Season 8 - 2010
Episode 801 - Feb. 5
This show is a preview of the locations and people in the new season of Heartland Highways. Learn more about where this year's adventures will take you!
Episode 802 - Feb. 12
The crew visits several attractions in and around Dana, Indiana. First, the Brown Barn General Store near Chrisman, Illinois features good food and on occasion live music! Then the crew goes to Brooke's Candy Company in downtown Dana where a mother/daughter duo cook up treats that'll make you wish you had taste-o-vision! Finally, just down the street from Brooke's is the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site where we'll learn more about the World War II journalist known for his personal style of storytelling.
Episode 803 - Feb. 19
In this episode Lori and Kate visit three country opry sites across Illinois. The Altamont Living Museum, Edgewood Opry and Bement Country Opry each have a different story and feature unique and interesting people and song choices. Your toes will be tapping before you know it!
Episode 804 - Feb. 26
The impressive skill set and passion for plants is highlighted when we meet Larry Shobe, Eastern Illinois University's grounds gardener. Then, The Lilly House and Gardens may be in the heart of Indianapolis, but it sure doesn't feel like it! Come along as Lori and Kate visit this oasis in the city. Finally, a unique breed of squirrels is featured in Olney, Illinois. Learn more about why this city has so many white squirrels in the closing story.
Episode 805 - March 5
Fellow show producers Fred Peralta and Rameen Karbassioon pitch in two stories in this episode. Rameen takes viewers to Fat Tire Bikes in Kansas, Illinois, where you'll meet the owner whose passion for bicycles turned into a business too. Then, Fred showcases the Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, Illinois, where many new things have been added since our last visit. The countdown is on for the final story! Central Illinois Aerospace will take us to new heights and remind viewers why they loved those model rockets so much as a kid!
Episode 806 - March 12
Cars, cars and more cars! A Model T cruise and collectors in Indiana are featured and we'll also take a ride over to the Chevy Museum in Decatur and Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. Whether you're buying, admiring or learning about them, this episode's got everything for the car lover!
Episode 807 - March 19
This show is all about talented women. Mary Satterfield is a champion fisherwoman and she'll take Lori and Kate out to her favorite lake, Lake Shelbyville, and attempt to teach them to fish like champions too! And she hasn't made it onto Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss yet, but Buffy Vance of Madeline's Confectionery in Urbana has a pretty impressive craft all on her own. She'll tell us all about sugar art in this episode. Finally, Suzanna Fairley doesn't take art lightly, despite the fact that she paints on feathers. Her love for painting on any and everything has brought her to feathers and what she creates is nothing short of amazing!
Episode 808 - March 26
This week we travel to several different types of farms. The 200 Acres in Arthur farms cucurbits, or things of the pumpkin and squash variety in layman's terms. One of their latest undertakings is heirloom seeds. Come along and see how the Condill Family is preserving their family tradition. Then we head to rural Herrick, Illinois, where we'll meet the Clark Family. They're taking sustainable living to a whole new level. We end up in Newton, Illinois, at a shrimp farm. Yes, you read that right. It may be the furthest south shrimp farm in the United States. Watch to find out how Stan Zumbahlen makes it work!
Episode 809 - April 2
Heartland Highways is indulging in art for this episode. See what Carmel, Indiana, has done to bring art back to downtown with their Arts and Design District. Then, follow along as the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, is featured and make sure to stick around for a look at Larry Kanfer's beautiful prairiescape photography.
Episode 810 - April 9
This show marks the 100th episode of Heartland Highways. A look back at some of our favorite shows will be included, along with an interview with host Lori Casey all about how the show came to be what it is and some of her favorite moments. We'll also feature a guest interview with former co-host Rachel Wikoff all the way from California! Following those stories, we'll visit Forest Park in St. Louis. The beautiful landscape, ample activities and historic grounds make you forget you're in the middle of a city!
Episode 811 - April 16
The Flower Patch Bed & Breakfast and Diamond House in Arcola, Illinois, are featured. We'll meet the family of innkeepers who run these side-by-side B and B's. Then we'll head out to rural Charleston for a look at Ray Muessman's Barn Museum. His collection of historic farm equipment, homestead living items and more dates back to the 1800s. Finally, Wes Whiteside's rural Charleston grounds and exotic plants are highlighted.
Episode 812 - April 23
In this episode we'll visit Eastern Illinois University's Booth Library where an impressive collection of postcards, now digital, are housed. Next, we'll meet acoustic guitar maker Tom Foreman from Stewardson. Although he claims he doesn't play guitar very well, he sure makes some beautiful music when it comes to his craftsmanship. Finally, we'll tour Clay City Pottery in Clay City, Indiana, where stoneware pottery has been made by the same family for more than a century.
Episode 813 - April 30
Season 8 closes out with a show featuring different types of performances. Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro, Indiana, makes viewers a part of their family. We promise some good food, a good show, and good family fun here. Then Lori and Kate take a swing on the trapeze when the visit the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University in Normal. This circus has a history as long as their list of different acts. And finally we'll meet the Central Illinois English Country Dancers who will teach us how 'trip the light fantastic' with dances from centuries ago.