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Elizabeth's 99th Community Fair

Galena Country For 99 years, the Elizabeth fair has been a tradition not only in Elizabeth, but in the entire region.  Experience small town life at its best! Great Food, vendors, music, beer tent and more:  - Dairy and Sheep Show  - Dairy Goat Show  - Inflatable Rides - Fantasy Truck Pullers  - Elizabeth's BEST BBQ - Local Pro Wrestling Enthusiasts  - Parade  - Games, contests and kids activities  For an up to date schedule, visit: http://bit.ly/2Jh4LA3. Telephone number: 815.218.0597. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2Jh4LA3. Admission: Adult Season Pass - $12 Children 6-12 yrs Season Pass - $6 Daily Adult - $6 Daily Children 6-12 yrs - $3 Children 5 yrs & under - Free Unlimited Inflatables All Weekend - $10. Friday, July 19, 2019 – Sunday, July 21, 2019. 310 North West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruise Night in Warren

Galena Country Check out Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles of all ages at this fun cruise night event. Watch the vehicles cruise Warren's famous "Lap" from 7-8:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, good food and great fun for all ages! Telephone number: 815.541.3760. Web site address: www.theflashnewspaper.com. Admission: $5 Registration. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Downtown Warren IL, 61087.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Antique Town Rods Show

Galena Country Set on the banks of the Galena River, overlooking beautiful Galena. this car show features some of the most beautiful vehicles from a bygone era (Pre 1972). This is a great opportunity to see how cars have changed over the years and to hear their owners stories.  Registrants: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.2313. Admission: Adult - $2 Children under 13 yrs - Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a tour.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. Meet at the the top of the lane.  No RSVP required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

NW IL Art & Jazz Fest

Galena Country This annual event features two days of regional fine art, live jazz music and scrumptious local food, craft beer & wine. Set in the semi-wooded Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, this Galena Country spectacle was named Best Festival by Illinois Country Living readers in 2017. Along with a juried art show, music kicks off 11 a.m. on Saturday. The art show, opens 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. showcases a wide range of talented regional artists with everything from jewelry to glass and fiber to lawn sculpture. Wine and beer samples, food, samplers & meals, will be provided. For more information, email: nwilartfest@yahoo.com, call Amy Laskye at 815.947.2878 or go to www.nwilartfest.com. Additional dates: July 21: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.nwilartfest.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM. Stockton Lion's Memorial Park 600 N Pearl St. Stockton, IL 61085.

History of Bathing Suits

Galena Country What did women wear before that itsy bitsy bikini? Learn how bathing suits evolved from full length costumes to mere traces of fabric. From the Victorian bathing machine to the introduction of the bikini, this presentation is sure to make waves. lease reserve a seat today by contacting Diane Sipiera at dsipiera@gmail.com. Telephone number: 815.858.2014. Web site address: www.banwarthmuseum.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 408 E. Sycamore Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Live Music: Johnnie Walker

Galena Country Johnnie Walker has been performing in the Dubuque area music scene for over 30 years. You really don’t want to miss him as he performs his solo guitar act with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits. Johnnie’s a perfect fit to any venue. Additional dates: August 24, 2019. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Women of Courage and Commitment Present: Fun Facts and Fashions, 100 years of Hats

Galena Country The Woman of Courage and Commitment will be presenting a special fashion show of hats and bonnets featuring local fashion collector Nancy Wolfe and hats and bonnets from her personal collection. Included will be hats and bonnets Victorian to modern: from the 1800s, a fine straw hat from the 1840s, a Victorian mourning bonnet, a wide-brimmed, feather trimmed beauty from the early 1900s, a colorful cloche worn by a flapper of the 1920s and many, many others. Reservations are encouraged by calling 815.777.0090. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: $15 *Including coffee, tea and a delicious dessert. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61035.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: July 28 Aug.4, 11, 18, 25 Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Wine and Appetizer Pairing Night

Galena Country Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/massbachridgewinery/. Admission: $25. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Appreciating Poetry

Galena Country Melissa McGuire will guide attendees through different types of poems - haiku, sonnets, limericks, etc - while analyzing form and content as well as developing ideas to use in their own writing. Melissa, a holder of a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in education has over thirty years teaching experience. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/310171213240979/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Meet the Author: Janet Smith Post

Galena Country Award winning author Janet Smith Post will be at the Apple River Fort Interpretive Center. Visitors are welcome to meet Janet, pick up a copy of her new children’s book, “Where Two Rivers Meet: The Story of Black and Larkin Gatewood Carter,” and have it signed. Based on a true story, “Where Two Rivers Meet” tells the story of the fateful meeting between the famous Sauk warrior and a settler on the Missouri frontier. The tale begins with a young Black Hawk, who is learning the two lessons that all Sauk boys must: to be brave and to be patient. As the story continues, readers also meet Larkin and his eldest daughter, Delphia, who has her heart set on going to Miss Pittman’s Parlor School for Girls. Filled with adventure, struggle, and hope, this book also inspires an understanding and an appreciation of two different cultures. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Friday, July 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort State Historic Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Ralph Kluseman

Galena Country Ralph performs the hits of the Beatles, America, CSN&Y, Neil Young, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, Jim Croce, Kenny Loggins, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and many, many more! Additional dates: Aug. 17 & Sept. 21, 2019. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Aug.17: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

Galena Country Mr. Abraham Lincoln requests your attendance as he once again addresses the people of Galena from his place on the historic balcony of the Desoto House Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for Dinner and Theater afterwards in the ballroom. Dinner will consist of Mr. Lincoln's favorite: Chicken Fricassee served with warm buttermilk biscuits Apple pie for dessert. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: $38 per adult $24 per child. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Vince Chiarelli Band

Galena Country One of the most original and eclectic Italian bands, “The Vince Chiarelli Band” has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Latin flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Aug.4, 11, 18, 25 Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Back to Before: The Crossroads of Classical and Contemporary

Galena Country Enjoy a potpourri of music including opera, jazz and musical theater and a new selection "Sure on this Shining Night," written for Megan Gloss by native Dubuque composer Adam O'Dell. Gloss is an experienced performer with opera and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

158th Annual Jo Daviess County Fair

Galena Country Celebrate at the oldest fair in Illinois. Livestock shows, exhibits, Badger State Tractor Pull, Rodeo, Demolition Derby, live entertainment, fair foods, carnival rides, and more. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://jodaviesscountyfair.org. Admission: 0-6 - Free 7-17 - $5 Adults - $15. Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Sunday, August 4, 2019. Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds 900 High St. Warren, IL 61087. For more info visit www.jodaviesscountyfair.org.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Mary J Harris

Galena Country A jazzy mix of tunes old and new. Mary was born, raised and musically trained in the Chicago area. Jazz, Pop and Bossa tunes- the Mary J Harris Duo features all the songs you know & love. Swingin' vintage vocals with a modern flair. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Aug.11, 18, 25 Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Experience Wapello - A Wildflower Walk

Galena Country Join the Friends of Wapello for an afternoon tour of the prairie in full bloom.  Ranked as one of the best short-grass prairie restorations in the state, an expert guide will introduce us to the variety of plants and wildflowers found there.  We will meet under the new pavilion near the parking lot.  The event is free and RSVP's are not required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Wapello Land & Water Reserve 8642 RT 84 South Hanover, IL 61041.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 8, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Main Street Sidewalk Sale

Galena Country Join our Main Street merchants for their spring cleaning and you are the winner. There will be sales throughout Main Street, both on the street and inside the stores. Shop til you drop and then drop into one of Main Street's great restaurants for a bite to eat. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 11, 2019, 5:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, August 9, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Lake Galena Kayak 5K Fun Paddle

Galena Country Rain or shine flatwater fun for everyone! This is your chance to spend a day on Lake Galena. Watch from the shore, watch from your kayak or compete. Kayak or Canoe: 360-meter sprint, 720-meter sprint, Kayak 5K Fun Paddle and NEW in 2019 Anything That Floats competition. Bring your best cardboard boat or rubber duck. If you can get in it, you can get in the competition. -One fee to compete in any or all events. -Free t-shirts for competitors. Awards. -Hot dogs and brat lunch following the competition. Proceeds benefit the Galena Food Pantry. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Spectators: free. Adult competitors: $15 12-17 yr competitors: $10. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lake Galena & Marina 100 Marina Dr. Galena, IL 61036.

Market House Square Arts Festival - 14th Annual

Galena Country Take a piece of Galena Country with you!  You never know what you'll find when you browse the many exhibits at this annual outdoor art festival. Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform throughout the day and plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. A great outing for the whole family! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 11, 2019, 6:00 PM. Old Market House State Historic Site 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.hellogalena.org.

Midwest Garlic Fest

Galena Country Organized by Galena Garlic Company, the Midwest Garlic Fest includes many local vendors selling naturally grown garlic, garlic related food items, local garlic themed dishes, beer, and wine. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day! Telephone number: 630.338.2522. Web site address: http://www.facebook.com/midwestgarlicfest. Admission: $3. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 11, 2019, 6:00 PM. Terrapin Park Elizabeth, IL 61028.

52nd Annual Willow Folk Festival

Galena Country Willow is family, friends, music and love. The festival started in 1967, because the Willow United Methodist Church wanted a new way to raise money. Something beyond the chicken suppers and bake sales. Willow is a thing onto itself. You're camping in the middle of a cow pasture, in one of the hottest months of the summer, in a valley. You might get sunburned. You might get rained on. Most likely, you'll get both.  Join in for open stage performances all day. Breakfast will be served on Sunday at 6:30 - 9:30 am with a 10:15 am worship service to follow. Times are approximate and subject to change. . Telephone number: 815.244.3590. Web site address: https://willowfolkfestival.com/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, August 11, 2019, 5:00 PM. 6522 S Willow Rd. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit willowfolkfestival.com.

East Dubuque Wing Fest - 15th Annual

Galena Country Celebrating their 15th year, East Dubuque Wing Fest is the place to be for good food, family fun and entertainment.  Wing-tasting, live music, free inflatable attractions and more... More detail to follow . Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.edge-foundation.org/. Admission: $5. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Sinsiniwa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Galena Brew Fest

Galena Country Savor local and regionally crafted brews, wine and spirits atop the beautiful mountain at Chestnut Mountain Resort, overlooking the Mississippi River.  Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Chestnut and when hunger strikes, have great meal at the restaurant!   The proceeds from this event benefit the Galena ARC.  Online ticket sales: https://bit.ly/2S2KwMi. Telephone number: 815.777.2248. Web site address: https://www.galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest. Admission: $25 per ticket (includes 24 sampling tickets)  $5 per designated driver Online ticket purchase: Click here. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Road Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Garrett Hillary

Galena Country Performing over 200 shows all around the United States in 2016, Garrett Hillary is surely a polished act. Garrett Hillary plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. He plays guitar, harmonica, and sings. Come see what the buzz is about! Additional dates: Sept. 7, 2019. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Aug.18, 25 Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 11, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Sept.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

The Spirit of Woodstock - 50 years celebration.

Galena Country An event dedicated to Artie Kornfeld, the father of Woodstock and a tribute to all of the bands who played Woodstock 69.  Enjoy three days of music from 15+ bands, R.V parking, primitive camping and BBQ's. Telephone number: 815.281.2320. Web site address: COUNCILHILLSTATION@GMAIL.COM. Admission: $20. Friday, August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:00 PM. Council Hill Station 6521 North Hill Road Scales Mound, IL 61075.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Fall into Stockton

Galena Country Stockton is celebrating Fall! This family festival features kids activities, crafters, vendors, food, live music and a BBQ Fest! Fall into Stockton will also include live music by local bands. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fallintostockton. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. North Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.stocktonil.com.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a tour.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. Meet at the the top of the lane. No RSVP required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Ralph Kluseman

Galena Country Ralph performs the hits of the Beatles, America, CSN&Y, Neil Young, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, Jim Croce, Kenny Loggins, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and many, many more! Additional dates: Sept. 21, 2019. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Sept. 28: 2-4 p.m. Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

An Afternoon With the General and His Wife

Galena Country The Women of Courage and Commitment are pleased to host General and Mrs. Grant in "The Grants' Before the War". Come and meet the Grants as they discuss their trials and joys before the outbreak of the War of Rebellion. Even though these were difficult years for the Grants, their love and commitment to each other flourished and grew. Portraying the Grants are Scott and Peggy Whitney, both retired teachers. They have been performing as the General and Mrs. Grant for the past 19 years and both members of the U.S. Grant Association, which is an organization of U.S. Grant scholars and aficionados. They have also spent many days visiting Grant sites and studying the Grant family. Reservations are encouraged by calling 815.777.0090. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: https://desotohouse.com/. Admission: $15 Tickets include a mouthwatering dessert and coffee/tea. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Aug.25 Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, August 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Johnnie Walker

Galena Country Johnnie Walker has been performing in the Dubuque area music scene for over 30 years. You really don’t want to miss him as he performs his solo guitar act with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits. Johnnie’s a perfect fit to any venue. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Sept.1, 15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Henry Matthiessen III- Photography Exhibit

Galena Country Henry is a professional landscape photographer and stone artist who runs his business, Stoned Art Studio and Gallery, from his rural hilltop property near Galena, Illinois. An award-winning photographer, Henry’s photographs have been featured, across the country, in marketing materials for the States of Hawaii, Nevada, California, Oregon, and North Carolina. Locally, his photography has been featured, numerous times, on WMAQ television in Chicago, CBS television in Iowa City, and the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper. Join us for a tour, visit his website: stonedartstudio.com, follow him on FaceBook, or visit Henry's Stoned Art Studio & Gallery to further view his work. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Theresa Rosetta

Galena Country Theresa Rosetta is 24 years old and has been playing guitar & singing since she was 14. While covering a wide variety of artists, she has original music too. Jazz is her favorite genre to perform, but she also loves classic rock. Theresa has been performing for over a year around Iowa and Illinois. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Sept.15, 29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Vince Amore

Galena Country Vince shares his Love and Appreciation of Ballads, Folk, Country, Pop, Classical and Big Band music with the audiences that surround him. Be it songs performed by the likes of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli etc. or songs personally created by Vince, he strives to express the pure joy that the songs strive to portray. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Potosi Tour de Pints

Galena Country This three-day excursion includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There's multiple options for ticket choices. Tickets range from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. Each day you'll explore roads, bike paths, and trails at a casual pace. All of tour guides possess threefold expertise in beer, cycling, and local insight. At the end of each afternoon, you will be welcomed back to Potosi Brewing Company for an evening of celebration including local food, music, games, competition and of course great Craft Beer. Potosi Tour de Pints is designed for intermediate and advanced riders. This adventure is the perfect way to be active and enjoy a variety of local activities. Telephone number: 608.763.4002. Web site address: http://potositourdepints.com. Admission: $200. Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Potosi Brewing Company 209 South Main St. Potosi, WI 53820.

Ladies Getaway Weekend

Galena Country Ladies, join in on a variety of events, games, and shopping extravaganzas. A great opportunity to get together with your BFF and party. Shop the stores for your holiday gifts and check out the fine drinking and dining establishments. Participate in many of the outdoor activities that are available and of course take a ghost tour or see a magic show. Special events and promotions will take place throughout the weekend. More details to follow... Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00 PM. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Goin' Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960

Galena Country Enjoy an evening of music presented by folk musician Bucky Halker! Songs range from ballads recounting floods, tornadoes, murders, and other disasters to the protest anthems of miners and mill workers and the hymns, tunes, and dances of every ethnic group in Illinois. Event will take place in the Interpretive Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. Event made possible by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars program. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Apple River Fort Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Heroes For History Stair Challenge 5K Race

Galena Country The event commemorates the 18-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while also honoring the brave, selfless men and women first responders who protect us every day. This 5K competitive run/fun walk features Galena’s iconic Green Street staircase as the defining, and most challenging portion. At last year’s event, firefighters from departments from four states climbed those stairs – a poignant reminder of the incredible bravery first responders demonstrated as they scaled the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. To complete the competitive course, competitors run seven laps – including the Green Street steps each lap.  The fun run/walk is not timed and is just one lap… but walkers still have to scale the stairs once!  5K 7-Lap Stair Challenge Race  - Start at 8:45 a.m. - Bench & Prospect streets and the iconic stairways connecting them! - Maximum 400 athletes accepted - Chip Timing - Course closes at 11:30 a.m. OR 1-Lap Fun Run/Walk  -Start at 8:15 a.m. -Dress as your favorite… Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://history5k.org. Admission: 1-Lap Fun Run/Walk $25 5K 7-Lap Stair Challenge Race $35 ($30 for active-duty first responders) Includes event T-shirt, water and refreshments. *Cost is approximate - subject to change once details are finalized*. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Green Street Steps 237 S Bench Street Galena, IL 61036.

Potosi Tour de Pints

Galena Country This three-day excursion includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There's multiple options for ticket choices. Tickets range from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. Each day you'll explore roads, bike paths, and trails at a casual pace. All of tour guides possess threefold expertise in beer, cycling, and local insight. At the end of each afternoon, you will be welcomed back to Potosi Brewing Company for an evening of celebration including local food, music, games, competition and of course great Craft Beer. Potosi Tour de Pints is designed for intermediate and advanced riders. This adventure is the perfect way to be active and enjoy a variety of local activities. Telephone number: 608.763.4002. Web site address: http://potositourdepints.com. Admission: $200. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Potosi Brewing Company 209 South Main St. Potosi, WI 53820.

Live Music: Garrett Hillary

Galena Country Performing over 200 shows all around the United States in 2016, Garrett Hillary is surely a polished act. Garrett Hillary plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. He plays guitar, harmonica, and sings. Come see what the buzz is about! Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815-776-0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Potosi Tour de Pints

Galena Country This three-day excursion includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There's multiple options for ticket choices. Tickets range from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. Each day you'll explore roads, bike paths, and trails at a casual pace. All of tour guides possess threefold expertise in beer, cycling, and local insight. At the end of each afternoon, you will be welcomed back to Potosi Brewing Company for an evening of celebration including local food, music, games, competition and of course great Craft Beer. Potosi Tour de Pints is designed for intermediate and advanced riders. This adventure is the perfect way to be active and enjoy a variety of local activities. Telephone number: 608.763.4002. Web site address: http://potositourdepints.com. Admission: $200. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Potosi Brewing Company 209 South Main St. Potosi, WI 53820.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Fever River Adventure Triathlon

Galena Country This triathlon is a novice/intermediate 3.1 mi.run, 17 mi.bike, and 6 mi. kayak paddle triathlon course. The course takes place on the Galena River Trail and the Galena River. Don't have your own kayak or bike? Rental equipment from Fever River Outfitters is available to reserve in advance! Rental cost is not included in the race entry fee.  Parking is available in the Depot Park parking lot.  All proceeds from this event go to Kreider Services, who provides meaningful support to people with disabilities to live, work, and participate in their community and strives for true community inclusion. Telephone number: 815.776.9425. Web site address: https://www.signmeup.com/frtriathlon. Admission: Registration Fees: Early bird Special: May 1-Aug. 31: Solo $50 | Team (Max 4) $100 Price after August 31: Solo $65 | Team (Max 4) $125 Pre-registration closes on September 12th at 11:00 PM Event Day Pricing: Solo $70 | Team (Max 4) $150  *All fees are non-refundable & non-transferable https://www.visitgalena.org/places/galena-river-trail/. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St Galena, IL 61036.

Steve McIntyre

Galena Country Come sing along with Steve as he sings cover songs from artist like the Beatles, Neil Young, CCR, Eagles, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel and folk legends like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, FY5, as well as many many others. Telephone number: 815.591-2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Sept.29 Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Oct. 20:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live entertainment at Massbach

Galena Country Enjoy some live music and some wonderful wine at Massbach Ridge! Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/massbachridgewinery/. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Mallardfest

Galena Country Hanover celebrates the arrival of fall with the Mallard Fest, a tribute to the town’s Whistling Wings Hatchery. The hatchery raises and exports more than 200,000 mallard ducks each year, and the annual Mallard Fest each September honors the duck with a parade, delicious food, games for the children, pontoon boat rides, music and fireworks. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.hanover-il.com/. Admission: Family $7 Adults $3 Children $1. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. White Park, Monroe St. and Downtown Hanover, IL 61041.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a tour.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. Meet at the the top of the lane. No RSVP required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Ralph Kluseman

Galena Country Ralph performs the hits of the Beatles, America, CSN&Y, Neil Young, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, Jim Croce, Kenny Loggins, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and many, many more! Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Denny Diamond- Evening Concert

Galena Country Doors Open at 6:30 p.m Show Begins at 7:30 p.m Buy tickets at www.fergedaboudit.com/buytickets-1 or call 815-591-2126. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: $45 Deck Seating Includes Antipasto Buffet and Three Wine Tastings $20 Lawn Seating Includes One Glass of Wine. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.)   Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Warren Pumpkin Festival - 49th Annual

Galena Country Old fashioned festival with antique tractor pulls, parade, carnival rides, pumpkin-themed games, lots of food and beverage and much more. Fun for the whole family. Telephone number: 815.745.9011. Admission: Free. Friday, September 27, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019. Jo Davies County Fairgrounds High Street Warren, IL 61087. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Entertainment - Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Tour of Historic Homes - 52nd Annual

Galena Country Guided tour of five private historic homes open only for this weekend, plus the 1858 Barrows mansion, home to the Galena History Museum.  This tour gives lovers of history the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. Free shuttle. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/event/hometour/. Admission: $20. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM. Galena & U.S. Grant Museum 211 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival - 10th Annual

Galena Country Purple feet. Paint brushes. Pumpkins and of course WINE! Join in as Galena Cellars celebrate their harvest. This 10th annual event will be filled with family friendly activities. Expect a grape stomp, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, local artists wares and amazingly good food. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: http://www.galenacellars.com/winery/galena-upcoming. Admission: $15 per person (Souvenir Harvest Festival Glass, Vineyard Tour & 6 tickets) $10 per person (Souvenir Harvest Festival Glass & 6 tickets) $7.50 per person (Tour Only)  (*tickets may be used for tasting or a glass of wine) $10 Stomp participation fee for adults, children 12 and under free. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 4746 N. Ford Rd. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenacellars.com.

Massbach Stomp

Galena Country Jump in feet first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard. Take a tour of the winery, enjoy live music while enjoying wine, food and cheese on the patio surrounded by stunning views of the country and vineyard. Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Admission: $5 tasting fee. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028. For more info visit www.massbachridge.com.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Oct.12: 2-4 p.m. Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Additional dates: Oct. 13. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815-776-0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Oktoberfest - 13th Annual

Galena Country Fri. Oct. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.:  Kick off Oktoberfest celebrations with a night of live music, delicious food-truck eats and craft beer, followed by an outdoor screening of the Field of Dreams movie at 8 p.m. (Free admission) Sat. Oct. 5 from noon to 10 p.m.:  Wiener Dog Races , Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg , Potosi Rolling Bar  , Parades & Costume Contest , Live music by three bands playing non-stop , Bounce house & activities for children  , Polka dancing & lessons , Beer Stein Endurance Contest , Bean Bag Tournament  , Souvenir Sales & Auction of Framed Poster Art   *Pre-registration is required for Wiener Dog Races and Bean Bag Tournament. * Wagons, wheelchairs, walkers, and all leashed, friendly dogs are welcome. Telephone number: 815.331.0180. Admission: Friday night: Free admission  Saturday: Adults $5 and children under 12 free (accompanied by an adult). Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenalions.org.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

2019 Midwest Health & Fitness Fun Run Walk

Galena Country 5K Fun Run or Walk along the scenic Galena River Trail.  Proceeds go to the Galena Food Pantry. Pets and strollers welcome. Telephone number: 815.777.4960. Web site address: Fitness@midwestmedicalcenter.org. Admission: $30 including shirt  $20 excluding shirt Kids under 12 - Free. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Medicinal Purposes

Galena Country Cowgirl Pearl Breitbach is a bassist/vocalist/songwriter and a musical veteran who has raised an entire generation of gifted musicians and songwriters. Scott Kerry Guthrie is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist who has spearheaded many projects around the country over the years. Together, they are "Medicinal Purposes" and their music is original (even the covers) and fresh. They bring a new raw energy to their performances. They very often share the stage with their opening acts and fellow musicians from the audience, which leads us to...Big Medicine. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Autumn Craft Fair

Galena Country More than 90 talented artisans and crafters offer unique handmade artwork, crafts and jewelry. This indoor event has something for the whole family with a delicious food court. Sponsored by the River Ridge PTO. Plenty of on-site parking. All proceeds go to support the children of River Ridge School District #210. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: www.riverridge210.org. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sunday, October 13, 2019, 4:00 PM. River Ridge School 4141 IL Route 84 S. Hanover, IL 61041.

Scarecrow Festival

Galena Country Enjoy this fun festival featuring pumpkin weighing, an apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest and more! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30 AM – Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:00 PM. Elizabeth, IL.

Galena Country Fair

Galena Country One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment, children’s games, Irish dance performances, a silent auction and raffle. Delicious fair food including brats, chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream and more. A Gazebo Wine Garden featuring local wines and a Country Bake Shop stocked with homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries. Free parking at three remote lots. Complimentary shuttle service available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Visit the event's website for detailed shuttle information, a printable parking map, and entertainment schedule. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a tour.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. Meet at the the top of the lane. No RSVP required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Vince Amore

Galena Country Vince shares his Love and Appreciation of Ballads, Folk, Country, Pop, Classical and Big Band music with the audiences that surround him. Be it songs performed by the likes of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli etc. or songs personally created by Vince, he strives to express the pure joy that the songs strive to portray. So, please, come listen and enjoy! Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction by artist, Sandra Principe.  Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Nov.16: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Join us at the haunted DeSoto House Hotel, for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories. Hear the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Watch and listen as Ted and Robyn use words and music to weave pictures in your mind of Galena’s haunted history. Special guest Addyson Taylor rounds out the performance. Appetizers Included. Additional dates: Nov. 9 at 8 -10 p.m. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.Hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

The Galena Territory Farmers Market

Galena Country Enjoy browsing a wide variety of products from vendors including those from local farms and different arts and crafts from local artisans. Explore the different organic veggies and herbs, pickles, free range and antibiotic-free meat, fresh cut flowers, jams, baked goods, and dog biscuits. Also available are hand-made lotions, soaps and candles. Artisans display their hand-blown glass, jewelry, wreaths, hand-woven baskets, sewing, crochet items and more!  This 15th season is hosted by the Galena Territory Association Greenspace Advisory Group. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Owners' Club 200 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Country Fair

Galena Country One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment, children’s games, Irish dance performances, a silent auction and raffle. Delicious fair food including brats, chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream and more. A Gazebo Wine Garden featuring local wines and a Country Bake Shop stocked with homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries. Free parking at three remote lots. Complimentary shuttle service available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Visit the event's website for detailed shuttle information, a printable parking map, and entertainment schedule. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena Country An annual self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area. This event features wheel throwing demonstrations, fresh fired pots and raku firing. These potters open up their studios to you! Come to browse and buy! Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 20, 2019, 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.