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120th Big Rock Plowing Match Festival
This festival brings to you a plowing competition, horse show, arts and crafts show, children’s games, Junior and Ladies Fair auction, food, and much more! Make sure to bring your kids Friday night for kid's night with rides and attractions!
CITY: Big Rock
25th Pumpkin Pie Bicycle Ride
Ride between 28 and 103 miles along roads and rolling hills. Take a family bike ride on the I&M Canal! After biking, celebrate with pumpkin pie and goodies served at the YMCA. Preregister online by 9/18 at midnight for $23, or register after 9/18 for $30. Start biking as early as 7:00am!
3 French Hens Country Market
Bringing the tradition of Open Air Euro Markets to the Midwest, 3 French Hens Country Market is held on the grassy banks of the Historic I&M Canal in downtown Morris, IL. Featuring more than 140 vendors selling homemade, homegrown, antique, one of a kind and repurposed items. Open the second Saturday May, June, July, August, September and October from 8am-2pm, rain or shine!
3rd Annual Kayak Tour & Beach Camp Out
Come on down and camp out with on the sandy wooded beaches of the Illinois River. Primitive only camping at its best right between the I & M Canal and the Illinois River! No noisy RV's to listen to and better yet, there will be fireworks across from the campground area. At 7:30pm guests will be guided over to the state park where there will be a venetian boat parade guided kayak tour and then raft up and watch the fireworks show!
Acquaviva is a family-owned vineyard and winery that includes a tasting bar, Neapolitan-style pizza bistro with foods paired to accompany the wines, retail market place, private event space and a visible winemaking production center.
CITY: Maple Park
Afternoon Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln
Please join us for an afternoon of sweets, savories and tea. Mary Todd Lincoln will be in attendance and will tell stories about her life with her husband, the President. $15.00, Reddick Mansion Association.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Vintage military and training planes, plus displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia. Open by appointment only.
CITY: Sugar Grove
A fun and exciting play land offering 10 inflatable play structures, four party rooms and two age-appropriate play areas.
Al Dorado is a Mexican restaurant that is dedicated to serving great food at reasonable prices. Come in and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine made from only the freshest ingredients. Our friendly staff are waiting for you.
Italian food with friendly, fun service and an local, comfortable atmosphere. Starting with the roasted garlic served with fresh bread, followed by homemade dressings for the salads, great pastas and a huge portion of fish.
This local theater troupe is located in the "attic" of Batavia's Government Center.
All Season Motel
16 guest rooms conveniently located at the corner of Route 71 & 47.
Amazing Grace Antiques
Historic home's 14+ rooms filled with affordable antiques, primitive to Victorian. Relaxed, kid-friendly, hometown atmosphere.
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Oswego 's newest lodging facility is the AmericInn Lodge & Suites featuring the unexpected charming lodge feel thought-out. Conveniently located in Mason Square on Douglas Road . Whether on business or pleasure the high quality beds and pillows to the INN-hanced Continental Breakfast Buffets big Belgian Waffles to the "Bears" will capture your attention. Other amenities include the large vaulted ceiling pool area, FREE high speed internet throughout with wireless option, fully supplied Business Center and Fitness Center, conference ability all enhanced with natural Hickory woodwork and Amish handcrafted accent furniture in all public areas and sleeping rooms. The (14) different room styles such as Business King, Deluxe Double Queens some with spa's, fireplaces, extended stay, two rooms or oversized rooms will meet any and all needs
Amish Ways Country Store
Quilts, crafts, florals, pottery, jams, jellies, popcorn, seasonal items and more. Christmas walk 1st weekend Nov.
CITY: Paw Paw
Family style chicken, pasta, seafood & steaks. Fine food and dining.
Annual Scarecrow Festival
Ottawa presents the 27th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Bring the kids for free buckboard rides, face painting and a petting zoo! While you're downtown check out the farmer's market as well as the shops, boutiques, and restaurants that will be offering special events inside their facilities! And don't forget what this fest is all about - the "Haunted" themed scarecrows that will once again line the streets! 10:00am - 4:00 PM.
Located in nostalgic downtown Morris is an extremely unique gift shoppe, Apple Butter and Shugie's. They have one of the largest gift giving inventories in the area. Open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Stage Coach Players present "Arsenic and Old Lace", the story of the eccentric Brewster family of Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition to the scheming old women who poison their victims with elderberry wine, the family includes Teddy, who suffers delusions that he is Theodore Roosevelt and that the Panama Canal runs through the cellar of his home. The locks he digs become convenient graves for the lonely men who fall victims to Aunt Martha and Aunt Abby's machinations. When their nephew Mortimer discovers a body under the window seat of his aunt's home, however, the elderly women fess up to their deeds matter-of-factually and the events become more absurd right up to the surprise ending. Showing on August 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm and August 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Art at Ellwood and Ice Cream Social
Join in on the combination Art Fair and Ice Cream Social on the grounds of the Ellwood House. Featuring over 30 artist booths, tours of the Ellwood Mansion, a concert, ice cream, a Garden Club show and programming provided by the Ellwood House Museum.
Art in the Park Fine Art Show & Sale
The Ottawa Art League will host the annual Art In The Park Fine Art Show and Sale. Art In The Park is an established Fine Art Show and Sale held at historic Washington Square Park in Ottawa. Art In The Park is a juried event showcasing the works of 40+ established and emerging artists and artisans in a variety of traditional and contemporary styles and media. Works include fine art paintings/drawings and prints, mixed media/collage, pottery, metalworking, jewelry, glass, woodworking, photography and more. The event features children's activities, community involvement projects and more!
Arterial Arts Collective
A public, gallery-style market place where local shopers and clients can experience unique local works by unique local artists. DeKalb has a vibrant, outstanding art community that needs and deserves more of a public spotlight. Arterial Arts Collective gives these artists just that. The AAC also offers unique classroom/workroom for artists to take full advantage of the public eye and generate live interest in their creative endeavors!
Aurora Area Architecture
The Aurora area features diverse architectural styles, including designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Bruce Goff and George Grant Elmslie. The area is also home to one of the largest collections of Sears mail order homes.
Aurora Downtown Walking Tour
Take a self-guided tour of Aurora's historic downtown. Tour brochures are available at the Aurora Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Aurora Festival of Lights
The City of Lights will be even brighter as the holiday spirit shines at Phillips Park. A winter wonderland of animated displays, lighted tunnels, a forest full of lights and more.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
114 rooms, lounge, and restaurant. Laundry, large outdoor pool, and game room. Free continental breakfast.
Aurora Historic Districts/Aurora Historic Preservation Commission
Tour the Near Eastside (350 homes dating from the 1800s), Stolp Island, Westside and Riddle Highlands, two of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Aurora Historical Society.
This local history research archives houses historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora's history from the 1830s to the present. Open by appointment only.
Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival
Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Puerto Rican heritage and culture. Experience ethnic foods, authentic music, a parade, the Aurora Talent Show and the Miss Puerto Rico of Aurora contest.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
This museum features vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia from the 1871 Chicago Fire, photographs and a gift shop.
Aurora Skate Center
Skate to the sounds of Top 40 music. The skate center also features special live organ music dance sessions.
This university boasts a beautiful quad, and features the Schingoethe Center and Dunham Gallery of student art.
Ayers Landing Canoe Rental
Canoe trips on lower Fox River.
Babs & Coco's Tea Emporium, LLC
We have over 100 teas, tea blends and tisanes to choose from. Experience out daily tea sample in the hot pot, and at the tasting bar free sample servings of "what looks interesting"! We also carry several tea party recipe books, tea accessories: tea pots, mugs, travelers, tea sacs, and a wide variety of infusers! Classes and tastings are held monthly.
Stop in our cosy little joint for bagel or donut. Our creamed filled donuts are popular with the locals. You can't miss us, we're the purple building!
Batavia Depot Museum
Experience railroad and war history alongside Batavia-related exhibits. The original bed and dresser from Mary Todd Lincoln's room at Bellview Sanitarium are displayed here.
A 32-acre park built in cooperation with Batavia Park District, the city of Batavia and the Batavia Riverwalk Committee. Park your bikes by the Depot Museum and stroll the boardwalks through the wildflower garden.
BatFest is Batavia's annual Halloween themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes, downtown trick-or-treating, Mothers' Club Parade, pumpkin roll, contests BatArt and games for free family fun.
Baymont Inn & Suites
Minutes from such major attractions like Chicago Premium Outlet, the Paramount Theatre, Two Brothers Roundhouse, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and Hollywood Casino Aurora. Wake up to free continental breakfast and a free issue of USA Today. Help yourself to free Wi-Fi Internet access while relaxing in your comfortable room. Head to the fitness center for a workout, then unwind with a swim in the heated indoor pool. This pet-friendly hotel offers free parking for all vehicles, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
CITY: North Aurora
Baymont Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Feel right at home when you stay at our Dekalb, IL, hotel. We offer an inviting atmosphere and friendly service, and our comfortable hotel rooms help you get plenty of rest. Stay connected to home and the office with free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout our hotel. Keep up your workout routine in our gym, and enjoy a refreshing swim in our indoor heated pool. Free continental breakfast awaits you each morning in our Baymont Breakfast Corner, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly hotel.
Bea's Wok'n Roll
Bea's Wok'n Roll is a family restaurant that strives to conquer a variety of exotic and authentic Asian cuisine. Bea offers dining in, and take out.
Becky Beck's Jewelry Store
Becky Beck’s Jewelry Store has been serving the DeKalb, Il area since 1992. Owner-operated, Becky and her expert staff are committed to providing their clients a comfortable, enjoyable jewelry buying experience, guided by a professional, knowledgeable Associate.
Bee Hive Restaurant
Downtown Ottawa, across from the courthouse. Family owned and operated for 25 years. Home cooking, serving breakfast all day. Groups up to 30 welcome!
Menswear -- suits from Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Austin Reed, Palm Beach, Sportswear from Ralph Lauren Polo.
Sports bar and grill sandwiches, appetizers, known for its Berta's Burger.
Best Western - Timber Creek Inn and Suites & Convention Center
The Aurora area's exciting new hotel and convention center, this property is perfect for the business and leisure guest. We offer 100 mid-scale guest rooms and over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites & Convention Center
The Aurora area's exciting new hotel and convention center, this property is perfect for the business and leisure guest. We offer 100 mid-scale guest rooms and over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. A variety of spacious guest rooms are available, including luxury suites and whirlpool rooms. Dine in our Top Shelf restaurant. Enjoy our indoor swimming pool and spa, arcade and our 24-hour fitness room. We also offer a free continental breakfast and free high-speed Internet. Our multi-functional convention center is ideal for weddings, parties, reunions, conferences, and corporate training. We are located minutes from major attractions such as the Farnsworth House, the Sandwich Fairgrounds, the Historic Opera House, Antique Market, the Old Barn Museum, and Silver Springs State Park.
Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Bicentennial Riverfront Park is a five-acre community park on the south bank of the Fox River. Built by volunteers on Hydraulic Street, Bicentennial Riverfront Park makes optimum use of the river, with abundant fishing, plus canoe and kayak access to the white water chute. There is also a beautiful view of the Glenn Palmer Dam as you follow the trail along the river and the picnic area, playground and river-side pavilion are popular community gathering spots in the summertime.
Bicycle Trails - Aurora
More than 35 miles of trails, from Aurora to Crystal Lake, pass through scenic landscapes. Routes include the Fox River, Virgil Gilman and Red Oak Trails, and the Illinois Prairie Path.
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
CITY: Big Rock
Find all your home decor, rugs & candle needs at Bittersweets.
Black Sock Training Stable
A variety of equestrian services for beginning to advanced riders. Personalized professional instruction and scheduled trail rides.
Go on a one of a kind country adventure you'll never forget! Become pioneers for a day on a real 1800s farm and village. Miniature train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, pioneer craft demonstrations, and special events. In the Discovery Barn see chickens, sheep, piglets, baby goats and more.
Blackberry Farm Holiday Express
All aboard for the Blackberry Farm Holiday Express! Experience the holiday spirit of a magical train ride with Yuletide music and thousands of twinkling lights. Scheduled ticketing for fast service! New this year - caroling hayrides, storytellers and craft stations. Make a reindeer treat and warm up at the hot chocolate bar. It's all at Blackberry Farm first three weekends in December.
Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
This 18-hole course is par 72.
Blacksmith Demonstrations and Tours
Live blacksmith demonstrations and tours at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead June 8th and 22nd from Noon to 4:00 pm. and on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Anyone interested in researching their heritage, may contact the museum for access to probate and civil records dating 1839 - 1955. Hours: Open every Tuesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Handcrafted Soap, tea, chocolate and gourmet treats, fair trade clothing & goods, yarns, knitting & crochet supplies, fairy gardens, miniature plants, garden accents, home decor, lighting and more! Classes offered too!
Blue Moon Balloon Company
Balloon bouquets, arches, flags, pillars and just about anything you can think of made out of balloons!
Blue Moon Bikes Cycle & Fitness
Blue Moon Bikes is a full service bicycle shop specializing in: new and classic bicycles, antique bikes, parts, bike restoration and repair, as well as trading and buying old bikes. Blue Moon Bikes is run by a group of bicycle specialists.
Our retail gardens and shop have become a gardener's lush retreat of two city blocks tucked away in the historic industrial district and neighborhood of beautiful Sycamore. Ponds, statuary, plants and other garden necessities. Seasonal operation.
Full service independently owned bookstore. Hardcover, paperbacks, magazines, cards, toys, games and local art. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm.
Brickhouse Fine Food & Spirits
Brickhouse Fine Food & Spirits offers a wide variety of steaks, seafood and pasta sure to please any appetite! Join us for an evening out in our cozy inviting dining rooms. Enjoy a specialty cocktail prepared by a certified mixologist or specially selected wine at the fully appointed bar. Stop in for a quick sandwich or appetizer in our lounge.
Premier bridal salon in the Tri-county area. Full service from brides to flower girls.
Bridget's Kid Closet
Bridget has clothes from size newborn to size 12/14 girls and boys. She carries baby equiptment, dvds, toys, outdoor toys, all at a fraction of what it costs new.
Brown Bag Friday Live Entertainment
Live musical entertainment from 11am-1pm provided on the Grundy County Court House Lawn! Brown Bag Friday is sponsored by Grundy Bank and WCSJ-WJDK. Fridays through Sept 26, 2014.
Buena Vista Golf Course
Buena Vista is a par 32, nine-hole golf course with a driving range, pro shop and snack bar. Open seven days a week during the season, weather permitting.
Buffalo Rock State Park
On the bluffs of the Illinois River, this small but charming park is home to an enormous outdoor sculpture. Mounds representing five earthen sculptures molded from Illinois clay, known as Effigy Tumuli, invite visitors to walk around and explore. All five subjects, including a snake, turtle, catfish, frog and insect are native to the Illinois River area. This State Park offers the ideal terrain for the beginner hiker.
Explore the wonderful world of bugs! Travel the Fox River bike trail from Red Oak to Lippold Park and meet these amazing creatures that live in the ponds, prairies and forests. This stroller-friendly event includes demonstrations, hands-on activities, prizes and giveaways - all bug-inspired.
CITY: North Aurora
C & M Canoe Rental
Visit our friendly pub, canoe scenic Fox River.
Cabana Charleys Tiki Bar & Grill
Menu includes American with a Caribbean flare and tropical drinks served to you in a relaxing atmosphere- "Relax, You are Here".
Camelot Christmas Tree Farm
Camelot offers a wide variety of Christmas trees, including balsam, frasier fir, scotch and white pine. Be sure to sample Camelot's famous homemade oatmeal cookies and hot chocolate.
This award-winning hotel with 82 suites offers a deluxe hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, free high-speed Internet and business meeting facilities. Within walking distance of America's Historic Roundhouse, Hollywood Casino and Paramount Theatre. Next to Burlington Northern Railway with access to Chicago. Visit the Web site for more information.
Food, fun, foo-foo drinks, casual or banquet dining, seven days a week during the season. And a fantastic view!
Carter's Cottage Interiors
Carter's Cottage Interiors is pleased to offer a pleasant in store shopping experience filled with antiques, shabby chic/french country furiniture and decor, hoosier cabinets, crocks, DeKalb seed sacks, DeKalb farm/seed signs and many primitives.
Excellent dining in casual elegance. A culinary delight featuring steak, seafood, pasta and unique specials. Hours are Wed. - Sun. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Catholic Gift Store
The Catholic Gift Store offers you a unique selection of quality Catholic gifts and books.
Prepare yourself to be immersed into a world like no other – the world of Jellicle Cats. It’s the most sacred night of the year for this tribe of felines as they prepare for the Jellicle Ball. Every member of the tribe tries to prove they’re worthy enough to be “the one” selected to be reborn in the afterlife and live for eternity in the glorious Heavy Side Layer.
Each year the Village of Montgomery's Historic Preservation Commission hosts a Cemetery Walk at Riverside Cemetery on the first Wednesday of October at 7:00 p.m. Guests are led through the cemetery in small groups to meet the fascinating "ghosts" of early pioneers and other residents of the cemetery.
Chapel in the Pines
Nestled among fragrant pines and sumptuous flower gardens stands the Chapel in the Pines, a charming Victorian-style country church.
Chapin's is an upscale casual restaurant located in the heart of Morris's historic downtown. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Menu offers a wide selection of fine steaks and seafood, as well as fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine in front of the fireplace late in the evening. Come in a stranger and leave as a friend. Traditional Olde World ambience.
Chapin's is an upscale, casual restaurant located in the heart of Morris's historic Downtown. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Menu offers a wide selection of fine steaks and seafood, as well as fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine in front of the fireplace late in the evening. Come in a stranger and leave as a friend. Traditional olde world ambiance.
Chasers Laser Tag
Join in a game of state-of-the-art laser tag.
Chicago Premium Outlets Midnight Madness Sale
Don't miss the deals at Chicago Premium Outlets After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness. Big saving throughout the huge variety of stores at Aurora's acclaimed Outlets.
Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora
Find impressive savings at over 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores, such as Ann Taylor, Armani, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Theory, Vera Bradley and more. The opening of an additional 80 stores in the Spring of 2015 will make this even more of a Midwest Shopping destination! In Aurora, 37 miles west of Chicago.
Christmas at the Farm
The Lyon farm and village is operated by the Kendall County Historical Society. For two Sundays in December, kids get to experience what an old time Christmas was like. Tables are set up with eight different holiday crafts. This exciting day includes a train display around the Christmas tree and naturally, they get to meet, and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. A story teller will read some holiday classics and they can enjoy roasted chestnuts. Chili and hot dogs are available for sale. Dec. 7 & 14 1-4 pm.
Christmas in the Country Craft Fair
Sandwich is well known for its craft fairs. Join them at Sandwich Schools for their Christmas in the Country Craft Fair.
City of Morris Concert on the Courthouse Lawn
July 17th - “The Chauffeurs” - Music from the 50's, 60's and 70's, 6:30 p.m. July 31 - “Ann Stewart and the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band” - High Energy Dixieland Band, 6:30 p.m. Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.
City of Morris Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn
The Neverly Brothers kick off the 2014 season! Join this popular event every other Thursday this summer for a concert on the Grundy County Courthouse Lawn. Every concert will feature a different performance from the area. Admission is free! Season runs from June 5 through August 14.
Civil War '64
Take a step back in time to the civil war! Honoring the life and times of Ottawa Resident General L.H. Wallace, Ottawa’s Civil War '64 has something to offer every member of the family. Events will include Union and Confederate encampments, a civil war era medical tent and rarely available, a Dickey-Wallace guided cemetery tour. Don’t miss these fun and educational two days including Sunday's vintage baseball match!
Civil War Encampment
See the civil war cannon, talk to the horse soldiers, view the medical equipment, see a medical operation, march with troops, and more.
Clock Corner Treasures
Come see all we have to offer! Featuring Naturally Country unique gifts. Everything from dried wreaths, candles, benches, dolls, antiques, baskets, gourmet coffees and teas, soaps, and more. Located across from the Big Clock.
Clock Tower Antiques
Multi-dealer shop carrying glassware, jewelry, advertisements, collectibles, primitives, linens and furniture.
Columbus Day Weekend Fall Colors Kayak Tour & Beach Campout
Camp out on the wooded, sandy beaches of the Illinois River. A potluck dinner on the beach, will be followed by a movie, via a pico projector, under the stars. There will be campfires on the beach to enjoy! This event is perfect for the first time camper! A full hot breakfast will be served in the morning before setting out on a guided kayak tour for approx. 2 hours. This trip will explore either the Mazon River or the Illinois River and the wildlife along the way!
Comfort Inn - Morris
Comfort Inn offers our guests an atmosphere that is friendly, dourteous and above all fun. Indoor pool/hot tub, coffee makes, iron/ board, hairdryers in all rooms. Free Continental Breakfast. Pet Allowed.
Comfort Inn - Sycamore
The Comfort Inn is ideally located one mile from historic downtown Sycamore. Your free morning breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn the perfect way to start your day! After along day, enjoy a refreshing swim in our indoor heated pool and a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Business travelers will welcome additional conveniences like free high-speed internet access to copy and fax services. The meeting facilities are capable of handling up to 25 people for events and banquets.