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Tricks of the Trade

Ever wonder how they do that? Well here's your chance to find out! Meeting the makers of some of Peoria Area's finest products will be a guaranteed enlightening experience.



Julie's Corner Store- Receive a homemade how-to from Julie herself, explaining the best practices on making fantastic fudge. You'll surely get swept away with this delectable treat.

Tanner's Orchard - Sample some of the Tanner's Family Recipes. Walk away with one-of-a-kind tips on making the perfect apple cider, apple butter, pies and much more!

East Peoria Festival of Lights- Each year the Festival volunteers spend hours preparing the floats for their debut at the Festival of Lights Parade and later to be on display at the Winter Wonderland throughout Jan. 1st. Learn how many hours it takes for volunteers to assemble the floats and how many lights the floats contain.

Toraason Glass- Meet Hiram Toraason at his contemporary hand blown glass art studio. Watch as he demonstratedthis art created by hand and fire! The studio provides a number of glass making opportunities, for the beginner to the advanced, to help customize your experience.



Enchanted Florist and Boutique - Watch as three certified floral designers demonstratethe art of floral designing and keep you on top of the latest treand and styles.

Kickapoo Creek Winery- Visit the beautiful vineyard and gardens as you receive a lesson in wine making from their master vintner. Then, relax while in the tasting room or walk the trails by the lakes and the tall oak trees.

Green View Nursery- Put your gardening skills to work as you meet expert horticulturists and learn the how-to's of gardening, the best landscaping strategies and discover how Green View has creative solutions to make your outdoor life complete.


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