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Midsummer festival at St. Zachary Church in Des Plaines

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  • Kids ride the spinning wheel at a previous Augustfest.

      Kids ride the spinning wheel at a previous Augustfest.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Festival-goers enjoy the yo-yo swing ride.

      Festival-goers enjoy the yo-yo swing ride.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • The St. Zachary Augustfest in Des Plaines runs Thursday through Sunday.

      The St. Zachary Augustfest in Des Plaines runs Thursday through Sunday.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • The lineup of stuffed animals gets covered as rain approaches.

      The lineup of stuffed animals gets covered as rain approaches.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Abby Gricius, 5, of Park Ridge selects a toy after she successfully hit a balloon with a dart at the 2010 festival.

       Abby Gricius, 5, of Park Ridge selects a toy after she successfully hit a balloon with a dart at the 2010 festival.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

Augustfest 2011

Aug. 4-7 on the grounds of St. Zachary Catholic Church, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, two blocks east of Elmhurst Road. Food, beer and wine, raffle, casino, carnival, bingo, live entertainment, children's entertainment, classic car show. Raffle tickets $5; 6 for $25. Free parking. For information, parishoffice@saintzachary.org; (847) 956-7020. The parish office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Thursday, Aug. 4

Admission $3; 11-under free

6-10 p.m. Fest open

6-11 p.m. "Las Vegas" casino

6-10 p.m. Bingo

7 p.m. Main Stage: American English, Beatles cover band

Friday, Aug. 5

Admission $3; 11-under free.

6 p.m. to midnight Carnival open.

6 p.m. to midnight "Las Vegas" casino

6-11 p.m. Bingo

6:30 p.m. Main Stage: Rodeo Down, country

9 p.m. Main Stage: The founding members of Hi Infidelity introduce Evolution.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Free admission 1-5 p.m.; $3 after 5 p.m. 11-under free at all times.

1 p.m. to midnight. Carnival open. Unlimited rides 1-5 p.m. for $21.

1-7 p.m. Classic Car Show

6 p.m. to midnight. "Las Vegas" casino

3-9 p.m. Children's entertainment

3-11 p.m. Bingo

6 p.m. Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament. Registration 6-6:30 p.m. Buy-in $50; payouts depend on number of entries. Seating is limited; to preregister call Tony Leone at (847) 275-1023 or email tonyleone@wowway.com. Must be 18 to play.

6:30 p.m. Main Stage: Men from Mars, 80s music

9 p.m. Main Stage: 7th Heaven, rock covers and original songs

Sunday, Aug. 7

Free admission 1-5 p.m.; $3 after 5 p.m. 11-under free at all times.

11:30 a.m. Outdoor Mass

1-9 p.m. Carnival open. Unlimited rides 1-5 p.m. for $21.

3-8:30 p.m. Children's entertainment

3-9 p.m. Bingo

4 p.m. Main Stage: Don Morman Band, acoustic folk music

7 p.m. Main Stage: Heartache Tonight, Eagles tribute band.

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