Sept. 28-29, 2013 in Rend Lake, Illinois
For a weekend of wining and dining, complete with art, music and theater, head to the Illinois Wine and Art Festival.
Guests can enjoy hourly wine presentations featuring wines from more than a dozen Illinois wineries, as well as demonstrations of glass blowing, ceramics and blacksmithing. Local bands will also perform. In addition, more than 50 of the state’s best-known artists will present their work, which will be available for purchase.
A $2 donation is requested for admission, with wine tastings costing $10. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.