Illinois' Largest Wine Fest Arrives In Starved Rock Country

Illinois' Largest Wine Fest Arrives In Starved Rock Country

Over 25 of the state's best wineries and meadiers will converge on the picturesque Mathiessen State Park, this Saturday and Sunday, for the annual Vintage Illinois Wine Fest. Here's everything you need to know before making the trip out to Starved Rock Country.Now in it's 16th ye…
'Let's have a Ren Faire' in Marseilles

'Let's have a Ren Faire' in Marseilles

In September 2014, the Marseilles Tourism and Parks Committee members decided to create a new event, something that would be fun for the entire family. Since all of the members had been to Renaissance fairs and enjoyed them, everyone thought the idea could work.
Five fantastic fests coming to Starved Rock Country this weekend

Five fantastic fests coming to Starved Rock Country this weekend

There are FIVE great festivals coming to Starved Rock Country this weekend, here's a quick guide to show you what they're about and why you should go:Artisan Market at Hornbaker GardensSpring Brook Marina’s Fall Fest Blues-n-BBQ and Jazz n’ the Street Festivals Homestead Festival…
Two days of Jazz, Blues and BBQ comes to Starved Rock Country

Two days of Jazz, Blues and BBQ comes to Starved Rock Country

This Friday and Saturday (September 6 and 7) mark the return of LaSalle's most popular street festivals, BBQ-n-Blues and Jazz n' the Street. This pair of celebrations brings amazing food vendors and top notch musical acts, right to the heart of historic downtown LaSalle.The fun s…
"America's Smartest Car" was made in Starved Rock Country

"America's Smartest Car" was made in Starved Rock Country

More than 100 years ago, a vehicle built in Starved Rock Country held the title of "America's smartest car". This Saturday, you have a rare opportunity to see one of these vehicles in person, along with 600 other cars, in beautiful downtown Streator.For more information on the St…
Photo Gallery: Utica Craft Beer Festival 2019

Photo Gallery: Utica Craft Beer Festival 2019

Saturday marked the return of Utica's Craft Beer Street Fest, the city's fourth annual celebration of Illinois-made beverages. The fest brought more than 30 of the state's best breweries, meaderies and cideries to Utica's historic downtown Mill Street. This full day of libations …
Utica Craft Beer Street Fest Returns

Utica Craft Beer Street Fest Returns

This Saturday, August 24th, marks the return of downtown Utica's Craft Beer Street Fest. This celebration of Illinois-made beverages will be bringing more than 30 of the state's best breweries, meaderies and cideries to Utica's historic Mill Street.Beautiful downtown Utica, locat…
Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

This Saturday, celebrate our state's thriving craft beer industry at the fourth annual Illinois Beer Festival in Morris. More than 100 beers, coming from 40 of Illinois' best breweries, will be available to taste, right in the heart of scenic Starved Rock Country.Last year’s Illi…
Utica's Pork Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

Utica's Pork Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

This weekend marks the return of Pork Fest, one of Utica's biggest and best events of the year. Keep reading for a sneak preview of some of the great events lined up for this year's festival.