Get ready for a great ride in the country and great scenery this Fall when you head West to Galena, Illinois for a weekend of arts and crafts you will remember for years to come.
When the trees hit peak color, and you're rolling down Hi-way 20 towards Galena, you will be in awe of the scenery, the great fall colors and you'll ask yourself "why didn't we do this before?".
Last year, my wife and I headed to Galena's Country Fair and had a great time. The crisp air, the rolling hill side, the deals, and the history of Galena will be so vivid you'll have one of the most relaxing weekends of the year.
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At Galena's Country Fair Saturday and Sunday October 10 & 11 at Grant Park, 625 Park Avenue in Galena, Illinois features more than 150 vendors offering original handmade arts, crafts, and fine arts. There's fair food, live entertainment, children's games, farmers' markets, maple syrup honey and locally-grown apples, pumpkins, squash, and gourds.
Some of Jo Daviess County's best bakers come together for one of the largest bake sales in the area! Homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries.
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Enjoy a traditional Irish dancing performance each day.Family Fun: Children's games, live music, great food, silent auction, and raffle.Parking & Shuttle: Free remote parking and shuttle daily from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Been there. You will love it. More details here.
On you way to Galena, make sure to take a moment along the route to stop in designated areas and marvel at the scenery. Now it's not heaven, but it's some of the best scenery in Illinois.