LADIES GETAWAY WEEKEND -Sept 11-14, various locations in Galena. It’s back and better than ever! Reconnect, relax and laugh with the important ladies in your life! Here’s just some of the great things happening. Enjoy a pajama party, bow making, Bloody Mary contest, Quartermania and more. Call 815-777-4100. facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena
FALL HARVEST & ART FESTIVAL -Sept 19, noon-6 pm, Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena. A fun-filled weekend celebrating the bounty of the fall harvest! There will be talented local artists
on site. Artist wares and demonstrations range from watercolors to pottery, textile arts to exotic wooden pens. Entertainment for the entire family. Call 800-397-WINE. galenacellars.com
MALLARDFEST -Sept 19, White Park, Hanover. Old-fashioned town picnic. Parade at noon, activities all day, music, and fireworks at dusk. Food and beer garden. Call 815-591-3512.
FEVER RIVER ADVENTURE TRIATHLON -Sept 19, noon, Fever River Outfitters, 525 S Main St, Galena. Racers will line up at Galena Boat Landing and start in class group heats. Racers paddle six miles downstream on the Galena River, round a buoy, then paddle back
to start. This is followed by a 17-mile bicycle ride which starts and ends at the Galena Boat Landing. After transitioning off the bike, racers will run 3.1 miles on the flat Galena River Trail. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois. Call 815-776-9425. feverrivertri.com
WARREN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL -Sept 25-27, downtown Warren. Old-fashioned festival with antique tractor pull, carnival rides, pumpkin-themed games, lots of food and beverage, and much more. Fun for the whole family! Call 815-275-4400.
GALENA STUDIO TOUR -Sept 26-27, downtown Galena and Jo Daviess County. A self-guided studio tour through historic Galena. Participating artists include: Charles Fach (pottery and sculpture) and Joe Pinder (pottery). Maps are available at the Galena Welcome Center in the Old Market House, downtown businesses, lodgings and at each of the artists’ studios. Call 815-291-0618. galenastudiotour.com
HISTORIC TOUR OF HOME -Sept 26-27, 9 am to 5 pm, various locations in Galena. The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society partners with five different homeowners each year to make their historic homes available for public enjoyment. The selected homes highlight the town’s historic vibrancy and give guests an enjoyable and educational tour. This year will mark the 48th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes. All proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo