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Cruise Night

June, July & August

Every Monday 5 - 8 PM

Beginning June 5, 2023

1986 or Older

Free Registration in Front of Aurelios Pizza on Main Street

Call the Chamber Office at 708-672-9216



Garage Sale Days

June 9 & 10, 2023

Must Sign Up by 5 pm Tuesday Same Week
(Always Second Friday & Saturday in June)


 October 13 & 14, 2023

 Must Sign Up by 5 pm Tuesday Same Week
(Always Second Friday & Saturday in October)

Garage Sale Times: 8:00am - 4:00pm

The Crete Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to sponsor the annual Crete Area Wide Garage Sale Days.

This is a fun filled weekend of sales, sales and more sales!
Many local business have sales too!

This event is approved by the Village of Crete and does not effect your one, two day sale allowance per year by the Village.

You will not need a permit from the Village for this event, but you must register your sale with the Crete Area Chamber of Commerce and pay the appropriate event fee.

$5 fee payable to the Crete Area Chamber of Commerce

There is a $0.75 surcharge for paying online via Paypal.

Application and Maps Available at:
Crete Library
Crete Village Hall (No money accepted here!)
Old Plank Trail Community Bank

Maps available Wednesday, the same week, at the same locations and on-line at

No Rain Dates!  No Refunds!

Application  - Spring 2023

Address List - Spring 2023 COMING SOON

All applicants must pay a $5 non-refundable fee to participate. If you choose to pay online, please note that there is a $0.75 surcharge to do so.

Fees and completed applications may be submitted in several ways:


In-Person - Crete Country Store (inside the Old Town Mall)

Old Plank Trail Community Bank (DRIVE-THRU ONLY)

Online - pay online by filling out the form (below, surcharge of $0.75)

  Mail-In -   PO Box 263 Crete, IL 60417                        

Call the Chamber Office at 708-672-9216 for Details

Garage Sale Days Payment


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Every Monday

June, July & August


Located at the Crete United Methodist Church parking lot

at the corner of Main St. & Exchange St.


Market Chair Person - Judy @ 708-351-7558

or the Chamber Office at 708-672-9216

Interested in being a vendor? Please complete the Vendor Application and email it to

Once your application is reviewed and accepted, we will notify you via email and will send an invoice for your booth.

Farmer's Market Vendor Application


Need your Will County Food License? All food vendors MUST have a valid Will Co. Food License to attend our farmer's market.


Click on the link below!

Cottage Law Application

Will County Health Department Application *NEW for 2019*

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A Halloween-themed Bar Crawl!

2023 Crawl-o-Ween Info Coming Soon!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm  (Check in between 5:00-6:00pm at

                                           Old Town Mall - 1390 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417)

Cost:  $30 - PreRegister

                $35 - Night Of Event

                           (Shirt and Passport availability is NOT guaranteed if you register after October 12)

How does this work?

  • Save $5 and pre-register and pay with the form below!

  • On October 29, head to Old Town Mall (located at 1390 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417) to check-in, anytime between 5:00-6:00 pm and get your wristband.

  • All pre-registered attendees will receive a special Crawl-o-Ween T-shirt and all Crawlers will receive special food/drink specials throughout the night!

  • Any registered Designated Drivers will receive a different colored wrist band along with a special swag bag.

  • When you arrive to check-in, you will be entered into the costume contest, if you choose to participate - YES! THERE WILL BE PRIZES!

  • NEW THIS YEAR! Before the crawl, you will receive your Crawl-o-Ween Passport.  This passport will include each participating bar, their location, specials, events, and anything else you'll want to know!

  • Get your passport stamped at each participating bar and be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE! Completed passports may be turned in at any location.

  • From there, you are free to go in any order to the participating locations!

Want to be safe?

Have a person be the registered Designated Driver in your group! All Registered Designated Drivers will receive a special swag bag and will also get FREE soda at the bars!

Get dressed up!

There will be COSTUME CONTESTS throughout the night!

Participating Bars:

Chuck's Place

Crete's Backyard

Evil Horse Brewery

Jemmas Slots

Main Street Exchange Bar & Grill

Northwood's Saloon

The Loft Restaurant & Bar

Smokey Jo's Scratch Kitchen & Ale House

Vintage Oak

You can register up to 4 people at once.  If you need to register more than 4, you will need to register multiple times. Designated Drivers must register separately.

Crawl-o-Ween Registration

Select an item ($)

Thanks for registering for Crawl-o-Ween! See you there!

This form no longer accepts submissions.

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Crete C0untry Christmas

December 1-3, 2023

Click HERE to visit the Crete Country Christmas website!  You can also find a ton of information on the Crete Country Christmas Facebook Page!

Kris Kringle Market Vendor Application

December 2, 2023

9:00am - 3:00pm


Candidate Forums

The Crete Area Chamber of Commerce hosts public forums for each local election.  Due to COVID-19, this year's forum was recorded and shared virtually.  To view each forum, please click on the links below.

Crete Village Candidate Forum - No Forum Scheduled

Crete-Monee 201u School Board Candidate Forum - No Forum Scheduled

Crete Township Candidate Forum - No Forum Scheduled

The Crete Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the business climate in Crete.  It hosts the annual candidate forums as a public service.  The Chamber does not endorse candidates for any political office and the views expressed by candidates for the office herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the chamber.

Bunny Hop

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The Crete Bunny Hop is the newest event across the village!

Join us, April 1 - 8, 2023, by HOPPIN' BY our participating businesses to earn raffle tickets for your chance to win one of THREE prize baskets!

There is no charge to participate, however, in order to receive a raffle ticket at each business, you MUST be wearing BUNNY EARS!

Anyone, 18+, is invited to participate!

Only one ticket, per person, per business.

The more businesses you go to -  the more chances to win!

Will you hop to all 19 businesses????

Participating Businesses:

Aurelio's Crete

BMO Harris Bank - Crete Branch

Chuck's Tavern

Crete Country Store

Crete Library

Crete Lumber & Supply

Crete Park District

The Edge Coffee House & Roasting Co.

Edward Jones - Maria Abney

Evil Horse Brewing Co.

The Finishing Touch Florist

Jemma's Slots

Old Plank Trail Bank - Crete Branch

Salon 22

Smokey Jo's Scratch Kitchen & Ale House

State Farm Insurance - Nick Fellers

Vintage Oak Wine & Whiskey Bar

Vintage Treasures Antiques

Yarn Hollow Crete

Look for these Bunny Hop signs around town! All participating businesses will have these displayed!

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