Something different every weekend at Bureau Co. Fairgrounds

Huge Winter Garage Sale returns on Saturday, Nov. 13

PRINCETON - A variety of sales, shows and swap meets are scheduled for every weekend in November at Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.

The Huge Winter Garage Sale returns on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. Admission if free but shoppers are asked to please bring a donation of canned or non-perishable food for the local food pantry.

Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap meet returns on Sunday, Nov. 14 with all kinds of motorcycle parts and accessories for sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual meeting of the Life Members of Bureau County Fair will be held on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

The following weekend will be the 13th annual Model Train Fair and Farm Toy Show on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All three exhibit halls will be full of farm toys of all types, die cast cars and collectibles, model railroad engines, cars and accessories, and memorabilia. There will be three large working train layouts for kids of all ages to enjoy. Admission is $4 for adults. Kids 10 and under are free.

The Sauk Trail Gun Collectors show will finish out the month with their show on Nov. 27-28.


In December, a fun event for kids will take place at the Fairgrounds following the Christmas parade. Bring them out for games and treats at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 4. That night, the “Home for the Holidays” lighted drive-through display opens at 5 p.m. The drive-through will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through New Years.

The Home for the Holidays Christmas Craft and Vendor Show will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the heated exhibit halls. Selling spaces are being reserved now.

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