FRED2015 is here! September 12!

Join gardeners, nature-lovers, history buffs, and foodies throughout Chicagoland on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in historic Riverside, IL!

At FRED 2015, take classes from experts all day for just $25, or, choose one class for $10.

At the FRED, you’ll discover:

• Garden walking tours
• Native plants – history and today
• DIY preserves of garden harvests
• Beautiful edible landscapes
• Historic Riverside landscape design lessons for today

Sign up now for first pick of classes:

Craft Beer Tastings and Music
Sample local craft brews, and celebrate Riverside!

On FRED night, September 12, 2015, starting at 4 pm, celebrate Riverside being named among “Ten Townsthat Changed America.” an upcoming PBS film.

Enjoy craft beer tastings and live music in Riverside’s historic train station.

Music provided by Riverside’s own Jimmy Sacharski; the Trio of Jon Scarpelli, Mike Sacharski, and Ceasar Melidis; and guest musicians TBA. Sample a variety of local craft beers from:

Revolution Brewery, Chicago, IL
Buckledown Brewery, Lyons, IL
Imperial Oak Brewery, Willow Springs, IL
Slapshot Brewery, Chicago, IL

And other surprise offerings

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Sneak Peek of PBS film with Riverside and Geoffrey Baer of WTTW

Riverside has been chosen as one of “10 Towns That Changed America,” a new PBS special slated to air in 2016. Get a sneak peek from Geoffrey Baer and Dan Andries of WTTW on why Riverside was selected for this important honor. Be the first to see photo stills and inside stories from the landmark production. More tickets and Info at