THROUGH OCT. 5
Farmer’s Market, 60 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, 3-7 p.m., free admission. A seasonal open-air farmers market in Downtown Elgin.
THROUGH OCT. 20
Aurora Farmers Market, Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Locally grown just-picked produce, fresh from the farm preserves, artisan cheeses, Old World breads and a very diverse selection of handcrafted products at Illinois’ Oldest Farmers Market.
Geneva French Market, brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown every Sunday from mid-April to mid-November. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Metra Train Station at Fourth and South streets.
SEPT. 5-OCT 21
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, showtimes vary. . Information: 630-896-6666.
First Fridays Aurora and Happy 30th Birthday SciTech, downtown Aurora, (various venues), Aurora. Enjoy a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in downtown Aurora on the first Friday evening of the month. Multiple venues in downtown Aurora open with art, music, and more.
Festival of the Vine, Fourth and State Streets., Geneva, 9 am.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. Other events include an arts and crafts show, merchant wine events, business booths, face painting for the kids, complimentary trolley and horse drawn carriage rides plus great shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown. Information: www.genevachamber.com/festival_of_vine.php
ArtsFest, locations around St. Charles. The 6th Annual ArtsFest features multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city including art galleries, film, music, spoken word, and live theater. Information: www.stcharlesartscouncil.org for call 630-443-3794.
Big Truck Show, James O. Breen Community Park, Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, 10 a.m.-noon, free. A rare chance to view the inner workings of the trucks, cars, tractors that are usually only viewed from a distance. Emergency vehicles, a garbage truck, street sweeper, tractor, dump truck, crane may be among the many workhorses on display. Information: 630-513-6200.
Batavia’s Second Fridays, downtown Batavia, Wilson St., 6-9 p.m. Businesses within the downtown area offer nontraditional programming. Whether it is a live performance, craft demo, a book signing or one of the many other programs, there is something for everyone. Information: 630-761-3528.
124th Annual Big Rock Plowing Match Festival, Plowman’s Park, 48W508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock. Take a step back in time with some free outdoor family fun. See a real-life plowing competition, enjoy a horse show, browse the arts & crafts and car shows, enjoy great food, participate in a live auction of prize-winning baked goods, take the kids on a ride at the carnival and enter them into the prince and princess contest.
Festival Patrias, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Celebrate the sound, culture and taste of Mexico, enjoy delicious food and the variety of musical acts to the children’s play area. Information: 630-256-3688.
Brew at the Bridge, Hudson Crossing Park, Oswego, 1-7 p.m. Free admission. Tasting packages available. Sample some of the greatest beer in the region, enjoy live music, delicious food, and a beautiful fall day.
Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms, 47W741 Granart Road, Sugar Grove, free. The Northern Intercollegiate brings some of the best up-and-coming golf teams from across the country to the Aurora Area. Information: 630-466-7610.
Fiestas Patrias, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Celebrate the sound, culture and taste of Mexico from the delicious food to the variety of musical acts to the children’s play area. Information: 630-256-3688.
Museums After Dark, SciTech Hands-On Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora, 5-8 p.m. Bring the family to downtown Aurora when the stars are out, and enjoy a fun and educational treat for all ages. Information: 630-859-3434.
UPA Illinois State Powerlifting Championship, Jakked Gym, 1450 S. East River Rd., Unit D, Montgomery, 3-4 p.m., free admission to spectators. Watch power lifters from throughout the state compete for the UPA title. Information: 630-966-8611.
Aurora GreenFest, Sep 22, 2018-Sep 22, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm, Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 10-4 p.m. This free, family event features a Community Trade Show and Children’s Eco-Village with over 100 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors from the Fox Valley Region.
Spirits on the Farm, Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Rd., Montgomery. Craft Distillery Association. Taste spirits from Ilinois Distilleries, Oswego Brewing Company and more. Enjoy food trucks, artisan wares and live music with Jeff LaMarre and Jason Hubbard at this family-friendly event. Information: 630-428-4500.
SEPT. 22-OCT. 31
Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms, 850 Butterfield Rd., Aurora. This old-fashioned farm boasts a variety of activities and events for all ages plus a new Pine Tree Café & country store & baker.
–Kane County Calendar of Events Sept. 5 – Sept. 22–