New Lenox to celebrate 75th anniversary festival in October

The festival will include a craft and vendor fair and a vintage car show

New Lenox

The village of New Lenox will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a festival next month.

The festival will take place over the weekend of Oct. 1-3, according to a village Facebook post.

What is now New Lenox was first settled in the 1820s in the area of Route 30 and Gougar Road, according to the village website. The village wasn’t officially created until Oct. 4, 1946 after community leaders recognized the benefits of being incorporated. The village was named after New Lenox Township.

Part of the festival will include a crafter/vendor fair on Oct. 2 and a vintage car show on Oct. 3.

The village is also looking for crafters, vendors and vehicle owners to participate in the festival events.

Those interested in participating can visit the village’s website, newlenox.net, to apply to be a part of the event.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.