The smell of the campfire. The crisp in the air. The laughter of friends you just met. And a glass of locally-grown deliciousness! Surrounded by nature, both Sleep Creek Vineyard and Big Thorn Brewery offer autumn experiences that will remind you why Vermilion County is so welcoming.
Wieners, Wine, & Free Music Friday
Through October 25. Fridays 5-9 pm.
At Sleepy Creek Vineyard: 8254 E 1425 North Rd, Fairmount, IL 61841
You buy one of Sleepy Creek’s award-winning wines and the vineyard will provide the hot dogs and fire to roast them over, as long as the weather allows. Enjoy live music from 6:30 to 8:30 pm too. Follow Sleepy Creek on Facebook for details.
The Tree Bar
Through October. Friday 3-9 pm, Saturday 12-9 pm, Sunday 12-8 pm.
At Big Thorn Brewery: 14274 E 600 North Rd, Georgetown, IL
Built with trees harvested from the surrounding woods, the Tree Bar is a totally unique outdoor drinking experience. Bring charcoal, tongs and your favorite food, because this solar and wind-powered brewery has three park grills available. Check out their Facebook page for events.