HANNA CITY, Ill. -- Wildlife Prairie State Park is hosting a bigger and better Olde English Faire this weekend in an effort to make up for a lack of state money.
The Faire was canceled in 2009 due to budget cuts and last year there were parking delays and rain caused a lot of muddy areas.
But this year there are more than 50 vendors, twice as much music, areas that are air conditioned better parking and more covered areas in the case of bad weather.
The park is working to make up the $600,000 it lost from the state this year.
Marketing Director Eddie Urish said, "This is vital. We are really counting on these events to make up some opportunities that we lost in the state cutting back a huge amount of money. It's vital to us."
The Olde English Faire at Wildlife Prairie State Park is this Saturday and Sunday. Each night will wrap up with a unique parade.
The Faire is open Saturday from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. with a parade at 5:30p.m.
On Sunday, the Faire runs from 10:30a.m.-5:00p.m. with a parade at 4:30p.m.
Admission Price: Adults $8.00 (Non-Member)/$5.00 Member and Seniors/$4.00 Children 4-12/Children 3 & Under FREE
Event Type: Special Event
For more information, head to WildlifePrairieStatePark.org.