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September 24, 2013

Downtown event shows growth

Barbecue, music on schedule

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“We have a full slate of new food vendors,” Schaumburg said.

The Taste of Downtown Danville is about the area’s food, but also about getting a taste of the cultural aspects, arts, music and more from the downtown area and beyond.

The new Tasters’ Square area just east of Temple Plaza will be open from 4-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday of the event to get a taste of eight different wines, craft beers and local foods. Those entering the Tasters’ Square area can buy tickets for $1 each and turn them in inside the tent for a variety of tastes.

Another opportunity to taste during the event will be the return of People’s Choice Tasting starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Tasters’ Square area. Teams enrolled in the People’s Choice Competition of the Kansas City BBQ Society-Sanctioned event will provide pork butt for judging by the public while supplies last. Visitors can buy a plate of samples from the participating teams and cast a vote for their favorite.

On Saturday, there will be the Downtown Danville Farmers’ Market at 7 a.m., 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., the BBQ competition, arts and crafts vendors at 10 a.m., food sales, beer and wine tastings and bands performing live music. There also will be the Vermilion County Crimestoppers Car Show at 5 p.m., children’s activities starting at 3 p.m., BBQ competition awards ceremony and free family movie at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, there will be food and arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities in addition to a community church service at 11 a.m., gospel music at 11:30 a.m. and United Wrestling Coalition Show at 1 p.m.

For a complete updated schedule, see event information on Facebook.

The Fischer Theatre’s Arts and Entertainment Museum also will be celebrating the induction of its newest addition to the lineup of Danville entertainers, James Wainwright, during the weekend’s events.

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