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Poll Vault: What's the best suburban festival?

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  • The Eyes to the Skies hot-air balloon festival in Lisle draws more than 150,000 people. This year's event starts July 3 in Lisle Community Park.

      The Eyes to the Skies hot-air balloon festival in Lisle draws more than 150,000 people. This year's event starts July 3 in Lisle Community Park.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • Andrew Mueller, 7, of Geneva flashes a smile from inside his SpongeBob costume during the kids parade at last year's Swedish Days in Geneva. This year's festival will run June 18-23.

       Andrew Mueller, 7, of Geneva flashes a smile from inside his SpongeBob costume during the kids parade at last year's Swedish Days in Geneva. This year's festival will run June 18-23.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the heat, a large crowd turned out to hear the legendary Charlie Daniels and his famous fiddle last year at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights. Frontier Days is scheduled for July 3-7 this year in Recreation Park.

       Despite the heat, a large crowd turned out to hear the legendary Charlie Daniels and his famous fiddle last year at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights. Frontier Days is scheduled for July 3-7 this year in Recreation Park.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Mayor George Pradel helped judge the entries at Ribfest last summer. Ribfest has more than a dozen rib vendors lined up for this year's event, July 3-7 in Knoch Park.

      Naperville Mayor George Pradel helped judge the entries at Ribfest last summer. Ribfest has more than a dozen rib vendors lined up for this year's event, July 3-7 in Knoch Park.
    Daily Herald file photo

 
 

Let's give a 21-corn dog salute to the return of festival season this weekend.

From now until Labor Day, the calendar will be chock-full of carnivals and entertainment.

What's your favorite suburban fest? Do you have a summer tradition of attending, for example, Eyes to the Skies in Lisle or Frontier Days in Arlington Heights?

What's the biggest draw for you: the food, the parades, the music or the rides?

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