DANVILLE — About 1,000 cheeseburgers are expected to be served at Saturday’s Cheeseburgers and Fun event at Kennekuk County Park.
“The big thing is it brings everybody out to the park,” said Rick Strebing, who is on the Vermilion County Conservation Foundation board. "It's a whole day of fun for everybody."
The foundation, which is in its 34th year, sponsors the event.
The Vermilion County Conservation District’s Bunker Hill Historic Area will host the Cheeseburgers and Fun event.
There is no entry fee to attend or to participate in the car show, but donations are welcome. Proceeds go toward the Kennekuk Environmental Education Center and foundation projects.
It’s a day-long event starting with the Kennekuk Road Runners’ Howl at the Moon eight-hour run and walk at 7 a.m.
Other events then start at 8 a.m. and run until 9 p.m.
“The car show will have all the different car groups, the older Model T’s and corvettes,” Strebing said.
The 11th annual Bunker Hill Run Car and Tractor Show will feature more than 350 antique cars, corvettes, muscle cars, mustangs and hot rods.
The car and tractor show is sponsored by the Illiana Antique Car Club, Mustang Club of Danville, Corvette Cruisers of Illinois and I&I Antique Tractor Club.
The car clubs also will cruise to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System to involve veterans in the show.
A chainsaw carving demonstration will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Food vendors will open starting at 11 a.m.
The foundation’s cheeseburger cookout starting at 3 p.m. has a cheeseburger, chips and soda for $6, while supplies last. A cheeseburger purchase also means a chance in the $500 drawing.
The Vermilion Voles Vintage Baseball Jamboree will be at noon.
The three bands are One Foot In, from 1-3 p.m.; Left 4 Dead, 4-6 p.m.; and Lady Luck, 7-9 p.m.
Strebing said there also will be Joyful Bubbles and face painting.
The historic buildings also will have displays and be open. Pictures will be on display with the updated proposed Phases 2 and 3 of the education center.
Vermilion County Conservation District Executive Director Jamie Pasquale said it’s great to have the local car clubs get together for the event, in addition to having the bands and other activities.
He said the event kind of started to get the conservation foundation’s name out there.
Foundation board members and district staff have been setting up tents and the stage and preparing the park for the event.
Pasquale said they encourage people to bring a lawn chair and come out for a good time.
No alcohol is served at the event, but coolers are permitted.