Events

Events

Jun
2
Sat
More Fun on 81
Jun 2 all-day

Celebrate our Illinois Bicentennial!

This fun family festival has been chosen as an officially endorsed event of the Illinois Bicentennial by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.

More Fun on 81

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

More Fun on 81 Andover ILOn Saturday, the village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee.  The Orion Community Band will perform, and there will be a drawing for Cubs/Cardinals tickets.  A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a Bicentennial pageant of actors portraying famous persons from Illinois, Henry County, and Andover.   Two of western Illinois and eastern Iowa’s top amateur photographers, husband and wife team Woody Perkins and Joyce Paustian, will display their award-winning photos.

On Sunday, Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Cruise along this June 2nd and 3rd to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Annawan Fun Days @ Howe's Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Annawan Fun Days offer vintage flair and friendly faces!

Fun Day #1

Saturday, Howe’s Park once again is the place to be for the Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. Gather the kids and head outdoors to the nature wonderland and enjoy Giant Goose Youth Day. Celebrating agriculture, the Future Farmer’s Alumni hosts the Hog Roast dinner. Kick off your sandals and dance the night away listening to regional musicians while enjoying some summer brew. Fireworks fly and boom at dusk.

Fun Day #2

Annawan IL Rolle Bolle Put your running shoes on and participate in the Carol M. Guthrie Memorial Run/Walk, where you will be greeted with a hand or knuckle wave of hello. Pre-registered participants will receive T-Shirt. Have breakfast and peruse the craft show featured at Sacred Heart Hall. Basketball enthusiasts attend or watch the three on three tournaments, learn what Rolle Bolle is during the annual competition at Howe’s Park. Head back downtown for the kid’s fun park, food, car show and antique tractor display. The Fun Day Parade is a must-see!

 

FinAnnawan Fun Day Pie Auction ish off the day at the Annawan-Alba Woman’s Club Annual Pie Auction at Howe’s Park. Enjoy a slice of pie, and purchase a pie or two to take home with you from the annual auction. Travel the back roads to Annawan, IL and partake in a rural American tradition with spirit!

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Jun 2 @ 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.

Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
3
Sun
More Fun on 81
Jun 3 all-day

Celebrate our Illinois Bicentennial!

This fun family festival has been chosen as an officially endorsed event of the Illinois Bicentennial by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.

More Fun on 81

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

More Fun on 81 Andover ILOn Saturday, the village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee.  The Orion Community Band will perform, and there will be a drawing for Cubs/Cardinals tickets.  A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a Bicentennial pageant of actors portraying famous persons from Illinois, Henry County, and Andover.   Two of western Illinois and eastern Iowa’s top amateur photographers, husband and wife team Woody Perkins and Joyce Paustian, will display their award-winning photos.

On Sunday, Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Cruise along this June 2nd and 3rd to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Annawan Fun Days @ Howe's Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Annawan Fun Days offer vintage flair and friendly faces!

Fun Day #1

Saturday, Howe’s Park once again is the place to be for the Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. Gather the kids and head outdoors to the nature wonderland and enjoy Giant Goose Youth Day. Celebrating agriculture, the Future Farmer’s Alumni hosts the Hog Roast dinner. Kick off your sandals and dance the night away listening to regional musicians while enjoying some summer brew. Fireworks fly and boom at dusk.

Fun Day #2

Annawan IL Rolle Bolle Put your running shoes on and participate in the Carol M. Guthrie Memorial Run/Walk, where you will be greeted with a hand or knuckle wave of hello. Pre-registered participants will receive T-Shirt. Have breakfast and peruse the craft show featured at Sacred Heart Hall. Basketball enthusiasts attend or watch the three on three tournaments, learn what Rolle Bolle is during the annual competition at Howe’s Park. Head back downtown for the kid’s fun park, food, car show and antique tractor display. The Fun Day Parade is a must-see!

 

FinAnnawan Fun Day Pie Auction ish off the day at the Annawan-Alba Woman’s Club Annual Pie Auction at Howe’s Park. Enjoy a slice of pie, and purchase a pie or two to take home with you from the annual auction. Travel the back roads to Annawan, IL and partake in a rural American tradition with spirit!

Maple City Fine Arts Exhibition @ Geneseo Historic Art and Shopping District
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Maple City Fine Arts Exhibition @ Geneseo Historic Art and Shopping District  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

Maple City Art Exhibition May 2017

Area artists comprising of students (6th grade and up) to adults of all ages exhibit over 100 pieces of art display their artwork at the Geneseo Art League and the Cellar Restaurant downtown Geneseo, IL.  It is a relaxed and welcoming event where exhibitors compete for top honors.

All art mediums are accepted.  Drop off dates are May 18-19 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at 125 N. State Street in Geneseo.

Jun
6
Wed
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Jun
9
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Jun 9 @ 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.

Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Orion Community Garage Sales
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Orion Community Garage Sales @ Orion | Illinois | United States

Community Garage Sales in Orion!

If you love garage sales and bargains, mark this date on your calendar!  Orion will host over 100 different shopping opportunities for the treasure and home baked goodies.  Food is available throughout town at different locations.  Grab a map and wind the roads of Orion this spring!

Jun
13
Wed
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Jun
15
Fri
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34

There is Always More on 34, Galesburg to Aurora, …Bargains Await

More on 34 is the grandaddy of all linear yard sales, with over 100 miles of treasure hunting and bargains across five counties.  A weekend of treasure hunting in the Illinois countryside and through 18 towns.  It’s not your typical garage or yard sale.  Day trippers will find an array of items from vendors who line the streets to sell their wares with selections from antiques and collectibles to everyday things.

Meander Highway 34 discover the history, the diners, and shops and become familiar with all the communities have to offer.

 

Geneseo Music Festival @ Geneseo City Park
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Music Melodies Fill the Air!

Geneseo Music Festival is a  fun vibrant weekend in historic downtown Geneseo. Friday evening, the famous Doo-Dah Parade is the leading entry for the family weekend event. Gather in City Park to enjoy the community supper and watch the queen contest.  Saturday, run with dad in the Maple City 4, a 4K race. Roam the farmer’s market and City Park, filled with arts and crafts, antique tractors,  family activities, food, and music! Sunday dine on pancakes, peruse the arts and craft vendors while listening to melodies all day long. You are invited to stay the weekend and enjoy a friendly community with heart!

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Hog Capital BBQ Challenge @ Berrien Park
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are You Up for a Challenge?

Hog Capital BBQ Challenge a sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) professional BBQ competition will be hosted by the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce during More on 34, miles and miles of sales!

Competitors will compete in four categories, chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket for cash prizes and points. $6,000 Purse!  All points earned go towards competing in National Competitions including the American Royal World Series of Barbeque.

For amateurs, consider entering the Backyard competition or for the next generation the Kids “Q”.

Jun
16
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Jun 16 @ 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.

Geneseo Music Festival @ Geneseo City Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Music Melodies Fill the Air!

Geneseo Music Festival is a  fun vibrant weekend in historic downtown Geneseo. Friday evening, the famous Doo-Dah Parade is the leading entry for the family weekend event. Gather in City Park to enjoy the community supper and watch the queen contest.  Saturday, run with dad in the Maple City 4, a 4K race. Roam the farmer’s market and City Park, filled with arts and crafts, antique tractors,  family activities, food, and music! Sunday dine on pancakes, peruse the arts and craft vendors while listening to melodies all day long. You are invited to stay the weekend and enjoy a friendly community with heart!

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Hog Capital BBQ Challenge @ Berrien Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are You Up for a Challenge?

Hog Capital BBQ Challenge a sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) professional BBQ competition will be hosted by the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce during More on 34, miles and miles of sales!

Competitors will compete in four categories, chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket for cash prizes and points. $6,000 Purse!  All points earned go towards competing in National Competitions including the American Royal World Series of Barbeque.

For amateurs, consider entering the Backyard competition or for the next generation the Kids “Q”.

Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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