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Zucchini Madness in Windsor

The 35th Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 11, at Windsor Fire Station number 61. Proceeds go to support the nonprofit Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and the community. This year, there will be live entertainment all day and expanded children's activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo and inflatable bounce houses and the Kids Firefighter's Challenge.


More than 100 arts, crafts and plant vendors from around the state will be showing off their wares. Visitors can submit their best recipe in the Cook-A-Zuke contest, have fun carving up the zukes in the zucchini carving contest and enter the big raffle with awesome prizes, including a kayak.


The menu will feature Windsor's famous zucchini cornbread, fried zucchini and zucchini ice cream. Baked goods include Zucchini bread. Hayrides will run all day to parking areas at Illinois Owen's Park and Windsor Baptist Church.


Admission is free. Location: 1401 SE CR 234, Gainesville. For more information, visit

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