New owners will reopen a popular Rockford ice cream shop 2023


This year, the Dari Fair will reopen under new ownership and possibly a new name.

Keith Williams posted on Facebook earlier this month, “God has genuinely blessed us… The Willyums Dari Fair will shortly open!!!”

The post garnered nearly 200 likes and more than 100 comments from locals who are pleased to see the midsummer institution at 2813 Kilburn Avenue remain open.

Summertime eatery that specializes in refreshing delights

Here’s what you need to know about the popular soft-serve ice cream shop:

Why was the corporation transferred?

The restaurant was placed up for sale in February by its previous proprietors, Kevin and Diane Hilby, who, along with their 13 children, ran the business for the previous 20 years.

What will remain the same and what will be modified?

Dari Fair’s sprinkled and hand-dipped ice cream cones, chili and Chicago-style hotdogs, burgers, and other sandwiches have been a summertime staple for decades. It has not yet been disclosed whether the menu will be altered.

When will this year’s Dari Fair begin?

Williams has not yet announced when the stand will open for the season. Stay updated.