Celebrate autumn at Festival of the Vine

For more than 30 years, the Festival of the Vine has highlighted and celebrated the flavors of fall and the bountiful harvest. Celebrate this year, Sept. 7-9. Voted One of the Best Festivals by 2012 Kane County Chronicle's Best of the Fox Reader's Choice Awards, this festival is set in the picture-perfect downtown of Geneva, and is hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce with support from the City of Geneva.

Our Flavor Fare, full of international and seasonal cuisine prepared by Geneva restaurateurs paired with a diverse selection of wines, will be the centerpiece of this year's celebration. Festival goers can sample excellent food and wine, while enjoying live local and Chicagoland entertainment at our giant outdoor tent at State and Fourth streets. The festival features new restaurants, new menus and a whole new culinary experience in 2012.

Food and decorating demonstrations will take place at Fourth and James streets on the side of Geneva's old courthouse. Also there will be Kids' Corner. Shodeen sponsors this family art activity where a blank mural is the backdrop for creativity.

Stroll down James and Third streets to discover Business Booths, Flower Market, Arts & Crafts show, carriage and trolley rides. Many other special events are slated throughout the entire downtown during Festival of the Vine so take time to get acquainted with all Geneva has to offer.

Plan a second trip to sample more of our world-class accommodations, one-of-a-kind shops and exquisite eateries.

The Festival of the Vine is supported by various community members. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce thanks all of our volunteers, businesses, sponsors, donors and the City of Geneva for making this harvest festival possible. We also appreciate the advertisers featured in this publication. Shopping locally benefits everyone, so please stop in and support these fine businesses during your visit.

— Jean Gaines, President, Geneva Chamber of Commerce


More reasons to celebrate await you at our Christmas Walk and House Tour Dec. 7-8. Be sure to mark your calendars for this holiday celebration complete with charming house tours, carolers, seasonal goodies and the arrival of Santa Lucia and Santa Claus. For more information about upcoming events, call 630-232-6060 or genevachamber.com.

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