Craft lovers in Belvidere are gearing up for another exciting year of hosting Fall Diddley at the Boone County fairgrounds next weekend, only minutes away from The Trails of Dawson Creek at Poplar Grove. As one of Illinois’ largest and most beloved craft fairs, Fall Diddley will welcome more than 350 vendors this year and will draw devoted fans and crowds from all over the state.
Slated for October 11 and 12, this event is sure to be bigger and better than ever, with 20,000 people expected to be in attendance. Hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is FREE and admission is $6 for attendees over 12-years-old. […]
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With fall officially in the air and Halloween just a few weeks away, there are plenty of ways for your family to have fun near your McHenry, Poplar Grove, Richmond or Williams Bay new home. Whether you're looking to celebrate the season of fall at a local festival or you want something a little scarier, there is bound to be an event or two for you to enjoy.
October 6: Join the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union for the 36th Annual Cider Festival (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) featuring harvest demonstrations, a horseshoe tournament, apple goodies bakery, kettle corn, antique clothing and book sale and live entertainment from Charlie B and Friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 12-26: The Wonder Lake Ski Show Team will host their annual Haunted Hayride fundraiser at Peterson Park in McHenry. Hayrides will be available to those ages 10 and up for $8 per person from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. on October 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. Come prepared for a frighteningly good time complete with refreshments! […]