The Heirloom Market & Café will once again share the savory bite of a good (free) slice of watermelon and the energetic strains of live blue grass music with the citizens of Thomson as they usher in the fall season with their 2nd Annual Melon Days Festival, held on September 22 between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (rain date on the following weekend). The festival will be located at 2200 Illinois Route 84 in Thomson.
“Last year’s festival was a rousing success, and this one promises to bring even more fun and entertainment for you and your family,” promises Bill Heid, owner of The Heirloom Market & Cafe. “We’re looking forward to having another opportunity to enjoy a great day with the community.”
The Melon Days Fall Festival will offer a wide variety of family fun including free cider samples, free watermelon samples, camel rides, train rides, a petting zoo, fire trucks, a magic show, a pumpkin maze, live music from six different local bands, fire trucks, and face paintings. Participants can also join in on a seed saving workshop, browse the area’s largest pumpkin selection and enter hourly prize drawings with a chance to win a plug-n-play solar back-up generator valued at $1,697.00. Kids will receive a free “mini-pumpkin.” Concessions will be available all day so that nobody walks away hungry.
Admissions are $5 per person and $10 per family, and the Heirloom Market & Café will be open all day during the festival. For more information contact Tony Belha at Tony@SolutionsFromScience.com, call 815-259-0168, or visit the website at www.TheHeirloomMarket.com.