HENRY — A summer tradition for nearly a century, the 98th annual Marshall-Putnam Fair will take place Wednesday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14.
The fair’s longest-running event, harness racing, will kick off in front of the grandstand at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. This year’s event again features “Pick-a-Winner,” sponsored by Kenyon’s Place.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, the fair will present what’s been requested for years — a country concert.
The show, sponsored by MidAmerica National Bank, will be headlined by Dylan Schneider. Schneider has been named “country music’s next rising star” by Billboard.
Before Schneider takes the stage, Austin Burke, a recent guest performer at the Grand Ole Opry, will open the show.
Back by popular demand, the demolition derby will be held Friday, July 12. Prior to the main event, which will start at 7 p.m., a Power Wheel derby, for children ages 10 and younger, will start at 6:30 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Lucas Oil will present “America’s Pull,” part of the Pro Pulling League Champions Tour.
The event will draw fans and competitors from throughout Illinois and the rest of the nation.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, the M-P Antique and Stock Tractor Pull will begin. Local owners of antique and stock tractors will challenge the sled to see who can pull it all the way. This event is presented with free admission.
For more information about the 2019 M-P Fair, visit its website at www.marshallputnamfair.org.