July 8 – Sunday
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 33rd Annual Heritage Fair. Theme: “Illinois Patriotic Pride.” Dress in red, white and blue to mark the state’s bicentennial. Features an antique car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; White Elephant Sale starting at 9 a.m.; pie-baking contest at 9:30 a.m. Antique auction with auctioneer Russ Davis will be at 10:30 a.m. Appearances by Abraham Lincoln and the Clef Hangers barbershop quartet. Pioneer experience for children, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Freddy Fredericks and other magicians will stroll the grounds throughout the day and give a special performance at 2 p.m. in Eckert Hall. Baked goods, books, vintage clothing, garden plants are on sale. “The James” mobile museum will be open and food will be available. Free admission. Village-wide garage sale also scheduled.
The McHenry County Historical Society's Heritage Fair Car Show, sponsored by Intren and Huntington Bank of Union, will feature sports, classic and antique cars. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in downtown Union and is part of the society's 33rd annual Heritage Fair festival. The free show features trophies for the top 20 cars, as well as best of show and a one-of-a-kind People's Choice trophy. DJ Jose Ramos will be spinning "oldies." Vintage cars are being sought for the free Heritage Fair Car Show. For information call Tony at TJ's Klassics, 847-515-8110.