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Another Year of Farmers Markets in Northwest Illinois – Enjoy Them Because the Summer Goes Fast!

Stephenson County Farmers Market, Tuesday (12 – 4 pm) and Saturday (8 am to 1 pm) until October 28, 1805 S. West Avenue (Logan’s Bar & Grill Parking Lot), Freeport.

Freeport Farmers Market, Saturdays 7 to 11 am until October 4, 721 W. South Street (CVS Parking Lot), Freeport.

Highland Farmers Market, Wednesdays 3 to 6 pm, June 4 – October 1, Highland Community College, Parking Lot C, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.

Lena Farmers Market, Saturdays 8 to 11 am, June 7 – October 4, 100 W. Main, Lena.

Northwest Illinois Has Plenty of Snow – Lots of Good Winter Activities


Winter activities in the Freeport Parks include ice skating, ice hockey, sledding, and cross Country skiing. The ice skating and hockey are Read Park while the sledding is at Krape Park.
At Oakdale you can enjoy cross-country skiing, and if you don’t have skis (or snowshoes), you can rent them for the weekend at the Park District main office in Read Park. Go to the Park District website for details at http://www.freeportparkdistrict.org/ and look under programs, winter activities.

And don’t forget snowmobiling –

There are over 300 miles of marked trails for snowmobiling in Northwest Illinois, including on the Jane Addams Trail between Freeport and Wisconsin. Detailed trail maps are available at the Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center, 4596 US Highway 20 East, Freeport. Call 800.369.2955 for snowmobile conditions.

It’s Boys High School Football Playoff Time – Congratulations to Area Teams in the Playoffs!

Here are some games this weekend with area teams:

Class 1A
Freeport Aquin (6-3) at Rockford Christian Life (8-1), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Hebron (6-3) at Stockton (9-0), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Galena (7-2) at East Dubuque (7-2), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Lena-Winslow (6-3) at Forreston (7-2) Saturday, Nov. 2, 4:00 pm

Class 2A
Chicago Lutheran North (5-4) at Pearl City-Eastland (9-0), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm

Class 3A
Oregon (5-4) at Wilmington (8-1), Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00 pm
Peru St. Bede (5-4) at Winnebago (9-0), Friday, Nov. 1, 7:00 pm

Class 6A

Belvidere North (5-4) at Rockford Boylan (9-0), Saturday., Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Cary (6-3) at Rockford Guilford (7-2), Saturday., Nov. 2, 1:00 pm

Class 7A
Highland Park (7-2) at Rockton Hononegah (7-2), Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 pm

If your teams keep winning, then plan on the championship games at Huskie Stadium shown in DeKalb:

Class 1A, 2A, 3A & 4A Championship Games, Friday, November 29, 2013
Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A Championship Games, Saturday, November 30, 2013


Summer Will Soon Be Over – Enjoy the Last County Fair of the Year in Northwest Illinois!

The fair season ends this week with the Winnebago County Fair which starts Today and runs until August 18 at Pecatonica, Illinois. This year it features Country Superstar Jo Dee Messina on Saturday, August 17.
For more details on the fair go to http://www.winnebagocountyfair.com/

Looking for Something to Do This Week End – Oregon Trail Days Looks Like Fun!

The annual Oregon Trail Days Festival celebrating Oregon’s American Indian and Western heritage will be this weekend, July 20 -21 at Lowden State Park. There will be entertainment running all day long on both days. From food and mountain men demonstrations to canoe rides this looks like an event not to miss!

For more information go to http://www.oregontraildays.org/