Autumn Craft and Treasures Market and Tour of Homes during Pumpkin Fest

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DeKalb County Courthouse Construction, 1905. Image Source: Joiner History Room, Sycamore, Illinois Public Library

SycMusicBoostersLogoThe 42nd annual Autumn Craft and Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 25 and 26, 2014. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are over 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Craft and Treasures Market admission fees are: Adults $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.00; Students Kindergarten – 12th grade $1.00; children under 5 free. Free Parking. A handicapped lot will be available on the North side of the field house just off Johnson Avenue. There will be golf cart shuttles running during operating hours. Please note: No animals allowed except those used for special needs assistance. Various student music groups perform on Saturday.

Visitors numbering in the thousands come every year from all over Northern Illinois to browse and purchase items for sale. Over 200 adult and student volunteers help exhibitors, supervise traffic, operate the concession stand and work at admissions, guard posts and various other jobs. Additional information can be found at their web site at www.sycamoremusicboosters.com.

DeKalb County Courthouse Construction, 1905. Image Source: Joiner History Room, Sycamore, Illinois Public Library
DeKalb County Courthouse Construction, 1905. Image Source: Joiner History Room, Sycamore

The Pumpkin Fest Historic Tour of Homes brought to you by the Sycamore History Museum, will be on Saturday, October 25th.  Do you ever wonder what stories lie in the buildings you pass every day? The ordinary becomes extraordinary when you step into these historic structures and step into Sycamore’s past. This year’s event celebrates the life of General E.F. Dutton and his influence on Sycamore. It parallels the SHM’s current award winning exhibit, General Dutton’s America and gives you a glimpse into how Sycamore changed and grew over three eras: the early settlement years, the Civil War years, and the Gilded Age.

sycamoreoldhomeTickets for the Tour of Homes are available before October 25th, at the Museum or at the Sycamore Chamber office for $25 per person or $40 for a pair. On October 25th, tickets can be purchased at any of the homes/buildings on the walk.  The tour includes: Sycamore History Museum; Old North Grove School; DeKalb County Courthouse (10am-12pm); Syme House at 420 Somonauk Street; J.H. Rogers House at 432 Somonauk Street and the Dustin House at 423 California Street. For more information about the Historic Tour of Homes click here.

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