Cruise over to Andover for More Fun on 81!
Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge. It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!
On Saturday, the village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays. Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose. Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds. There are sporting activities for everybody – lace up your running shoes and run the 5K race, kids ages 4-15 can bait their hooks and participate in the fishing derby, or get your partner and show your skill in the bags tournament. An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee. The Orion Community Band will perform at 6pm, or for a different type of tune Moe’s Garage Band will perform from 8-10pm.
Cambridge will host an antique market from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday – Songbird Lane Antiques and Reclaimed Salvage will be joined by other vendors offering fun and unique items to take home.
On Sunday, Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 8am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10am salute to veterans. Don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!