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Patio Opening Celebration 10:00 am
Patio Opening Celebration @ August Hill Winery
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
In celebration of our patio officially opening for the season, it is time for the return of the August Hill Chill, an incredibly refreshing frozen wine drink that is perfect for welcoming spring. Stop by the … Continue reading Patio Opening Celebration
Taste of Mardi Gras 12:30 pm
Taste of Mardi Gras @ Cajun Connection
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm
Join August Hill Winery and Cajun Connection for a “Taste of Mardi Gras”. Enjoy samples of specially prepared Cajun foods paired with some of your favorite AHW and Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. Event is open … Continue reading Taste of Mardi Gras
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Senior Day 12:00 pm
Senior Day @ Utica Township Community Building
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm
Click here to view a schedule of speakers and the menus.
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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
Apr 7 @ 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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Birds of Prey Live!!!! 11:00 am
Birds of Prey Live!!!! @ Starved Rock Visitor's Center
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am
Saving Our American Raptors “SOAR” will be on hand with live birds of prey! See falcons, owls and hawks up-close, and learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds of prey at … Continue reading Birds of Prey Live!!!!
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 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
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 9 @ 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
Severe Weather Awareness Day 1:00 pm
Severe Weather Awareness Day @ Utica Fire Department
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for an open house: Redcross’ Pillowcase Project Drone Presentations Book Readings by Matt Deighton Illinois Storm Chasers LaSalle County EMA Ameren Start of Hope Paintings This is a FREE event!!
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Flight Night Progressive Dinner 5:00 pm
Flight Night Progressive Dinner
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create an unforgettable event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Our Flight Night progressive dinner is available the second Wednesday of … Continue reading Flight Night Progressive Dinner
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Over-21 Easter Egg Hunt and Live Music 10:00 am
Over-21 Easter Egg Hunt and Live Music @ August Hill Winery
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wanna feel like a kid again? Join us at the tasting room for an Easter Egg Hunt! Find an egg and take it to an AHW associate to claim a prize. Each egg will have … Continue reading Over-21 Easter Egg Hunt and Live Music
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band) April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music) April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music) April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz) April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock) … Continue reading Live Music at the Tasting Room
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
Apr 14 @ 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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Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt @ Carey Memorial Park
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am
Join us for the Easter Egg Hunt!! Age Groups: Toddler (1-2 yr old) Pre-K (3-4 yr old) Kindergarten, 1-3rd Grade, 4-6th Grade
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 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
Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11:00 am
Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & … Continue reading Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band) April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music) April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music) April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz) April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock) … Continue reading Live Music at the Tasting Room
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 16 @ 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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Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11:00 am
Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & … Continue reading Waterfall & Canyon Tours
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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
Apr 21 @ 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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Earth Day Hike 11:00 am
Earth Day Hike @ Staved Rock Visitor's Center
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am
Celebrate Mother Nature at Starved Rock! Join the Park Naturalist for a hike to the top of Starved Rock and into the bottom of French Canyon. Learn about the history and geology of the Park. … Continue reading Earth Day Hike
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 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
Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11:00 am
Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & … Continue reading Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Sip ‘n’ Snip 12:00 pm
Sip ‘n’ Snip
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This event is going to be loaded with fun: The winners of the pet photo contest are going to be announced at 12:30 pm, and they will get to see their pet’s photo on a … Continue reading Sip ‘n’ Snip
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band) April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music) April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music) April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz) April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock) … Continue reading Live Music at the Tasting Room
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Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 23 @ 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
Wildlife Prarie Park presents “Amazing Animals” 1:30 pm
Wildlife Prarie Park presents “Amazing Animals” @ Starved Rock Visitor's Center
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm
Skunks, turtles & owls, OH MY! Get up close and personal with these native critters, and many more. See what makes them so absolutely amazing……live animals!!! 1:30pm
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Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11:00 am
Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & … Continue reading Waterfall & Canyon Tours
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Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band) April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music) April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music) April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz) April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock) … Continue reading Live Music at the Tasting Room
Rosé Soirée 5:30 pm
Rosé Soirée @ August Hill Winery
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come and join us for an evening with friends, food, music, & ROSÉS!  We invite you to our first Rosé Soirée.  We will be featuring our new dry rosé, La Belle Rosé along with 4 other … Continue reading Rosé Soirée
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
Apr 28 @ 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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Spring MegaHike 8:30 am
Spring MegaHike
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am
2017 Spring Mega Hike April 29 and 30, 2017 8:30am, 9am & 9:30am Join us for the 2017 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9 & 9:30am both days. Expected time for lunch … Continue reading Spring MegaHike
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage 9:00 am
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage @ Starved Rock State Park Visitor's Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock and flowing waterfalls in the Park’s 18 canyons. Free guided hikes leave from the Visitor’s Center at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am Saturday & Sunday. Volunteer … Continue reading Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 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
Utica Fire Department Vendor Show 11:00 am
Utica Fire Department Vendor Show @ Utica Fire Department
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
VENDOR * RAFFLES * FOOD Vendors Include: Lime Light by Alcone Jamberry Paparazzi Xyngular Thirty One Jewwlscent Mack Snack Shop The Gourmet Cupboard Rada Cutlery Perfectly Posh Scentsy LipSense-Kisses by KD Just to name a … Continue reading Utica Fire Department Vendor Show
Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11:00 am
Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & … Continue reading Waterfall & Canyon Tours
Live Music at the Tasting Room 4:30 pm
Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band) April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music) April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music) April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz) April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock) … Continue reading Live Music at the Tasting Room
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Spring MegaHike 8:30 am
Spring MegaHike
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am
2017 Spring Mega Hike April 29 and 30, 2017 8:30am, 9am & 9:30am Join us for the 2017 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9 & 9:30am both days. Expected time for lunch … Continue reading Spring MegaHike
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage 9:00 am
Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage @ Starved Rock State Park Visitor's Center
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock and flowing waterfalls in the Park’s 18 canyons. Free guided hikes leave from the Visitor’s Center at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am Saturday & Sunday. Volunteer … Continue reading Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
Take a Hike & Lunch 11:00 am
Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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
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Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band)

April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music)

April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music)

April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz)

April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock)

 

May 5th Ben Bedford www.benbedford.com (singer songwriter)

May 6th Dave Byron (solo guitarist – many styles)

May 13th John Piontek (Local legend)

May 26th Erik Olson (pianist)

May 27th Greg Wolf (steel drum)

 

June 2nd Ian Fransciskovich (fingerstyle guitar/harp guitar instrumentalist) and Slim Jim (acoustic guitarist)

June 3rd Steve Cerqua (classic rock acoustic)

June 10th Tom Irwin www.tomirwinmusic.com (singer songwriter)

June 17th Laura Joy www.laurajoymusic.com (singer songwriter)

June 23rd Ben Bedford www.benbedford.com (singer songwriter)

June 24th River Salt (American Roots music) 

Check the website for more info. http://www.augusthillwinery.com/content.cfm?page=19

 

Rosé Soirée @ August Hill Winery
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join us for an evening with friends, food, music, & ROSÉS!  We invite you to our first Rosé Soirée.  We will be featuring our new dry rosé, La Belle Rosé along with 4 other August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. rosés.  Hearty hors d’oeuvres will accompany our rosés.  Taste each rosé and enjoy a glass of your choice.  In your favorite shade of rosé, dress to impress!  Mingle with your friends and great company with the sounds of jazz duo, Al & Jeanie Brown.  Chat with our winemaker, Mark Wenzel, to learn first-hand what makes your favorite rosé different from the rest.  Only $40/person.  Reserve your spot today

Music in the Back Door Lounge (8-11pm) @ Starved Rock Lodge Back Door Lounge
Apr 28 @ 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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Spring MegaHike
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am

2017 Spring Mega Hike
April 29 and 30, 2017
8:30am, 9am & 9:30am
Join us for the 2017 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9 & 9:30am both days. Expected time for lunch is 1pm, 1:30 & 2pm. We expect to return to the Lodge at approximately 4:30, 5 & 5:30pm. Board the Starved Rock Trolley with a pair of guides where the trolley will take you to the east end of the park to begin your trek. Included is the trolley transportation, guides, a boxed lunch (halfway) and a specially designed performance t-shirt. $37.00 per person. Reservations required.  For more information and to make a reservation please call 815-220-7386. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage @ Starved Rock State Park Visitor's Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock and flowing waterfalls in the Park’s 18 canyons. Free guided hikes leave from the Visitor’s Center at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am Saturday & Sunday. Volunteer Interpreters will be at trail stations in the afternoons.

Take a Hike & Lunch @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 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 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.

Utica Fire Department Vendor Show @ Utica Fire Department
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

VENDOR * RAFFLES * FOOD

Vendors Include:
Lime Light by Alcone
Jamberry
Paparazzi
Xyngular
Thirty One
Jewwlscent
Mack Snack Shop
The Gourmet Cupboard
Rada Cutlery
Perfectly Posh
Scentsy
LipSense-Kisses by KD

Just to name a few!!!

Waterfall & Canyon Tours @ Starved Rock Lodge
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Waterfall & Canyon Tours
April-May (Monday & Saturday)

Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under
Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm
Mondays & Saturdays, 11am: Tours begin with lunch and trolley ride/hike follow

Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa. The tour also includes lunch and a relaxing, historic trolley ride. This is a hiking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets. *Late arrivals will not be refunded.

Live Music at the Tasting Room @ August Hill Winery
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 14th Kelly Zullo www.kellyzullo.com (percussive guitarist-one person band)

April 15th The People www.musicthepeople.com (American roots music)

April 22nd Cody Caulkins (Contemporary country music)

April 28th Al & Jeannie Brown (jazz)

April 29th Champaign Freight (classic rock)

 

May 5th Ben Bedford www.benbedford.com (singer songwriter)

May 6th Dave Byron (solo guitarist – many styles)

May 13th John Piontek (Local legend)

May 26th Erik Olson (pianist)

May 27th Greg Wolf (steel drum)

 

June 2nd Ian Fransciskovich (fingerstyle guitar/harp guitar instrumentalist) and Slim Jim (acoustic guitarist)

June 3rd Steve Cerqua (classic rock acoustic)

June 10th Tom Irwin www.tomirwinmusic.com (singer songwriter)

June 17th Laura Joy www.laurajoymusic.com (singer songwriter)

June 23rd Ben Bedford www.benbedford.com (singer songwriter)

June 24th River Salt (American Roots music) 

Check the website for more info. http://www.augusthillwinery.com/content.cfm?page=19

 

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Spring MegaHike
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am

2017 Spring Mega Hike
April 29 and 30, 2017
8:30am, 9am & 9:30am
Join us for the 2017 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9 & 9:30am both days. Expected time for lunch is 1pm, 1:30 & 2pm. We expect to return to the Lodge at approximately 4:30, 5 & 5:30pm. Board the Starved Rock Trolley with a pair of guides where the trolley will take you to the east end of the park to begin your trek. Included is the trolley transportation, guides, a boxed lunch (halfway) and a specially designed performance t-shirt. $37.00 per person. Reservations required.  For more information and to make a reservation please call 815-220-7386. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

 

 

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