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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • 10th annual Antique Days is Saturday

  • It doesn't seem possible but this year's Antique Days will be Aledo's tenth.
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  • It doesn't seem possible but this year's Antique Days will be Aledo's tenth.
    The festival continues to grow each year.
    Pam Myers, executive director of Aledo Main Street, said vendors have purchased 30-40 10' by 10' spots on the Mercer County Courthouse lawn.
    The car show has become increasingly popular over the years. The event drew 200 cars last year and the Knucklebusters Car Club, which sponsors the event, is hoping for 300 cars this year.
    Members of the Mercer County Historical Society will be conducting pioneer demonstrations throughout the downtown area.
    Food
    • From 6-10 a.m. visitors can sample the wares at the firemen's pancake breakfast.
    • From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Kiwanis Pork Chop Lunch will be held in Aledo's Central Park Pavilon
    • There will be many unique food vendors located in the parking lot north of Central Park. There are also several restaurants in downtown Aledo for the visitor to choose from.
     
     
    Entertainment
    • 8 a.m. - Jamin' Friends
    • 9 a.m. 1- 11 a.m. Hammered Dulcimer
    • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Twin River
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Sin City Orchestra
     
    Tractor Show
    There will also be a tractor and engine show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the Central Park Parking Lot. there will be a raptor ride at 1:30 p.m. to the Mercer County Nursing Home and back.
     
    Attic Antique Appraisals
    Dr. George Morris is back this year to appraise antiques. He is located on the north side of the Mercer County Courthouse lawn. Items can be appraised for $10 apiece.
     
    Kids activities
    There will be some old fashioned fun and games located east of Central Park from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be a jumping balloon, face painting, pumpkin painting and Exchange Club tractor pull.
     
    Goody bags
    Jack B. Little pumpkin seeds will be given away while supplies last as part of goody bags the Aledo Main Street program is giving away during Antique Days.
     
     
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