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2019Festival of Trees

November 16-24, 2019

Northland Mall, Sterling

The Festival of Trees, a staple event in the Sauk Valley and in the history of Rock River Hospice & Home, will be returning to Northland Mall in 2019 to celebrate the 30th Festival of Trees. A wonderful display of local talent and holiday items will be on display for sale and/or auction.


Funds raised from the Rock River Hospice & Home Festival of Trees helps meet the challenge of providing programs of care, comfort and compassion to patients and families coping with serious illness, death and grief.


We are very grateful for our contributors and hope for your continued or renewed participation in this holiday event.

Coupon Coming Soon

Schedule of Events (events are subject to change) Thursday, Nov. 7 Behrz-Bloomz Christmas Design Show at Dixon Elks Lodge 5 p.m., Doors Open 5-6 p.m., Dinner served by the Dixon Elks. Cost is $10. Call 815-288-3557 for reservations. 6-8 p.m., Show and Desserts. Cost is $15. Call 815-625-5116 for show reservations. Door prizes and raffles will be available. A portion of the show sales will be donated to Rock River Hospice & Home. Saturday, Nov. 16 Country Store opens at Northland Mall The store is filled with holiday crafts, decorations and gifts for everyone on your shopping list, including a large selection of fresh baked holiday treats daily. Sponsored by Sterling Federal Bank and Johnson Oil Co. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, Nov. 18-23 Noon t0 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 Saturday, Nov. 16 Festival of Trees Gala 6 p.m., Brandywine Banquets, Dixon, IL Cocktail hour with silent auction items beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner with a live and dessert auction.. Tickets are $50/person or $400/table of eight. Reservation deadline is Monday, October 28. Presented by Astec Mobile Screens & US Bank For more information or to make reservations, call (815) 625-3858. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16-24 Festival of Trees Country Store Open Northland Mall, Sterling, IL Sunday-Monday, Nov. 17-18 Festival of Trees Decorator Set-Up Northland Mall, Sterling, IL Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 19-24 Festival of Trees Open Northland Mall, Sterling, IL Tuesday, Nov. 19 Festival of Trees Opening Day Northland Mall is filled with decorated trees ranging in size from 3 ft. to 7 ft., designed and crafted by local individuals and groups. All trees are available for auction during the week. There is also a variety of items along with table settings up for auction all week. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, Nov. 19-23 Noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 Monday, Dec. 2 (all day) Eat Wings, Raise Funds for Hospice Buffalo Wild Wings, Sterling, IL Eat your favorite Buffalo Wild Wings items anytime or all day on Monday, December 2 and BWW will donate 15% of sales to Rock River Hospice & Home. Must present or mention coupon. ** Schedule subject to change.

CLICK HERE  for Gala reservation materials

Why become involved with the Festival of Trees?


The Festival of Trees:

• A tradition in the Sauk Valley area for 29 years

• Thousands of attendees

• Support hospice services to those in need

• Any size contribution is welcome and appreciated

• Provides business tax deductions as allowed by IRS regulations


Sponsorships are available for specific areas of the Festival of Trees. All donations regardless of size are welcome and appreciated.


CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Opportunities

How do I contribute an item to the live or silent auction?


Making a donation to the Festival of Trees auctions is a unique marketing opportunity to promote your business. We are seeking items for our auctions and ask you to consider making a donation of an item(s) or perhaps a monetary donation. If a monetary donation is sent, RRHH will purchase an item for auction in your business/individual name.


CLICK HERE for Live/Silent Auction Form

How can I contribute to the

Country Store?


Crafts, cash donations and baked goods are all welcome and needed to help make the Country Store a success. To make a contribution please contact the following:

Craft & Baked Goods Donations

   - Chairperson Julie Woessner, 815-626-6100


Cash Donations - Send to RRHH, 2706 Avenue E,

                                                 Suite B, Sterling, IL 61081


For additional questions, call Rock River Hospice & Home at 815-625-3858.

How do I decorate a tree or other item for the Festival of Trees?


Anyone or any group may decorate a tree or item for the Festival of Trees. We have several areas that may be of interest to you:

Large Trees (4' and up) - Chairperson Karen Voss

        Click for a Large Tree Decorator Packet

Friendship Trees (3' and under) - Chairperson Sally Douglas

         or call 815-499-1115

        Click for a Friendship Tree Decorator Packet

Table Settings - Chairperson Jodi Woessner & Kathy Hinrichs

• Wreaths and Other Holiday Pieces - (call RRHH)


For more information about specific areas, please contact the chairperson or call the Rock River Hospice & Home office at 815-625-3858.

Tree of Memories - Memorial Ornaments


Each year the Festival of Trees debuts a newly designed Memorial Ornament which is available for order/purchase and is displayed on the Tree of Memories during the week of the Festival of Trees at Northland Mall.


Ornaments can purchased in honor of or in memory of a loved one(s). The name of your loved one(s) will be placed on the ornament & displayed next to the Tree of Memories. Ornaments are also a nice gift to give a friend or relative.


Ornaments can be preordered  or purchased during the Festival of Trees, November 19-24 at Northland Mall.


For more information, please contact Rock River Hospice & Home at 815-625-3858.

CLICK HERE for Order Form

2019 Ornament Design

(click image to enlarge)

Tree of Memories Sponsored By
Festival of Trees Presented by

Breck & Sheri Loos

Gala Evening


The Festival of Trees will  kick-off  with the Gala Evening & Auctions on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Brandywine Banquets in Dixon, IL.


The sit down dinner event is a great way to support the Festival of Trees & Rock River Hospice & Home. The evening features silent auction items, live auction items and a wonderful dessert auction.


Tickets are $50/person or $400/table of eight. Reservation deadline is Monday, October 28.


CLICK HERE for Gala Invitation & Reservation Information.


For more information, please contact Rock River Hospice & Home at 815-625-3858.

Festival of Trees Gala Sponsored By
Country Store Sponsored By Sterling Federal Bank
Johnson Oil Company

For more information or questions, please call 815-625-3858 or email Karen.


(815) 625-3858
Fax (815) 625-6152
2706 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081

Please give what you can and help us make a difference for families in our communities.

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