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13th Annual John Deere Days
13th annual celebration featuring John Deere tractors and machinery, including two cylinder and new generation tractors, plus food and lots of great conversation with the owners of the tractors. All models and colors are welcome. An exhibitors tractor drive will be held on Sunday at 10 am. Part of the 8 Miles of Ag-tiques event. (815-789-4570)
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.
4 Season Bowling Center
This is a forty lane bowling center with automatic scoring, Thunder Alley sound and light experience which is open to the public. Jumpin Joe's Sports Bar & Grill, Flip Pizza Restaurant and full service banquet facilities are also offered.
47th Annual Threshing Show and Antique Show
The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club proudly presents this annual event, “The Freeport Show”. It offers over 300 antique steam and horse-powered engines and equipment, and gas engines. This year’s feature is John Deere tractors and equipment. There will be a huge parade daily at 1:00 pm, a large flea market, a large display building offering antique transportation displays, home antiques, crafts, demonstrations, and farm miniatures, Gasoline Alley featuring gas powered engines, sawmill, and blacksmith shop. Also ride the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad antique steam train A Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday.
4th Annual Crusin’ To The Dairy Car Show
On September 3 at the Union Dairy in Freeport from 4 pm to 8 pm, cruise in to this great old fashioned ice cream parlor with great cars, 50's and 60's music, and more. Music by 3-D Sound. Hourly drawings for food prizes. Souvenir t-shirts. No entry fee.
8 Miles of Ag-tiques
8 Miles of Ag-tiques begins on Highway 26 north of Orangeville. Each stop will feature different tractors including John Deere, Massey Harris, International Harvester, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Allis Chalmers, and other old machinery from the Good Old Days. There will be food, craft shows, tractor drives and fun.
9 East Coffee
Coffee house and cafe specializing in espresso-based drinks, homemade desserts, pastries, soups and sandwiches, plus daily specials to accompany a superb cup of coffee. Free internet access, outdoor dining, and entertainment. Look for 9 East on Facebook. Breakfast or Lunch: Under $10.00 Credit Cards accepted. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am - 3 pm; Saturday;: 7 am - 2 pm.
9th Annual Pee-Wee Classic Tournament
Up to 16 teams of 8 year old and younger boys from throughout the Midwest play in this annual tournament and the coaches pitch.
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open: Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday and Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday: Noon to 9 pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 pm
AJ's Lena Maid Meats
AJ's Lena Maid Meats is a complete meat processing company and retail sales outlet founded over 50 years ago. The high quality locally raised meats are cut the way you want with many specialty cured meats and sausge products as well as local cheeses, unique grocery items, gift boxes, party trays, custom and wild game processing and beef and pork sides and quarters.
All Veterans Memorial Park of Stephenson County
This park honors all of the veterans from Stephenson County. It contains large era stones from all conflicts. Benches surround concrete walkways, and a large brick memorial garden if featured. A Gold Star Family Memorial is dedicated to all who gave given their lives for our freedoms. Open: Daily: Dawn to Dusk.
For all your prom and wedding needs or just everyday wear visit this shop offering suits, casual clothing, accessories, tuxedo's and shoes. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
From huevos con chorizo and the best chimichangas around to a Friday night fish fry, Amigos is the place for a great Mexican or American meal. Breakfast served anytime. Carryout, children’s menu, full bar including margaritas, live video gaming, reservations recommended for groups over 15. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards accepted. Open: Sunday: 8 am - 2 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm.
Andrew's Mill Park
Picnic area, pond for fishing & ice skating with handicap accessible fishing pier, Gerald Strohecker natural area with native woodland, prairie and wetland.
Anne's Garden Center
This is a full service garden center with thousands of quality plants, trees, shrubs, and landscape supplies including retaining wall, paving stones, fertilizer, mulch and more. Their knowledgeable staff will assist with all landscaping inquiries.
Antiques at Hillwood Farms
Country and early New England furniture and accessories.
Apple River Canyon State Park - Thompson/Salem Units
This 1,150 acre area allows hunting, fishing; no boating/biking. See postings/fact sheets at registration. Sign in/out at lots #1 or #2. The vegetative cover at the site is a mixture of steep timbered slopes and bluffs with grassland, row crops and hay fields predominate on ridge tops. The topography can be severe especially bordering the Apple River.
Art in the Park - Freeport
Join the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum as they welcome back the 9th annual, award winning Art in the Park. Come to Krape Park and enjoy the sights and sounds at this free community event. Stroll the walks and view the fine art on display by local and regional artists. Purchase a wonderful new piece of artwork to take home with you! Listen as local performing artists take the stage throughout the day. Partake in creative hands-on activities with the kids, and celebrate with some great food. Co-sponsored by the Freeport Art Museum and the Freeport Park District.10 am to 5 pm.
Artesian Well at Paradise Cove
Nestled along Indian Creek is a natural artesian well where thousands of gallons of pure water flow each day - as it has since 1927. A ten foot water wheel is turned continually by the flowing water. The site, which is accessed by Stephenson County's only covered bridge, includes a waterfall, large flower beds and gazebo to enjoy while sipping the bubbling water. Open: 7 am - 8 pm.
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.
Baileyville Christmas Trees
Christmas trees - cut your own or pre-cut, wreaths, roping, decorations, ornaments, gifts, crafts and complimentary cider, coffee and cookies
Shop in one location. The consignment shops offer quality merchandise including antiques, hard to find collectibles, tools, memorabilia, furniture, clothing and more. The Market offers items of value for your home and family, clothing, jewelry, gifts, food, electronics, crafts and more. Plus taste the treats at the food court which features Cimino’s Little Italy. The kids can also enjoy a place to play while the family browses and shops the stores – bounce houses, mini-golf, games and fun.
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am 3 pm.
Baymont Inn and Suites - Freeport
This hotel, where you can feel like home is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Illinois Highway 26 north of Freeport. There are 63 rooms and eleven whirlpool suites. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise facilities, cable TV, free wireless high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes, desks, pets allowed with a $20 fee, on site coin laundry, dry cleaning available, complimentary enhanced breakfast. Rates: $89 to $160