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Lena Lions Fall Festival

Lena IL
Food, parade, stage entertainment, carnival with rides - something for all ages!

Marcia Meyers - 815/821-2300



Autumn Pioneer Festival

Boone County Conservation District, 603 N Appleton Rd, Belvidere, IL
Travel back to the 1800’s and learn about the lifestyles and crafts of the day. Watch a blacksmith working at his forge, talk to voyageurs, settlers and buckskinners. Explore a wigwam in the Native American area, visit two authentic 1800’s log cabins, a one room schoolhouse and gardens. Enjoy the sights as you tour the grounds on a horse drawn wagon. Learn to throw a tomahawk, use a cross cut saw and play old time games. Listen to live music throughout the day. Sample apple butter and bean soup cooked over an open fire. Food vendor offerings include prairie chicken, pioneer fries, buffalo stew, pie and ice cream, doughnuts, popcorn, old fashioned root beer and lemonade.

These are just a few of the many fun activities offered at the festival. Admission is free. Donations cheerfully accepted.


Boone County Conservation District 815-547-7935, Pam Stock pstock@bccdil.org