What do Tractors, Lemonade Stands, and Music Have in Common? Marshall, Illinois, of course!

Summer events and fun are all around us. We’re out and about, enjoying the town pool, our beautiful parks, and all that Marshall and the surrounding area have to offer. Long, hot July days are filled with great things to do from morning till night. Fishing, hiking, boating on the lake, and… tractors?  Of course.

Tractor races, lemonade stands, and music are all on the outdoor fun menu and summer events.


The 19th Annual Bi-County Classic Tractor Cruise

When: Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25

Where: Clark County Fairgrounds

502 N 2nd St, Marshall, Il

Event Sponsored by: The Bi-County Classic Tractor Cruise

We are calling all Tractor Lovers. It’s time for the 19th Annual Bi-County Classic Tractor Cruise which will be held Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, 2021. This year, the event will be held in the Marshall area at the Clark County Fairgrounds and boasts a two-and-a-half-day ride covering approximately 120 miles. Weather isn’t a factor because this event happens rain or shine no matter the temperatures. Food, fellowship, and fun are promised to the participants and spectators alike, so don’t miss the excitement.

If you have an old classic tractor ready to get back into the action and cruise, bring her down and be part of the fun. This is far more than just a show or parade; it’s the happening events of the summer. Tell your friends and other tractor enthusiasts to attend these not to be missed summer events.

The registration deadline is July 10, 2021. Here is the link to fill out the form – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fFu5JIT5cQ6yHQuyCRMkek7l9p5iDczw/view?fbclid=IwAR2Lulz0y7LTFEoS8acYWERl5gxTSv4grkODOcOxV82vUTUlcMify46ft9w

When you do, let the committee know if you will need extra meals or want an extra t-shirt or hat. Please write that on the registration.


The Lemonade Stand Contest 

Where: Downtown Marshall

501 Archer Ave, Marshall, IL 62441

When: Friday, July 16, 2021

Last month we told you there would be lemonade, and we didn’t lie. Head downtown on Friday, July 16, to see the best lemonade stands and get ready to pucker up! The participants have been working on their stands and will show them off with their own lemonade recipes.


Music Under the Stars:

For the Lovers of Band Music…

Every Friday night in July (and August), you can bring your camp chair and the whole family to hear The Marshall City Band. We are so proud to have this fantastic band right here in Marshall.

If you want to cross the border into our neighboring Indiana, Terre Haute offers music concerts of every kind. Here are two very different concerts worth the drive.


For the Rockers in the Crowd:

The Hairbangers Ball

Where: Vigo County Fairgrounds

3901 S US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, Indiana

When: Sat, Jul 10, 7 – 10 PM

All right, all you Gen-Xers. This is your chance to blow dry the big hair and break out the leg warmers, parachute pants, and headbands for this show. The Hairbangers Ball dresses the part like the iconic glam metal bands of the ‘80’s to take you back to the concert days of Guns and Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Poison. The singers will get out into the crowd and encourage you to participate in the headbanging and hair swinging. Bring the younger family members who never got to experience the concerts of the 1980s. The band formed in 2001 and has become a super popular cover band playing as close to note for note the music of the bands they cover. They are booked all over the Midwest so, if 80’s rock is your jam, get to the show!

The Hairbangers Ball will take the stage at 6:30 with opening musician Nic Strain. Get ready to have your hair blow back when you attend this show.

Tickets are only $10 and can be bought on Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/hairbangers-ball-tickets-161016714327.


For the Country Music Fans:

Trace Adkins in Concert

The one and only Trace Adkins headlines an evening of country music on the infield of the Action Track at

The Vigo County Fairgrounds.

Trace is an American country singer and actor who came on the scene in 1996 with the album Dreamin’ Out Loud. Since then, he’s recorded ten more albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. He’s had more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts and was the 2013 winner on The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. His acting career includes being the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and appearances in several TV commercials and films, including, The Lincoln Lawyer and Moms’ Night Out. This is a great chance to see him close to home.

Where: Vigo County Fairgrounds

3901 S US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, Indiana

When: Sun, Jul 11, 6 – 9 PM

Get tickets on Eventbrite herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/trace-adkins-the-way-i-wanna-go-tour-tickets-155732651553

In case you want to make a weekend of it, the Vigo County fairgrounds offers camping. If you own an RV, spaces are only $40/night for Electric and Water Hookups and $20 a night for Primitive camping spaces.