Arts & Crafts Faires-2018
1 Day Faires this year!
Antioch is home to two outdoor Arts & Crafts Faire each year. Located in the heart of Downtown Antioch, crafters from the midwest enjoy the hospitality and patronage of Antioch and our surrounding communities. New for 2018 is a one day Summer AC Faire and a one day Fall AC Faire. Make sure you put Saturday on your calendar for attending our AC Faires in 2018!
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 is our Summer AC Faire (combined with Wizards Weekend for magical foot traffic); (thank you to all who participated!) and
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 is our Fall AC Faire (combined with Treat the Streets, the Monster Bash, the Pumpkin Roll and Weiner Races, for increased foot traffic). Click here for more AC information or:
Click here for FALL AC Faire Application
WIZARDS WEEKEND DAY
2018-Saturday, June 16th
Wizards, Witches and Muggles flocked to Downtown Antioch for our 2nd Annual Wizards Weekend. This year we combined all the fun into one magical day, plus added a Wizard Banquet! If you attended and want to share some of the magical photo ops you experienced, please visit our Wizards Weekend Facebook page. Plans and spells are already being created for our 6/15/19 Wizards Weekend Day . . . so make sure you "Like" us to keep up to date with our magical news!
CLICK HERE FOR MAGICAL UPDATES
TASTE OF SUMMER SUPERSIZED AGAIN!!
July 19-22, 2018
Once again you will be able to enjoy a SUPERSIZED TASTE in 2018. We had such a good time supersizing it in 2017, we are going to do it again in 2018! More Bands, More Exhibitors, More Great Carnival Rides, and More Foods to Enjoy! CLICK HERE FOR INFO
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October 27, 2018 Beer & BBQ Walk
November 10th, 2018 Champagne & Chocolate Walk
Kringle's Christmas Village Tour
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed Antioch's newest Holiday Program in 2017. We had dozens of oversized shadowbox scenes (6 ft) in Downtown Antioch under the Big Top Tent that you enjoyed! Friends, Families, Bus Tours and School Groups enjoyed the many scenes of Kringle's Christmas Village Tour in 2017! ALSO, seeking Volunteers or Sponsors! In 2018 Kringle will be on display Thanksgiving Day through . . . ? (To be Determined)
Antioch, IL-- Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day 2018
In 2018, Dickens Holiday Village is back and even more Handcrafted Dickens Characters made by our volunteer artists will be on display as a Public Art Program that is free for everyone to enjoy! Antioch proudly display more Dickens Characters for people to tour. Each character has a plaque describing the scene and also serves as an educational tool for students. Take a self-guided tour with one of our Dickens Walking Brochure Maps or reserve a tour guide for groups of 20 or more. Plus there is plenty of Dickens Fun for everyone. Large tour groups may enjoy Dickens Teas, Luncheons, and much more.
Our local volunteer artists come in all types: Creating the Dickens Faces and Heads, Apparel for the characters, woodworking to create the actual wooden mannekins we use, creating storylines for each scene, even families who volunteer to brush snow off the Dickens Characters if necessary.
You've heard the phrase "it takes a Village to . . . ", it certainly takes a Village to create Dickens Holiday Village! Dozens of artists and volunteers work year round to bring Antioch this free Public Art Program. Dickens Souvenirs are available in our Dickens Welcome Center (located inside of Hannahs on Lake Street). In 2018 Dickens will be on display Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day.
Santa Visits in Antioch
Daily Nov 23 thru Dec 23, 2018
Santa is at Santa's Frozen Village for a few hours every day beginning November 23rd, 2018 till December 23rd, 2018 for visit with the kids. Santa is at 882 Main Street in Downtown Antioch across from the PM&L Theatre. Santa visits are available in 2 ways:
Monday through Friday nights, 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm for FREE visits with the kids thru 12/21/18
Saturday and Sundays, Noon till 4 pm...on these days Santa has invited two of his Frozen Friends to join him for photo opportunities and visits. All kids receive a gift and there is an admission charge of $5 pp ages 1-99 thru 12/23/18. Don't forget to visit Kringle's Christmas Village which is across from Santa under the Big Top White Tent!
Visit Antioch for Shopping, Entertainment & Recreation!
Please browse through the links to the left to find a wide assortments of Businesses, Services, Events, and Promotions available to you. Antioch's Historic Downtown is filled with quaint shops and eateries. Plus Antioch boasts over 50+ days of free, family fun depending on the season! Antioch is Authentic by Nature!
Antioch's Historical Keepsake Ornaments
In celebration of the Village of Antioch's 125th Birthday, the Antioch Chamber has produced 2 handcrafted ornaments representing 1892-2017. There is a limited supply, so purchase yours before they run out. The Acrylic Ornament is $12 and the Wooden Ornament is $17. These ornaments are available for sale from:
Antioch Parks Department
Inspired Home LLC
JJ Blinkers Joke, Magic & Costume Shoppe
Lakes Region Historical Society
St. Ignatius Church
Wilmot Heritage Antiques & Gifts
ANTIOCH'S COMMUNITY GUIDE:
Click below to view a complete Antioch Community Guide:
Antioch's 2018 Community Guide.
ANTIOCH'S HISTORIC SHOPPING BROCHURE
Perfect for walking and browsing
To view a shopping brochure of Antioch's authentic, old-fashioned downtown, click below:
Antioch's Historic Shopping Brochure
Driving & Water Map of Antioch and the Chain O'Lakes
Maps of the Chain O'Lakes are available free at the Antioch Chamber Foyer (open 24/7) and at area Chamber members.
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