Friends of Rocky Glen is sponsoring a vendor fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Landmark Recreation Center, 3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria.
A variety of vendors will have goods available for sale. The book Horseshoe Bottoms, and Friends of Rocky Glen memberships will be available. Adjacent to the Fair, “The Bullpen” sports bar inside Landmark will be open and serving several drink specials.
Funds raised will go towards a parking lot and trails so that Rocky Glen can be opened to the public.
Rocky Glen is a box canyon with 80-foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a rich history of coal mining, labor organizing and outdoor recreation.
Rocky Glen came into public ownership in December 2012 when it was purchased using previously set aside natural areas funding. The property was transferred to the Peoria Park District in December 2013. Currently Rocky Glen is only accessible on Friends of Rocky Glen monthly hikes and during other approved events. Friends of Rocky Glen is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Rocky Glen.
More information is available on the Facebook page for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1530792193808918/