Old Settler’s Days kicks off in Metamora

Adam Larck
Kade Schieber, 2, and his dad, Brian, of Metamora ride the merry-go-round at Old Settler’s Days last year.


1. Metamora’s annual Old Settler’s Days festival kicks off today with rides and entertainment. The carnival starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m., with entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. The entertainment on the opening night includes the Metamora Township High School chorus and steel drums performing, and a performance by Rachel West Kramer at 7:30 p.m.

2. The carnival and entertainment continues throughout the week until Saturday night, along with multiple drawings for local business giveaways each night. On Friday and Saturday, a Kids tent will be held from 1-4 p.m. The tent will feature sand art, spin art, making visors and Dress a Dog.

3. The last day of the festival will kick off with the parade at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the Metamora Township High School parking lot before looping out to Illinois Route 116 and back to the high school. Ruth Schneider, an employee of Metamora Grade School for 29 years that recently retired, will be the Grand Marshal.

About the event

WHEN Wednesday through Saturday. The festival closes each day at 10 p.m.

WHERE Metamora Square