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Previous Datebook Months: July 2011August 2011

September 2011

1-4, Chicago Jazz Festival in Chicago. 312-744-3370 or

1-5, Allerton Music Barn Festival,

2-4, The 2011 Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival in Lake in the Hills. 847-960-7410 or

2-5, The 58th Annual Hog Capitol of the World Festival in Kewanee. 309-852-4644 or

2-3, Astrofest 2011 Annual Chgo.Astronomical Fair in Kankakee. 773-233-5037 or

2-4, Nauvoo Grape Festival in Nauvoo. 217-453-6648.

2-5, Power Boat Nationals on the Kankakee River in Kankakee. 815-935-7390 or

3-4, The 49th Annual Invitational Fine Art Exhibition in Oak Brook. 630-573-0700 or

3-5, The 63rd Annual Jubilee Days Festival in Zion. 847-872-4566.

3-5, Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival in Downtown Arthur. 217-543-2242 or

3, Baker’s Memorial Fun Fly in Freeport. 815-233-5208 or

3-5, Frankfort Fall Festival in Frankfort. 815-469-3356 or

3-5, Herscher Labor Day Celebration in Herscher. 815-935-7390 or

3-5, Jersey County Victorian Festival in Jerseyville. 618-498-5590.

3-5, Long Grove’s World Tour 2011 in Long Grove. 847-634-0888.

4, Art in the Park in Freeport. 815-235-6114 or

5, Squawk & Oink Barbecue Festival in Momence. 815-935-7390 or

7, 14, 21, 28, Downs Village Market, Carol at 309-378-4223 or Ruth at 309-378-4294 or

8-10, Atlanta Fall Festival in Atlanta. 217-732-8687.

8, Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern Illinois at Carbondale Township Hall, Carbondale, Bar, 618-529-4824 or Ruth at 618-684-2196,

9-11, Autumn Leaves Art & Craft Show in Calumet City. 708-895-3710.

9-11, Cache River Days in Ullin. 618-845-3445.

9, Cedarhurst Craft Fair Preview Night in Mount Vernon. 618-242-1236 or

9-11, Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo in Mount Vernon. 618-242-7016 or

9-10, Smoke on the River in Quincy. 217-214-3700.

9-10, Two Rivers Festival in Aroma Park. 815-937-1769 or

10, Old Fashioned Life (kids’ Event) at the Reddick Mansion, Ottawa. 815-433-6100,

10, The10th Annual Waukegan Air Show in Waukegan. 847-244-0055 or

10, Art in the Park, Vienna Illinois City Park, Rte. 146 East. Pat Swieca at 618-658-4112.

10-11, Cedarhurst Craft Fair in Mount Vernon. 618-242-1236 or

11, Broken Arrow Roadrunners race, half marathon and 5k for details.

11, DeKalb Kite Fest in DeKalb. 877-335-2521 or

14-18, Murphysboro Apple Festival in Murphysboro. 618-684-6421 or

15, Heritage Square “Dutch” Ice Cream Social in Dixon. 815-288-2251.

15-18, Mecum Car Auction - Muscle Cars & More in St. Charles. 630-584-6300 or

16-18, The 41st Annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival in Lincoln. 217-732-8687 or

16-18, Heritage Fest in West Dundee. 847-551-3800 or

16-17, Rockin Roddin Reunion in Quincy. 217-964-2439.

17, The 20th Annual Fall Festival in Momence. 815-472-3700 or

17-18, The 9th Annual Lake Villa Civil War Days in Lake Villa. 847-356-6100 or

17, Fall Fest in Homewood. 708-798-3000 or

17-18, Highwood’s Last Call Art Fair in Highwood. 847-433-2100 or

17, Elgin Short Film Festival in Elgin. 847-931-5900 or

17, Kathleen Madigan Gone Madigan in Grayslake. 847-543-2300

17, Mallardfest in Hanover. 815-591-3512.

17, Lewistown’s 5th Annual Fall Festival, For information and/or volunteer opportunities, contact Alicia Campbell at 309-547-4306, 309-338-4064.

18, Arts/Quincy Riverfest in Quincy. 217-222-3432.

18, Kankakee Fall Art Stroll in Kankakee. 815-935-7390 or

18, Taste of Home Cooking School in Carthage. 309-331-3599.

22-25, Manteno Oktoberfest in Manteno. 815-935-7390 or

23-25, The 10th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield. 217- 236-6515 or

23-25, The 41st Annual Warren Pumpkin Festival in Warren. 815-275-4400 or

23-25, Country Folk Art Festival in St. Charles. 815-772-3279 or www.artoftheheartland.

23-25, Huntley Fall Fest 2011 in Huntley. 847-669-3180 or

23-25, St. Anne Pumpkin Festival in St. Anne. 815-427-8466 or

23-25, Stillman Valley Fall Festival in Stillman Valley. 815-234-5400 or

24-25, 17th Annual Harvest Pow Wow, Naper Settlement, Naperville,,

24, Ottawa’s Scarecrow Fest in Old Town District. 888-OTTAWA-4 or

24, The 55th Annual Fall Old Market Day in Galena. 815-858-3392.

24, The Oakland Craft Fair, Dahinda, Brentwood Community Center, 309-879-2120.

24-25, Autumn Pioneer Festival in Belvidere. 815-547-7935 or

24, Dutch Festival in Palos Heights. 708-389-0555 or

24-25, Farm Heritage Festival in Wauconda. 847-968-3400 or

29, Deer Camp the Musical, Effingham Performance Center, 217-540-2788,

To be considered for inclusion, please submit events in the format used above. Preference is given to events sponsored by non-profit entities. Submitting an event is not a guarantee of publication. Photos are welcome, but will not be returned unless a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided. Events are subject to change, so please contact the event sponsor for confirmation.

Deadline: August 15 for November Events

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