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The Kendall County Historical Society - Lyon Farm


**The Official Board Authorized And Approved Web Site Of The Kendall County Historical Society**

"Preserving the heritage of Kendall County Since 1970"



EVENTS 2018

Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA) Festival - June 2nd at The Lyon Farm. Times are from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission to be announced.

Click Here to visit the NIBA website.

Niba Logo


Fall Festival - September 29th & 30th at The Lyon Farm. Times are from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days. Admission: $5.00/person (13 and up), $3.00/child (3 - 12), Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted). See antique tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines and other antique equipment on display and being used. We also have several crafters that come to sell their wares, a flea market, a harvest wagon, bake items, children's games, crops, daily entertainment and hayrides too. It's a great time for the whole family. THIS YEAR - The Templetons return to Lyon Farm. The Templetons are an incredibly talented bluegrass group that are sure to get your toes tappin'. See you there!

Click Here to get the Fall Festival Crafter's booth reservation form.

Click Here to see some pictures from the 2017 Fall Festival

Click Here to see some pictures from the 2016 Fall Festival

Click Here to see some pictures from the 2015 Fall Festival

Click Here to see some pictures from the 35th Annual Fall Festival - 2008

Click Here to see some pictures from a Past Fall Festival

Wood Cutting Demonstration


Halloween On The Farm - October 21st and 28th at The Lyon Farm. Times are from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days. Admission: $4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted). There will be old fashioned games and trick or treating for the kids. We have a costume parade and prizes are awarded. We also have hayrides that take you through our haunted barn. A great time for kids of all ages.

Click Here To see some pictures from the 2017 Halloween Parties.

Click Here To see some pictures from the 2016 Halloween Parties.

Click Here To see some pictures from the October 19, 2008 Halloween Party.

Click Here To see some pictures from the October 26, 2008 Halloween Party.

2 Little Witches


Christmas At The Farm - December 2nd & 9th at The Lyon Farm. Times are from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission: $4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted). There will be crafts and goodies for the kids, a story teller, chestnut roasting, cookie icing and Santa Claus will be there too! A great time for the entire family. Come on out and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas on the farm!

Click Here. To see some pictures from the 2017 Christmas At The Farm events.

Click Here. To see some pictures from the 2016 Christmas At The Farm events.

Click Here. To see some pictures from the December 7, 2008 event.

Click Here. To see some pictures from a Past Christmas At The Farm event.

Girl On Santa's Lap


You will be able to purchase fresh honey made right at The Lyon Farm. There will be several sized jars to choose from, and you won't find fresher honey anywhere. So, come out to our events and get some honey. Fresh from the hive to you!

The Kendall County Historical Society was chartered in 1970 to preserve the history of Kendall County and to provide historical education for the county's residents. The Kendall County Historical Society has no paid staff, nor does it depend on support from any governmental agency. Operating income is derived from memberships, regular and memorial donations, events held at the Lyon Farm, fees for providing research material, the sale of books and other miscellaneous items. The everyday business of the organization is handled entirely by volunteers. Kendall County is located in the north central part of Illinois and was established in 1841.