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Music at Debate Square
Enjoy the serenity of Debate Square and the great sounds of local musicians. Quynetta Sanders opens the series with a jazz performance on June 30. July 14 features Seasaw (Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski) offering folk and pop tunes. July 21 is Kendra Beth Swanson singing her own mix of folk and bluegrass. Shelby Gahm appears on July 28 offering pop. August 11 is Southpaw Stance (Justin Pasch, Nick Rabb, Adam Rodebaugh) with acoustic Americana rock. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
I Never Sang for My Father at the Winneshiek Playhouse
Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport. 7:30 pm. Gene, a college professor, has tried all of his life to find love and acceptance from his father, a successful, highly respected man, who is sometimes callous, unloving and selfish. Upon the untimely death of his mother, Gene is forced to help his father through his dark days. His sister urges Gene to break the ties for good, or else he’ll wind up as bitter and cold as their father. The story unfolds as we probe into the disquieting alienation that can exist between a father and son, a separation that time and old age can sometimes only deepen, despite the best intentions of both. $15. (815-232-7023)
Diane's Treasures is located in downtown Freeport, IL and have a unique collection of antiques and vintage decor to spice up your home. Open: Tuesday thru Thursday, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
New, handmade, remade and vintage desirables including pottery, garden art, crafting items, purses, and much more! You have to see it to believe it so check out Dabluz Boutique.
Ideas N Designs
Ideas N Designs offers a his & hers compatible shopping experience where the impossible is possible! Located in an 1850‚ historic building, we offer a wide variety of antiques, wholesale designer fabrics, and Automobilia to please the avid collector. We also feature a Victorian Library, English Garden, Mad Hatter Tea Room, and Through The Looking Glass fashions featuring vintage new and used clothing & more. Let our Mad Hatter welcome you to this unique shopping experience! Bus tours welcome for groups up to 40. Closed January, February and March.
Plain Jane's Vintage Cottage
We offer antique home furnishings, Check out our collection of repurposed, refinished, upcycled, farm fresh relics, jewelry, artwork, metal, photography, vintage, shabby chic, handmade items, junk and much more!
All Out Country
Carroll County's only Western Store! We carry men’s and women's retail clothing & accessories, home décor and much more. We also carry some of the biggest brand names: Justin cowboy boots, Noble Outfitter apparel and horse tack, Johnny Ringo boots for women, Ariat, Wrangler, Cruel Girl, Cinch just to name a few. Our store also carries consignment pieces from local residents. We also carry unique, one of a kind handmade blankets and coats. It's worth the drive so come take a peek!
Come to Historic Downtown Mt. Carroll and enjoy great pizza and burgers plus a full menu and lunch specials daily. Live music every weekend and dont' miss our open mic on Sunday nights. Follow us on Facebook!
Henry's Double K
Your go-to place for drinks, dancing, live music and a good time! Our Dining Room is open weekends. Our Bar Menu items are available week nights-in bar or for carry out. Our Dining Menu & Bar Menu are available on Fri & Sat nights. We can also host your meeting, banquet, reunion or reception. Check us out on Facebook for updates on live music events and more.
Molly’s Kitchen and Bar
Well known for serving food that is extra fresh, locally grown, visually beautiful and interwoven with great flavors. Fine dining offering a variety of entrees in an upscale atmosphere. Open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday 4:30 – 9:00 and Sunday Brunch 11:00 to 4:00. Follow us on Facebook.
Bald Guyz Bistro Cafe
20+ specialty sandwiches, baked goods and variety of lattes, coffees and more! No fried foods of any kind! We're located in the Kraft Bldg in the heart of historic Mt Carroll. Come explore the brick streets and country charm of Mt. Carroll and stop in to see our restored historic building where we also feature a health food section, gift items & locally crafted artesian items.
35th Annual YMCA/FHN Triathlon
Start training for the longest, continually running triathlon in the Midwest. This 35th Annual YMCA and FHN Triathlon event has a rich tradition, and new this year – a Duathlon. The YMCA is the perfect venue for both seasoned and first-time tri/duathletes. Complete the course on your own or divide the course with friends (Register on line at www.freeportymca.org or call 815-235-9622 for more information.
Athletic Memories specializes in the best in customizable sports memorabilia, gifts and promotional products for all types, team and individual athletes, fantasy sports fanatics or organized groups that want to standout. Our products include the best in Mini Helmets and Mini Sports Balls on the market today. Their goal is to provide you the best in quality, delivery, competitive pricing, and excellent service. Athletic Memories is about Customizing – it’s about Personalizing. Let them help you preserve your moment in time. Located in “Little Wrigleyville” across from Little Cubs Field.
Ukulele Station America
Ukulele Station America is a unique and magical shop housed in a local historic landmark located on Illinois Rt 64 as it passes through beautiful Oregon. We specialize in the sale of Ukuleles and Accessories. With over 100 ukes in stock, we sell a variety of ukuleles for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. We have the perfect instrument to match your taste and fit your budget. Follow us on Facebook and check out our website to explore all the pages and then come visit the shop. We guarantee it will be a fun and amazing experience! Open Wednesday – Saturday 1-5 pm.
Freeport Bicycle Company
They offer a full line of Trek bicycles, from road to mountain to commuter bikes. They also service all makes and models of bicycles. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Mort’s Bar & Grill
Family owned neighborhood bar and grill in the heart of historic downtown Freeport. Daily lunch specials, homemade soup and chili, hot burgers, cold beers and Mrs. Mike’s Potato Chips. Full bar, carryouts, entertainment. Open: Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 am to 10 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 2 am Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted.
Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags
The annual Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags is a 3 day event that recreates a 1960’s era drag meet. It features cars from 1966 and older because that was a time when gassers were king! Go to the website for full racing schedule and make sure to follow them on Facebook.
The Barn on the Hill
The Barn on the Hill is an old dairy barn with the collection of original sliding doors that allow natural light to pour in. The Barn on the Hill radiates simple elegance. The thousands of white lights strung from the beams give our welcoming space a warm comfortable feel for up to 250 guests. Set on 7.5 acres - plenty of space to make it your own for the event you envision, whether it be a birthday, graduation, anniversary, shower, reunion, corporate retreat, rehearsal, or wedding. We are a rural private venue located 20 miles southwest of Rockford, Illinois. We are located midway between Leaf River, IL and Byron, IL on Route 72.
The Inn at Molly's
Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll. Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests are treated to a delicious continental breakfast featuring baked goods from Molly's Kitchen and Bar downstairs, including Molly's scones and muffins and Ben's bread. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area.
The Freeport Club
The Freeport Club enjoys a reputation as one of the finest golf courses in Northern Illinois. The challenging design of the well-manicured course winds through a park-like setting of rolling fairways lined with mature trees. The natural rolling terrain, elevation changes, and small-fast greens create a unique playing experience that will test golfers of all skill levels. Condition and playability is the top priority. In addition to maintaining the beauty of the course, the staff works to create some of the best putting surfaces in the area. A fully equipped “Golf Shop” is available to meet your equipment, clothing, and instructional needs. The Freeport Club’s PGA Professional plans and coordinates a full-season of men’s, ladies, singles, couples, social golf, and competitive tournaments plus a junior golf program that targets youth up to the age of 16. Enjoy the full service bar and restaurant in the Foursome Pub. Banquet facilities are available for rent. 2016 Daily Fees: 9 holes – $25.00; 9 holes with cart – $35; 18 holes – $35.00; 18 holes with cart – $50.
Jane Addams Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the birthday of Jane Addams who was born and raised in Cedarville. Begin the day with a 5K run/walk on the Jane Addams Trail and then enjoy lunch at the Cedarville Historical Museum. $17.
Hilldale Dairy is home of the “pretzel dawg”, plus deli sandwiches like Jive Turkey, Boss Hog, Spicy Steer, or Grass Grazer just to name a few. They have homemade soup, pretzels and pretzel crust cheesecakes and so much more. Carry outs and delivery service available. Lunch and Dinner: Under $5 Credit Cards Accepted.
14th Annual Lincoln Douglas 5K and Fun Run
A series of short distances for children begins at 8 am: ages 8 and under – 100 yards; 9 to 10 – 200 yards; 11 to 12 – 400 yards. All finishers receive ribbons. The boy and girl winners of each age group will run a 100-yard dash following the 5K to determine “The Fasted Kid in Town!”. A One Mile Fun Run begins at 8:15 am. The course consists of one loop around the historic paved road inside Taylor Park. This is an untimed run and all finishers receive ribbons. The 5K begins at 8:35 am. The course consists of three loops around the paved road inside Taylor Park, a 5K (3.1 miles), wheel-measured certified course that is flat and fast designed to help runners achieve a personal best.
The Fuller House
Homemade rolls, pastries and desserts are featured. Entrees are varied and of the highest quality, elegantly served and made “from scratch”. Plus high quality coffee and a full range of espresso drinks. Banquet facilities for 45. Carryouts, Children’s Menu, Catering Service.