Festivals & Events

Sycamore, Illinois is proud to have a variety of annual events to bring the community together and support our lovely city! Each week during the summer, local and surrounding area farmers and small businesses come together to form our beloved Farmer’s Market. Find everything from soap and decadent treats to veggies, olive oil, and candles at our Farmer’s Market. Runners and pumpkin enthusiasts from near and far come to Sycamore at the end of October each year to celebrate Pumpkin Festival. Sign up to run the 10k, enjoy local vendors, enter your decorated pumpkin, or sit back and watch the parade over the Pumpkin Fest weekend celebration. Santa also sets up shop over the holiday for little ones to visit and get their wish list to Santa before Christmas. With many other seasonal daily or weekend events, you’re sure to find something fun almost everything month to participate in downtown Sycamore! View all events

June 7 – September 27, 2022 – Farmers Market

Every Tuesday
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 Eat Fresh, Buy Local, and Be Well!

FUN ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!

We invite you to shop for locally grown just-picked produce, fresh from the farm. We are one of the few authentic farmers markets in our area.  Our mission is to bring our farmers and community together.  At our markets you can be assured that you are only buying direct from the farmers.  You are able to talk with each farmer about their products and get ideas on cooking and storing these items.

We also have specialty goods like freshly baked breads and confections, organic herbs, beautiful fresh-cut and potted flowers, annual and perennials, olive oils, fresh home-made sauces, local honey and jams, live music, and handcrafted products from area artists.

Our lively and family friendly Farmers Market brings fresh, high quality and locally sourced food to our community every Tuesday, from 3 to 6pm, June through September.

This is our 17th year hosting the Sycamore Farmer’s Market.  We host this market for the physical, social and economic health of ourselves and our community.

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Kishwaukee River

The beautiful 63 mile long Kishwaukee River runs straight through Sycamore.   When the weather is nice and the water is high, the river is always streaming with canoes.  Wildlife such as rabbits, white-tailed deer, woodchuck, skunks and over 260 types of birds can all be found commonly along the riverbed.

Bike Trails

Sycamore has a beautiful rural landscape, filled with farmer’s fields and wooded trails.

Adee’s Woods provides an area for a picnic and a walk through the woods. If biking or snowmobiling is your interest , try the Great Western Nature Trail, which starts in DeKalb County and extends through Kane County to the Fox River Trail. The DeKalb/Sycamore Trail links the DeKalb Park District Trail from Lions Park on DeKalb’s south side to Sycamore and the Great Western TrailCounty Farm Woods links the DeKalb Sycamore Trail as a great rest stop along your way. Merritt Prairie offers 56 acres of rolling terrain with native prairie and wetland restorations as the outstanding features of this park. Wilkinson/Renwick Marsh preserves wetland habitat and is an excellent area to listen to and view wildlife.

The Great Western Trail is in North Central Illinois and runs 18 miles from St. Charles to Sycamore. It is a Rails to Trails trail originally part of the Great Western Rail Line and built by the Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad in 1886. The trail is flat and you roll through the countryside past numerous small streams and wetlands. Continuous wild shrubs include Dogwood, Blackberry, and Hazelnut and merge with a few remaining patches of native prairie.

The trail parallels route 64 (North Ave) almost the whole way. This was an enjoyable trail if not the most exciting I’d ever been on. Monarch butterflies flutter around your head as your tires crunch over berries. You get a good sense of Illinois prairie and flat farmland. I was surprised that the 1st half of the trail was mostly shade covered, however the last half was mostly open farmland

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