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Cottages in the Woods

  • 528 East Side Drive Geneva, illinois (map)
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Cottages in the Woods is a unique event held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL. This family friendly event is 8$ per person, children under 12 are free.

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Cottages(Stugas)

Open to tour, each offering a variety of delightful wares from talented artists and craftspeople. Visitors will find many items including handmade pottery, jewelry, birdhouses, vintage and collectible items, watercolor, rosemaling, and Dala maling pieces.

Swedie Pie’s Bakery

Swedie Pie’s Bakery

Bakery :

Lingonberry cider, cakes and pie

Coffee, Hot Cocoa, water, Pop

Traditional and Scandinavian baked goods

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VENDORS:

  • Rosemaling and Dalamaling by Illinois Norsk Rosemaling Association

  • Kathy McPartland featured artist who makes all the signs and brochures for our event, painted Cards, trays, ornaments...

  • Into the Woods Handmade pottery by Karen Kloubec and watercolor prints by Peggy Bjork Boehm.

  • Fiddlestix Cottage 34 Vintage seasonal, handmade ornaments, vintage quilts, tins and miscellaneous items.

  • Earth's Secret - skin care specialist using healthy, safe , pure ingredients.

  • Swedie Pies Bakery Scandinavian baked goods loaded with lingonberries, cardamom, almond and cinnamon. Many delicious homemade baked goods for you to take home or enjoy at the park 



  • Worked Wood Wonders with Ron Diller carving, lathe turning, scroll saw puzzles, pyrography, wood toy vehicles ,fishing lures and crocheted animals / figures.

  • Nisse Nook  All things Scandinavian  from rugs to mugs Debbie Anderson



  • Sue Lederer Needle felted folkart

  • Speckled Sparrow handcrafted leather bracelets made from repurposed beltsJule Hus Inger brings you beautiful items from Scandinavia

  • Carahjo’s Creations Swittens—-mittens made from upcycled wool/wool blend sweaters, each pair from four different sweaters so each pair is unique, and all machine washable.

  • Spa and Soy candles  Reflexology

  • Altered Artikels Sherry Tracy  reclaimed and reused rustic, vintage and shabby beautiful items.  

  • Jody’s Scandinavian Attic and Books

  • One Little Bird Creations  Terri Locke

  • Katinka’s Little Cottage Crafts  Kathy Longo

  • Maillewerks Chainmaille Jewelry by Hanan Hall. 

  • Floral work- including ribbon work and plaster florals, and Christmas decorations by Kristi Mueller

  • Hanan Hall - Maillewerks Chainmaille Jewelry Chainmaille is an ancient technique of "knitting" metal links together to create mesh armor as in the era of the Scandanavian Vikings, in more recent history the technique is used to create jewelry as personal adornment.

  • Joey Hanson -Candles and all things cozy

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Food Trucks:

Toasty Cheese serving gourmet Cheese sandwiches

Best Truckin’ BBQ serving Beef Brisket ,  Pulled Pork or Chicken  and 1/3 lb Cheeseburger 

Children’s Activities:

Troll Scavenger hunt , hidden fairy’s, Feed the Troll, Troll in One, Tic Tac Troll,.

Visit the children's Troll lodge, where they can make and take a troll night light.

We will have musicians playing from 1-3 each day.

Frequently asked questions answered:

Please note that the cottages are nestled in the woods. We have no paved paths leading to cottages and the terrain could be difficult for those who can not walk on uneven ground.

CASH works best as our reception in woods for credit cards can be spotty. Special lines will be devoted to cash at the entry.

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The Viking ship will be open for tours ($5 a person) on October 19 and 20th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Earlier Event: October 19
Cottages in the Woods
Later Event: June 21
Swedish Day