32nd Annual

Franklin Grove

Summer Harvest Festival

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

August 5 - 7, 2011

Honoring

Franklin Grove Community Quilters
 
 2011 Summer Harvest Festival Committee Welcomes You!

Call 815-456-3030

Founded 1980 - Franklin Grove Area Historical Society

 

Schedule of events

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

8:00-4:00        Firemen’s Village Yard Sales (50+sales)                              Maps at area businesses & sales

11:00-1:00      FOOD: Ice Cream and More (Proceeds to, “Shining Star”) Meadows, 510 N. State St.

11:00-2:00      FOOD: Hamburgers / Hotdogs, Beverages, AFC Football Village Hall, South St.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

7:00-11:00      FOOD: Brethren Church Pancake Breakfast Church of the Brethren, North St.

8:00-4:00        Firemen’s Village Yard Sales (50+sales) Maps at area businesses & sales

8:00-4:00        Living History Antique Equipment Show   “FREE” LHAEA Show Grounds, Whitney Rd.

FEATURING: Petting Zoo 10:00-4:00, Youth”Coin in the Straw Scramble”11:00,

Country Music 11:00-2:00, Tractor Parade 1:30 &ldots;.  FOOD & beverages sold on the grounds.

9:00-3:00      REST AREA Lutheran Church (beverages, snacks, toilets) Corner of Lahman & Elm St.

9:00-4:00      Tony’s Old Ladies Radio Museum 301 N. Sycamore St.

9:00-2:30      Nachusa Grasslands Headquarters, Talk and Tours 8772 S. Lowden Rd.

FEATURING:  9-12:00 table talk. 1-2:30 Driving tour of the beautiful Nachusa Grasslands, some hiking.

10:00-4:00     Festival Art Show, Judging in the AM Winifred Knox Mem. Library, Elm St.

FEATURING: Lee County Artists, many cash prizes.

10:00-4:00     Used Book Sale Winifred Knox Mem. Library, Elm St.

10:00-4:00     “Historical” H.I. Lincoln Store & Building Tour Corner of Elm & Whitney St.

10:00-4:00     Franklin Grove Area Historical Society Chaplin Creek Hist. Village, Whitney Rd.

FEATURING: The Wild West Show (afternoon shows, times to be announced), Fiber Fair, 19th Century Prairie Village, Muzzle Loaders, Kettle Corn, Archery 3D Range & Demonstrations, Ancient Atlatl Spear Throwing, Live Blue Grass & Folk Music, American Camp Life, DuPage Settlers, FOOD & beverage sold.

10:00-4:00     Franklin Creek Grist Mill Tours & Grinding Twist Rd. at the end of Old Mill Rd.

11:00-2:00     FOOD: Hamburgers / Hotdogs, Beverages, AFC Football Village Hall, South St.

11:00-2:30     Fun Fair, F.G. United Methodist Church Corner of Middle & N. State St.

11:00-1:00     FOOD: Brats & Hotdogs, F.G. United Methodist Church Corner of Middle & N. State St.

12:00-6:00     Truck Show, Atkinson Trucking Corner of N. State & Rt. 38

1:00-4:00      Bean Bag Tournament, Franklin Grove Park Board Atlasta Park, S. State St.

2:30               REE Root beer Floats, F.G. United Methodist Church Corner of Middle & N. State St.

3:00               Pie Auction, F.G. United Methodist Church Corner of Middle & N. State St.

4:00-6:30      FOOD: BBQ Pork Chop Dinner, American Legion Corner of Elm & Whitney St.

6:00               Festival Parade, Registration & Line-Up AFC Middle School, E. South St.

7:00               Festival Parade, Route- Lahman W., Walnut S., Hughes W., Elm N., Whitney E., disperse Sycamore

9:00               Family Outdoor Movie, F.G. Park Board “FREE“ Atlasta Park, S. State St.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

7:30-8:30      FOOD: Presbyterian Breakfast in the Park Atlasta Park, S. State St.

8:30-9:30      Community Church Service (bring seating) Atlasta Park, S. State St.

9:30-10:30    FOOD: Presbyterian Breakfast in the Park Atlasta Park, S. State St.

9:30-4:00      Firemen’s Village Yard Sales (50+sales) Maps at area businesses & sales

9:30-4:00      Living History Antique Equipment Show   “FREE” LHAEA Show Grounds, Whitney Rd.

FEATURING: Petting Zoo 10:00-4:00, Youth”Coin in the Straw Scramble”11:00, Country Music 11:00-2:00,

Tractor Parade 1:30 &ldots;.  FOOD & beverages sold on the grounds.

9:30-4:00      Tony’s Old Ladies Radio Museum 301 N. Sycamore St.

9:30-2:30      Nachusa Grasslands Headquarters, Talk and Tours 8772 S. Lowden Rd.

FEATURING:  9:30-12:00 table talk. 1-2:30 Driving tour of the beautiful Nachusa Grasslands, some hiking.

10:00-4:00     Franklin Grove Area Historical Society Chaplin Creek Hist. Village, Whitney Rd.

FEATURING: The Wild West Show (afternoon shows, times to be announced), Fiber Fair, 19th Century Prairie Village, Muzzle Loaders, Kettle Corn, Archery 3D Range & Demonstrations, Ancient Atlatl Spear Throwing, Live Blue Grass & Folk Music, American Camp Life, DuPage Settlers, FOOD & beverage sold.

10:00-4:00     Franklin Creek Grist Mill Tours & Grinding Twist Rd. at the end of Old Mill Rd.

12:00-4:00     “Historical” H.I. Lincoln Store & Building Tour Corner of Elm & Whitney St.

12:00-end      Kickball Tournament “All Ages” FG Park Board AFC Middle School E. South St.

4:30-6:30      FOOD: Women’s Club Ice Cream Social Atlasta Park, S. State St. “enclosed shelter”

6:30               Closing Ceremonies, Concert in the Park (bring seating) Atlasta Park, S. State St.

FEATURING:  Recognition of Honorees, Raffle Drawings, Music from Community Choir, and more. 

 

2011 EVENT CALENDER

31st Living History Antique Equipment Show - August 6 &7, 2011

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Chaplin Creek Village Gazebo (bring seating)   - July 2, 2011

Autumn in the Village & Chaplin Creek   - September 17, 2011

Christmas in the Village - December 9, 2011

2012 Summer Harvest Festival - August 3, 4, 5, 2012

 

RAFFLES

50/50 Early Warning System

Muzzleloaders – 3 prizes including a rifle

Historical Society - Hand made Quilt

Keep your eyes open for others not listed at events.

FREE PARKING NEAR MOST EVENTS WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE 

FRANKLIN GROVE &        

HARVEST FESTIVAL

EVENT MAP & KEY

1. Nachusa Grasslands, 8772 S. Lowden Rd. 

2. Franklin Creek Grist Mill, Twist Rd.

3. Meadows, 510 N. State St.

4. Atkinson Trucking, N. State & Rt. 38 

5. Brethren Church, North St.

6. Tony’s Radio Museum, N. Sycamore St.

7. Methodist Church, Middle &N. State St.

8. Lincoln Store, Elm & Whitney St.

9. American Legion, Elm & Whitney St. 

10. Village Hall, South St. 

11. Winifred Knox Mem. Library, Elm St.   

12. AFC Middle School, E. South St.

13. Lutheran Church, Lahman & Elm St.

14. Atlasta Park, S. State St.

15. Chaplin Creek Hist. Vill, Whitney Rd.

16. LHAEA Show Grounds, Whitney Rd. 

 

PARADE ROUTE
PUBLIC RESTROOMS

Other Points of Interest:

     Visit the Franklin Creek State Park.  Hiking, picnicking, play grounds, equestrian trails, fishing, Cement handicap trail to natural springs and much more.  Photograph the wild life, relax and bird watch. The park has hundreds of acres of pristine wilderness to enjoy. Fall colors pop from the huge variety of trees. See it now or come and visit us another time.

     For more activity see the Nachusa Grasslands.  Observe Illinois prairie as it was before man settled it. Enjoy seeing beautiful grasses, trees and flowers. Visit the headquarters on Lowden road  located in a large barn. They harvest prairie seeds and collect them for replanting. You are welcome to hike through the lush grass. Observe birds and wild life in its natural habitat. In the fall the area looks like it was painted by the creators brush from a palette of many colors.

 

“Franklin Grove;

Everyone’s Hometown.”

 

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