When Fred Boetje began selling his Stone Ground Dutch Mustard door-to-door in 1889, little did he know how popular the condiment would become. Boetje, a German immigrant, thought American foods were too bland. So he began mixing up the spicy concoction in his garage in Rock Island not far from where Boetje's is manufactured today.
Festival of Trees - Quad Cities (Nov. 15 - 25) Flock to the streets of downtown Davenport to watch the annual Festival of Trees Holiday Parade. There are over 20 large helium balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, bands, clowns, floats, tractors and unique antique cars that participate in this spectacular event.