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Fall Fest continues through Sunday in Des Plaines

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  • Kids of all ages thrill to 17 different rides in the carnival at Fall Fest 2012, September 14-16 at Lake Park. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lake Park in Des Plaines.

      Kids of all ages thrill to 17 different rides in the carnival at Fall Fest 2012, September 14-16 at Lake Park. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lake Park in Des Plaines.
    Courtesy Lisa Haring, Des Plaines Park District

  • Mike Lake, VFW Post 2992, raises the flag to kick off Fall Fest 2012 in Des Plaines. The flag was raised Friday evening for the "Pledge of Allegiance" and then lowered to half-mast in honor of Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his staff. Stevens was killed in an attack Sept. 11.

      Mike Lake, VFW Post 2992, raises the flag to kick off Fall Fest 2012 in Des Plaines. The flag was raised Friday evening for the "Pledge of Allegiance" and then lowered to half-mast in honor of Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his staff. Stevens was killed in an attack Sept. 11.
    Courtesy Lisa Haring, Des Plaines Park District

  • The band Hi-Fi Superstar kicks off the free entertainment for Fall Fest 2012 in Des Plaines. The cover band had the crowd on its feet dancing to rock favorites from the '80s to today. The festival continues through Sunday.

      The band Hi-Fi Superstar kicks off the free entertainment for Fall Fest 2012 in Des Plaines. The cover band had the crowd on its feet dancing to rock favorites from the '80s to today. The festival continues through Sunday.
    Courtesy Lisa Haring, Des Plaines Park District

  • Courtesy Lisa Haring, Des Plaines Park DistrictRiders on Freak Out defy gravity and reach for the stars at Fall Fest 2012, Friday through Sunday at Lake Park in Des Plaines.

      Courtesy Lisa Haring, Des Plaines Park DistrictRiders on Freak Out defy gravity and reach for the stars at Fall Fest 2012, Friday through Sunday at Lake Park in Des Plaines.

 
Daily Herald report

Fall Fest 2012 continues from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday in Des Plaines, the final day of its three-day run.

Free admission, free parking, and free concerts are part of the fourth annual community event that features a carnival; food and beverages; a KidZone! with crafts, pony rides, entertainment, and activities for children; adult bags tournaments; 50/50 raffles; a custom car show; an art fair; a fishing derby; a country fair tent; and live music.

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The fest, presented by AT&T U-verse and produced by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, and the Des Plaines Park District, takes place at Lake Park, 2200 Lee St.

More information is at FallFestDesPlaines.com.

Here's a few of Sunday's events:

Main Stage free entertainment: Noon: Artistry in Motion Dancers; 1:30 p.m.: Who Knew; 3:45 p.m.: 7th Heaven; 6:15 p.m.: Red Wanting Blue.

Noon to 4 p.m., unlimited carnival rides for $20

Art fair until 5 p.m.

Car show until 4 p.m.

KidZone! until 6 p.m.

Events in the History Center Country Fair Tent include crafts sale until 5 p.m.; owl dancer Mark Pfieffer interpreting the North American fur trade until 5 p.m.; Revolutionary War Re-enactors until 5 p.m.; "Ask a Master Gardener" from 1-5 p.m.; and a pie-eating contest at 2:30 p.m.

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