« Back to News

The Blade – Events Important in Area

Another question in the survey sponsored by the Fairbury Planning Commission was, “What types of events would bring people to the area?”

The number one response was “Festivals” with 69.9% responding or 179 respondents. Second, events involving “Food” came in at 54% with 139 respondents. “Music” events came in third with 53% or 136 responding. “Fairs” came in with a 38% response ratio, and “Sports” with a 31% response.

“We have always known that events bring folks to town,” says Bobbi McKeon coordinator of the Specialty Shops group. “It is nice to learn what types actually are believed to draw more people.”

There is a long listing of events already scheduled for April and May, and there will probably be more to come. These events are posted on the <a href=”http://www.fairburyilattraction.com”>www.FairburyILAttractions.com</a> website. Please go take a look.

Month of April – Doc’s Pharmacy – Penny – Vitamin Sale – Buy One Get One for One Penny and Sunshine Fitness – Buy One Month Get Month One FREE – for new members

4/3 – Once ‘n Again – Egg Hunt
4/4 – SELCAS Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
4/7 – Doc’s Cares Event – Topic – Allergies
4/11 – Fugate Woods Work Day @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Week of April 12th – Dominy Library – Peeps Diorama Contest – Stop by for details
4/15 – 4/21 – Dave’s Supermarket – Big Meat Sale
4/15 – Once ‘n Again – No Tax Day – Save 7.25% on your purchase
4/18 – Fairbury Speedway – Opening Day!
4/22 – Once ‘n Again – Celebrate Earth Day
4/22 – China Kitchen – Surprise Buffet Item Day
4/23 – 4/25 – Friends of Dominy Library – Spring Book Sale – 4/23 – 4/25
Hours: Thursday (4/23) – 9am-6pm; Friday (4/24) – 9am-5pm; Saturday (4/25) – 9am to noon
4/24 – 4/25 Fairbury All Town Garage Sales
and Specialty Shops Event – Hunt Some Treasures
5/1 – 5/2 – Cascade Gardes – Open House
5/1 – 5/2 – Specialty Shops – $2 Tag Sale Event all over Fairbury
5/2 – Fairbury Community Sale – sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

“We need volunteers to organize festivals and food events!” says Bobbi McKeon. “We already have some annual events like the Community Sale, Christmas Parade, and the Fairbury Fair, and we all know that events do attract people to town. Let’s get creative!”

Please call Bobbi at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any ideas or suggestions!