americana, blues, and more! You’ll hear anything from Hank Williams and Miranda Lambert to Pink and Led Zepplin. Come join us for a fun day!!

No reservations and no cover charge!

We will ask a $3 glass deposit for each glass used but this charge will be returned to you in full when the glass is returned. If you grow attached to the glass while you’re here, you can keep it for the $3 deposit charge!


Holiday Hours

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Hey friends! The end of the year is quickly approaching. Please be sure to take note of a few changes in our hours to accommodate the holidays!

December 24 :: Open 12-4pm

December 25 :: Closed – Merry Christmas Everyone!!

December 31 :: Open 12-5:30pm

January 1 :: Closed – Happy New Year to All!!

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


Dinner Theater :: Kill-a-Lot :: 1/14/17

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Our dinner theater events are a riot and will have you laughing all evening! Reservations are required and will be taken until one week prior to the show. Reservations can be made by calling 217-738-2323. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Seats have been known to sell out quickly so call us as soon as possible!

Tickets are $45 each and include a three course dinner and the performance. There are 8 seats per table but you are free to purchase as many or as few tickets as you need. If you make a reservation for a group of friends you will automatically be seated together; if members of your party make separate reservations, be sure to tell us you’d like to be seated with your friends.

Social time begins at 6:00pm and the dinner begins at 7pm with a plated salad. The first act begins as soon as the first course is complete. A buffet style dinner is served after the first act, giving you time to restock the wine at your table too! A plated dessert will be served near the end of the show.

The performances are created and performed by Upstage Productions, which has been producing interactive comedy murder mysteries since 1989, Upstage’s shows are a perfect blend of witty improvisation and legitimate mystery. They perform at a variety of locations all over the United States with a strong following wherever they perform, and have been doing shows at Willow Ridge Winery for over three years. Some of their fans have been to over fifty of their performances across the country! Don’t miss this terrific evening of comedy, mystery, and murder at Willow Ridge Winery!



Open House & Concordia :: 11/26/16

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Willow Ridge Winery will be hosting its annual open house and customer appreciation event on November 26th. Come out for refreshments, prize drawings, socializing and some really good wine!! Concordia will be playing their fresh spins of popular songs from the last three decades from 2-5pm. Bring some snacks, your best buds and join us for a fun afternoon where WE CELEBRATE YOU!!

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Mary Jo Curry :: 10/30/16

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Music with Mary Jo Curry :: 2-5pm

Mary Jo Curry of Springfield, IL will be with us on Sunday, October 30th from 2-5pm to sing the Blues with the full band.  Mary Jo rocked the house at our annual Blues Fest and we can’t wait to have her and the gang back!  If the weather is nice, the music will be out on the patio; otherwise, we’ll set up inside. Come out for an awesome performance and some really good wine!

No cover charge.


Balloon Glow :: 10/6/16

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Willow Ridge will be hosting an evening balloon glow on Thursday, October 6th. It’s been getting dark around 7pm but we suggest you show up a little earlier to get cozy for the glow! We will not be closing between our normal business hours and the glow so you can come as early as you’d like. Bring some snacks, a warm blanket and some friends!
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Matt & Brian :: 9/30/16

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Music with Matt & Brian :: 6-8pm

Matt and Brian will close the curtain on our 2016 Summer Music Series and we want to see all our Friday friends one more time!! Join us for a evening of friends, fun, wine and acoustic covers of modern and classic country, 80s pop and hair bands, and current hits.  Weather permitting, the music will be out on the patio; otherwise, we’ll set up inside.

No cover charge.


Harvest Festival & Forest Parker Band :: 9/25/16

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Join us for an afternoon of fall festivities with local craft vendors including fresh flowers, fall wreaths and arrangements, vintage décor, lotions and soaps, jewelry, upcycled-bohemian-chic clothing, watercolor notecards and wall hangings, plus locally grown pumpkins and gourds, and music from Forest Parker (2-5pm). For a little extra fun, we’ll have a few fire rings and roasting sticks set up so bring along smore & hot dog fixins or anything else you’d like to cook on a stick!  In the event of rain, the music will move indoors and the fire pits will be abandoned but still feel free to bring along snacks!

No cover charge