What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Oct 20 - Friday, Oct 27


Black powder shooting at Frenchman's Frolic at Macktown Living History in Rockton IL

This week: laissez les bon temps rouler (that's French for 'let the good times roll') as you get in on early 1800s fun at Macktown Living History. Also, you can touch a truck and get some treats at Roscoe's Porter Park, enjoy live music and/or eat fried fish, make a Chunky Knit Blanket in Rockton, watch an outdoor movie, get candy and support the work of the Lions, share your opinions about Roscoe's future, learn about the pre-settler days, and celebrate fall at Nature At The Confluence. And you can add events yourself to our community calendar.

16 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Oct 20 - Friday, Oct 27

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Frenchman's Frolic - Sat and Sunday, Oct 21-22 9:00 am

Macktown Living History

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Saturday and Sunday. Experience a pre-1850s rendezvous camp, with pioneers, trappers, traders, voyageurs, and native Americans milling around the grounds, featuring blacksmithing, black powder shooting matches, rope making & period crafts, the history of dueling, the Frying Pan Toss, and much more!  Macktown was Winnebago County's earliest settlement, the home of Stephen Mack and Hononegah.
Hang Around Cafe will be serving food.  [more details] 

Truck or Treat at Porter Park - Sat Oct 21 3:00 pm

Porter Park Cabin

3-6 p.m.
The Village of Roscoe is excited to host Truck or Treat again this year. This is a family friendly Halloween event with a truck theme. There will be touch a truck with Public Works and local police, as well as food trucks for the hungry ghouls and goblins. Local businesses and organizations are invited to pass out candy from their trucks. [more details]

Other Events

Live Music: Paul Hieser - Fri Oct 20 5:30 pm

Poison Ivy Pub

Paul Hieser returns to Poison Ivy Pub. Friday night fish dinner & live classic oldies. [more details]

Music: Carson Hall at After the Vine - Fri Oct 20 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free.
Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of the Quad Cities and the Rockford area. He recently released "Unpolished Vol. 1." [more details]

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop at Main Street Mini Social - Fri Oct 20 6:00 pm

Main Street Mini Social

Join AR Workshop at Main Street Mini Social to make a cozy Chunky Knit Blanket. We will guide you step-by-step! Knitting experience is not needed, but we recommend ages 15 and up. The workshop is $88 and includes your blanket and a beverage. You are also welcome to bring in additional beverages to this event. Choose your yarn colors upon your arrival. We offer an exclusive selection of yarn from our private label with Lion Brand Yarn. [more details]

HOCUS POCUS: Outdoor Movie Night at Hononegah Forest Preserve - Fri Oct 20 6:30 pm

Hononegah Forest Preserve

6:30 p.m.
Bring your family, lawn chairs & cozy blankets to watch HOCUS POCUS outdoors at Hononegah Forest Preserve at Indian Rest Shelterhouse. Brought to you by FPWC and Winnebago County Sheriff. The movie will start at 6:30 pm and there will be free popcorn for all to enjoy.  [more details]

Live Music: An Evening of Fun with Bill and Jim - Fri Oct 20 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Join us at Louie's as we bring you Bill and Jim's Most Excellent Acoustic Adventure. With a wide selection of beverages, food and most importantly a night of fun, Louie's will be the place to be this evening.

[more details]

Live Music: Shuffle This - Fri Oct 20 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

"Shuffle This" is a five-piece pop/rock/dance band that plays from the suburbs of Chicago to Freeport, IL.

[more details]

Rockton Lions Club Candy Day - Sat Oct 21 8:00 am

Blain's Farm & Fleet

8 a.m. until they run out of candy. The Rockton Lions Club will be holding their Annual Candy Day, Saturday October 21, at Rockton Farm & Fleet. Donations from this fundraiser benefits the Lions of Illinois Foundation and the Talcott Library in Rockton, for materials accommodating those with vision impairments within the library. Candy Day has been a part of Lions since 1952. [more details]

Fall Market at Fatt Cat Care - Sat Oct 21 10:00 am

Fatt Cat Cafe

This 1st indoor Fall Market is going to have a bit of everything. From home decor, jewelry, gifts for you pets, crochet items, artwork, dips, kids corner, and so much more. Of course MadDog Cookies will be there along with the very delicious and famous Fatt Cat cupcakes. New vendors are being added to this growing list. It’s never too early to be looking for holiday gifts.  [more details] Looking for a venue for an upcoming event? We will be there to answer all of your questions about renting this beautiful venue.

Fall Family Day - Sat Oct 21 11:30 am

Nature At The Confluence

Celebrate the changing season with autumn activities for all ages! Beginning at 11:30 a.m., families can participate in kids’ story time and an acorn craft, and those ages 10 and up can paint a candle with wax. Stay to enjoy apple cider heated over the fire, scavenger hunt, and a self guided hike surrounded by fall colors. Participation is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. NEW: Enter to win a prize donated from amazing local businesses. All funds raised go to support materials for our programs and trail maintenance. [more details]

Pour in the Park OctoBEERFest - Sun Oct 22 12:00 am

Leland Park

POSTPONED: It's about time Roscoe got its own beer fest. We take over famous Leland Park with food, beer, music, games, and midwestern fun mixed with the best thing about Octoberfest - BEER! Expect several beer tents, each with their own style of beer or featured brewery. We will have beers from Germany, Mexico, Boston, and Wisconsin, as well as featured ciders, seltzers and wines for those who don't like the hoppy stuff. Enjoy yard games and food from your favorite local food trucks.  [more details]

Euchre at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Oct 23 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.
Euchre, tournament style play, small fee to play. Repeating several on Mondays.  [more details]

Village of Roscoe Special Board Meeting on Master Plan Priorities - Tue Oct 24 6:30 pm

Village of Roscoe

David Sidney of Place Foundry will lead the meeting to help develop a comprehensive master plan for Village of Roscoe development, as trustees and residents discuss priorities to be included in that master plan.

[more details]

Before the Settlers: Insight into the Indigenous People of Roscoe Township - Wed Oct 25 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Historical Society

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Roscoe Township Community Center at Founders Park,  next to the Cross Homestead. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Hieser - Fri Oct 27 12:00 am

Poison Ivy Pub

Friday night fish dinner and live music from Paul Hieser, award winning solo artist from the Stateline. Classic oldies and dynamic originals.  [more details]

Now you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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