Friday - Luche Libra wrestling

When:    Friday, September 10 - Gates at 6:00 p.m., Event 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Where:  Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Tickets:  $15.00 Adult/$8.00 kids 12 and under.


                Tickets are available on site the day of the event.

The Kishwaukee Valley Wanders and the Genoa Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the lucha libre stars of Mexico. This special performance features five high-flying, hard-hitting matches and over twenty wrestlers, including such stars as El Maleficio, Corazon de Guerrero, Potro Romano and Alas de Fuego.

Mexico’s version of professional wrestling (the term literally means free-style wrestling) is one of the country’s biggest spectator activities today, eclipsed only in popularity by soccer. Characterized by colorful masks, flamboyant personalities and a whole lot of Spandex, it’s an edge-of-your-seat spectacle like no other and something that shouldn’t be missed.

Saturday Volksmarch 6K/10K Fun and Fitness Walk

When:    Friday, September 11 - 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Where:  Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Cost:       This event is free and we encourage anyone to join us.

Volksmarch means "people's march" in German. It is a non-competitive fitness walk of either 6 or 10K. The path winds along the beautiful Kishwaukee River and through Genoa. You are welcome to begin any time between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Saturday Craft Beer and Wine Tasting - Buy Tickets Here!

When:     Saturday, September 11 - 2:00 p.m. until  7:30 p.m.


Where:   Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Tickets:   General Admission $25

                 VIP $50

                 Table $350 (8 seats per table)


Join us once again for the best local festival of the fall season. Craft beer brewers and wineries from within 60 miles of Genoa will be showcasing their best offerings under the Country Financial Big Top! From 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. your $25 general admission ticket will get you samples from 20+ artisan beer and craft wine vendors.  VIP tickets get in an hour and a half early (2:00 p.m.) and include a host of appetizer and small plate items. Reserve a table, and all eight of your guests are treated as V.I.P.s.

Saturday...The Lennys

When:     Saturday, September 11 - 2:00 p.m. until  5:00 p.m.


Where:   Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Tickets:   This show is included with your Volksfest ticket!

The Lennys have been rocking and rolling all around the Chicagoland area (and Wisconsin and Indiana) at festivals, corporate and private parties, and clubs since 2002. They know over 200 songs from five decades of rock hits and learn a few dozen new ones every year so that no two shows are ever the same!

Sunday - Boy Scout Breakfast

When:    Sunday, September 12 - 8:00 a.m. until  11:00 a.m.


Where:   Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Cost:       A donation to the local BSA chapter of $x.xx is appreciated.


Don't miss the Boy Scouts Outdoor Breakfast. The Scouts will be preparing burritos and pastries with milk and juice, all served by local scouting members.

Sunday - The Great Genoa Duck Race

When:     Sunday, September 12 - 10:00 a.m. until  2:00 p.m.


Where:   Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Cost:        This family minded community event is free to all


The culmination of a great weekend, the Great Genoa Duck Race will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is bigger and better than ever this year, and will include music from the G-K Marching Band and local D.J. legend Jake Wesner. Also featured will be jump houses, face painting, a hula-hoop contest and even more! The race is at 1:00 p.m. when over 2,000 ducks will compete for a chance to win $500. Get your ducks today at The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, Tobinson's Ace Hardware, Resource Bank, Northern Illinois Rehab, or Heartland Bank. Ducks can also be purchased until noon on race day at the event sight. See you at the river!

Sunday - PTO Fun Fair



When:     Sunday, September 12 - 10:00 a.m. until  1:00 p.m.


Where:   Carrol Memorial Park, Genoa, IL

Cost:       This family minded community event is free to all

Join us Sunday from for the PTO Fun Fair under the VolksFest Country Companies Big Top in Carroll Park. There will be Games, a Bouncy House, GK Band and food vendors. Fun for the Kids, Fun for the Family, ending with the 11th Annual Great Genoa Duck Race at 1:00.