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Starved Rock Lodge hosts special events throughout the year. Check back for updates once COVID-19 mitigations are lifted. We can't wait to schedule  seasonal events such as our annual Oktoberfest Dinners, Breakfast with Santa, our annual Teddy Bear Tea and more. For more information and to make reservations, please contact our Activities Department at (815) 220-7386.

Sled Dog Demos

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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 28, 2021. This year, a brief seminar will Seminar, led by head musher Jason Hussong, will take place 30 minutes before each of the outdoor demos. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. Please be advised that face masks and mittens or gloves are required to pet the sled dogs....

Sled Dog Demos

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Recurring Event

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 28, 2021. This year, a brief seminar will Seminar, led by head musher Jason Hussong, will take place 30 minutes before each of the outdoor demos. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. Please be advised that face masks and mittens or gloves are required to pet the sled dogs....

Oktoberfest Dinner

Join us for a celebration of Germany! Delicious food, German beer, wine and music. Sample German wine and beer at one of the most beautiful times of year. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band in the historic Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Choose Buffet only for $30 per person or the Buffet, Tastings & souvenir stein: $45 per person. Children 10 and under: $12 each. Entrée’s 1. Sauerbraten...

Oktoberfest Matinee

Join us for a celebration of Germany! Delicious food, German beer, wine and music. Sample German wine and beer at one of the most beautiful times of year. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band in the historic Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Choose Buffet only for $30 per person or the Buffet, Tastings & souvenir stein: $45 per person. Children 10 and under: $12 each. Menu: Entrée’s 1....

Oktoberfest Matinee

Join us for a celebration of Germany! Delicious food, German beer, wine and music. Sample German wine and beer at one of the most beautiful times of year. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band in the historic Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Choose Buffet only for $30 per person or the Buffet, Tastings & souvenir stein: $45 per person. Children 10 and under: $12 each. Menu: Entrée’s 1....

Oktoberfest Matinee

Join us for a celebration of Germany! Delicious food, German beer, wine and music. Sample German wine and beer at one of the most beautiful times of year. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band in the historic Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Choose Buffet only for $30 per person or the Buffet, Tastings & souvenir stein: $45 per person. Children 10 and under: $12 each. Menu: Entrée’s 1....

Storytelling with Bill Myers

Storyteller Bill Myers will return to Starved Rock Lodge for two special events. The first night of storytelling will take place under October skies at Fox Ridge (located across from the front steps of the Lodge). The happy Halloween themed event is set for Sunday, October 31st at 3:00 p.m. In addition to hearing some great, family-friendly stories, there will be a bonfire. Each family will take home a free pumpkin from Mr. Myers. Admission to storytelling is free. Donations...

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Thanksgiving is back this year at Starved Rock Lodge! We will be serving a buffet with all the trimmings. Seating will be available from 10:30 am- 6 pm. Please call the Activities Department to reserve your spot today. This is a pre-paid event, no reservations will be held without payment. Adults: $38.95 Children 10 and under: $19.95 Ages 3 and under are free

Storytelling with Bill Myers

This event has been cancelled. For more information, contact Starved Rock Lodge Activities Department at (815) 220-7386.

New Year’s Eve: Throwback Prom

Join the party and stay the night on New Year’s Eve 2021! This wonderful package includes a one-night stay at historic Starved Rock Lodge. Our New Year’s Eve party takes place in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room. Our two-sided fireplace will be aglow and the ambiance will be warm and inviting. Party favors are included and will be waiting for you in your room. After you check into your room, you can relax for a while and get...

Romance in the Park- Wedding Expo 2022

Meet the best Wedding Vendors in the area. See Starved Rock Lodge's Wedding & Reception options. Tasted Starved Rock Lodge's wedding cuisine and sample our gouurmet wedding cakes. A convenient way to book all your wedding vendors!

Romance in the Park: Wedding Expo

Join us in the Great Hall for our 15th Annual Starved Rock Lodge Wedding Expo! Meet with our preferred vendors, explore the wedding venue, ample delicious cuisine and enjoy champagne. This event is open to the public.

Sled Dog Demos

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One event on Sun. February 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

Come on out and witness an exciting seminar about dog sledding and the Siberian Husky while enjoying awesome dog sled demos. There will be huskies for you to meet and greet as well as info about the rescue and how to help, volunteer, and adopt. Admission is free and event is open to the public.Event is rain or shine. Sled demo times are 9:30am, 12pm, and 3pm and are located far corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot by the river....

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