Spectacular Fall Activities

Spectacular Fall Activities
September 5, 2019 Admin

Take a Peek at these Spectacular Fall Activities in Henry County!

ducks swimming and mist coming off the water on a fall morning at Johnson Sauk Trail State Park

Ahh, the sights and smells of autumn. The leaves are crisp colors of orangey-yellows and deep reds. Your favorite fall treats and drinks are returning to the shelves. And you may even be daydreaming of rocking that one-of-a-kind fall outfit stuck in the back of your closet. As the air turns milder, the energy starts to buzz. Let’s start planning your fall-inspired trip to Henry County in Illinois!

Come Pick It Fresh

Locally produced, farm to table favorites are available at the farmers markets throughout Henry County. Shop homemade jellies, jams, baked goods, and even health & beauty products. Fall is the perfect season for exploring fresh finds under a cool, clear day.

Geneseo Farmer’s Market

Until mid-October, enjoy a fresh take on your Saturday morning routine! Local vendors gather at Geneseo’s City Park to offer handcrafted crafts, flowers, plants, fresh produce, health & beauty items and much more! 

State Street Market

Join us October 5 for the State Street Market located on Historic State Street in Geneseo, IL. This charming outdoor venue offers locally handmade and handcrafted merchandise from over 30 vendors under a crisp, autumn day!

wooden Farmers Market sign with rooster
cast of a musical posing for a picture on stage

Feeling Spooky?

Witches, ghouls, & ghosts oh my! Jump into spooky season this October with the haunting event of the season right in Henry County, IL. Push your imagination to the limit by exploring Torment at Twelve Hundred in Orion, IL. The suspense will grow as you move around winding wooded paths experiencing scare after creepy scare! Open every Friday & Saturday in October.

Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch

Family fun awaits you on the farm! This October enjoy the charms of autumn at the Fall Fun Park. Pick your own perfect pumpkin and even see pumpkins fly out a Q-9 pumpkin cannon! Plus, you and your family can experience a hay rack, cow train rides, learning center, and even make a new animal friend in the barnyard zoo!

large pumpkins outside of the country corner market
women in old tractor waving as the tractor is going down a dirt road

Celebrate Farm History!

Henry County honors its roots. Come join us in celebration of agriculture’s past & present.

Vintage Farm Equipment Show

A deep history, antique farm equipment, and good conversation await you at the Vintage Farm Equipment Show. Walk around the different booths and experience the stories of the vendors with their classic farm equipment.

September 14, 2019 from 8 – 4 p.m. in Atkinson, IL

Antique Engine & Tractor Association Show

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field activities on this 50-acre working show grounds! This 3-day event serves up some amazing demonstrations and a healthy side of agricultural history.

September 13 – 15, 2019 from 8 – 5 p.m. in Atkinson, IL

Stay active under a cooling sky

Outdoor recreation revs up as the weather cools down in Henry County, IL. Head outdoors to enjoy the fresh autumn air at Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park in Kewanee, IL. Explore the trails guided by the falling leaves of autumn or gather your group for a picnic under all the pretty colors. Need more action? Head over to Northeast Park for a quick game of pickle ball!

women and her dog walking down a trail in the fall at Johnson Sauk Trail State Park

Henry County wants to host you and your family to a fall season you won’t forget! Come learn more about our little corner of the world, while enjoying any of these classic festivals, events, and celebrations.

Did you miss an event this season? Don’t fret! We’ll see you next time for even more fun!