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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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Annual Stillman Valley Fall Festival

Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 9:00 am until Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Annual Stillman Valley Fall Festival


Stillman Valley invites all to come and enjoy a wonderful, entertaining few days in our quaint town. Our festival offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy a good old fashioned carnival ride, shop at the indoor/outdoor Craft Show, see the Car Show, Tractor Show, Horticulture Show, eat some yummy food, watch an exciting parade, or run in the 5K. The Mission of the Stillman Valley Fall Festival is to celebrate the history, promote community involvement and showcase Stillman Valley's small-town atmosphere - admission is free! Like and follow the Facebook Page listed above for all updates.

Enjoy the following!

-Indoor/Outdoor Craft Show and Silent Auction
-Car Show - Saturday only
-Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show
-Food Booths
-Horticulture Show
-Hometown Throwdown
-Music on a Live Stage
-Street Dance
-Swedish Pancake Breakfast
-5K and Kids Fun Run
-Parade - Sunday only
-Julia Hull Book Sale
-Open house at the Fire Station
-Helicopter rides


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