Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and . The event runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 from and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Fourth and State streets.
Geneva has a great number of fine restaurants showcased at the “” along with a variety of wine for purchase. For more than 30 years, restaurants have set up under one huge tent offering three of their favorite signature items. Visitors purchase tickets and buy a “taste” at one of the featured restaurants in the tent. To accompany your food, from around the world will be available for purchase. Enjoy versatile local and Chicago-land musical and dance entertainers on the stage throughout the weekend.
Looking for some decorating ideas for your home? Maybe some tips on spicing up an autumn dish? The Harvest Stage, located in the Courthouse parking lot, hosts a variety of free demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday.
Other events during the festival include an arts and crafts show, merchant wine events, flower market, business booths, complimentary trolley and horse drawn carriage rides plus great shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown.
A complete schedule of events, hours, and a brochure will be available
mid August at www.genevachamber.com and click on festivals and events or call 630-232-6060. To view a past year Festival of the Vine, go to http://youtu.be/PHl1g5AVtO8.
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