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Families turn out for Marengo’s Old Settlers’ Days

Mia Bauman, 4, of Marengo, feeds the animals at the petting zoo during the annual Settlers Days events on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Marengo.

Settlers’ Days in Marengo kicked off this week with a carnival, parade, car show, bingo, touch-a-truck and other family-friendly festivities. The big event — the parade — will be 2 p.m. Sunday along Route 23 and Washington Street.

The carnival opened at 5 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Marengo City Hall, 132 E. Prairie St., and continued Saturday and Sunday, opening each of those days at 1 p.m.

Numerous activities were planned throughout Marengo, including an arts and craft fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road; a car show at 10 a.m. Saturday Calvin Spencer Park off Taylor Street; a children’s pet parade at First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday; and a touch-a-truck event and petting zoo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday near Zion Lutheran Church.

More family fun – including a corn maze, apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, a corn box and kid zone – were available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Cody’s Farm and Orchard, 19502 River Road, according to the Settlers’ Days website.

Saturday Night on Main Street, which ran 5 to 10 p.m., featured local businesses and include performances by Hairbangers Ball and Creepy Uncle Jack Band.