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42nd annual Schaumburg Septemberfest opens Saturday

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  • The carnival is a big part of Schaumburg's Septemberfest on the grounds of the Schaumburg Municipal Center. Other highlights include a parade, fireworks, food and entertainment.

       The carnival is a big part of Schaumburg's Septemberfest on the grounds of the Schaumburg Municipal Center. Other highlights include a parade, fireworks, food and entertainment.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The West Suburban Shriners perform during the 2006 Schaumburg Septemberfest parade.

       The West Suburban Shriners perform during the 2006 Schaumburg Septemberfest parade.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • An arts and crafts show with 250 exhibitors is part of Schaumburg's Septemberfest.

       An arts and crafts show with 250 exhibitors is part of Schaumburg's Septemberfest.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
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Schaumburg's 42nd annual Septemberfest Sept. 1-3, will feature major main stage acts Grand Funk Railroad 8:30: p.m. Saturday, The Family Stone 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7th Heaven, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Opening acts are Mellencougar 6 p.m. Saturday, Karen Hart Band 6 p.m. Sunday and He Said She Said 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Other major elements of the festival include a three-day carnival, Sunday fireworks, the Labor Day parade, 250 arts and crafts exhibitors, and Taste of Schaumburg Saturday and Sunday featuring 24 Schaumburg restaurants. There also are a plethora of smaller events and entertainment acts.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

There is no parking available at the festival grounds at Schaumburg Road and Summit Drive adjacent to the municipal center. A variety of free shuttle bus routes provide transportation from remote lots at Schaumburg and Conant high schools and Jane Addams Junior High School and street corners in various neighborhoods. Detailed information is on the village website ci.schaumburg.il.us. Bus service for the disabled also is available.

Here's a more detailed look at the event schedule:

SATURDAY, Sept. 1

10 a.m.-noon Carnival rides free for children with disabilities (limited to 500 people including the disabled child and immediate family; you must register in advance at 847-884-0030)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Taste of Schaumburg

10 a.m.-dusk My Party Princess

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Schaumburg Police Department Crime Prevention, child fingerprinting and other services

12-10 p.m. Carnival rides $1.25 or 20 for $20, free rides for children with disabilities from 10 a.m.

12-9 p.m. Bingo tent

12-5 p.m. Free pony rides

SUNDAY, Sept. 2

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Carnival rides $1.25 or 20 for $20 or $18 wristband good from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Taste of Schaumburg

9 a.m.-dusk My Party Princess

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Schaumburg Police Department Crime Prevention

12-9 p.m. Bingo tent

10 p.m. Fireworks

MONDAY, Sept. 3

8 a.m. Schaumburg Shuffle, www.shaumburgshuffle.com

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Carnival rides $1.25 or 20 for $20 or $18 wristband good from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Not-for-profit groups sell food and beverages

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

9 a.m.-dusk My Party Princess

10 a.m. Labor Day parade

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Schaumburg Police Department Crime Prevention

12-9 p.m. Bingo tent

5 p.m. Not for profit raffle drawing

7 p.m. Split-the-pot raffle drawing

Entertainment

SATURDAY, Sept. 1

Prairie Center Music Stage

10:30 p.m. Schaumburg Park District Dance Co.

12 p.m. Rise Dance Center

1:30 p.m. Pilates Plus of Schaumburg

2:30 p.m. District 54 Orchestra

3:15 p.m. District 54 Keller Band

4 p.m. District 54 Mead Band

4:30 Team Marcial Arts Taekwondo

5:30-7 p.m. Voyage classic rock

Dining Tent Music Stage

12 p.m. Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance Irish step dance

2:30-4:30 p.m. Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels Neil Diamond tribute band

6:30-7:30 p.m. ECC Players music from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Strolling Entertainment

12-2:30 p.m. Jason Kollum juggler

Arts & Crafts Area

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Michael Strening piano music

SUNDAY, Sept. 2

Prairie Center Music Stage

10:30 a.m. Schaumburg Park District Belly Dancing

11:30 a.m. Schaumburg Park District Fitness Demo

12 a.m. Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited

1:30 p.m. District 54 Addams Band

2:30 p.m. District 54 Frost Band

3 p.m. District 54 Eisenhower Band

3:30 p.m. Jazzercize Dance Show

4 p.m. Schaumburg Park District Kung Fu

4:30 p.m. Schaumburg Park District Community Singers

5:30-7 p.m. Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners blues and rock

Dining Tent Music Stage

12 p.m. Johnnie Rep hip-hop

2:30-4:40 p.m. Jin and Tonic contemporary country western

6:30-8 p.m. The Tony Ocean Show

Strolling Entertainment

12-2:30 p.m. Jason Kollum juggler

Arts & Crafts Area

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Michael Strening piano music

MONDAY, Sept. 3

Prairie Center Music Stage

12 p.m. Dance Explosion

12:30 p.m. Conant & Schaumburg Cheerleading Squads

1:45 p.m. The Noteables

2:15 p.m. Parade Awards

2:30 p.m. District 54 Early Instrumental Students

3:15 p.m. Allegro Dance Co.

4 p.m. Schaumburg Park District Idols & Talent Winner

5:30-7 p.m. Serendipity teenage girl rock band

Dining Tent Music Stage

12 p.m. Mike Mauthe magic

1 p.m. Ken Schultz stilt walker/juggler

2:30-4:30 p.m. Finding Free classic rock

Strolling Entertainment

1:30-2:30 p.m. Mike Mauthe magic

2:30-3:30 Ken Schultz stilt walker/juggler

Arts & Crafts Area

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Michael Strening piano music

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