The Specialty Shops & Businesses of Fairbury – here’s an extra added attraction for Fairbury’s Fair Week – the creative minds at work behind this group of special interest and necessity and unique shopping and dining providers has combined their efforts with the 139th annual Fairbury Fair and are once again enhancing the opportunities and reasons to be out and about. Under the appropriate event label of “Ride the Shops During the Fairbury Fair” they have conjured up some specials, discounts, and sales that gives everyone a chance to save some money, get the things you need or want, and have some treats and eats while you do it. Their time frame parallels the Fair and runs from Wednesday the 19th through Saturday the 22nd. Here’s a look at what you can anticipate from this select group of community minded businesses:
Heart’s Desire Antiques & Accents – in addition to their regular bargains on antique items and such, you can peruse their JR Watkins and Blue Ribbon baking products. They’ve got all kinds of interesting decor and special interest inventories, check them out!
805 East Oak St. 815-692-4500
Kilgus Farmstead Country Store – always a great place for country fare and farm products, especially meat, milk, and cheese, and you can get a Soft Serve ice cream cone for just a $1 that you can enjoy while you check out their assorted items.
21471 East 670 North Road 815-692-6080
Lost in Time/Lost Arts – here’s a corner arrangement of restaurant, craft shop and bakery, that has a lot to offer. A unique breakfast and lunch menu, homemade delectables, and all kinds of crafting supplies – they take special orders for baked goods or just buy from their extensive on the spot inventory, food to go or, a comfortable dining room to eat it in, and everything you can think of for arts and crafts.
200 East Locust Street 815-692-2100
Meyer’s Gifts & Services – they have some really neat special interest items, practical use items, and much more, along with an engraving and watch battery service. Browse through their aisles and shelves and see what kind of ideas jump out and grab you – get 25% off of any one item during this special time.
122 West Locust Street 815-692-2500
Once ‘n Again – a great assortment of gently used clothes, furniture, accessories, and more – they’re having a clearance sale and you can save an additional 30% on items already on sale – get in there and find the bargain that’s waiting for you!
118 West Locust Street 815-692-4194
Serendipity Cards & Gifts – two full shopping bays of all kinds of specialty items – get a gift for that special someone (maybe its you for you) and you can pick up a greeting card to go with it. If you’re looking for Toys this would be the time to go, they’ve got 20% off all their Toy stocks.
116 East Locust Street 815-692-2856
The Spotted Owl – they’ve got items from special interest to staples along with popular labels – check out their new fall clothing lines and see if there isn’t something else in all those rooms of interesting “spot and like” repertoire.
301 West Oak Street 815-692-3379
Antiques & Uniques – a great place to pick through items of history, special interest items, and, a whole lot of things. They’re having their annual Book Sale and it will be running clear through August 29th so take a look, maybe your treasure is there waiting for you to own it.
105 West Locust Street 815-692-6835
Country Cupboard – this great shop has your kitchen covered from the fridge to the cupboards and beyond. Foods, candies, ingredients, utensils – a whole bunch of things that match up with your cooking and eating necessities and fun including snacks, drink mixes, and gluten free items. Got a great little Deli and you can grab a gourmet sandwich while you browse the aisles. Sliced meats and cheeses available for your take home enjoyment.
24479 East 800 North Road – about 2 miles east of Fairbury on Route 24 815-692-3383
Dave’s Supermarket – the place where “Supermarket” really means Supermarket – groceries, fresh fruit and veggies, a bakery, a deli, a great meat department, and, well, you’ll see once you’re in there! Want a great meal for the family? They’ve got the best Seasoned Whole Rotisserie Chicken you’ll find anywhere and for this special week they’re $4.99 each – there’s a reason they’re called “WonderRoast”. Dave’s has it all and they’re open until 9pm every night except Sunday.
120 South 3rd Street 815-692-2822 (got some really neat “hold” music if you get the chance)
Nature’s Design Floral Gallery – here’s a neat little shop that has a lot of interesting things – florals (for you guys, that’s flowers), home decor, candles, gift items and a lot more – a good place for good things!
516 South 7th Street 815-692-3024
Fairbury Furniture – new consolidated location in the Walton Centre – they’ve got a huge inventory of things to sit on and lay on, something for every room in the house and they’d be glad to help you find what you need for your home – give it a “look see” and you’ll probably find something you didn’t even know you needed!
100 West Locust Street 815-692-3000
So there you go People – got the Fairbury Fair and all of these special places to make August 19th through August 22nd (the 23rd for the Fair) a week to remember. Go make it happen!
And, if you’re looking for a bite to eat or maybe a cold treat along the way just check out any one of these Fairbury eateries:
Benchwarmers Pub – full lunch and dinner menu – 103 West Locust Street 815-692-2741
China Kitchen – oriental buffet – lunch and dinner – 108 West Locust Street 815-692-3976
Dairy Queen – eats and treats – 411 West Oak Street 815-692-3728
Dave’s Deli – inside Dave’s Supermarket – lunch specials with a variety of selections – 120 South 3rd Street 815-692-2822
Lost in Time – breakfast and lunch – quite the menu – 200 East Locust Street 815-692-2100
McDonald’s Family Restaurant – full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus lunch and dinner buffet – 512 East Oak Street 815-692-4313
Enjoy the Fair, shop till you drop and keep your tummies full – that’s the way this week works. Have fun Folks!