Kouts is a close-knit community built on character and pride and rich in history.

Kouts was originally set up by Barnhardt Kouts (Kautz) as a village at the junction of the Erie and Pennsylvania (Panhandle) railroads. Soon after in 1865, the first post office was formed and by 1881 there were about 500 people who called Kouts home. Besides offering residents the benefits of being a station for two railroads, the Kouts area was also important to early settlers for its abundant fish and furs due to the nearby Kankakee River.

For festival lovers, the Kankakee River is also the site of the Aukiki River Festival. Named after the Native American name for the river, this event is held each year on the same weekend as Porkfest and offers history enthusiasts the opportunity to celebrate the history of the Grand Kankakee River.

The festival takes place at the Collier Lodge at 1092 Baums Bridge Road and features authentic French Voyageur, Native American, Fur Trader and Civil War re-enactors and encampments; blacksmith, archaeology, and basket weaving demonstrations; historal music; food and kids crafts.

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