It's the first weekend of fall, and the weather is going to be GORGEOUS! Take the family outdoors and have some fun!

Here's just a few of the things going on this weekend in the Stateline:

  • Swedish American Hospital Craft and Bake Sale - Friday, 8a.m. - 5p.m. - 1401 E State St. in Rockford - Free admission - Crafts, vendors, and baked goods -Proceeds benefit United Way.
  • Rockford City Market - Friday, 3p.m. - 7p.m. - On Water St. between State and Jefferson in downtown Rockford - Only a few weeks left, market closes on October 17 - rockfordcitymarket.com
  • Stillman Valley Fall Festival - Friday through Sunday - downtown Stillman Valley, IL - Carnival rides, food, craft, car, tractor and horticulture shows, a parade and more - Free admission - stillmanvalleyfallfestival.com
  • "Seussical the Musical" - Friday, 7p.m., Saturday 2 and 6p.m., Sunday 2p.m. - Belvidere Performing Arts Center at 1500 East Ave. in Belvidere - $14 at door for adults, $12 at door for children 12 and younger, and seniors 55 and older - 815-904-4253 or thestudiorockford.com
  • Charity Poker and Blackjack - Friday, 2p.m. to midnight - Sam's Ristorante at 6075 E Riverside Blvd. - Cash poker games, Hold 'em and tournaments, blackjack - For more information call 815-965-7852 or RCGpoker.com
  • Fall Float on the Kish - Saturday, 10a.m. to Noon - Severson Dells Nature Center at 8786 Montague Road in Winnebago - Staff will lead you on a morning canoe trip - $20, or $5 if you bring your own canoe - Call 815-335-2915 to reserve your spot.
  • Autumn Pioneer Festival - Saturday 9a.m. - 5p.m., Sunday, 10a.m. - 4p.m. - Boone County Conservation District at 603 N Appleton Road in Belvidere - Trip back to the 1800's with demonstrations of the lifestyles and crafts of the pioneers - Suggested $5 donation per family - Call 815-547-7935 for more information.
  • Harlem United Methodist Church Annual Craft Fair - Saturday, 10a.m. - 3p.m. - 8401 N Alpine Road - Free admission - Call 815-633-1450 for more information.
  • Murder Mystery Night: Victorian Light Party - Saturday, 6 - 9p.m. - Tinker Swiss Cottage at 411 Kent St. in Rockford - $25 admission, $20 for members - tinkercottage.com
  • Gun and Knife Show - Saturday, 8a.m. - 4p.m., Sunday, 8a.m. - 3p.m. - Winnebago County Fairgrounds at 500 W First St. in Pecatonica - $5 for adults, kids 12 and younger are free