Weekend Primer - Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:55 PM by Josh Duke
So you may have heard there is some kind of race event going on in Hendricks County this weekend. It’s true the Super Bowl of drag racing has arrived in Hendricks County with non-stop, earth-shaking action now through Monday out at Lucas Oil Raceway. But the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals isn’t the only activity in town. In fact, if you happen to be visiting here to take in the ‘Big Go’ or don’t like racing at all, we have something for everyone this Labor Day weekend. But before I get into the activities outside of the world of motorsports, I must mention some of the open houses that will be taking place along Northfield Drive and Southpoint Circle. Top race teams such as Don Schumacher Racing and Pedregon Racing have planned public events today and Friday including tours of their shops, autograph sessions with the drivers and more in Brownsburg. Looking for some small-town fun? Look no further than North Salem where the town will host its 38th Annual North Salem Old Fashion Days. This tradition-rich, three-day festival, held Saturday through Monday never disappoints with old favorites like the annual bed race, truck and horse pulls, the self-proclaimed longest parade in Hendricks County, great food, excellent antique shopping, a car show and so much more. Ericka did a great job last week of providing a few Old Fashion Days tips to know before you go right here on the All Access Hendricks County blog. The historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville also will be hopping Saturday with some homegrown cuisine and international flair. The weekly Danville Farmers Market has reached the height of its season with fresh veggies and other local delights. It begins at 8 a.m., and my advice would be to arrive early before the good stuff is gone, though it remains open until noon. Then Saturday evening beginning at 5, the British Invasion Cruise-In arrives with its annual stop along the square. Scads of Little British Cars or LBCs will take over Downtown Danville turning it into a European epicenter for four hours. Stop by and see these amazing machines while talking to the owners to get the back story on their passion or about the car itself. As you can see, it is going to be a busy weekend in Hendricks County. Get out there and enjoy it!