Previous Datebook Months: April 2012 • May 2012
1-3 71st Annual Harvard Milk Days. Oldest Festival in state. Parade, 10K milk runs, grilling competitions, arts and crafts, tractor show, hot air balloon launch, bed races and more. 888-363-6177.
2 Craft Show, Round House Center, Inc., Beardstown. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 217-323-5242.
2-3 7th Annual Rochelle Railroad Days. Rochelle. www.rochellerailroadpark.org
7-10 Superman Celebration. Metropolis. Contests, food, comic book and artist show. 618-524-2714.
9 Craft and Collector’s Caravan. Pickneyville at the Square. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, antiques, collectibles and silent auction in McDaniel Furniture building at noon. 618-357-3243.
9 Annual Galena Territory Garage Sale at the Territory Marina
Pavilion at Lake Galena. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Private home garage sales, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps at Pavilion. 815-281-0594 or 815-777-4825.
9 44th Annual Old Market Day – Skills from the Hills, Galena. Outdoor market at Old Market House Historic Site, 123 North Commerce Street. 815-858-3392.
9-10 Utica Garden Faire and Plant Sale, Utica. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 815-667-4856 or www.uticagardenclub.org
10 Home & Garden Tour. Alton and Godfrey. Noon to 4 p.m. 618-467-23675 or www.prideincorporated.org
15-17 Great Galena Balloon Race, Eagle Ride Resort & Spa, Galena. More than 20 hot air balloons, car show, live music. 800-892-2269.
16-24 Annual Fields Project Fine Arts Festival, Mix Park, Oregon. Local and national artists show their work on festival day. 815-734-6075 or www.fieldsproject.com
19-24 Annual Midsommar Swedish Days Festival, Geneva. 630-232-6060 or www.genevachamber.com/festivals.html
20 “Treasures of the Mississippi,” Mark Wagner, Education Director, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium at the Windmill Cultural Center, Fulton. 6 p.m. 815-589-3160.
23 Garden Tractor Pull, Antique Tractor Show, Round House Center, Beardstown. Weigh-in at 9 a.m.; pulls at 10 a.m. 217-323-5242.
24-30 Ford County Fair, Melvin. Entertainment for the whole family. 217-379-2920 or www.fordcountyfair.org
29-30 Star-Spangled Shenandoah Pro Rodeo and Fireworks. Shenandoah Riding Center, Galena. Fireworks after show. 815-648-1971.
29 175th Anniversary Celebration. Sainte Marie. Entertainment, huge parade. 618-455-3173 or www.saintemarie175.com
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