Old Settlers Days 2018 is fast approaching!

The 2018 dates for Old Settlers Days are Friday, June 22nd through Sunday June 24th.

Lanark will once again be bustling with all sorts of fun and exciting activities, including a Car Show, the always-popular Parade, plenty of quality vendors offering their goods,  a Spelling Bee, and of course plenty of live entertainment throughout the weekend!


The 2018 OSD Celebration is looking for a few good vendors; Actually, a whole lot of them would be great!

Lanark’s Old Settlers Days is a wonderful opportunity for vendors to show off their products to a wide range of customers both young and old, and enjoy a pleasant weekend in the City Park!


The Parade! No one can forget the Parade!

One of the highlights of the Old Settlers Days weekend is the popular Lanark Lions Club Annual Parade, which will be on Saturday June 23rd at 11am sharp!

Entries are wanted, please pick up an entry form from a supporting business, or email Nancy at —->  NancyLShellhause@gmail.com



 Everyone loves a car show!

The 2018 OSD Car Show will grace the streets around the Lanark City Park, one block west of Broad Street. Trophies are at hand for multiple entry classes including a “Best of Show”! Get your show car cleaned up and polished, and get it to Lanark on Saturday June 23rd at 9am.

Best of luck to you!


 Don’t miss the Spelling Bee!

Held at the Lanark City Park, the Spelling Bee will kick off at 1pm Sunday the 24th on the Main Tent Stage. Cash awards at stake!

All proceeds will go to the Shannon/Lanark Food Pantry.

Show your spelling prowess off and take home the prize!


Softball, that is, at the 4th Annual Old Settlers Days Coed Softball Tournament! Make sure to get signed up by calling Kyle Simons, at 815.541.8607, so you can win cash prizes! Sign-up deadline is June 1st, so don’t delay, sign up TODAY!

The Tournament kicks off at the Eastland Jr/Sr High School field on Saturday June 23rd at 8AM.

Don’t forget the Talent Show!

Bring your talent, (even if your friends don’t think you have talent), and show it off Saturday June 23rd in the afternoon starting at 2:30pm at the City Park main tent. You may win the $1,000 Grand Prize, so why not give it a try?!

Admission is FREE, bring a chair, kick back and “sit a spell”, while enjoying the displays of talent before you. It should be a fantastic show!

Do you have a show-off pet? Here’s your chance to let them shine at the OSD “Darndest Pet Show!”

It’s going to be Sunday June 24th at the City Park, and your pet (and you!) can win cash prizes in three different classes. Registration kicks off at 11 am, and the show goes into full-speed at 11:30 am! It’s going to be great, so don’t miss it!