Annual Events

Annual Events

Elizabeth Farmer's Market

May 04-Oct 26


Elizabeth Farmer's Market
3:00 - 6:00 pm | Fridays


Terrapin Park on Highway 20 West

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Ride the Ups and Downs Bike Race

May 05


Ride the Ups and Downs Bike Race
Sat 7:30 am - 3:30 pm | $25


One-day tour of beautiful northwestern Illinois. Ride the scenic, hilly backroads of Jo Daviess County.

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Annual Spring Fling

Jun 02


Annual Spring Fling
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm | Free


Bounce house, petting zoo, store sales, flea market, town-wide garage sales and much more.

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Elizabeth Community Fair

Jul 20-Jul 22


Elizabeth Community Fair
Fri-Sun | Parade Sat 11 am


One of the last two community fairs remaining in Illinois.

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150 Years Sesquicntennial Celebration

Jul 21


150 Years Sesquicntennial Celebration
Sat Parade 11 am | Alumni Reunion 3-5 pm


Main Sesquicntennial Celebration at the Elizabeth Fair

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Gathering of Elizabeths

Aug 11


Gathering of Elizabeths
Sat at Midwest Garlic Fest


The town of Elizabeth is inviting all Elizabeths to visit for the annual Gathering of Elizabeths.

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Midwest Garlic Fest

Aug 11-Aug 12


Midwest Garlic Fest
Sat-Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm | Free


A celebration of garlic, food, family and music! Supporting local farms, restaurants, chefs and establishments in our community that help promote a healthy, organic, farm to table lifestyle.

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Autumn Craft Fair

Oct 06-Oct 07


Autumn Craft Fair
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sun until 4 pm


Craft fair with over 90 artisans. Lots of variety, parking and great food.

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Scarecrow Festival

Oct 06-Oct 07


Scarecrow Festival
9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Free


Pumpkin weighing, apple pie baking contest, scarescrow contest and much more!

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Christmas in Elizabeth

Dec 01


Christmas in Elizabeth
9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Sat


Annual Christmas in Elizabeth. Various events going on throughout the day.

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