Welcome to Altamont, Illinois! We are your typical small Midwestern town. You can find us half-way between St. Louis and Terre Haute, just off Interstate 70. Hope this site will encourage you to stop and visit if you've never been here, and if you have, I hope I renew some good memories!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Effingham County Fair
Well, another Fair has come and gone! We had beautiful weather for it this year-- only one day with a short shower and the temperatures were bearable!
This year's events included numerous races though-out the week (which the Beckers called, of course!), tractor and truck pulls, the Queen pageant, the talent show, rough stock rodeo, a couple of concerts, and culminating with the Demo Derby. Plus lots of 4H animals, of course, and the exhibit halls with crafts, food, collections, antiques, art and flowers.