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11th taste of wisconsin dells

downtown wisconsin dells
Tasty samples from Dells area restaurants, beer area, variety stage entertainment, classic Corvettes parade, arts and crafts show, book sale. Free admission. Samples are from $1-$4.
New 2016 kickoff! Friday night outdoor Fish Boil event! See www.wisdells for Fish Boil ticket info.

Friday, June 10 - 5:00pm -10:00pm;
Saturday, June 11 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

mark sweet 608 254-2992

Dead Guy Festival

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street Rockford, IL 61101
This event will feature speakers on ghosts, hauntings, insanity, murder and mayhem! Local historians, Kathi Kresol, Steve Litteral, and head line speaker: Film Maker John Borowski will present true stories of ghastly crimes and ghostly encounters!
John Borwoski is an award winning independent filmmaker whose works have garnered international acclaim and are distributed internationally on dvd, television, and streaming. Borowski’s “historical horror” trilogy of documentary films focus on late nineteenth and early twentieth century serial killers. He will discuss the killings of the serial killer H.H. Holmes along with others. John will have copies of his films and books for sale.
Kathi Kresol, founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, Rockford resident, local historian and author of the book "Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois" has been researching Rockford's Dark History for over a decade. She will share twisted tales of love gone wrong and some others featuring true crimes from right here in the Forest City! Kathi will have copies of her books for sale at the event.
Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Military Historian, will be discussing Massacres of the Black hawk War of 1832, and how they shaped the history of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Today many people associate battlefields with the Eastern and Southern states, but there are many that are just a short drive away. Steve will also touch on the history of the native American burial mounds that are scattered around the Rockford area. Join us to learn more about the Native American history in our area.

Kathi Kresol