Peotone Historical Society’s Old Mill Fall Fest Promises a Journey Back in Time


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PEOTONE, IL – Step into the past at the upcoming Old Mill Fall Fest presented by the Peotone Historical Society. Scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the festival will take place at the historic Old Mill located at 427 W. Corning Ave, Peotone, IL 60468.

The event offers visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the everyday life of a Garrison Civil War camp. With antiques exhibits spanning three floors of the mill, the fest promises a treasure trove for antique enthusiasts. From old-time crafts and engaging demonstrations to sales of remarkable finds, the Old Mill Fall Fest boasts an array of attractions that provide a vivid window into the past.

Attendees won’t want to miss the chance to witness artisans showcasing their skills in traditional crafts such as broom making, beekeeping, and shoe making. Other captivating activities include demonstrations of spinning wheel techniques, herb basket crafting, hand-made jewelry creation, and more. The event will also feature engaging displays by experts in 18th-century medical practices, blacksmithing, pottery, and leather goods craftsmanship.

For those seeking culinary delights, the festival offers a fire pit bar and grill, providing a delectable dining experience amidst the historic ambiance. What’s more, all proceeds from the event will contribute to the preservation projects of the Peotone Historical Society, ensuring that the region’s rich history continues to thrive.

Admission to the Old Mill Fall Fest is free of charge, and ample parking is available on-site. For more information, interested parties can contact Karen Ward at (815) 514-5976 or Ann Nagel at (708) 565-0017.


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