What to do in Rockton and Roscoe - Friday, Oct 7 - Friday, Oct 14


This is your week if you like shopping, or music, or living history (two events at Macktown), or even books. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on local events and things to do.

Vintage Shop Hop in October 2022 - Fri Oct 7 2:00 pm

Various Locations

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Never shop hopped? Well, get ready! This is the mother lode of all road trips! You win $180 in gift certificates when you have your card punched at all nine participating shops in Rockton and Roscoe - it's called the Roscoe-Rockton Roundup. The Vintage Shop Hop is a self-guided day of vintage & boutique shopping held twice a year -  400+ vintage & antique shops, along with barn sales, women's boutiques & home decor shops in northern Illinois and much of Wisconsin to roll out the red carpet for you. You just have to grab your friends and hit the road. And if you get tired, hit a bed and breakfast. [more details]

Food Preservation at Macktown - Sat Oct 8 10:00 am

Macktown Living History

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn how our early settlers (and earlier residents) preserved food.  [more details]

Crooked River Coffee House and Open Mic Night - Sat Oct 8 6:00 pm

Old Stone Church

6 - 9 p.m. The doors will open at 6:00 for open mic sign-up. Performers can plan 2-3 pieces but it will depend on how many want to play, sing, recite, etc. Things will wrap up by 9:00 p.m. Admission: non-perishable food items to benefit the Pecatonica and Rockton Food Pantries. Assorted hot/cold beverages and snacks will be served.  [more details]

Live: Paul Bronson Acoustic Music - Sun Oct 9 2:00 pm

After the Vine

Free. 2 - 5 p.m. Paul Bronson Acoustic Music is back at a favorite performance venue for another session of providing an early afternoon sonic backdrop. Come out and have a glass or five of wine from their huge selection and relax to the sounds. [more details]

Apple Cider Sunday at Macktown - Sun Oct 9 2:00 pm

Macktown Living History

Free admission (you can taste it) Discover the long and storied history of apple cider! See how folks used to make apple cider, and the equipment they used. Learn about the types of apples that were used, and take part in a cider tasting. [more details]

Hononegah Marching Band Concert - Wed Oct 12 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

7 – 8:45 pm
Live performance, free admission.  Streaming too, if you want to see it on a screen. [more details]

Roscoe Township Board Meeting - Wed Oct 12 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township

Roscoe Township board meets the second Wednesday of the month. The public is welcome. They are nice people. [more details]

Roscoe Book Club - Thu Oct 13 6:15 pm

Sophia's Restaurant

Members and guests will discuss When She Was Good by Michael Robotham at the October meeting.
 This is a fun, relaxed group so if you did not finish the book, we would still love for you to come to discuss the parts you did read! Men are welcomed to Book Club!  [more details]

Hononegah Fall Choir Concert - Thu Oct 13 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

7– 8 p.m.
Live performance, free admission. Featuring Mozart, Frost, Haydn, and more. Also with both live and streaming options. [more details]

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