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FarmHeritageFestival

Farm Heritage Festival

September 24 & 25, 2016

At the Farm Heritage Festival each September, visitors are able to take a step back in time and explore Lake County’s rural roots. The event, co-sponsored by the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, features hundreds of tractors, cars, engines and other farm machinery. Daily highlights include a tractor parade, sheep herding demonstrations, live music, scarecrow making, wagon and barrel train rides and petting zoo. Learn more »
 


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Hawkfest

October 14 & 15, 2016

Experience the fall hawk migration and see live raptors at Hawkfest. Other hawk-related educational activities being offered as part of Hawkfest include free bird walks, photography workshops, birding presentations and more. Learn more »

 

 


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Lake County History Symposium

Check back for 2017 date.

This day-long symposium focuses on a different theme each year. As host, the Lake County Discovery Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters that share original research on the symposium’s theme.

 

 


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Civil War Days

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Each July, the Museum hosts Civil War Days, the largest Civil War encampment in Illinois. The event features infantry, cavalry and artillery reenactors, as well as musicians, sutlers, medical personnel and civilians. Ongoing drills, kids’ activities, and Civil War era shopping are available both days. Learn more »


 


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Farm Heritage Festival: Saturday

September 24, 2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 
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Sep

Farm Heritage Festival: Weekend Pass

September 24, 2016-September 25, 2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 
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Farm Heritage Festival: Sunday

September 25, 2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 
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