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Bartlett's Heritage Days a nice mix of today and yesterday

Bartlett's Heritage Days a nice mix of today and yesterday

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  • The old -- Banbury Fair, built in the 1880s -- blends with new, Bartlett police on Segways.

      The old -- Banbury Fair, built in the 1880s -- blends with new, Bartlett police on Segways.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • Peach's Beach Party, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, performs at the Bartlett Park Gazebo, 4 p.m. Saturday.

      Peach's Beach Party, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, performs at the Bartlett Park Gazebo, 4 p.m. Saturday.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • The Bartlett Depot, built in 1873, still stands in the center of downtown Bartlett, restored by the village into a popular museum.

      The Bartlett Depot, built in 1873, still stands in the center of downtown Bartlett, restored by the village into a popular museum.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • The DuPage Valley Settlers will return to their camp in Bartlett, taking visitors back to the 1830s.

      The DuPage Valley Settlers will return to their camp in Bartlett, taking visitors back to the 1830s.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • Bartlett Heritage Days logo

      Bartlett Heritage Days logo

  • Folksinger Chris Vallillo performs "old-timey" songs of rural America on period instruments.

      Folksinger Chris Vallillo performs "old-timey" songs of rural America on period instruments.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • Andrew, Kaela, Steven and Jason are the band Living Out Loud.

      Andrew, Kaela, Steven and Jason are the band Living Out Loud.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

  • Docents, like Eve Kist, of Bartlett, will bring the past alive with a narrated trolley tour of historic Bartlett.

      Docents, like Eve Kist, of Bartlett, will bring the past alive with a narrated trolley tour of historic Bartlett.
    Courtesy Bartlett Heritage Days

 
Submitted by Bartlett Heritage Days

A new lineup of events and activities will bring the "good old days" of family fun with friends and neighbors back to downtown Bartlett during Bartlett Heritage Days, Sept. 7-9. Now in its third year, this communitywide fall festival honors and celebrates the area's rich history.

A new event this year is a free trolley that takes visitors through the five-block area of Bartlett Heritage Days. The trolley will include narrated tours of historic Bartlett, developed with the help of the Bartlett Historical Society and Bartlett's History Museum. Also new this year:

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• An arts/craft fair in Bartlett Park, with the Antique/Flea Market on Bartlett Avenue

• A carnival produced by the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce with live bands, food, wine and beer tent

• Expanded family events with inflatable playgrounds, pony rides, animal show, art activities, face painting, sack races, baggos and other kiddy games, plus a pet show and essay contest on "Why I Love My Pet" by the Four Paws Animal Foundation

• An "Art Chair" contest by Arts in Bartlett

• Heritage Days Quilts on display at Bartlett Village Hall Gallery created from the squares created last year, assembled by Living Lord Lutheran Loving Hands

• "The Little Stone Church," Bartlett Depot Museum's outdoor display that attracted 64,500 visitors from 32 states to a Bartlett garden in 1939-40.

• An open house at Bartlett's oldest church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, built in 1891

Returning events include a classic car show, the DuPage Valley Settlers, "Tales of Old Bartlett" by the Bartlett Historical Society and traditional songs by the Bartlett International Chorus.

More information with a schedule of events is available at bartlettheritagedays.com. Contact Bartlett Heritage Days at 1:30 p.m. Scene from Arts in Bartlett Adult Theatre production of "Autosave" a parody on technology, Banbury Fair

2 p.m. Reenactment: "Tales of Old Bartlett: Swamps, Struggles and Settlers" by Bartlett Historical Society, Banbury Fair

3 p.m. Traditional railroad music by Bartlett International Chorus from Arts in Bartlett, Banbury Fair

3-5 p.m. Town Liquor & Food, Town Center">heritagedays@att.net;mailto:heritagedays@att.net[/URL] or (630) 924-4273.

Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. "Heritage Days Quilts" Arts in Bartlett and Living Lord Lutheran Loving Hands exhibit; Bartlett Village Hall, 2nd floor gallery

9 a.m.-noon. "Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Exhibit" at Bartlett History Museum, Bartlett Village Hall

5-11 p.m. Carnival rides, food, wine and beer garden, Leiseberg Park.

5:30 p.m. Friction, main stage, Leiseberg Park

7-9 p.m. Open Mic and Photography Workshop by Craig Brandt, Bartlett Center for the Arts, 118 W. Bartlett Ave.

7-10 p.m. Fashion show and music, Banbury Fair

8 p.m. Hi Infidelity, main stage, Leiseberg Park

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts/Craft Fair, Business Vendors, Food Booths, Bartlett Park

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Challenge Obstacle Course Inflatable. Tickets $2 or 3 for $5. Other kiddy games snacks for sale for the benefit of Juvenile Diabetes, Derango Family Dental, 104 S. Oak Ave.

9-4 p.m. Antique/Flea Market, Bartlett Avenue, west side of Oak

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kiddy Train Ride, 2 Toots Train Whistle Grill, Town Center

9-4 p.m. Free face painting, crafts, prize drawings by Safari Childcare by Associated Bank, Bartlett Avenue.

9-4 p.m. Fire Truck Slide inflatable, tickets $2 each or 3 for $5; Food Booths, Banbury Fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m. "The Little Stone Church" and LGB operating railroad, Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Ave.Walking tour brochures of historic downtown Bartlett.

10-4 p.m. DuPage Valley Settlers Encampment, Bartlett Park

10-4 p.m. Walk-up Baggo Tournament, Bartlett Park. $5 per team for benefit of Hanover Township Food Pantry. Sponsored by Bartlett Park District and Dr. Frank A. Cincione, D. D. S

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children's art activity and face painting by Color My World Children's Art Studio and Arts in Bartlett, Parkby AT&T.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. "Art Chair" contest entries on display, Park by AT&T

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Four Paws pet contest, essay contest winner announcement, bake sale, Banbury Fair

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Carnival rides, food, wine and beer garden, Leiseberg Park.

Noon-1 p.m.: Animal Show by Bartlett Nature Center, Bartlett Park

Noon-4 p.m. Sack races by Bartlett Woman's Club, Bartlett Park

Noon-4 p.m. Indian Ridge Farm Pony Rides by Associated Bank, Bartlett Avenue. $3 a ride or 2 for $5

1, 2:30, 4 p.m. Narrated trolley tours of Bartlett's historically significant homes and buildings, Bartlett village hall

1-5 p.m. Open House at Bartlett's oldest church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 415 W. North Ave., built in 1891; old-fashioned root beer floats for $2.

2 p.m. Folk singer Chris Vallillo, sponsored by Bartlett Public Library and Bartlett Historical Society, Bartlett Park

2:30 p.m. Pipe Dreams, main stage, Leiseberg Park

2:30 p.m. Entry deadline for "Art Chair" contest and judging by Arts in Bartlett, Park by AT&T, Railroad Ave. & Main

3-5 p.m. Town Liquor & Food, Town Center

4 p.m. "Peach's Beach Party" Jimmy Buffett tribute band, sponsored by Dr. John Katsis, DDS, Bartlett Park

5:15 p.m. Forget Hannah, main stage, Leiseberg Park

8:45 p.m. The Lounge Puppets, main stage, Leiseberg Park

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts/Craft Fair, Business Vendors, Food Booths, Bartlett Park

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Challenge Obstacle Course Inflatable. Tickets $2 or 3 for $5. Other kiddy games snacks for sale for the benefit of Juvenile Diabetes, Derango Family Dental, 104 S. Oak Ave.

9-4 p.m. Fire Truck Slide inflatable, tickets $2 each or 3 for $5; Food Booths, Banbury Fair

9-4 p.m. Antique/Flea Market, Bartlett Avenue, west side of Oak

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kiddy Train Ride, 2 Toots Train Whistle Grill, Town Center

9-4 p.m. Free face painting, crafts, prize drawings by Safari Childcare by Associated Bank, Bartlett Avenue

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bartlett Cheerleading Association demonstrations with Jamba Juice, Banbury Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bartlett Cheerleading Association demonstrations with Jamba Juice, Banbury Fair

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Classic Car Show, Bartlett Avenue. Sponsored by Bob's Auto and TL's Restaurant east side of Oak

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children's art activity and face painting by Color My World Children's Art Studio and Arts in Bartlett, Park by AT&T.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. "Art Chair" contest entries on display, Park by AT&T

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Four Paws pet contest, essay contest winner announcement, bake sale, Banbury Fair

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnival rides, food, wine and beer garden, Leiseberg Park.

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament at Forever After Collectibles, 116 W. Bartlett Ave. Advance registration required.

Noon-4 p.m. Indian Ridge Farm Pony Rides by Associated Bank, Bartlett Avenue. $3 a ride or 2 for $5

1, 2:30, 4 p.m. Narrated trolley tours of Bartlett's historically significant homes and buildings, Bartlett Village Hall

1-2:30 p.m. "Living Out Loud" Teen Band, Derango Family Dental.

1-5 p.m. Open House at Bartlett's oldest church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 415 W. North Ave., built in 1891

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