Do It Up Wright in Kankakee County | Farm Dinner Series
To mark the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth (June 8, 1867), Kankakee County is curating a June through September calendar of Wright-centered events devoted to fun, history, and Kankakee's founding role in Wright's impact on the built environment.
In honor of this celebration, Locavore Farm will host a farm dinner series titled, Dine on the Prairie, one Thursday evening a month, starting in June and ending in September. Each event starts at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM.
It was the turn of the 20th century when a young Wright designed Kankakee's B. Harley Bradley House and the adjacent Warren Hickox House, the very first examples of Wright's revolutionary Prairie Style: low-slung, landscape-hugging structures accented by Wright's furniture designs; expanse of lustrous, quarter-sawn oak woodwork; and his own beautiful art glass work.
Guests will sit down to a feast served outdoors amid the boundless prairie vistas that inspired Wright featuring ingredients harvested just steps from where they dine: at a purpose-built, 100-foot cedar table. Following the feast, Pearls Mahone and her rock-a-billy and blues band will perform a live concert on the pond from her album, Echoes from the Prairie.