Genoa Volksfest Kicks Off Tonight


Kishwaukee Valley Wanderers’ VolksFest is a weekend dedicated to celebrating Genoa and surrounding communities. Our not-for-profit VolksFest event will feature many activities supporting various nonprofit and charity groups in our area. All events will take place at the Country Companies Big Top in Carroll Park, located at Park Ave. and Madison Street in Genoa, IL.

Friday – Rockin’ The Kish with The Relics, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Relics is a band of veteran musicians who grew up in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. We love this music and love playing. We bring you songs that bring back some great memories. Our objective is to “keep the party goin,'” and play tunes that most bands pass over.

The Relics

Saturday – Volksmarch 6K/10K Fun and Fitness Walk, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Volksmarch means “people’s march” in German. It is a non-competitive fitness walk of either 6 or 10K. The path winds along the beautiful Kishwaukee River and through Genoa. You are welcome to begin any time between 8:00 and 11:00.

Saturday – Craft Beer and Wine Tasting, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us once again for the best local festival of the fall season. Craft beer brewers and wineries from within 60 miles of Genoa will be showcasing their best in offerings under the Country Insurance Big Top! From 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. your $25 general admission ticket will get you samples from 20+ artisan beer and craft wine vendors.

Sunday – Boy Scout Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Don’t miss the Boy Scouts Outdoor Breakfast. The Scouts will be preparing burritos and pastries with milk and juice, all served by local scouting members.

Sunday, PTO Fun Fair and The Great Genoa Duck Race, 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
The culmination of a great weekend, the PTO Fun Fair and Great Genoa Duck Race will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is bigger and better than ever this year, and will include music from the G-K Marching Band and local D.J. legend Jake Wesner. Also featured will be jump houses, face painting, a hula-hoop contest and even more!

Great Genoa Duck Race The race is at 1:00 p.m. when over 2,000 ducks will compete for a chance to win $500. Get your ducks today at The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, Tobinson’s Ace Hardware, Resource Bank, Northern Illinois Rehab, or Heartland Bank. Ducks can also be purchased until noon on race day at the event site. See you at the river!

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