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7/31-8/1 Summer Harvest Festival: Franklin Grove, IL
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7/31-8/1 Summer Harvest Festival: Franklin Grove, IL
February 13, 2010 at 9:40:27 PM

July 31st & August 1st: The Franklin Grove "Summer Harvest Festival"

The 31st Annual Franklin Grove "Summer Harvest Festival" is a city-wide celebration of the area�s heritage with a wide variety of activities and events for all to enjoy. The event occurs Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at in Franklin Grove, IL. A two-day event which is a perfect place to take the family!

In addition, the festival includes a Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion building, village-wide yard sales, tours of the H.I. Lincoln Building in downtown Franklin Grove, the Franklin Grove Art Festival, the Living History Antique Equipment Show and parade, tours of the Franklin Creek Grist Mill, Nachusa Grasslands � Self-Guided Tours and other events in and around the Village of Franklin Grove.

The Franklin Grove Area Historical Society hosts many of the Summer Harvest Festival activities and events at Chaplin Creek Village. See Chaplin Creek Village come alive featuring:

  • Live Blue Grass and Folk music featuring local musicians
  • The Chaplin Creek Muzzle Loaders - Camp and Demonstrations
  • Spear Throwing Demonstrations by the Illinois Atlatl Association
  • 19th Century Prairie Village Demonstrations, including Blacksmiths, Spinners, Basketmakers, Quilters, Carvers displaying their skills
  • Tours of the historic buildings at Chaplin Creek Village

For information concerning The Summer Harvest Festival, Chaplin Creek Village and the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, including becoming a member and our other special events, please write to us at

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