ANTIQUE WEEKEND. Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 brought hundreds of out-of-state as well as Illinois residents from all over the state to Arthur for the annual Homesteaders on the Prairie and Gathering on the Prairie antique shows. Both the Arthur Sale Barn and the Otto Center were full of some of the best dealers in the country offering their antiques, primitives, and folk art. Shows were also held in Arcola, Atwood, and Tuscola over the two days bringing in revenue throughout the area to local restaurants, hotels, and stores. Visitors also shopped at the Christmas Open Houses held throughout downtown Arthur.