Planning Your Event at the Cross

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.

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Upcoming Events

Bald Knob Cross Day of Giving

COVID-19 has hit us all hard. Bald Knob Cross stands strong, but we need your help. With matching donors, your contribution is multiplied to make a huge difference in the ongoing ministries of the cross.

See the “Day of Giving” Details Here

NEW DATE! August 15, 2020 – 1st Annual Blessing of the Jeeps

Blessing of the Jeeps is sponsored by Jeep N Shawnee, Living the Jeep Life for Christ group, and Absher Arnold Jeep in Marion Illinois. Their friends and regional jeep groups, Chicago Jeep Union, and the Midwest Jeep Alliance will be assisting in offering two jeep blessings.

The first blessing will be at 9:30 am with the second being at 12 noon. The Spud Shack Food Truck will be there when you get hungry.  Shirts, decals, and jeep jewelry will be for sale at the event, and shirts are available in advance at, with proceeds going to Bald Knob Cross of Peace.

Jeep N Shawnee members will be leading tours one hour after the blessings of the surrounding National Forest. This will be a 2wd friendly ride through the Shawnee with great views of the cross in all its glory.

For specific questions about the event format, contact Joe at 618-612-8652.

October 17, 2020 – Fall Colors at the Cross

COVID-19 guidelines will be closely monitored and adjustments to the event will be made as necessary.

Come view the beautiful fall colors at Bald Knob Cross! Lunch served, face painting, music and games.

  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • Entrance fee $5.00 per car.
  • Food and coffee beverages will be provided by BIG MUDDY FRYERS and HEBREWZ COFFEE SHOP.
  • Horse & buggy rides by Doug & Beth Hileman, and miniature therapy ponies from Rainbows Dream Ranch.
  • Vendors will be available with local arts and crafts, photography, and inspirational gifts.

Are you a vendor? Submit an application to attend here.

Would you like to be a Fall Colors Sponsor? Find out more.