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Friday, September 6, 2013

Grand Detour Art Fair on Sunday

This Sunday I will be participating in the Grand Detour Arts Festival from 9 am to 4 pm at the John Deere Historic Site in Dixon, Illinois. This is approximately 1.25 hours drive from the western suburbs of Chicago travelling along I88, so it would make a great fun and educational day trip. The site has a house and replica of John Deere's blacksmith shop where the first steel plow was invented in 1837. Wikipedia has a five page description giving details at John Deere Historic Site

There is a customer parking lot near the entrance. Admission fee is $3 or canned goods donation to the Dixon Food Pantry. There will be food vendors on site with an eating tent not too far from my booth, #31. There are 60+ artists, just the right size to have an enjoyable family day. An alternative to the Bears football game.....


  1. Hello,Hello:
    What the fine event!Take me with You:-))
    I do hope,You'll take the camera with You and also will write here in Your Blog more about it.
    I love to read and see,what's going on in other countries in that art-area.
    Best Greetings-Halinka-

  2. I am charging my camera's battery and plan to take at least a booth shot since I have a smaller display when I am at one day shows. I am still planning to take photos of my latest autumnal creations to add to an unpublished post. Are you on Facebook? It is more of a photo journal than blogs.

  3. Halinka--The camera made the trip unused. The weather was hot, very muggy, and no sunshine. We are having unusually hot weather for this time of year. Will keep your request in mind.