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Surely you've seen the hit television show "Top Chef"? Well a similar concept is coming to Champaign! The Artisan Cup & Fork will bring together 8 locally acclaimed chefs, 8 produce farmers, 8 protein farmers, and several brewers and vintners from as far south as Cobden, IL and as far North as Geneva, IL in a food competition! Each chef will prepare a signature dish from the ingredients provided from their paired produce and protein farmer. What's a signature dish without a signature artisan brew or cider? Every detail has been thought out with this food competition meant to champion local farmers and artisan creations, all the while enveloping local taste buds!
MainStreet Libertyville and the David Adler Music and Arts Center have joined forces to co-sponsor an inaugural event for this year. Join your friends for this tasty gathering and enjoy the ambiance of the David Adler Music and Arts Center, one of Libertyville’s historic treasures. The evening will feature gourmet tastings from Libertyville chefs, specialty cocktails and a sweets table. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased in advance.
Lincoln Park Uncorked is a neighborhood wine stroll that combines delicious wine samples paired with local, complementary bites and showcases Lincoln Park businesses. Tickets $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Homestead Festival is a weekend long event in Princeton with something for all ages. Live music, parade, arts & craft show, helicopter rides, blues concert, tours of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead, window displays, BBQ rib cook off, flea market, pet fest, car show, petting zoo, children’s fun fair, children’s tractor pull, pie baking contest, pancake breakfast, 50/50 and so much more!
Join in the fun from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday October 8th for the 10th annual car cruise-in with great classic cars, food, music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The event is co-sponsored by the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. Vehicle registration suggested donation is $5. A fund raiser for The Mill restoration project. The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club has hosted the event all ten years and has raised over $2500 for the Mill from this annual event.
The Fall Festival has so much to offer including a huge parade, chili cook-off, mini train rides, haunted house, craft fair, food and a car show.
Open Air Market outside of Community Building. The market has local produce, flowers, & baked goods. As well as homemade products such as wood carving, local honey, and more. Thursdays from 4:30-6 pm
Bring the family for a beautiful day at the Lodge and enjoy the stunning fall scenery of the River Bend. Enjoy live music in the Great Room and then join us for our traditional everything you could possibly want to eat super buffet. We accept reservations for parties of six or more. Children 0-3: Free Children 4-11: $9.95 Adults 12 & Up: $19.95 For more information, call (618) 786-2331 ext. 502.
Open Air Market located outside of County Market on West Route 16. Purchase local produce, flowers, and baked goods along with homemade products such as wood carvings, metal flowers, signs, and more. Tuesdays from 3-5:30 pm.
Lynfred Winery invites wine lovers to come out for Wine Boot Camp. Event begins at 9 A.M. and goes until 2 P.M. Guests will learn and experience fermentation tank maintenance, grape crushing, witness a chemistry panel, and a blending session. Ticket price is $225.00.
The Coal Country Fall Festival is a family oriented event which has features that appeal to all ages. Many parts of the festival are free and entertaining and educational. This year’s outstanding display is a free display of dinosaurs including a life-size dinosaur. Free and live are exotic animals in a petting zoo, including Alaskan reindeer, pygmy goats, two-hump camels, and buffalo. A live reptile display is also a part of the day. There are free rides of the CCCC Choo Choo Train around and in the park. Over 8 hours of free, live entertainment! Over 80 vendors, including local businesses from the Coal Country area which encompasses 8 communities, sell 100’s of products in their booths.
The ladies of the Lockport Oolong Protectorate Society have just returned from a spectacular tour of the major tea producing areas in China, Japan and India on their dirigible airship, The Jewel of Lockport. You are Cordially Invited to join the Society at an Afternoon Tea to welcome the members home from their triumphant voyage and sample teas collected during their travels. They will be providing tea from one of the oldest regions in the world, considered to be the birthplace of tea. You will be soothed by the beautiful music of a harpist and enjoy the beauty of textiles from around the world. Special Guest Appearance by Thomas Willeford - Steampunk Author and TV personality.
Everyone is German during Peoria’s Oktoberfest. For 19 years, people have flocked to Peoria to enjoy German food, music, entertainment, beer and culture.
The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2014 as a microbrewery and restaurant. All of our beer is brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. We are so happy to share our love for craft beer with the rest of Southern Illinois! The owners of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company share a love beer, bicycles, and great food.
Rock Bottom is all about the beer. Every tank tapped here represents hours of planning, experimentation, ingenuity and precision by a local Rock Bottom Brewmaster. The folks here pride themselves on the remarkably consistent quality of their handcrafted beers as well as their tasty menu of made-from-scratch food
Emmett's uses only traditional ingredients - water, malt, hops and yeast. When you try a German Pilsener or an English Pale Ale at Emmett's, your pint will be as close to the original as you can get (without actually getting on a plane and flying across the pond). Brewery tours are available.
The festival celebrates all things apple – the best fall fruit. This year, the Kahok Dancers will perform along with other entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Blue Island's first brewery since prohibition. A craft brewery and taproom with artisan ethics serving the South Side of the Chicago area.True to the craft.
Konak has was established in 1988 as a Turkish Cuisine and has been serving the Andersonville area since. Konak is a family owned restaurant serving all types of ethnic & mediternean dishes. We now serve home style thin crust pizza,with all fresh ingredients,home made dough,along with all types of sandwiches & burgers. We're famous for our very own trade marked Chicken Chops, in addition to ethnic appetizers, soups, salads and freshly made pasta dishes.
The RAM offers a casual dining atmosphere, including a brew house with adjoining bar/lounge and restaurant areas. Lively environment accompanied by great house-brewed beers and daily food specials.
We're a fine food grocery with a focus on locally made goods and a keen eye on quality. Dine in, stop by, walk the shelves and discover your next food tradition.
Bar and dining space is broken into 2 separate rooms, joined by a corridor that takes guests past the brew house and fermentation room, providing wonderful views of our showcase brewing system. Exposed brick and vintage mosaic tiled floors offer a taste of the rich history that our 100 year old building enjoys. The rear bar and dining room can be closed to accommodate banquets, parties and special events. It is also the new home of Chicago's very own Drinking and Writing Theater. Occupancy of approximately 300 further lends to the dynamic uses of the dining and bar areas.
Guten Tag from Strasburg as they celebrate those quaint little garden gnomes. This festival has scavenger hunts for kids and adults, a large hog roast, pageants, entertainment, softball tournament, beer garden, +a parade and much more. Located just 13 miles from Lake Shelbyville.
Beginning September 9, look to the skies for Macomb's annual Balloon Rally and Kite Festival! This year's theme will be Day of the Dead and feature an abundance of brightly colored spectacles. The event is free and will be open to the public all day and will end on September 10. For more information, please visit macombballoonrally.blogspot.com.