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updated: 9/2/2012 11:18 PM

Schaumburg Septemberfest draws crowd despite soggy start

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  • Getting a ride in the rain from her sister, M.J. Morris, 6, holds on tight while Alexis, 14, does all the leg work as they venture around deciding what ride looks the coolest during the opening day of Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.

       Getting a ride in the rain from her sister, M.J. Morris, 6, holds on tight while Alexis, 14, does all the leg work as they venture around deciding what ride looks the coolest during the opening day of Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Andreya De Larco, 17, of Schaumburg who sits on the Schaumburg queen court, plays one of the games at Septemberfest reacting to a not-so-great score on Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.

       Andreya De Larco, 17, of Schaumburg who sits on the Schaumburg queen court, plays one of the games at Septemberfest reacting to a not-so-great score on Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Kollum gets hi-fives from rain-soaked people as he walks around Septemberfest Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.

       Jason Kollum gets hi-fives from rain-soaked people as he walks around Septemberfest Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the rain, large crowds decend on Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.

       Despite the rain, large crowds decend on Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Right, looking like Hello Kitty, Savannah Alexander, 3, of Pingree Grove shows her excitement with an award-winning smile on the opening day of Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday. Below, Jason Kollum gets high-fives from rain-soaked people as he walks around Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.

      Right, looking like Hello Kitty, Savannah Alexander, 3, of Pingree Grove shows her excitement with an award-winning smile on the opening day of Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday. Below, Jason Kollum gets high-fives from rain-soaked people as he walks around Saturday. The fest continues through Monday.

  • Miss Septemberfest Mariah Ghant, 17, of Schaumburg gets bumped by her friends as they ride the bumper cars at Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.

       Miss Septemberfest Mariah Ghant, 17, of Schaumburg gets bumped by her friends as they ride the bumper cars at Septemberfest in Schaumburg on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Staying out of the rain and enjoying some messy ribs is Nancy Rogers of Schaumburg.

       Staying out of the rain and enjoying some messy ribs is Nancy Rogers of Schaumburg.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Intermittent rain didn't keep a large crowd from attending Schaumburg's 42nd annual Septemberfest Saturday.

The festival will continue 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

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Major main stage acts are The Family Stone 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 7th Heaven, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Opening acts are Karen Hart Band 6 p.m. Sunday and He Said She Said 5 p.m. Sunday.

Other major elements of the festival include a carnival, 10 p.m. Sunday fireworks, the 10 a.m. Monday Labor Day parade, 250 arts and crafts exhibitors, and Taste of Schaumburg through Sunday featuring 24 restaurants.

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

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