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5 Must-Sees and Shops in Arthur: Back Forty Market Edition

May 11, 2019

There are a ton of reasons to love Arthur, but if you haven’t been in awhile, the Back Forty Market is a great reason to visit again! This Friday and Saturday, shop vintage & handmade goods on the farm plus enjoy live music, delicious food & wine, and kid's activities on Saturday. There will even be chickens clucking along in the background! It’s truly a great spring event in our area, so while you’re there, make sure to check out these 5 must-sees in Arthur area!

Back Forty Shopping on The 200 Acres

The Back Forty Market is a pop-up market of carefully curated vintage and handmade goods that is held annually at The Great Pumpkin Patch. This spring, the rural idyllic setting of The 200 Acres provides the perfect backdrop for this unique event of rustic and artisan style. If fall festivals are a favorite of yours, get a taste of the agriculture-filled fun with a beautiful backdrop of Spring.

Downtown Arthur for Shopping

Historic Downtown Arthur is a fun place to shop and explore. Not to mention, it’s incredibly rustic and engaging for fun social media pictures and memories with friends and family. Enjoy a variety of gift shops, a bakery, fine art, unique craft and boutique shops, furniture shops, and several restaurants. You can easily spend half a day or more wandering the shops and still have a need to return. It’s a fun place to head before or after some time at the Back Forty Market!

Aikman Wildlife Adventure

Still looking for adventure after the Back Forty Market? How about kangaroos and zebras up close and personal? In Central Illinois? That’s right! Aikman Wildlife Adventure came to the owner in a dream, and since has been thrilling families with great experiences involving some incredible animals! Walking tours and driving experiences are available, and cap off a great day spent in the Arthur area!

Beachy’s Bulk Foods

Truly a sight that only you can truly enjoy in person, Beachy’s Bulk Foods is a favorite shopping spot for all in the greater Champaign County area. With everything from flour to fruit cake, candy, and delicious drinks, Beachy’s features a wide variety of things to take home to eat, bake, and make. It’s fun to browse each aisle, and every time you go, you find a new favorite! Grab some candy or treats on your way out of town after some fun at the Back Forty Market!

Yoder’s Kitchen for Brunch or Dinner in Arthur

If you need to eat while spending time in Arthur, Yoder’s is just about the perfect place to go. With brunch buffets on the weekends, as well as an unforgettable dinner buffet, Yoder’s is worth every minute on the road. Walk around the Back Forty Market and then share a meal with new and old friends at Yoder’s for an incredible end to the perfect day.

We’re so happy to partner with Arthur as a regional marketing partner, and we can’t wait for the Back Forty Market! See you on the 200 Acres!

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