June 3rd is shaping up to be a big day in Fairbury. Between the Indian Creek Market (9am-2pm), Dave’s Meet and Greet the Drivers (1pm-3pm), the Speedway’s Fan Appreciation Night, the Cruise-In at Marchellonis (11am-4pm), and the initial History Talks on Main Street (first Saturday of June, July & August from 10am to noon by volunteers from Fairbury Echoes Museum), Saturday will be buzzing with activity.
All these activities bring folks into town. The first Indian Creek Market for 2017 will be on Saturday held in “Central Park” downtown with an array of vendors. Be sure to stop out and see what new and interesting items will be showcased. This market is a nice addition to our local specialty shops. When people come to the market, they can find lots of other interesting shops in Fairbury – including several unique shops downtown, but also beyond the downtown! Heart’s Desire & The Spotted Owl are on Route 24, and a few others are just a short drive outside of town – Kilgus Farmstead, Cascade Gardens, and the Country Cupboard.
Of course, we hope that these folks will dine at one of our great restaurants, too, and make a nice “day-trip” out of their coming to Fairbury. There is a lot to see! Besides shopping and special events, there is Echoes Museum, the murals in Central Park and on Main Street, the Occident Flour sign and the newly painted Swing Steidinger sign, the traveling framed art in various locations throughout the area, Fugate Woods and the walking trails!
“Fairbury has a variety of items showcasing its history, thanks to the hard work of Fairbury residents and businesses. Of course, Fairbury Echoes Museum has long been a great repository of local history, and their History Talks are a great addition. Don’t miss them on Saturday!” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops.
“The repainted historic signs are a wonderful addition dressing up our town. The murals in Central Park make this a “have-to stop” for anyone new visiting. The various framed art pieces in SELCAS’ lot, at Steidinger Tires, the Walton Center and Lost Arts compliment other pieces of traveling art in other area communities.
“We believe these things will attract people into our small towns to enjoy the history, dine at our restaurants, and shop our shops. Thanks to everyone who is contributing to these projects!” concludes Bobbi.
As always, if you have any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics about our community, please stop by Heart’s Desire, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com.