We can finally say that we’ve had a white winter! Even though freshly fallen snow looks beautiful, it makes traveling difficult. For that very reason, the FOOD. FAMILY. FARM. EXPO had to be moved to an alternative date. Make sure to change your calendars to Saturday, January 26th.
From 10 am to 2 pm, everyone is invited to the free EXPO at different locations in downtown Chatsworth. From young to old, this EXPO is for all ages. From food sampling to crafting, there is something for everyone. Kids can build with candy blocks and Play-Doh; etch with wood and play with wooden toys; and tinker with a dollhouse. If you’re hungry, you can decorate your own cookie and help yourself to the hot chocolate stand. You can also prepare for spring by planting SeedBallz® filled with flowers and vegetables. Children from the community collectively made a puppet show, so remember to stop by the Connection Center to watch a performance.
Hungry? Treat your taste buds to a wide variety of food that will be on display during the EXPO. After picking up your food tray at the Connection Center, make your way to the other locations to sample all the food. Catton’s Creamery, China Kitchen, Dave’s Supermarket, Heart’s Desire, Kilgus Farmstead, Lost in Time, Serendipity, Slagel Meats, Chocolatier (Bloomington), Crossroads Café (Chenoa), My Country Cupboard (Kempton), Old Log Cabin (Pontiac), and The Gathering (Gilman) will be represented.
Local businesses, farm-related companies, volunteers, and community organizations came together to make the EXPO possible. Come see the displays & vendors at the multiple locations, so you’ll be able to learn about all of the great people who make our community what it is today. While you may have heard of some, many of these workers are behind the scenes, so this is a great opportunity to learn more about how they’re helping out your community.
Remember, the entire EXPO is free! Make sure to experience all of the EXPO by visiting all of the locations: the Connection Center, the American Legion, Bluebird Hall, the Little School House (all in downtown Chatsworth), and the Hangar Museum (on Rt. 24 outside Chatsworth).
If you have stories, ideas, or suggestions, please call (815) 692-4500, email us at fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com, or visit Bobbi McKeon at Heart’s Desire.