We have a big weekend ahead in Hendricks County, Indiana, where you can enjoy llamas, hogs, Quakers, and that's just on Saturday. This week's Primer is full of events and happenings that you won't want to miss.
As always, I will provide just a taste of what you can do. I highly encourage you to check out the Visit Hendricks County Events Calendar anytime if you're looking for something to do. With all of that said, let's get to this weekend's highlighted events.
This popular event celebrating Plainfield's heritage has remained an early fall tradition for many years in downtown Plainfield, but this year it gets even bigger and better in hopes of attracting more people. Event organizers are adding kids zones, music, food trucks and a tenderloin eating contest at the Oasis Diner. Many of the downtown businesses are getting more involved than ever as well remaining open through the festival hours.
All of the new activities will complement the traditional favorites including the parade at 10 a.m., car show and craft and vendor booths. Quaker Days is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Another long-time community favorite, the 45th annual version of the St. Malachy Country Fair & Hog Roast, features food, including the much-anticipated hog roast, games for the kids, amusement rides with all-you-can-ride wristbands available for purchase on Saturday, lots of entertainment including numerous bands and a fireworks show to conclude the event on Saturday night.
Admission is free on both Friday (4-11 p.m.) and Saturday (3-11 p.m.) at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 North, Brownsburg.
Summer Sounds on the Square will conclude its 2019 season in style with one of its own gracing the stage on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville. Country artist and Danville native Levi Riggs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $7 for those 21 and older in attendance. Ages 20 and younger are free.
Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg will host one of the biggest street racing events of the season when the National Muscle Car Association comes to town this weekend for its 18th annual World Street Finals.
The action begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday at the track. This final stop on the NMCA national tour features heads-up drag racing, a huge all-American car show, a giant manufacturer’s midway, burnout contest and swap meet. This is a ticketed event. Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.
This weekend is your last chance to check out one of the newest forms of yoga in Hendricks County. Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch in Brownsburg will host its final alpaca yoga event of the season beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. This one-hour session costs $20.