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Previous Datebook Months: June 2011July 2011

August 2011

2-7, Logan County Fair in Lincoln. 217-732-3311

3-7, Kankakee County Fair in Kankakee. 815-935-7390

3-7, McLean County Fair in Bloomington. 309-663-6497

4-7, The 78th Annual Lake Villa Days in Lake Villa. 847-356-6100 or

4-7, Country Theatre Workshop’s “Leading Ladies” at Cissna Park. 815-457-2626,

5, Brats, Beer and Blues Festival in Freeport. 815-235-9755 or

5-7, Lollapalooza in Chicago. 888-512-7469 or

5-7, Mighty Richland Players Dinner Theater “Ten-Year Review” in Orangeville. 815-819-1310 or

5-6, Pearl City Homecoming Festival in Pearl City. 815-443-2137 or

5-7, Taste of Orland Park in Orland Park. 708-403-6140 or

6, Antique Automobile Exhibit at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington. 309-828-1084 or

9, An Evening In The President’s Shadow Tasting Reception in Dixon. 815-288-5176 or

10-15, Reagan Trail Days at various locations throughout Dixon. 815-288-1485 or

11-14, The 38th Annual Gurnee Days in Gurnee. 847-599-7500 or

11-14, Northern Illinois Steam Show and Threshing Bee at Taylor Marshall Farm in Sycamore. 815-895-9388 or

11-14, Country Theatre Workshop’s “Leading Ladies” at Cissna Park. 815-457-2626,

12-21, Illinois State Fair at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. 217-782-6661 or

12-13, The Taste of Dixon on the Riverfront in Dixon. 815-288-2308 or

12-14, 25th Annual Oblong Antique Tractor & Engine Show, Crawford County Fairgrounds, Oblong. 618-546-5615.

13-14, The 44th Annual Willow Folk Festival at Willow United Methodist Church in Stockton. 815-947-3789.

13, Downtown Car Show/Cruise Night in Downtown Mt. Vernon. 618-242-6866 or

13-14, The 14th Annual Lincolnshire Art Festival in Lincolnshire. 847-883-8600 or

13-14, The 6th Annual Kite Festival in Glencoe. 847-853-5440 or

13, Bret Michaels-Get Your Rocks on 2011, Effingham Performance Center. 217-540-2788 or

13, WingFest VII in East Dubuque. 815-747-6249 or

19-21, Cultural Festival at Miller Park in Bloomington. 309-242-4049 or

19-21, Danvers Days in Downtown Danvers. 309-963-4928 or

19-20, Grayslake Summer Days in Grayslake. 847-223-6888 or

20-21, The 23rd Annual Fine Arts & Wine Festival in Long Grove. 847-634-0888.

20-21, Chicago Air & Water Show in Chicago. 312-744-3370 or

20, Dog Days of Summer in Homewood. 708-798-3000 or

21, The 3rd Annual Cruisin’ with the Classics Car Show in Mundelein. 847-566-2403.

21, The Third Sunday Market at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. 217-202-2847 or

25, Happy Together Tour 2011, at Effingham Performance Center. 217-540-2788 or

26-28, The 2011 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival at the Logan County Airport in Lincoln. 217-735-2385 or

26-28, Dekalb Corn Fest in DeKalb. 815-748-2676 or

27-28, The 18th Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow in Zion. 847-746-4000 or

27-28, The 28th Annual Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park. 847-432-0800 or

27-28, River Valley Antique Association’s 28th Annual Old Fashioned Threshing Show. Information and vendors call: 309-694-8021 or 309-635-8021.

27, Parrothead Street Party in Quincy. 217-228-8696.

27-28, Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Uptown Normal. 309-454-9557 or

28, An 1800s Craft Fair in Lincoln. 217-732-8930 or

28, Apple River Park Days in Apple River. 815-745-2194.

28, Pioneer Day in Genoa. 815-784-5559.


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Deadline: July 15 for October Events

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