Enjoy the Lincoln Festival and fair

If you're looking for something fun and interesting to do, there's there's no shortage of either in Fayette County during the next few days.
This Saturday and Sunday, the second annual Lincoln Heritage Festival will be held in the Vandalia city parks along Fillmore and Locust streets.
The activity lineup includes a wide array of historical events – including Civil War camps and skirmishes,  period arts and crafts, children's games, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and a wide variety of food vendors.
Sunday's activities also include a worship service at 9:30 a.m., outdoor theater performances from 12:30-2 p.m. and another Civil War skirmish to close the festival at 2 p.m.
It's an agenda that's chock-full of events to appeal to all ages and interests. Take a look at the bright yellow flyer in today's paper to see the detailed schedule. It's a unique way to enjoy our rich heritage and have fun at the same time.
The other major event going on this week is the Fayette County Fair. The annual summer highlight gets under way this Saturday and concludes the following Saturday.
If you're interested in the 4-H and open contests, those events are scheduled throughout the week. Starting on Sunday and continuing nightly through next Saturday are the grandstand shows. Again, there's something for everyone – truck and tractor pulls (Sunday, 4:30 p.m.); Miss and Little Miss pageant (Monday 7 p.m.); Junior Miss and Mister pageant (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.); stock car racing (Wednesday, 7 p.m.); rodeo (Thursday, 7 p.m.); Battle Creek Country Band and Wes Wheeler concert  (Thursday, 9 p.m.); Clayton Anderson, Cedar Ridge Band and Twisted Road concert (Friday, 7 p.m.); and a talent show and karate demonstration (Saturday, 7 p.m.).
Any way you slice it, the upcoming week offers an extraordinary lineup of entertainment in the area. Take advantage of the high-caliber events right here in our own back yard.

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