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Get Woke At Wake

November 3rd, 2017

There’s a long-awaited new addition to downtown Rock Island, and you’re invited their Grand Opening! WAKE Brewing will be opening their doors for a Grand Opening Event this Saturday at 12 p.m. The new brewery is located at 2529 5th Avenue Rock Island. This micro-brewery will offer an eclectic taste of blends. Brothers Jason and Justen Parris started out homebrewing and now their talents have evolved to a much grander scale. Their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wakebrewing/, features some pretty delicious looking beverages! This weekend a small selection of WAKE brews will be featured,... Read More

Get Hot With The Crawfish Boil At North Scott Foods

October 20th, 2017

Not a fan of the cooler weather we have been having? Would you rather be enjoying some Cajun gumbo and a Crawfish Boil? Then you are in luck! North Scott Foods, located at 425 E LeClaire Rd in Eldridge, is holding their Inaugural Crawfish Boil and Seafood Sale this Saturday Oct 21! That’s right, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (while supplies last) they will be cooking up some fresh boiled crawfish and homemade chicken and sausage gumbo! For $9.99 you will receive a large scoop of crawfish, mini corn on the cob, red potatoes and whole mushrooms (serves 1-2). A half lb. container of homemade gumbo is... Read More

Take A Bite Out Of Apple Fest

October 5th, 2017

Are you looking for a family-friendly fall event this weekend? Then head to LeClaire for Apple Fest on the River! This Sunday, Oct 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the LeClaire Levee will be celebrating all things pertaining to fall, with their Apple Fest on the River. Apples, apple cider and a variety of homemade food items will be featured at this event. The LeClaire Lions Club will also be selling chili, hot dogs, chili dogs and pork chop sandwiches. And don’t forget about the kettle corn! It wouldn’t be a true fall celebration without a truckload of pumpkins and gourds! A wide variety of unique... Read More

This Fest Will Stick To Your Ribs

September 29th, 2017

If you are looking for an evening filled with live music, food and fun then look no further than Geneseo Brewing Company! Ribtober Fest will be happening all day Saturday Sep 30 in downtown Geneseo. This amazing festival includes a rib cook-off contest, a bags tournament and live music! The ribs completion will begin at 8 a.m. There is a $40 entry fee and cash prizes will be from 1st-5th place. The blind judging will begin at 4:30 p.m. Ribs will be available to purchase throughout the event. If interested in entering the contest, contact Geneseo Brewing Company for more information.  You can find... Read More

Come To The Biggest Small Town Block Party Around!

September 23rd, 2017

How would you like to be invited to the biggest small-town block party around? Main Street in Orion is hosting their Annual Eat in the Street event this Saturday Sep 23. From 6-10 p.m. you are invited to join in on this amazing block party along 4th Street in Orion! Come on out for some free brisket, thanks to BankORION and Orion Mart. Bring a dish to pass, and Eat in the Street! Drinks will also be available for purchase. This is a family friendly event. Entertainment will be provided by Orion’s very own Mo’s Garage! You can check out Mo’s Garage and keep up with future shows on their Facebook... Read More

Apple And Pork Festival Ready To Sizzle

September 22nd, 2017

Looking for a family friendly activity this weekend that will provide fun for all? Then head to the Apple ‘n Pork Festival! This annual festival has been held the last weekend of September at the C.H. Moore Homestead Dewitt Co. Museum, since 1968! While the first festival consisted of a kettle of soup and stack of sandwiches, the Apple ‘n Pork Festival has grown and become one of Central Illinois’ largest and most-attended fall festival! The 49th Annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival will be happening from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday Sep 23 and Sunday Sep 24 on the C.H. Moore Homestead Dewitt... Read More

Have A Brew Ha Ha Saturday

September 15th, 2017

Would you like an opportunity to enjoy some craft beer with friends, while raising money for local charities? Of course you would! Jaycees of Quad Cities are hosting the annual Brew Ha Ha this Saturday Sep 16 from 1-5 p.m. in the LeClaire Park in Davenport. Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance, which can be purchased at https://www.jayceesqc.org/brewhaha. Or $35 per person at Co-Op Records in Moline or at the door. You must be over 21 and over to attend. All proceeds allow Jaycees of the Quad Cities to continue with their mission of giving back to their community through various... Read More

BBQ Masters Line Up For Port Byron Street Fest

July 13th, 2017

Do you consider yourself a BBQ master? Or maybe you are a connoisseur of all things delicious. Either way, you won’t want to miss this BBQ cook-off! The Port Byron Street Fest will be happening this Saturday July 15 from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. downtown Port Byron. QC Tailgate Cookoffs will be hosting a BBQ Cook-off. Whether you are interested in competing or judging, there will be plenty of yummy food available for all! They are even awarding a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships for the best bacon dish provided! If you are interested in becoming a participant or vendor, please check out... Read More

Homebrew Festiv-Ale Bubbling Up In Rock Island

July 13th, 2017

Calling all homebrew creators and homebrew consumers! It is time we celebrate all that is good with enzymes and fermentation! It is officially time for Rivers Edge Homebrew Festiv-Ale! On Saturday July 15 from 2-6 p.m. in The District of Rock Island you are invited to enjoy the area’s best homebrewer’s fruits (or barley) of labor. Tickets for this event are only $20 and include a Festiv-Ale tasting glass and beer sampling tickets. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/homebrew-festiv-ale.  Tickets will also be available at the door. Some of the... Read More

Ready To Wine Down This Weekend?

July 13th, 2017

After a long work week, we are all looking to wind down. Or even better, we should WINE DOWN! Lavender Crest Winery, located at 5401 US Highway 6 in Colona, is hosting another Wine Down- Dinner, Live Music and Dancing evening this Friday July 14 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and includes all you can eat prime rib or a two-entrée buffet and salad bar. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. live music will be provided by classic rock band, Hi-Fi. Wine Down on Friday nights at Lavender Crest is a wonderful way to celebrate an event, or simply to relax after a long week.  Read More