What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Oct 27 - Friday, Nov 3


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This week: candy-related festivities in Rockton and South Beloit, many Newfoundland dogs and fans at Hidden Creek Estates, discounts for you at Historic Auto Attractions, live music, a 5k & fun walk, local food you can grow, weekly comedy, nature restoration, plus Bigfoot! Marianne wrote an entire story about Stateline Halloween activities. And even before the candy is gone, it will be time for Jingle Bell Rockton.

14 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Oct 27 - Friday, Nov 3

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Newfiepalooza 2023 - Sun Oct 29 12:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

Come hang with the BIG DOGS! Join us for a multi-state gathering of Newfoundlands and dog lovers! Dog activities & costume contests, educational pop-ups (therapy dog info, grooming info & more), pet/family photos, product vendors, food trucks, silent auction to raise money for Newfoundland Rescue, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluations. All well-mannered dogs (and people) welcome on this beautiful 30-acre venue. [more details]

Other Events

Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit Weekend at Historic Auto Attractions - Fri Oct 27 5:00 pm

Historic Auto Attractions

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit residents get a special weekend just for you from October 27th to October 29th at Historic Auto Attractions. Enjoy an exclusive $8 discount on admission with valid identification confirming your residency. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Hieser - Fri Oct 27 5:45 pm

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]

Live Music: VanDwellers - Fri Oct 27 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m. VanDwellers officially formed in 2020, but the two brothers who make up the band--Tyler and Tanner Burt--have been playing music together throughout all their lives. They play a mix of both original songs and a wide-range of your favorite cover songs. [more details]

RDM Foundation 5k & Fun Walk - Sat Oct 28 9:00 am

Hononegah Community High School Stadium

The inaugural RDM Foundation 5k & Fun Walk. [more details]

South Beloit Family Fun Night - Sat Oct 28 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Park

Free! Bring your family & friends & join us for a family friendly night of candy, costumes, activities, music & food. There will be a Tiny Tot Spook house, Trunk-N-Treat, live music, and more for you and your kiddos! Bring a lawn chair & your flashlights to our 2023 Halloween bash. [more details]

Music: Rick Marchione at After the Vine - Sat Oct 28 5:30 pm

After the Vine

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Free. Rick will be performing favorites "my way" from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and many more. Stop by and cool down with some wine with your friends or loved one. After the Vine has a huge selection of wines, and a fantastic atmosphere. Come support a local business!
[more details]

Main St. Trick or Treat - Sun Oct 29 1:00 pm

Downtown Rockton

Come join the Downtown Rockton businesses along Main St., Hawick St. and beyond as we celebrate Halloween with trick or treating and costumes galore! Feel free to start at MembersAlliance Credit Union's booth outside Village Hall and continue along Main St. and Hawick St. We can't wait to see all the goblins and ghouls and garish costumes galore. [more details]

St Andrew Common Ground Trunk or Treat - Sun Oct 29 4:00 pm

St Andrew Lutheran Church

Come gather goodies.  Safe and family friendly.  Food truck on site. [more details]

Night Of The Cryptid - Tue Oct 31 6:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence

Emerge from your lair for spooky snacks, bubbling beverages, and a roaring campfire. At 6:45 p.m., sasquatch enthusiast Ron Read will share his most intriguing stories and finds from the field, followed by a guided trail walk to search for signs of nocturnal creatures. Believers and skeptics are welcome. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. This program is best suited for ages 13 and up. Please register in advance. [more details]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Nov 1 8:00 pm

Mustangs Bar Grill

Free. Every Wednesday night until May. No cover, great time. Laughter is medicine. [more details]

Every Thursday Stewardship Day at Lost Flora Fen - Thu Nov 2 9:00 am

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek is Natural Land Institute’s second largest preserve at nearly 400 acres. Raccoon Creek meanders through it, there is a boardwalk in the northern part where the fen is, there are agricultural fields and natural areas. Volunteers will help with restoring fields to native grassland habitat, maintenance of the boardwalk, mowing, seeding, prescribed burns and other tasks as needed.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes. [more details]

Eat Local - Thu Nov 2 5:30 pm

Nature At The Confluence

5:30 -6:30 p.m. $5/person. Explore the science and health benefits of eating locally with Julie Uram of Nature At The Confluence and Kaelyb Lokrantz of Merrill Community Garden. Attendees will receive information about local community supported agriculture programs and the ability to choose organic vegetable seed packets to take home. Come with your questions and insights.  [more details]

Jingle Bell Rockton - Fri Nov 3 5:30 pm

Downtown Rockton

Nov. 3-5. Downtown Rockton's official Christmas season open house, all weekend long! Join us food, drinks, prizes, and ALL the holiday shopping. For those who want to win prizes, pick up a stamp card from participating locations and collect stamps as you shop. No purchase necessary to participate. [more details]

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