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Carlinville's Shop Local First Restaurant Week - Chairs on Parade
Date & Time
8/5/17 - 8/27/17
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Shop Local First Carlinville sends out a big “Thank you” to Carlinville & our visitors from out of town! Folks from Route 66 reading about our "Chairs On Parade" event & seeing it on Route 66 websites blew through Carlinville Sat, August 5th to help kick off our event! Bicycles, motorcycles & folks by car & locals came to see the first day of the event that runs through August 27th. Chairs are still being put out & the exhibit will grow to over 160 chairs! What a great first day as our Historic Route 66 square was full of traffic and you could see many with cameras looking for the chairs & taking pictures of the ones out. Also, shopping and dining establishments benefited. Thanks to everyone & stay tuned each day as the exhibit grows and don't forget to get your free maps and ballot to cast your vote for "People’s Choice" that will be announced at the street party on 8/27!

Event Highlights:
200 +/- Chairs decorated by businesses/groups on display all over Carlinville. Vote for your favorite chair by picking-up/dropping off your People’s Choice Ballot at any Shop Local First restaurant. Maps and ballots available at Shop Local First office, 126 West Main St. in Carlinville, and at our Shop Local First member businesses.

Stop by any Carlinville Restaurant to see what’s cooking. Restaurants are being challenged to see what fun and delicious things they can make with Peaches or Apples from Broom Orchard for the month of August. Daily Specials for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Enjoy a specially made beverage or appetizer.

A fun parade of “boat floats” pulled by pickup trucks. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at Carlinville Plaza and ends at the Million Dollar Courthouse. Also, “Midwest’s Largest Squirt Gun Fight” - water gun fight between the flotilla riders and spectators. And the big - STREET PARTY/LIVE BAND AND CHAIR AUCTION - Captain Geech and The Shrimp Shack Shooters live band from 8-11 p.m. on East Main St.

Spaghetti Saturday at 5 p.m. - Spaghetti Eating Competition & Free Spaghetti sponsored by Reno’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria. Live Band - “NOESIS” at 7:30 p.m. at Gazebo on the Carlinville Square. Also, the Fruits of August at 5 p.m. - Peach and Apple Pie Eating Competition Judging sponsored by Broom Orchard and all city restaurants.

For more information, contact Sherry Brianza at sbrianzasales@gmail.com or call 217-854-2560. Details & maps on our Shop Carlinville First Facebook site, www.facebook.com/shopcarlinvillefirst.
Downtown Carlinville
126 South Broad St
Carlinville, IL