Craft market a Pumpkin Festival tradition

The 42nd annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend Oct. 25 and 26. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

More than 200 vendors will sell a variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Student music groups will perform on Saturday.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and free for children younger than 5. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available on the north side of the fieldhouse. There will be golf cart shuttles operating between the parking lot and the market. No animals, other than service animals, allowed.

Thousands of visitors from around the region attend the sale each year, which is staffed with more than 200 adult and student volunteers who keep everything running smoothly. Vendors may still apply; if space fills up, remaining applications will be put on standby and admitted if space becomes available. For vendor information, contact Amy Cuthbert at 815-899-0401 or For more information, visit