What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Sep 8 - Friday, Sep 15


Play until you win, they say, on the Midway at Roscoe's Fall Festival.

Roscoe Lions Fall Festival is the big draw at Leland Park this weekend. But don't miss the clothing giveaway across the street, live music, golf benefits, photo cropping for beginners,  a clothing drive, wild seed harvesting, plus a history walk or a car show in the country. Tour a historic 1856 home, be an archaeologist, listen to a tiny story, learn the lessons of the fungi, hike among the birds, and cheer for high school football. And if you know of more, you can add more events to the most complete community calendar in the Stateline.

18 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 8 - Friday, Sep 15

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2023 Roscoe Lions Fall Festival - Fri Sep 8 5:00 pm

Leland Park

The 113th Roscoe Fall Festival runs September 8-10, 2023 at Leland Park. 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 53 years.[more details]

Free Clothing Giveaway - Sat Sep 9 12:00 am

First Congregational Church

During Fall Festival, a gently used clothing giveaway will be held outside First Congregational Church on Sept 9-10. There will also be a garden table with free water & a children’s craft table. Donations of clothing are accepted 9-12 on Thursday & Friday or Friday evening during setup. Donations accepted but not required.  [more details]

Back to School Crop! - Sun Sep 10 9:00 am

Roscoe Community Center

Beginner class free, just stop by! Scrapbook with others, make cards, shop for supplies. All day crop $10.  [more details]


Other Events

Live Music: Grunge Unplugged at Louie's - Fri Sep 8 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m. Grunge Unplugged will be playing all of your favorites from the MTV Unplugged era! Head to Louie's for a night of great music and enjoy some of our fantastic craft beers and cocktails!

[more details]

Jack Lovejoy Golf Outing - Sat Sep 9 8:00 am

Macktown Golf Course

Benefiting the Jack Lovejoy Scholarship Fund

and hosted by the Rockton Lions Club.  8:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m. : Shotgun start

10:30 a.m.: Refreshment meal (brats/hotdogs and chips)

1:30pm: After party at the pavilion

2:30 p.m.: Catered lunch

3:30 p.m. 50/50 golf ball drop courtesy of the Rockton Fire Department

3:45 p.m.: Game prizes and silent auction winners

4:30 p.m. [more details]

Clothing Drive - Sat Sep 9 9:00 am

Blain's Farm & Fleet

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Blain's Farm & Fleet on Rockton Road in Roscoe will be the site of a clothing drive in partnership with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful and Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. Donations do not need to be wearable - reuse and recycling keeps clothing out of landfills. You can also bring pillows, bedding, cloth, purses, shoes, belts, soft-sided luggage, and stuffed toys. [more details]

Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2023 - Sat Sep 9 9:00 am

Nygren Wetland Preserve

9 a.m. - 12 noon. Free.
This fun and easy community service opportunity is great for all ages, individuals, and church, employee, and service groups, as well as 4-H Clubs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. Help collect seeds from native wildflowers and grasses which will be used in future prairie plantings at NLI preserves. Start anytime and work as long as you like during the event hours of 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Snacks and water will be provided. Dress for the weather.  [more details]

“If This Land Could Talk” History Walk - Sat Sep 9 1:00 pm

Nature at The Confluence

Come walk with us to learn about the people who lived here at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River and those who just passed through. You learn about the Ho-Chunk, the Métis, Fur Traders, Irish settlers, one of the greatest heroes of World War I, plus a few surprise visitors. Therese Oldenburg will be your guide on this walk and she’ll even share how she unearthed “dirty” family ties to this land. Walk is less than 3/4 mile on even ground. Donations are accepted. [more details]

Bushnell-Wheeler Open House - Sun Sep 10 11:00 am

Bushnell-Wheeler Home

No charge for admission. Tour this historic 1856 home. Grand opening of barn addition. Craft and bake sale. [more details]

Archaeology Sunday - Sun Sep 10 2:00 pm

Macktown Living History

2 - 4 p.m.
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.

Bring your family and friends!
Donations gladly accepted for this event. [more details]

In-Person Story Time - Wed Sep 13 10:00 am

North Suburban Library - Roscoe

10 - 11 a.m. Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver. Happens several times a month. [more details]

Fungus Function - Wed Sep 13 6:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence

You asked, so we brought it- Fungus Function returns! Many of us love fungi for the food and medicine they share with us, but did you know that they also have a lot of community building wisdom to share? Farmer Allyson will explain some basics of how fungi foster communication, facilitate resource sharing, and promote resiliency in their ecosystems and guide a conversation about how those lessons can guide us as humans. [more details]

Morning Bird Hike - Fri Sep 15 6:30 am

Nature at the Confluence

Start your day with a slow, calming walk as we observe and identify the many birds that call The Confluence home, including those migrating for the fall! Binoculars and bird lists are provided and all experience levels are welcome. Space is limited so please register in advance through the event website. Price is $5/person. [more details]

Kauffman's 3rd Annual Car Show - Fri Sep 15 3:00 pm

Kauffman's Country Store - Beloit

3 - 7 p.m. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of your favorite classics. Vote for your favorite classic car for their chance to win the trophy. Enjoy music from Sugar River Sound and make sure to come hungry because Lil' Franks BBQ and Autentica will be there for your dinner needs. [more details]

Night at the Range - Fri Sep 15 4:00 pm

Golf Shack -Rockford

Join the Swedish Historical Society for a family friendly “ Night at the Range” at Golf Shack. Enjoy drinks and appetizers by Garrett's as you hit a bucket of balls in support of your Scandinavian friends. We will have fun activities like a longest drive competition, closest to the pin and yard games. There will be games, prizes and giveaways! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Swedish Historical Society in support of the Erlander Home Museum. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Bronson Acoustic - Fri Sep 15 6:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

Paul Bronson Acoustic Music is providing the sonic backdrop at Hidden Creek Estates in Roscoe, IL. On the menu: Sausage Platter with German potato salad, beer kraut and mustard sauce (GF, DF, NF) & Roasted Peppers, Beans, and Bulgur with feta cream, parsley and Greek olive and walnut dressing (VEG *V). Reserve a firepit! [more details]

Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Fri Sep 15 7:00 pm

Louie's Taphouse

You may have heard their afternoon shows at at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival, but Minimal rules the night too. The band has won at least 15 local music awards. [more details]

Football: Freeport and Hononegah - Fri Sep 15 7:15 pm

Hononegah High School

At Kelsey Field, Freeport and Hononegahs face off in this NIC 10 Conference football game. [more details]

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