Weekend Shorts in DeKalb County

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Start the weekend out this Friday night by cruising over to Best Western Timber Creek’s Cruise Night. Best Western Timber Creek Inn and Suites & Convention Center is at 2200 Drew Ave., off Rt. 34 in Sandwich. Visit their website to learn more.

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012, take part in Shabbona Lake State Park’s 4th Annual Catfish Open. Sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor of Hoffman Estates, the heaviest stringer of six Catfish will win a gift card from Cabela’s Outdoors. Pokanoka’s Cafe will have its famous dollar days as well. Visit www.shabbona-lake.com for more information. Shabbona Lake State Park is locaed at 4201 Shabbona Grove Road, in Shabbona.

German Fest at Dairy Dogs in Sycamore is also on Saturday, from 2pm – 10pm. Stop in for homemade German food, music and dancing! Entertainment by the Music Source. Dairy Dogs: Home of the Cones with Eyes! Visit Dairy Dogs Facebook page for more information. They are located at 675 E. State St., in Sycamore, Il.

The Sandwich Antiques Market, held this Sunday, August 19th, is a one-day summer market featuring quality exhibitors held at the park-like Sandwich Fair Grounds, with its beautiful 100-year old trees and plenty of places to sit and rest. The event runs from 8am-4pm Sunday and takes place at the Sandwich Fair Grounds, at 1401 Suydam Road in Sandwich. For more information, please visit their website.

Also on Sunday from 10am-2pm, Sycamore’s annual Farmers Market brings you the freshest fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, cheeses, flowers and much more. The Farmers Market is held at the corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets. There will be a Guided Walking Tour offered by the Sycamore History Museum that kicks off at the Farmers Market at 1pm and goes until 2:30pm.  Join local historian Stephen Bigolin as he leads a walking tour down Somonauk Street. Admission is $5 per person.

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