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2016 Special Events

Bridal Showcase

Maple Sugaring Spring Fever

Weed Ladies Spring Sale

Wedding Showcase
January 7, 2017 
In the historic setting of the
Pre-Emption House and Century Memorial Chapel, brides and grooms have one-on-one
personal consultations with
over 50 wedding vendors.

Maple Sugaring Spring Fever
March 12 & 13
See a maple tree tapping demonstration, enjoy hands-on activities and presentations that recount Illinois’ Native American heritage and pioneer past and
try a tasty maple treat.

Weed Ladies Spring & Summer
Dried and Silk Floral Sale

March 17-19
Featuring Spring and Summer arrangements, wreaths
and décor.

 Civil War Days

Naper Nights Weed Ladies Fall Sale

Civil War Days
May 21 & 22
Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment
where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period
in our nation’s history. 

Naper Nights
June 17 & 18
July 22 & 23
August 19 & 20

Rock out to great music at
Naper Settlement’s Naper Nights Community Concert Series and dance the night away on our beautiful 12-acre grounds.

Weed Ladies Fall Sale
September 8-11
The Fall Sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements
with silk and dried florals
and the popular dried bouquets.

Oktoberfest All Hallows Eve Barn Raising

September 30 & October 1
Under our large heated tent,
enjoy live musical entertainment ranging from classic German Oompa music to classic rock,
along with German beer and cuisine. Family-friendly activities will be available on Saturday.

All Hallows Eve
October 14 & 15
Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with 12-acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertainment, screaming delights and must-see horrors.

Barn Raising Benefit
November 5
Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening of fun, entertainment & interactive experiences as you explore the history and impact of farming with a preview of the Agricultural Interpretive Center. Then savor an amazing locally sourced farm-to-table dinner.

 Weed Ladies Winter Sale Christkindlmarket  Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours
  Weed Ladies Winter Sale
November 10-13
The Winter Sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements
with silk and dried florals with
a sparkling holiday theme.
November 25-December 24
Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all
of the sights, sounds and magic
as well as delicious smells and
treats, wonderful handmade
ornaments and gifts.
Holiday Happenings!
November 25-December 24
- Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments From Around the Globe Exhibit
- Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales
- Martin Mitchell Mansion
Holiday Tours
- Santa @ the Settlement
- History Speaks Lecture:
Mrs. Claus
- Naper Lights

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