St. Louis Parish Festival Features Antique Tractor/Car Show

The annual St. Louis Parish Festival in Dyckesville begins at 11 am on July 28, and will offer an array of events, many of them rooted in the church’s Belgian heritage.

The festival starts with a parade and features tasty food (Jake Smith’s secret recipe booyah, trippe, Belgian pies, etc.), the Bobby Rivers Band, an antique tractor and car show, a raffle, “basket mania,” Civil War exhibit, white elephant sale, farmers market and bake sale.

The parade begins at Rock Falls Road (just south of Dyckesville) and County DK and continues north on DK to Townline Road, ending at St. Louis Church. There is no entry fee. To participate, call Jim Marach, 866.9923, or Brad Tanck, 866.2989.

This year an antique tractor section will be added to the antique car show. “In a farm community like Dyckesville, the addition of the tractors is going to draw a lot of interest,” said Roy Stumpf, show organizer. “As a matter of fact, one of our parishioners, Ken Deprey, will display some of his antique Olivers.”