Events

Events

Oct
19
Fri
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
20
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Beta Sigma Phi Annual Craft Show @ Galva High School
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Beta Sigma Phi Annual Craft Show @ Galva High School  | Galva | Illinois | United States

Looking for homemade and handcrafted gifts this season?

Beta Sigma Phi is one of the largest craft show in Henry County! Featuring locally made handcrafted gifts from the Midwest. A variety of seasonal and holiday decorations are on display; candles, wooden items, wreaths, jewelry, garden art, baskets, and even pet treats! Food available on site.

Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ryan's Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Round the barn!

See history through an unmatched and rewarding experience. The barn is a recognizable symbol of Henry County’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled on a knoll near the entrance of the 1,361-acre Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, The round barn was the brainstorm and pet project of a turn-of-the-century Chicago brain surgeon named Lawrence P. Ryan. The industrious doctor deviated from the standard square barn design that dotted the countryside and built a round barn. Ryan’s barn is a three-level, domed-ceiling structure built on a slope so that the first and second floors are easily accessible from the outside at ground level. Built by carpenters who specialized in round barn construction, it measures 80 feet tall and 85 feet in diameter. The barn features a 16-foot diameter floor-to-ceiling silo.

One of only 42 Illinois round barns in existence. Thanks to a dedicated group of concerned people, a unique piece of America’s agrarian past has been preserved for posterity. Ryan’s Round Barn is operated and maintained by The Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation. Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to reserve your time.

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
21
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
25
Thu
Witches Night Out Geneseo
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Witches Night Out Geneseo @ Geneseo | Illinois | United States

There is a little witch in all of us …

Let the inner witch fly during Witches Night Out, Thursday, October 25 in Geneseo. A hauntingly fun night filled with frightful treats and an evening specials passport through Geneseo’s specialty merchants, restaurants, and businesses!  Your passport is good for a fun-filled evening of letting your inner witch shop!

Oct
26
Fri
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
27
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
28
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Oct
31
Wed
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm
Torment at Twelve Hundred

Be Tormented! Severe mental suffering ~ October Weekends

“Torment Twelve Hundred” continues its daunting saga each year!  Your visit will exceed the boundaries of fear, sending you on a walking path through dark winding tunnels, outdoor wooded trails, highly detailed buildings and more.  One of the top 10 haunts in Illinois by USA Today. Not recommended for 12 years and younger. Open toed shoes and high heels are prohibited!

Open Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am, Sundays and Halloween 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Nov
23
Fri
“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
24
Sat
Small Business Saturday
Nov 24 all-day
Small Business Saturday

Celebrate and Support Local Small Businesses

Spend the day in Henry County browsing the unique small businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities.

Shop for the latest in stylish fashion at our boutiques – Entwined in Bishop Hill, Katsch in Geneseo, or Johnson’s Hub in Kewanee.

Looking for home decor, candles, or something to get you in the holiday spirit?  Urban Farmhouse in Geneseo is always loaded with farmhouse style inventory, and Songbird Lane Antiques in Cambridge is a great place to find antiques and primitives.  Shop for traditional or fun & funky decor and accessories, a lot of it handmade by local artisans, at Mosaic Art Market & Studio in Kewanee, Savage Inspirations in Annawan, or My Moon Creations in Geneseo.

Add beauty to your life with a gorgeous floral arrangement from Village Florist Gifts and Antiques in Geneseo, Heartfelt in Kewanee, or Old Mill Gardens in Atkinson.

If you’re into original art, be sure to visit Rutabaga Art or Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo or Gallery on Second in Kewanee.

Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at Cerno’s Bar and Grill or The Boiler Room in Kewanee, P.L. Johnson’s in Bishop Hill, or Sweet Peas Grill & Bar in Geneseo.  After you’re done shopping, stop in for a craft beer or glass of wine at Geneseo Brewing Company or Lionstone Brewery & Gastropub in Geneseo or Lavender Crest Winery in Colona.

Spend the day in Henry County and support our small businesses – special people contributing to their communities!

“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
25
Sun
“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Nov
30
Fri
Atkinson Christmas Festival
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Atkinson Christmas Festival @ Atkinson | Illinois | United States

Three full hours of cheer during Atkinson Christmas Festival! Santa arrives by fire truck and will hear Christmas wishes and lists at the Township Hall. Sample and vote for your favorite Five Roaster Chili Competition downtown at L&J Hometown Market.  Meander downtown and visit the local businesses, treats for all!  Line up the kids for the Reindeer Fun Run downtown at State Street, Pluck a Penguin duck to win a prize, both young and old! Ugly Christmas Sweaters are requested, the secret ugly sweater patrol will be out, winner takes all! The cheerful holiday evening will end when everyone’s had enough fun!

Dec
1
Sat
“Julmarknad” Christmas Market @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas Market in Historic Bishop Hill

Wishing you could go back to simpler times, this Christmas season?

Escape the frenzy of the Christmas season, and make your way to the Julmarknad Christmas Market in National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill, IL. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas past.  Watch for Swedish folk characters “Tomten” roaming the village.  Special Music, Swedish food specialties, and an abundance of handmade wares, folk art, and antiques will be on hand to enjoy.  You’ll also be able to select from a large array of delicious holiday cookies during our Cookie Walk weekend, homemade by community bakers on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It’s a one-of-kind holiday experience, sure to delight the whole family.

Andover Christmas Walk
Dec 1 @ 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Andover Christmas Walk @ Andover | Illinois | United States

Andover’s festive Christmas Walk is for all to experience and enjoy! Begin with the tree lighting ceremony and sing along at Andover Lake Park.  Warm up with kids crafts and visit with Santa Claus while sampling holiday treats.   Take a drive and enjoy the Andover Lake Park aglow with lighted displays and luminaries, and then visit the candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel with music for all.  Photo courtesy of Orion News Gazette.

A few of the evening events:

4:45 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sing-a-long

5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. (American Legion Building)

  • Soup supper and Christmas goodies
  • Vocal Ensemble singing Christmas Carols in lower level
  •  Holiday Crafts, Games and Magic Show for the Children
  • Christmas music played on the piano in the upper level
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, handing out treats to the children
  • Christmas Cookie Walk and Gift Giving Bazaar for gift giving!
  • Silent Auction featuring a variety of Christmas & Winter Decorations
  • Snowmen Display

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

  • Tractor-pulled wagon rides—drop-off and pick-up by east pavilion

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Musical performances
Dec
2
Sun
Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park
Dec 2 – Dec 30 all-day
Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Windmont Park Light Festival – Celebrate the Season

Windmont Park Light Festival is a magical wonderland. View vivid colors and whimsical lights celebrating the spirit of the Christmas season in Kewanee.  Sunday, December 2, Santa arrives in the parade and signals the opening of the season with a fireworks display. The viewing season continues through New Year’s Day.

Take a leisurely drive through Northeast Park and enjoy the lighted displays from the warmth of your vehicle.