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Hike for a Cure 9:00 am
Hike for a Cure @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Depart from the Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge for 4 Guided Hikes (9, 9:30, 10, or 10:30am) or your own personal hike in support of a cure for breast cancer. $20 donation includes T-shirt, … Continue reading Hike for a Cure
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Angel of Hope Fest 12:00 pm
Angel of Hope Fest @ Downtown Utica
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DOWNTOWN UTICA FREE STREET PARTY Featuring drink specials, food, artisan vendors, raffles, 50/50, and LIVE music from local acts & Chicago blues legends-HOWARD and the WHITE BOYS.
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
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Senior Day 9:00 am
Senior Day @ Utica Township Government & Community Building
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am
Click here to view the schedule of speakers and the menus.
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Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Burgoo Weekend
Burgoo Weekend
Oct 7 all-day
LA SALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PREPARES FOR 48TH ANNUAL BURGOO FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7 & 8      The LaSalle County Historical Society’s Annual Burgoo Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, in the … Continue reading Burgoo Weekend
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 9:30 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
UFPD Car Show 1:00 pm
UFPD Car Show @ Downtown Utica
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kick off Burgoo weekend by attending the annual Utica Fire Protection District Car Show Enjoy the cars along with food, vendors, music, duck race & 50/50 drawing Registration Fee-$10 Registration at the corner of Mill … Continue reading UFPD Car Show
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Oktoberfest 2017 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest 2017 @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm October 7: 5-7pm October 8: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 5-7pm A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2017
Live Music-Jerry Menzel Band 7:00 pm
Live Music-Jerry Menzel Band
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us downtown Utica where the Jerry Menzel Band will be playing after the car show on the stage across from the Historical Society!!
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Burgoo Weekend
Burgoo Weekend
Oct 8 all-day
LA SALLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PREPARES FOR 48TH ANNUAL BURGOO FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7 & 8      The LaSalle County Historical Society’s Annual Burgoo Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, in the … Continue reading Burgoo Weekend
Nonie’s 3rd Annual Breakfast Buffet 7:00 am
Nonie’s 3rd Annual Breakfast Buffet @ Nonie's Bakery & Cafe
Oct 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
All you can eat… Scrambled Eggs Pancakes French Toast Sticks Biscuits & Gravy Bacon Sausage Cheesy Hash browns *Your choice of Juice, Coffee, or Milk Included
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Oktoberfest 2017 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest 2017 @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm October 7: 5-7pm October 8: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 5-7pm A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2017
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 9:30 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
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Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 9:30 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Connie Dzierzynski Skerston 5K Run/Walk 10:00 am
Connie Dzierzynski Skerston 5K Run/Walk @ IVCC Campus
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am
Connie Dzierzynski Skerston 3rd ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER 5K Run/Walk or Untimed 1.5 Mile Walk In Her Steps 10 AM * SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 *RAIN OR SHINE* IVCC CAMPUS: 815 N. Orlando Smith Rd., Oglesby, IL … Continue reading Connie Dzierzynski Skerston 5K Run/Walk
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
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Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & high school (with ID) – $5 Please park behind the fire station.
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Fall Colors Weekend
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
Oct 21 all-day
Guided hikes to see the spectacular colors of fall. Learn about the geology and history of the Park as you are led to different canyons and overlooks of the Park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center … Continue reading Fall Colors Weekend
Fall Colors Weekend 9:00 am
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
October is the Park’s busiest month! Lodging, camping and parking can be at a premium! 2 – 4 free guided hikes go out to see the spectacular colors of fall Saturday & Sunday. Meet at … Continue reading Fall Colors Weekend
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 9:30 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Waltham Presbyterian Church Harvest Bazaar 10:00 am
Waltham Presbyterian Church Harvest Bazaar @ Waltham Presbyterian Church
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Craft and vendor bazaar with many types of unique gifts for family and friends for the holidays Soup luncheon available dine-in or carry out Held indoors, handicapped accessible. ~No admittance fee~
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Oktoberfest 2017 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest 2017 @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm October 7: 5-7pm October 8: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 5-7pm A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2017
Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & high school (with ID) – $5 Please park behind the fire station.
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Fall Colors Weekend
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
Oct 22 all-day
Guided hikes to see the spectacular colors of fall. Learn about the geology and history of the Park as you are led to different canyons and overlooks of the Park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center … Continue reading Fall Colors Weekend
Fall Colors Weekend 9:00 am
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fall Colors Weekend @ Starved Rock State Park
October is the Park’s busiest month! Lodging, camping and parking can be at a premium! 2 – 4 free guided hikes go out to see the spectacular colors of fall Saturday & Sunday. Meet at … Continue reading Fall Colors Weekend
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Oktoberfest 2017 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest 2017 @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm October 7: 5-7pm October 8: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 5-7pm A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2017
Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & High School (with ID)- $5 Please park behind the fire station.
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Oktoberfest Matinee 11:30 am
Oktoberfest Matinee @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm September 28, 2017 @ 11:30am October 23, 2017 @ 11:30am A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. New this year – Tangled … Continue reading Oktoberfest Matinee
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Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & high school (with ID) – $5 Please park behind the fire station.
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) 8:00 pm
Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few … Continue reading Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm)
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 9:30 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Creatures of the Night 11:00 am
Creatures of the Night @ Starved Rock Visitor's Center
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am
Saving Our American Raptors “SOAR” will be on hand with several species of owls native to Illinois. Learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds of prey at 11am or 1pm.
Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!  
Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & high school (with ID) – $5 Please park behind the fire station.
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
April – November Saturdays & Sundays 11am-2:30pm $18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of … Continue reading Take a Hike & Lunch
Ultimate Tasting 11:00 am
Ultimate Tasting @ August Hill Winery Tasting Room
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am
Take an in-depth journey beyond our Signature Tasting. Discover the joys of wine as an AHW associate guides you through an incredible tasting experience for your senses. See, smell and taste how a glass affects … Continue reading Ultimate Tasting
Haunted Halloween Festivities 5:00 pm
Haunted Halloween Festivities @ Starved Rock Visitor's Center
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
Luminary Lit Hikes leave the VC at 5 & 6pm Free crafts for kids in the cabin next to the VC from 5 – 7pm. Halloween storytelling with Bill Myers in the VC at 7pm … Continue reading Haunted Halloween Festivities
Haunted House 6:00 pm
Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House Price Adult – $7 Grade school & High School (with ID)- $5 Please park behind the fire station.
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour 11:00 am
Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa … Continue reading Fall Colors Trolley Tour
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year.

Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The hike on this tour is less than a mile and takes 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility.  Reserve your tickets today!

Tours begin with lunch at 11am and trolley ride/hike follow

Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets.

Oktoberfest Matinee @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

September 28, 2017 @ 11:30am
October 23, 2017 @ 11:30am

A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. New this year – Tangled Roots Brewing (Ottawa, IL) will be here with their Oktoberfest beers! Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. Please note: when booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is not included in your stay.

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Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!

 

Haunted House @ Utica Fire Department
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Utica Fire Department Annual Haunted House

Price
Adult – $7
Grade school & high school (with ID) – $5

Please park behind the fire station.

Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge.
Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge.
Come early for dinner!

Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks.
Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner.

Music will move outside to the Veranda on Memorial Day Weekend.
Click here for schedule.
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Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year.

Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The hike on this tour is less than a mile and takes 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility.  Reserve your tickets today!

Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm
Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets.
Creatures of the Night @ Starved Rock Visitor's Center
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am

Saving Our American Raptors “SOAR” will be on hand with several species of owls native to Illinois. Learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds of prey at 11am or 1pm.

Fall Colors Trolley Tour @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year.

Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in Starved Rock Lodge’s dining room and a guided hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The hike on this tour is less than a mile and takes 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility.  Reserve your tickets today!

Tours begin with lunch at 11am and trolley ride/hike follow

Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets.

Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

April – November
Saturdays & Sundays
11am-2:30pm
$18/person

Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see seasonal waterfalls. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hikes are about 4.5 miles round trip. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.

Book your guided hike by calling (815) 220-7386. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Click here for the schedule of who is playing!!

 

 

 

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