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Top 5 things to do this weekend: May 18-20, 2018

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.

Prophetstown has a good Fling going

PROPHETSTOWN – Take a trip back to the mid-19th century at the annual Victorian Grace Spring Fling, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday downtown.

The fling will feature more than 50 vendors, live demonstrations, music, vintage photography booths, and kids activities, including face-painting, train rides, and vintage games.

Go to for more information.

A garden of delight for tractor lovers

OREGON – The ninth annual AJ’s Garden Tractor Jamboree will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1675 S. Columbian Road.

The event features rope-making, a parade, a swap meet, tractor games, a barn museum, garden tractor plowing, a poker run, food – and garden tractors, lots and lots of garden tractors.

Admission is $5.

Go to or find the event on Facebook for more information.

How about some adventure in your day?

STERLING – Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA’s seventh annual Outdoor Adventure Fest will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Y, 2505 YMCA Way.

Admission, a hot dog meal, and all activities are free. New this year are a BB gun target range, a petting zoo, and a vendor show. Families can fish in the Y’s pool, play on inflatables, and try the new Knocker Ball area. Learning center staff will offer talks on native and zoo animals.

Call 815-535-9622 or go to or for more information.

Pecatonica has a thing for collectibles

PECATONICA – More than 500 dealers of everything antique and junque chic will be at the Pec Thing flea market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds.

Vendors occupy more than 100,000 square feet inside and more than 40 acres outside, rain or shine.

Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older; no pets allowed.

Go to for directions and more information.

Moose opens up its microphone

MOUNT MORRIS – The Songwriters Open Mic night returns from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today at Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101 Moose Drive.

Registration begins at 6:30 and the order of singers will be drawn at 6:50. Each performer will get two songs and no more than 10 minutes, and sound equipment is provided.

All material must be original and family-friendly.

Call Jerry Tice at 815-499-2600 for more information.

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