The 45th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters and partnering with Heartland Bank, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, which opens Wednesday, Oct. 25.
This market will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29.
There are close to 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and more.
Admission fees are $2; $1 for seniors or students in kindergarten to 12th grade; free for children under age 5.
Parking is free. A handicapped lot will be available on the north side of the field house just off Johnson Avenue. There will be golf cart shuttles running during operating hours. No animals are allowed except those used for special needs assistance.
Various student music groups perform Saturday.
Visitors numbering in the thousands come every year from all over Northern Illinois to browse and purchase items for sale.
More than 20 adult and student volunteers help exhibitors, supervise traffic, operate the concession stand and work at admissions, guard posts and various other jobs.
Raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000 also will be available to purchase at the Autumn Craft & Treasures Market. Raffle tickets are $20 for one ticket or $100 for six tickets.
This cash raffle is a fundraiser for Make a Difference DKC and Sycamore Music Boosters; for more information on this, visit makeadifferencedkc.com.
Vendor applications are being accepted as space is available. Fee is $30. For vendor information and application, contact Kristine Ohman at Kristineohman.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sycamore Music Boosters is a volunteer organization composed of families and friends of students enrolled in music education classes in Sycamore schools with the focus and goals to promote excellence in music education. It began with a group of parents interested in supporting school bands.
In 1972, the band booster club enlarged its interest to encompass all music programs and the then named "Antique Craft & Treasures Market" was born.
Incorporated in 1978 as a nonprofit organization, the Sycamore Music Boosters continue to support school music programs including funding for equipment purchases, field trips, music camp & college scholarships, high school/middle school musicals, and numerous other music activities.