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Six End of Summer Stops to Make in Champaign County

August 19, 2021

Alright, there's no reason for the end-of-summer scaries quite yet! Even if August is dwindling down, there's still plenty of summer fun left to enjoy.

Don't believe us? Here are six end of summer stops you can make in your free time to soak up all the sun your heart can desire!

Six End of Summer Stops to Make in Champaign County

Farm store shopping and baby goats at Prairie fruits farm

Hang out with over 100 baby goats and shop for local ingredients and bites at Prairie Fruits Farm. With hours open from Friday-Sunday, the farm store has added new, locally sourced products that go well with their award-winning farmstead cheeses-crackers, jams, preserves, pickles, honey, vinegars and olive oil to name a few. Plus, did we mention baby goats?!

Douglas County museum and downtown tuscola

On Main St. in Tuscola, you can explore the Douglas County Museum and find numerous area artifacts and interesting exhibits. Make a day of it with a walk over to Flesor's Candy Kitchen for lunch and a treat as well as art shopping at The Vault Art Gallery!

sips in the 25 o'Clock Brewing Company beer garden 

Located on the Boneyard Creek, 25 O'Clock Brewing Company's gorgeous outdoor beer garden is a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy local craft beer. You'll find a favorite sip whether you're a pilsner fan or a bit more adventurous with you spirits!

Friday Night Live fun

Local music, great friends, and the best darn way to kick off the weekend are in full swing with Friday Night Live. You still have plenty of opportunities to catch the action in Downtown Champaign. Find a spot at a local restaurant or bar's patio and wander to see multiple locations of great music.

patio vibes at Crane alley

This gastropub in downtown Urbana really hits its stride when the patio, which is located in a darling alley, is full of dining customers. Grab a brew and some pub food and enjoy the ambiance of downtown Urbana.

River bend forest preserve

Featuring the largest lake in Champaign County, this preserve offers an accessible pier for fishing along with 130 acres of clear water for kayaking and canoeing. Even just taking a picnic out to this incredible outdoor space makes for a great summer afternoon.

explore end of summer events in champaign county

Our Calendar of Events is the perfect place to spot local events occurring as summer winds down. Don't forget: it's not over yet and there's still time to make the most of this warm weather, community energy, and expansive range of activities to enjoy around the greater Champaign County area. 

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