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Schaumburg Septemberfest this weekend

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  • The municipal center grounds are alive during the first day of Schaumburg's 2007 Septemberfest.

       The municipal center grounds are alive during the first day of Schaumburg's 2007 Septemberfest.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer September 2007

  • Karen Swanson of Rolling Meadows sets up her booth of crystals for the 2008 Septemberfest. About 250 exhibitors arts and crafts exhibitors are expected this year.

       Karen Swanson of Rolling Meadows sets up her booth of crystals for the 2008 Septemberfest. About 250 exhibitors arts and crafts exhibitors are expected this year.
    BOB CHWEDYK | Staff Photographer September 200

  • Cub Scout Pack 493 marches at the 2010 Schaumburg Septemberfest Parade.

       Cub Scout Pack 493 marches at the 2010 Schaumburg Septemberfest Parade.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer September 2010

  • Nine-year-olds from Elk Grove Village ride the "Downdraft" at the carnival at Septemberfest.

       Nine-year-olds from Elk Grove Village ride the "Downdraft" at the carnival at Septemberfest.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer September 2005

 

About 250,000 people will attend Septemberfest Sept. 3-Sept. 5. Admission is free. Parking at remote lots and taking the free shuttle buses is recommended.

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• Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Sunday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Monday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where

• Schaumburg Road at Summit Drive, 101 Schaumburg Court

Shuttle bus service

• Free. Six routes cover the area, including from parking lots at Schaumburg High, Conant High and Jane Addams Junior High; route maps are available at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and on the Septemberfest website at septemberfest.org; food and open beverages are not allowed on the buses

More information

(847) 923-3636, septemberfest.org, or CVOS Channel 17

Key features

• Miss Septemberfest: Crowned noon Friday, at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

• Arts & Crafts Fair: 250 exhibitors from opening until 5 p.m. each day

• Fireworks: 10 p.m. Sunday; rain date 9 p.m. Monday

• Not-for-Profit Day: About 25 not-for-profit groups sell food to raise funds on Monday

• Split-the-Pot Raffle: New, tickets available at the Schaumburg Jaycees booth

• Schaumburg Shuffle: Rotary Club of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates 5K Run 8 a.m. Monday, schaumburgshuffle.com

• Septemberfest Parade: 10 a.m. Monday, featuring as parade marshal the 2010 Schaumburg High School Girls Cross Country team celebrating its IHSA State Championship, goes north on Summit Drive from Wise Road to Stock Port Lane

• Taste of Schaumburg: Featuring 25 of the village's restaurants.

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