SYCAMORE – The 41st annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 26 & 27, 2013. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are over 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Additionally this year, raffle tickets will be on sale for a chance to win a brand new car! Raffle tickets are $20.00; proceeds go to assist Feed My Starving Children, Sycamore Music Boosters, and Make A Difference DKC. Craft & Treasures Market admission fees are: Adults $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.00; Students Kindergarten – 12th grade $1.00; children under 5 free. Free Parking. A handicapped lot will be available on the North side of the field house just off Johnson Avenue. There will be golf cart shuttles running during operating hours. Please note: No animals allowed except those used for special needs assistance. Various student music groups perform on Saturday.
Visitors numbering in the thousands come every year from all over Northern Illinois to browse and purchase items for sale. Over 200 adult and student volunteers help exhibitors, supervise traffic, operate the concession stand and work at admissions, guard posts and various other jobs.
Sycamore Music Boosters is a volunteer organization composed of families and friends of students enrolled in music education classes in Sycamore Schools with the focus and goals to promote excellence in music education. Sycamore Music Boosters began years ago with a group of parents interested in supporting school bands. In 1972, the band booster club enlarged its interest to encompass all music programs and the then named “Antique, Craft & Flea Market” was born. Incorporated in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Sycamore Music Boosters continue to support school music programs including funding for equipment purchases, field trips, music camp & college scholarships, High School/Middle School musicals, and numerous other music activities.