Whether attending a special event, or just making the journey up without a special occasion, you are in for a treat. Bald Knob Mountain is the second highest point in Southern Illinois and offers wonderful views, particularly in the fall.
A day like no other – celebrate your special day in one of the most beautiful points in Southern Illinois. Read about our Wedding packages (view side 1, view side 2), then complete a facilities use request form (below).
Group Meetings, Family Events, etc…
The Bald Knob Cross of Peace has a Facility Use Request form that must be submitted with appropriate payment if you wish to utilize our facilities for an event which is large, formal, advertised, or requires equipment set-up, etc.
- Online form to pay by credit card (guidelines to review)
- Paper form to submit with check payment (please check back as this for is being updated). If you have any questions please call Tonya at 618-713-8516.
Cash contributions and the fair market value of contributions-in-kind to the Bald Knob Cross of Peace are tax deductible, pursuant to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provisions.
Small, informal gatherings that do not require reserved space or set up are free to utilize the grounds at will with no previous approval during regular hours.
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. – Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Each year, hundreds of people make the trek to the top of Bald Knob mountain to usher in the dawn with a service of worship and praise, celebrating Easter morning. Complete with bagpipes, music and a brief message, worshipers bring lawn chairs, blankets and a spirit of expectation as they celebrate together the dawning of Easter. This year’s speaker will be Frank Caruso, Christopher, IL. Soloist Jance Curry-Witzman, Murphysboro, IL. And Keyboard accompanist, Mara Williams, Murphysboro, IL.
The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and doughnuts and coffee will be available in the Welcome Center. There will be directed parking and assistance available for handicapped individuals.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Blessing of the Bikes
Sponsored by the Christian Motorcycle Association, motorcycle riders are encouraged to bring their bikes to the cross as the official kickoff of the spring and summer riding season. CMA Prayer Leaders provide brief personal blessings, and the event is made complete with great food, music and a spirit of camaraderie. The blessing occurs on the last Sunday of April, and literally, thousands of motorcycles and riders cover the top of Bald Knob mountain. The event is often held in conjunction with other local events targeting motorcycle enthusiasts.
Orders are now open for 2018 Blessing of the Bikes T-shirts. Order here.
2017 T-shirts are still available at the discounted rate of $7.50. Click here to purchase.
May 4, 2018 – Par for the Cross Golf Scramble
Additional Upcoming Events – More Details to Come