Good time to support local fair

August 18, 2017

 

Do you have any plans for the weekend? If not, you have the chance to support a local community fair.

 

The Fairbury Fair runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds just south of Route 24. Fair Board President Leroy Rodriguez says there are several activities planned including dirt track racing, ride specials and live music. The band Jury’s Out performs Friday night with the Indigos playing Saturday. Sunday is a big day with a chili cookoff and tractor parade through the fair midway.

 

“Sally Goembel came up with that and it seems like all of the kids really enjoy it and the elderly here in the community love it,” said Rodriguez.

 

We will have a live online streamed broadcast of the Sunday tractor parade from the fairgrounds at 2 p.m.  Listen as Kent Casson brings you the call with a little help from broadcast partners Bill Fugate and Jon Goembel.

 

Saturday is championship night for the races at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Champions will be crowned in all of the regular divisions, according to track promoter Matt Curl.

 

“It’s definitely exciting and probably one of our biggest fair night crowds we have.”

 

Curl says the speedway has experienced a great year with decent weather and successful races with the Summer Nationals and Prairie Dirt Classic, which is one of the top races in the country.

 

“We have such a great team that it just builds. We put out a great track every week,” adds Curl.

 

Our 2017 Fairbury Fair coverage on The Central Illinois Farm Network and www.centralillinoisfarmnetwork.com is sponsored by: Heartland Business Services, Leman Paint Works, Stine Seed and Brandt Consolidated.

 

Also, thanks to all of our Fair Central tour sponsors this summer: Kilgus Farmstead, First Farmers State Bank of Bloomington, Compeer Financial, McLean County Farm Bureau, Ag Supply in Sibley, Miller Insurance, Alliance Grain, Metz-Stoller Insurance, Channel Seed dealer Carlos Bahler, 1st National Bank of Dwight and Fairbury-Cropsey Community Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank.

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