The Vandalia Area Fair was held July 5-7 at the fairgrounds in Vandalia. The weekend included a mud pig catch, Go Kart races a flower/succulent showcase. Saturday's events closed with a Battle of the Bands competition. LifeLine won the competition and $1,000. Second place in the Battle of the Bands competition was Jayson Orr ($500 winner) and third place went to Mercury Sun ($300 winner).