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Festivals & Events August (cont.)


Aurora Area’s Signature


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Smalvile Superfest Costumed characters, live entertainment and more! Downtown Plano 630.552.7164 smallvillesuperfest.com


September


Big Rock Plowing Match Live entertainment, kids’activities, antique car show and live auctions. Plowman’s Park, Big Rock 630.556.3171 bigrockplowingmatch.com


Fiestas Patrias


Mexican cultural festival, carnival, crafts, parade. RiverEdge Park, Aurora 630.896.6666 riveredgeaurora.com


Festival of Crafts Various locations, Sandwich


815.498.9688 sandwich-il.org


Hometown Days Festival Beecher Park, Yorkville


630.553.4357 yorkville.il.us


Lyon Farm Fal Festival Crafts, flea market, blacksmith


shop, pumpkins, hay rides, children’s games and car show. Lyon Farm, Yorkville 630.554.3064


Northern Ilinois


Hunting & Fishing Days Outdoor recreation and education for the whole family. Silver Spring State Fish & Wildlife Area 708.373.4878 nihfd.org


Pumpkin Daze at Abey Farms Fun, fall activities for the


entire family. Abbey Farms, Aurora 630.966.7775 abbeyfarms.org


42 Aurora Area Go Guide Oktoberfest


Authentic German bands, beers, wine and food. Downtown Plano 630.898.9242 planooktoberfest.com


Taste of Sandwich Downtown Sandwich


815.570.2073 sandwich-il.org


Sandwich Fair Harness races, tractor pulls,


draft horse pulls, carnival rides, demo derby, grand stand shows and exhibits. Sandwich Fairgrounds, Sandwich 815.786.2159 sandwichfair.com


OCTOBER Pumpkin Daze


Christmas at Lyon Farm Santa, cookies, hayrides


and crafts. Lyon Farm, Yorkville 630.554.3064


Holiday Expres All aboard the Holiday


Express train! Blackberry Farm, Aurora 630.897.0516 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Holiday Festival of Lights One of the largest free outdoor


light displays in Northern Illinois. Phillips Park, Aurora aurorafestivaloflights.com


at Abey Farms Fun, fall activities for the whole family. Abbey Farms, Aurora 630.966.7775 abbeyfarms.org


Pumpkin Wekends Halloween festivities including


seasonal crafts, harvest decor and pumpkin stories. Blackberry Farm, Aurora 630.897.0516 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


NOVEMBER &


December Christmas


at Abey Farms Christmas trees, Pine Tree Cafe, bakery, tractor rides. Abbey Farms, Aurora 630.966.7775 abbeyfarms.org


Holiday Lights


at Moseheart 1.8 miles with more than 80 lighted displays! Santa, cookies, crafts and hot cocoa. Mooseheart Child City (Located between Batavia and North Aurora) mooseheart.org


Holiday Tre Lighting Miss Merry Christmas & Jack


Frost, a grand lighted parade and fireworks! Downtown Aurora


630.256.4636 or 630.256.3370 aurora-il.org/events


MARCH


Maple Fest Hands-on family fun making maple syrup from tree sap. Red Oak Nature Center, North Aurora 630.897.1808 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Winter Lights & APRIL


Civil War Encampment The 10th Illinois Regiment portrays Civil War soldiers from this area. James Knights Park, Sandwich 815.786.8044 sandwichparkdistrict.org


El Día de los Niños


Traditional Latin American event. Aurora Transportation Center 630.256.4636 or 630.256.3370 aurorahispanicheritage.com


MAY


Motorcycle Sunday Motorcycle rally, bike blessing, live concert, 60-mile ride. Phillips Park, Aurora 717.991.0804 motorcyclesunday.com


Spring at


Dickson-Murst Farm Antique truck and tractor show, petting zoo, hayrides, crafts, music. Montgomery 630.272.0686 theconservationfoundation.org


Flea Market &


Antique Car Show Sandwich Fairgrounds, Sandwich 815.970.4371 sandwich-il.org


: Sandwich Fair


Located in Downtown Aurora


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