Arts and Entertainment

Q&A with the Kilborn Alley Blues Band

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band will make its second appearance in as many years in downtown Paxton on Saturday, Sept. 17, as one of four bands performing at the fifth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival.


Car show, bean-bag tourney added to Paxton Swine 'N' Dine lineup

PAXTON — The Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival was originally started four years ago with modest intentions.

What organizers did not realize at the time was that it would end up being one of the biggest local events of the year — attracting hundreds, if not thousands, of people, and not just those from Paxton.


List of upcoming community events (Aug. 17, 2016)

The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.


List of upcoming community events (Aug. 3, 2016)

The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.


List of upcoming community events (July 28, 2016)

The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.


Moyer District Library news (July 28, 2016)

GIBSON CITY — With the start of the 2016-17 school year approaching, the Moyer District Library is reminding parents that one of the most valuable school supplies they can get for their child is a library card. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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Loda Good Ole Days festival set for Friday through Sunday

LODA — The sixth annual Loda Good Ole Days festival will feature many of the usual activities, including truck and tractor pulls, a mud volleyball tournament, a parade, a barn dance and a fireworks show.

Absent from this year’s lineup, however, will be the many events usually held at the village park.


List of upcoming community events (July 20, 2016)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall, is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free. For more information, call 217-379-3723 or 217-379-4111.


A dozen acts to be featured in Iroquois County Fair's talent show

CRESCENT CITY — Talent abounds at the 45th annual Iroquois County Fair Talent Show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the 4-H Center at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City. Tickets cost $5 each.


Iroquois County Fair set for July 20-25 near Crescent City

WATSEKA — The annual Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair runs from Wednesday, July 20, through Monday, July 25, at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City.


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