The iconic duo from the 80s hit televison show, CHiPs are coming to the Quad Cities Area at the end of September, and you'll have plenty of chances to meet them.

The Henry County Fall Artisan & Mercantile Market will be September 30-October 1, 2023 at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, IL.


Saturday, September 30th

Estrada and Wilcox will be at the fairgrounds Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2:30pm for autographs and photo opportunities. On both days, the event will have more than 80 vendors showcasing a variety of their products - antiques, vintage goods, handmade items, clothing boutiques, accessories, and direct sales consultants. There will be many food trucks, face painters, a caricature artist, and a balloon artist for additional entertainment.

Also, on Saturday, September 30 at the fairgrounds, the replica cars from the nostalgic ‘70s movie American Graffiti will be showcased, courtesy of Jim and Neil Larson. There will also be a large car cruise-in and first responder demonstrations.

Illuminated Scene Photography - Roberta Osmers
Illuminated Scene Photography - Roberta Osmers

Saturday evening, Estrada & Wilcox will be bowling with fans at Arcadia Family Fun Center in Geneseo, IL at 6pm. Tickets for this event can still be purchased on, or in person at Arcadia Family Fun Center.

Sunday, October 1st

Sunday morning, October 1, the day will start with a ‘Breakfast with Ponch & Jon’ event with Estrada and Wilcox at the fairgrounds from 8am-10am with breakfast being served by the Henry Co Pork Producers, followed by a question-and-answer segment about their time on CHiPs. Tickets are still available through or locally from a member of the FFA.

Following breakfast, the Artisan & Mercantile Market starts back up at 10am with special events for children. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, and a bounce house, courtesy of the Village of Cambridge, IL.

Hours for the Henry Co Artisan & Mercantile Market are Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am 4pm (rain or shine). There is an entry fee of $5 per person, with kids under 10 free. Proceeds from the bowling and breakfast events with Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, as well as a portion of the proceeds from the show, will benefit the building fund for the Cambridge Ag Education Complex.

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