What to do in Roscoe and Rockton - Friday, Sept 9 - Thursday, Sept 15

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The biggest thing happening this weekend in the Stateline area is the Roscoe Lions Fall Festival. But wait... there's more!

10 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sept 9 - Thursday, Sept 15

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Roscoe Lions Fall Festival 2022 - Sun Sep 11 7:00 am

Leland Park

The 52nd Annual Roscoe Lions Fall Festival runs September 9-11, 2022. It is one of the longest running events of its kind in the Stateline area. In 1910, the Roscoe Improvement Association held the first Fall Festival in Roscoe. The Roscoe Lions Club has organized the annual event for the past 52 years. [more details]


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Roscoe Lions Fall Festival 2022 - Friday - Fri Sep 9 5:00 pm

Leland Park

The first day of the 112th Roscoe Fall Festival features carnival rides, food, bingo, beer, and music by Kevin & Greg. Collection boxes will be available for your used eyeglasses to benefit those who have none. There will be no fireworks this year. Besides rides, food, and music, check out the local vendors and organizations in the Exhibitor Tent (get your old-timey photo taken at the Roscoe Township Historical Society table.) [more details]


Drive 815: Minions - The Rise Of Gru - Fri Sep 9 6:30 pm

Rockton Athletic Fields

Admission: as low as $20 per movie with an early bird pass: Minions - The Rise Of Gru on Friday and The Incredibles 2 on Saturday. The show starts at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.) but bounce houses, glitter tattoos, games, music, balloon-tying, and concessions open at 6:30 p.m. With pizza, ice cream, theater popcorn, drinks, candy, and chips at actually reasonable prices. [more details]


Lensing Classic Car Show - Sat Sep 10 8:00 am

Historic Auto Attractions

8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. A daytime cruise night with cars, antique tractors, 50/50 raffle, special 9/11 tribute, food trucks, and live music by 3D Sound. Hosted on the grounds of Historic Auto Attractions and Performance Parts Supply. This is a car show for the cure. All money raised will be donated to Pink Heels. [more details]


Clothing Giveaway - Sat Sep 10 9:00 am

First Congregational Community Church

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, across from Fall Festival at Leland Park. Stop out and get all the free clothes you can carry! Special kids table to keep the little ones busy while you shop! No gimmicks, no fees, no costs. Just help yourself! [more details]


Roscoe Lions Fall Festival 2022 - Saturday - Sat Sep 10 10:00 am

Leland Park

Saturday features the Kiddie Costume Parade, Kids’ Day on The Midway (for $25, kids can buy a wristband good for four hours on all rides), karaoke by Johnny West & Friends (benefits Vets Roll), and music by The 80’s Hit List. [more details]


Drive 815: The Incredibles 2 - Sat Sep 10 6:30 pm

Rockton Athletic Fields

Admission: as low as $20 per drive-in movie with an early bird pass, $40 for both movies. The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in superhero roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. Pizza, ice cream, theater popcorn, drinks, candy, and chips at reasonable prices, and that's incredible. [more details]


Roscoe Lions Fall Festival 2022 - Sunday - Sun Sep 11 7:00 am

Leland Park

Sunday begins with Breakfast at Leland Park and continues with the Roscoe Lions Festival Parade. The 52nd Annual Roscoe Lions Fall Festival, which runs September 9-11, 2022, is one of the longest enduring events of its kind. [more details]


Archaeology Sunday at Macktown Living History - Sun Sep 11 9:30 am

Macktown Living History

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.Find out what happens when archaeologists go on a dig. Learn about the historic and prehistoric excavations that have been done right here at Macktown. Discover how and why archaeologists know where to dig, how to set up excavation units, dig in standard levels and collect artifacts. Participate in the washing, sorting and identification of the artifacts collected. This Second Sunday program will be the culmination of a three-day archaeological dig at Macktown… [more details]


Live Music: Spare Change - Sun Sep 11 2:00 pm

After the Vine

2:00-5:00 p.m. Spare Change is a duo that plays country, bluegrass, folk, and acoustic gospel music with tight vocal harmonies. [more details


Cruise Night at the Museum - Wed Sep 14 5:00 pm

Historic Auto Attractions

Historic Auto Attractions will be hosting a monthly cruise night! "Cruise Night at the Museum!" Join us every 2nd Wednesday of the summer months for an evening of music, fun, food trucks, and show cars galore! Plenty of paved parking spots. Located on the grounds of Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, IL. which will be open for extended hours these nights: until 8 p.m. [more details]


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