Well it’s that time of year once again! Starting Monday August first and going through Sunday August seventh, Ottawa is having their River fest in Downtown Ottawa Illinois. Besides the usual carnival, music and beer gardens, this year they are also having a “Taste of Ottawa” fair. Admission is only $2.00 per person and children are free! As always, please check out there web site for a full list of all the activities. There is A LOT of things going on and they have a great calendar of events, list of vendors and and all the live entertainment that will be going on! The Brightwood Inn is only 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa, so we are a quiet place to stay in the country when you want to get away form all the noise. A full hot breakfast always awaits you every morning as well.