Upcoming Events

Ice-cream Social

Sunday, August 6th

Come celebrate with the Frankfort Historical Society and the Frankfort Preservation Foundation at our annual Ice Cream Social in downtown Frankfort.

Free to Frankfort Residents to promote Community spirit. Free, ice cream, pie-eating contest, games, kids, games, live music, live music.

The event is to be held at the Frankfort Park Districts Founders Center located two blocks south of the Brieidert Green. The address is 140 Oak Street and is at the corner of Oak and Oregon.

Fall Fest 2023

September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Each year during Labor Day weekend, over 250,000 visitors gather to the charming Village of Frankfort to enjoy the Frankfort Fall Festival. The festival welcomes over 300 artisans from all over the United States to exhibit their elite products and services.

In addition, many of Frankfort’s local organizations collaborate by sponsoring special events that highlight Frankfort Fall Festivities. ADMISSION IS FREE and there is something for everyone from carnival rides to main stage entertainment, to walking tacos and funnel cakes, Frankfort Fall Fest has it ALL!

The 2023 Candlelight House Walk,

Friday evening, December 1st, 2023

between the hours of 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Select Frankfort homes will be decorated for the holidays..certain to put us in the mood for Christmas. As an added highlight, the Frankfort Arts Association will host an “Open House,” so be sure to catch up on all their upcoming exhibits and activities! Warm up for a few minutes at this special stop where light refreshments will be offered. FAHS appreciates the FAA’s support and participation! View the lights and Christmas decorations on vour visit to downtown Frankfort!!

CD & ME owners, Chuck JaBaay and Dean Vaudry (see Map) have invited us to stop in. While here, have a specially-priced Holiday Cocktail, view their Winter Wonderland and listen to some Christmas music.

There will be plenty of time to stop at the museum during your tour to view the exhibits and sample some homemade Christmas cookies. John Clavio, Frankfort Attorney and Village Trustee, will again be baking delicious cookies for us along with Enrico’s famous Wassail donated by Harry D’Ercole, Jr. The museum carries unique gift items that would make wonderful Christmas presents: our new Frankfort’s Favorite Christmas Cookies Cookbook featuring recipes by John Clavio and Joanne Warning, note cards, wooden buildings, the 2022 ornament (past years too), our beautiful “Fragments of Frankfort” book, and Images of America – Frankfort, by Rachel Gilmore.

Many shops and restaurants will also be open on Friday evening. Walk along Kansas, Elwood, Old Frankfort Way, Oak, Ash, Nebraska and White Streets for some Christmas shopping.

Mail the order form below with your check (made payable to FAHS) to:

Frankfort Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 546

Frankfort, IL 60423

PREORDERED tickets may be picked up at the museum starting Tuesday, November 29th between 12-5 or at the museum the night of the House Walk and orders must be received by November 30th. Ticket donation is $30.00, payable in advance, cash or check, no refunds.

This is the society’s main fund-raiser and the money is used for scholarships, preservation, children’s projects, genealogy, museum expenses, research and for the library every year. If you have any question or need additional tickets, please call the museum at

(815) 469-6541. We look forward to seeing you…and have a wonderful evening!!

Please reserve your tickets for me at $30.00 each for the 2023 FAHS Candlelight House Walk

[13 years and up only]

We are always looking for homes for the House Walk. Please let us know if you would you consider having your own home on the House Walk

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