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.