The Williamson County Fair continues to draw residents from Southern Illinois and beyond. The grandstand events still thrill young and old alike and the Saturday Championship Demo Derby is always sold out long before the first car takes to the track. Local residents bring their arts and crafts for cash prizes and of course bragging rights with the ribbons. Horsemen have enjoyed harness races on the same track for over a hundred years. On the east end of the grounds, Western, Gaited, and Speed horse shows are well attended.
Sept. 12, Saturday-The McLean Co. Barn Keepers will hold their 10th annual tour in Chenoa Twp., Chenoa, Il. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps and registration will be available at the Chenoa Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.Pick up your map and travel at your own leisure. Rain or shine. 309-475-6951 or 309-378-2406 www.mcleancobarnkeepers.org. See us on Facebook.
A historic tour of Flora’s Elmwood Cemetery. Your evening will begin and conclude at the Flora Depot. Board hayride wagons and be transported into Elmwood Cemetery. You’ll stay aboard the wagons and find several interesting characters waiting to tell their stories. Tickets purchased at the event, concessions available.