Events

Events

Sep
28
Fri
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Sep
29
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Sep 29 @ 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.

Jordbruksdagarna – Agriculture Days @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate Jordbruksdgarna-Agriculture Days and Bishop Hill’s agrarian heritage.  Experience a traditional 19th century harvest.  Meander Village park filled with activities and demonstrations, music, farm produce, antique/primitive vendors,  Colony stew, Svensk Varn Koro a Swedish hot dog dinner and a bake sale, too. Bake sale outside of the Steeple Building.  People movers will be making stops at VASA archives, Henry County Historical Museum, Village Park, Colony Church and the Albert Krans Livery Stable Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule below is for Saturday and Sunday.

Village Park Vendors and Demonstrations 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hammer and Pick Performance Noon and 2 p.m.
Nordic Dancers Peformance 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Bjorkland Hotel: sorghum cooking, hard tack baking, brick making, cider pressing, shelling corn, and corn husk doll experiential demonstrations Noon to 4 p.m.
Antique Equipment Field Demonstrations at Henry County Historical Museum 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antique Tractor Parade 12:00 p.m.

 

Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Sep
30
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
5
Fri
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
6
Sat
Hennepin Hundred Ultra Marathon @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Oct 6 @ 7:00 am – Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm
Hennepin Hundred Ultra Marathon @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park  | Sheffield | Illinois | United States

Think of it: 100 miles of trail along the historic Hennepin Canal in the heart of Illinois for a flat and fast, point-to-point ultra-marathon! The inaugural race to be run along the Hennepin Canal in Northwest Illinois will travel through Whiteside, Bureau, and Henry counties. The 100-mile solo and 100-mile relay will begin in Sterling, Illinois, and end in Colona, Illinois, at Timbrook Field. The 50-mile ultra will begin in Sterling, Illinois, and end at Lock 22 outside of Mineral, Illinois. Camping is available at the 50-mile finish line, Lock 22. Transportation from the finish line to the start line for both races will be provided race morning.

The Hennepin Hundred & 50-mile race is a 2015 Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series race.  It features 100 and 50 miles solo entries and a five-person relay team entry.  The surface is pressed rock, asphalt, and dirt. A 30-hour cutoff applies for the 100-mile race. The 50-mile race has a 13-hour time limit. There are aid stations every three to seven miles. Some aid stations will be manned with nutrition and drinks; others will be unmanned with water and sports drinks.  There will be plenty of places along the course for crews to see your runners. A belt buckle will be given to all 100 miles finishers. Sub 24 hour finishers will get a special belt buckle. 50-mile entrants and 100-mile relay entrants will receive a finisher medal.  An artist-made trophy will go to first overall male and female winners. The age group awards will be three deep, with 10-year age spans.

REGISTRATION 

Start times:  100-mile Ultra Marathon 7 a.m. Saturday to Sunday, 1 p.m. and the 50-mile Ultra Marathon 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Oct 6 @ 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.

State Street Market
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

State Street Market downtown Geneseo “guaranteed” to be a full day of fun.

The streets will be brimming featuring over 30 vendors offering vintage, locally handmade and handcrafted merchandise. Historic State Street architecture adds to this charming outdoor venue in the most delicious season of autumn.  Enjoy great eats and fun music throughout the day.  Geneseo’s local specialty shops will also be open for you to peruse their offering

Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Oct 6 @ 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 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
7
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
12
Fri
Fort Obie Rendezvous @ Bob Davis Farm
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Fort Obie Rendezvous A Living History Encampment

Friday at Fort Obie Rendezvous is kids education day to learn and experience pre-1840’s life. The rendezvous provides a journey to the time of mountain men and long hunters and life on the American frontiers! The showground features a tipi encampment, black powder shoots, pre-1840 demonstrations, bow shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing, and pre-1840 trade goods. Friday area schools tour the encampment, 9 am to 2 pm. The show is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday.

Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
13
Sat
Cambridge Fall Review @ Cambridge Methodist Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Looking for homegrown goodness?

Cambridge Fall Review Welcome

Your search is over. The Cambridge Fall Review is a fall food festival that features unparalleled and locally-made gourmet foods and crafts. Once here, you will see why shoppers and travelers from the Midwest travel the back roads to Cambridge United Methodist Church. Old fashioned country cooking served in button-popping portions and special and unique gifts.

Gourmet Shop

Cambridge Fall ReviewA dazzling array of jams & jellies, pickles, fudge, mixes, mustards, and pasta.  Beautifully packed with collector jars, colorful ribbons, lids made of specially chosen fabrics, embroidered tops or crocheted skirts.  You’ll find Lime Pickles, Christmas Jam, and this year a Coconut Holiday Cake Mix. Delightful and unique gifts for any occasion.

 

Bakery

Taste the “real” thing and take home scrumptious cinnamon rolls, fruit-filled pies, and a variety of homemade cookie and specialty bread.

Ready to Bake Frozen Foods

Enjoy the popular treats, Red Delicious Ham Loves, Creamy Cheese Tortellini Soup, and melt in your mouth Apple Dumplings.  Lasagna for Two and Swedish Meatballs are a local favorite.  RESERVE your selections early. Stop in the church lobby, and pick them up when you are ready to leave. Bring a cooler!

Indoor Craft ShowCambridge Fall Review

Over 40 crafters and artists (carefully selected), original work only,  showcase their wares at the church hall and community center. Home decor, jewelry, and more make shopping for yourself and others has never been more comfortable.

Dine

Breakfast is served in the church. Energize your day with a country style breakfast, bountiful casserole, fruit slush cup, muffins and freshly brewed coffee served ala carte. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Lunch on a generous portion of red delicious ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, and almond green beans. Lighter fare is available ala carte chicken salad served on rye bread or a flaky croissant or Potato soup. Save room for dessert! Choices include pumpkin pie, turtle cake, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, homemade of course.

Purchase a “Cambridge Celebrates” cookbook for year round cooking enjoyment.

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Oct 13 @ 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 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
14
Sun
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

Oct
19
Fri
Torment at Twelve Hundred
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!