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
9. Orangeville Education Foundation 5K Trail Run
8. Autumn Gathering: Dakota, Rock City, Davis
CHRISTY’S TREASURES & GIFTS
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
THE LITTLE HOUSE
132 Main Street, Dakota
9 am to 5 pm
Hand crafted arts and crafts by local crafters.
LEANNE’S JAMS & GOODIES
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.
ROCK RUN PEDDLER
207 W. Jefferson Avenue, Rock City
9 am to 5 pm
Antiques, country gifts, floral and hand crafts. Refreshments.
MEGZ COUNTRY CHEESE
420 Illinois Route 75, Davis
Featuring sandwiches, cheese special, soups, salads and other goodies. Order meat and cheese trays for the up coming holidays.
Time varies by location
7. Bring the Family to Freeport’s Own Run-A-Muc Acres
3063 Becker School Road, Freeport
6. Laurel Street Community Church Annual Hog Roast and Vendor Fair
5. Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train Rides and Silvercreek Museum
4. Black Diamond Music Studio’s Fall Blues Fest
On August 27 Deb put together the single largest all day music fest ever put on in Freeport.
On Saturday, October 1st there will be a mini Encore event at the Krape Park Band Shell with Diamond’s Fall Blues Fest. The event will feature Freeport and other area bands playing Blues, Jazz, RnB and Soul.
Open Jam before the event kicks off from 11-12:30 for any Bands or Musicians not part of the main line up. Then…
- Mark and Lynn Rische kickoff the event from 12:15-1pm with their Bluegrass/ Gospel Music
- Chuck Veer and Take 27 perform from 1pm -2
- Walter Hayward Sr plays from 2-2:30pm
- Speakeasy with Mark Frazer, Mike Caruso and Dewey Veer go on from 3-4pm
- Jeff Goins and Terry Nugent with Big Dirty finish up the fun Blues Fest playing 4-5pm.
The best part, the event is completely Free and open to the public.
3. Captain Lincoln: The Soldier Pig Roast
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
$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