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Come to downtown Sycamore next weekend July 25 thru 27 for the Turning Back Time Weekend .  On Friday night the classic cars start rolling in and you can enjoy a free outdoor movie presented by NB&T at dusk.  Saturday join us at Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products. Cruise Night is featuring 250 Classic Cars, a street dance with live music, and a food and beer garden.  And on Sunday is the Car Show with over 1,000 classic cars and motorcycles.









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Amateur chefs are invited to put their culinary creativity to the test by making their own salsa at the 2012 Salsa Challenge presented by Taxco Restaurant.  The Salsa Challenge will take place at Discover Sycamore’s Farmers’ Market on Sunday, September 9th, at the corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets in downtown Sycamore.  The contest will begin at 11am, judging at noon and the winners will be announced at 1pm.

Come compete head to head with other local salsa enthusiasts. The contest is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is recommended, as contestants are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.  The entry fee is $10 per salsa before Wednesday, September 5th.   For a registration form Click Here .  The entry fee for day of registration is $15 per salsa, and contestants must arrive and register before 11am.  Tomatoes will be provided, but contestants must provide all other necessary ingredients and kitchen utensils. First, second and third places will be awarded prizes from Taxco Restaurant.

“We encourage people to get creative and think ‘outside the box’ when submitting their recipes,” said Jesus Romero, owner of Taxco Restaurant. “The more unusual entrees will surely attract attention from the judges, “he added.

The 2012 Salsa Challenge is brought to you by Taxco Restaurant and Discover Sycamore.  For more information please contact Discover Sycamore at (815)895-3456 or visit discoversycamore.com.

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products, held on Saturday, July 28, is part of Sycamore’s fun-filled Turning Back Time Weekend.  Volunteers are needed for Cruise Night to help setup the event, sell tickets, pour and serve beer, register vehicles, and clean up afterward. 

Shifts are two hours each and shifts vary throughout the afternoon.  Volunteer shifts include 2-4pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm, 7-9pm, and 9-11pm.

If interested in volunteering, please contact Discover Sycamore at (815) 895-3456 or office@sycamorechamber.com

Cruise Night includes a classic car cruise parade, food vendors, a beer garden, and live music performed by Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones.  Cruise Night is held in downtown Sycamore on the corner of Somonauk and Elm Street.  Visit discoversycamore.com for more information regarding Cruise Night and other Discover Sycamore events.


Shoe shopping will no longer be stressful!  Ranked #1 among all other shoe stores around Sycamore, STOMP Shoes, Boots and Accessories is a one of a kind store that makes shopping for shoes enjoyable!  Stomp offers quality footwear for all ages and is designed to give each customer a friendly, helpful shopping experience.

Unlike usual shoe stores, STOMP’s employees place footwear throughout the store on shelves and tables, thus creating an open, accessible area.  This allows customers the ease of simply looking around the store at each shoe.  No longer will you have to search through shoebox after shoebox!

STOMP employees not only serve you; they help each customer find a great shoe with great comfort, price, and quality.  Owner Kathleen Styles has worked hard to determine that comfort is their goal.  STOMP is proud to provide complimentary computerized scans to ensure customers that their inserts and footwear will provide individually perfect comfort with each step.


Convenience is another key quality that STOMP provides.  STOMP is open Monday-Saturday, but will also take appointments for shoe fittings outside of their regular hours!  An on-line shopping page is also available for customers.  You can now shop for comfort and style at your own ease!

For more information, visit http://www.stompshoes.com/

The 50’s are making a come-back in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend scheduled for July 27th through July 29th.  Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment and tons of fun.

We’ll kick off the weekend with a free outdoor movie on Friday, July 27th at dusk.  Bring the whole family to Downtown Sycamore and check out “Cars 2” on the big screen.  Discover Sycamore’s Summer on State is brought to you by the Jeff Keicher of State Farm Insurance.  Don’t forget to pack lawn chairs and blankets!

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place Saturday, July 28th from 3-11pm.  Bringing back the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will take the stage from 7-10pm.  Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones are known for recreating the glory days with hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and The Beatles.   Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, Disc Jockey, food vendors and more!  Cruise Night is also sponsored by The National Bank and Trust Company, American Midwest Bank, Castle Bank, Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Taxco Restaurant Too.

For the second year, the Cruise Night award line-up will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products.  The winner will be entered into the Auto Meter Products WinningRide.com competition.  This provides the winner with a chance to win the ultimate prize, to have your “Winning Ride” displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Vehicle registration will begin at 3pm on the day of the event.  Pre-registration for Cruise Night is available Click Here

Sunday, July 29th brings the 13th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show to downtown Sycamore.  Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach their goal of 1,000 car show registrations.  Registration will take place from 8am until noon with the award presentation at 3:30pm sharp.   Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Even if you are too young to remember the 1950’s, we encourage you to experience the nostalgic era associated with Turning Back Time Weekend, a summer event that comes around just once a year.  For more information visit discoversycamore.com.