Friday - Rockin' The Kish with Waiting  for the Weekend with special guest Tin Leopard


Friday, September 6 6:30 - 10:30

Buy Tickets Here!

Saturday Volksmarch 6K/10K Fun and Fitness Walk

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.


Saturday, September 7 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Saturday Craft Beer and Wine Tasting - Buy Tix Here!

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. 


Saturday, September 7 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss Genoa's own Beer Belly Brewing's

on-site demonstration from 2 until 7

Saturday...Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band

Johnny Russler was born on December 6th, 1974 in the Southwest 'burbs of Chicago.  He started traveling to tropical places as a youngster.  All those trips to Florida with his parents sparked the wanderlust in his heart.

One night, a thirteen year old Johnny (& his Mom) went to the Def Leppard show.  It was there Johnny knew he wanted, or rather -NEEDED- to play guitar.  Was it the 30,000 screaming fans?  Was it the screaming guitars?

Was it the show?  NO- it was the girl.  The girl who exposed herself in front of a young Johnny Russler. 

That night Johnny asked his Mom to buy him a guitar.  That Christmas his wish came true.  That summer Johnny joined his first hair band.

Click here to go to Johnny's site in a new window.


Saturday, September 7 between 3:30 and 7:30

Sunday - Boy Scout Breakfast

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, September 8 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sunday - The Great Genoa Duck Race

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, September 8 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

PTO Fun Fair

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.


Sunday, September 8 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.