Join Gen-Air for a fly-in luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday at Gen-Air Park, 1650th St. off U.S. Hwy. 6W. Friday cruise the Hennepin Canal at Lock 24 off of Grange Road. Saturday the downtown streets fill up with vintage cars from all eras, train engines, airplanes, food and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. www.geneseo.org or 309-944-2686.
Come ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois terminal trackage. One of the trains will feature the steam locomotive #401. All-day tickets, as many rides as you want. Food tent also. Trains run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $18 for adults, $10 for children 2-12, under 2 free. www.myrym.org or 217-762-9011.
Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service. Free camping at non-reserved campsites on Friday and Saturday night. Shawnee National Forest campgrounds included in the fee waiver are Garden of the Gods, Pounds Hollow, Camp Cadiz, Pine Hills and Johnson Creek. Concessionaire-operated campgrounds are not included in the fee waiver.
Annual walk and run held prior to festival. Sponsored by the Flora Academic Fdn., includes family fun, food, free admission and entertainment, free parking and shuttle service from football field. Lawn chairs and strollers welcome. NO pets please. Tickets are purchased on-site for food and enrichment activities. 618-676-5558, 618-662-8894 or http://floraschools.com/ and use link to Flora Academic Foundation.