Top Ten Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois

Stephenson County Illinois – Stephenson County Illinois is full of great places to visit with lots of things to do. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, looking for some local shopping deals or just wanting to get out and have some fun, we’ve got you covered here.

Below is the list of the Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois


10. Friends Forever Chili Day Auction and Raffle

Chili supper and auction with Jim Sacia as auctioneer. Proceeds benefit the companion animals at Friends Forever Humane Society. Adults: $7; Children 4 to 9: $4.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Eagles Club, 1200 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport

9. Orangeville Education Foundation 5K Trail Run

Join in a 5K run on the Jane Addams Trail to benefit the Orangeville schools. The scenic route follows Richland Creek; it is a flat, out and back course on a crushed limestone surface. Refreshments after the race for participants. All registrants receive a goody bag. T-Shirts guaranteed to pre-registered runners.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
8 am
Richland Creek Trailhead, 101 N. Ewing Street, Orangeville

8. Autumn Gathering: Dakota, Rock City, Davis

Celebrate the season with visits to each of these unique, special shops located in the villages of Davis, Rock City and Dakota. Spend the day discovering autumn treasures.
Participating shops:

243 E. South Street, Dakota
9 am to 5 pm
Featuring fall scented soy candles, hand crafted scarecrows, pumpkins and other fall home décor. Refreshments

132 Main Street, Dakota
9 am to 5 pm
Hand crafted arts and crafts by local crafters.

312 Church Street, Dakota
9 am to 5 pm
Wide variety of homemade jams, jellies and other goodies, gift baskets, and homemade dish cloths. Tasting available.

207 W. Jefferson Avenue, Rock City
9 am to 5 pm
Antiques, country gifts, floral and hand crafts. Refreshments.

420 Illinois Route 75, Davis
10 am
Featuring sandwiches, cheese special, soups, salads and other goodies. Order meat and cheese trays for the up coming holidays.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time varies by location
Dakota & Davis & Rock City

7. Bring the Family to Freeport’s Own Run-A-Muc Acres

2. AKC 2016 All Breed Dog Show By Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club in Freeport

Come out to the Stephenson County Fairgrounds Saturday October 1st for this Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club held dog show. The Rockford Freeport Kennel Club is an all breed club licensed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) whose purpose is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs and to protect and advance the interests of purebred dogs through the encouragement of training, fostering and encouraging sportsmanlike competition at shows, exhibits and matches, dissemination of knowledge, and information to the general public.

64th & 65tht All-Breed Dog Shows. Obedience Trial & Rally Trial (each day). Chaired by Forest City Dog Training Club, Inc.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Stephenson County Fairgrounds
Public Welcome
$3.00 Parking Fee
Show Catalogs $ 6.00 each
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT Saturday & Sunday
(Show hours subject to change)

1. Aquin Homecoming Parade & Coronation Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 3:00 PM

Come enjoy am Aquin and city of Freeport tradition at the 2016 Homecoming Parade & Coronation. Aquin Schools will be celebrating Homecoming 2016 beginning Sunday, October 2 and running through Saturday, October 3. This year’s theme is ‘The Wonderful World of Aquin’. Aquin’s Annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm with line-up starting at 2:30pm. The parade will end at the Aquin High School parking lot. The parade starts on Walnut by Pleasant and Washington streets.



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BONUS: Cimino’s Little Italy To Hold ‘Top BBQ Sauce Master’ Event

Cimino’s Little Italy needs a local BBQ Sauce to go on there new Ribs & Tips and this Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Cimino’s is holding their judging event which is open to the entire community.

With FREE tasting, beer, food specials and BBQ Sauce judging by the community, come out to Cimino’s this Saturday for an afternoon of fun.

If you have questions call 815-235-3545 for more info.

Cimino’s Little Italy
425 N. Challenge Street just off South Street in Freeport


Some events courtesy of the Freeport/Stephenson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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