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Annual Strawberry Fest this weekend in Long Grove

Long Grove’s annual Strawberry Fest runs June 21-23.

Long Grove's annual Strawberry Fest runs June 21-23.

 
 The pie-eating contest is always a sight to behold.

The pie-eating contest is always a sight to behold.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 Visitors stroll past a booth with simplest treat of all — plain strawberries.

Visitors stroll past a booth with simplest treat of all -- plain strawberries.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 Chocolate-covered strawberries are not to be missed.

Chocolate-covered strawberries are not to be missed.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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By Submitted by the Village of Long Grove

Come celebrate the arrival of summer at Long Grove's annual Strawberry Festival and delight in a wide variety of wonderful strawberry inspired treats, live music and great fun-filled family activities.

The festival is June 21-23 in the heart of historic Long Grove. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

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Named one of the top 10 festivals in Illinois by the Illinois Tourism Board, Strawberry Fest draws visitors from miles around to sample amazing strawberry treats, such as delicious chocolate covered strawberries, ice creams, strawberry doughnuts, fruit smoothies, baked goods and of course, delicious farm fresh strawberries.

Three days of live entertainment will be featured at venues all over town and most of Long Grove's many shops, galleries, and restaurants will offer variations of strawberry-themed foods, drinks and specialty merchandise.

Don't miss the pie eating contest at Towner Green on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Register at the welcome center; space is limited for contestants.

Kids can have a great time at Strawberry Fest face painting, riding kiddie rides and ponies, and visiting child-friendly booths and activities.

For details call StarEvents at (773) 665-4682.

Strawberry Fest entertainment lineup

Friday, June 21

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Erich McMann, Gazebo Stage

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Frank Bagot, Lion's Den Stage

Noon-1:30 p.m. Chicago Kingsnakes, Fountain Square

Noon-1:30 p.m. Blend Acoustic, Towner Green

2-3:30 p.m. Nick Lynch Duo, Fountain Square

2-4 p.m. Mary Lai, Gazebo Stage

2-3:30 p.m. Matt Stedman Duo, Towner Green

2-4 p.m. Thomas Swenson, Mill Pond

2-6 p.m. Lively Art of Tap by Kristina's School of Dance, hourly, Lion's Deb Stage

3-6 p.m. Born of Clay, Lion's Den Stage

4-6 p.m. Manic Rose, Fountain Square

4-6 p.m. Rick Lindy and The Wild Ones, Towner Green

Saturday, June 22

10 a.m.-noon Radio Disney, Towner Green

10 a.m.-noon Jeff Justman, Gazebo Stage

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Radio Bandits, Lions Den

Noon-2:30 p.m. Dime Store String Band, Fountain Square

Noon-2:30 p.m. Ring of Music, Towner Green

Noon-3 p.m. Kristina's Studio of Dance, hourly, Covered Bridge

1-3 p.m. Mark Theodore, Gazebo Stage

2-4 p.m. Steve Justman, Mill Pond

2-5 p.m. Cover Story, Lion's Den

3-5:30 p.m. Don't Speak, Fountain Square

3-5:30 p.m. Wild Daisy, Towner Green

4-6 p.m. Jazzy Blue, Gazebo Stage

6-8 p.m. The Underwater People, Fountain Square

6-8 p.m. The Hat Guys, Towner Green

6-8 p.m. Rhythm Bone, Lion's Den Stage

Sunday, June 23

10 a.m.-noon Gospel Sing A Long, Gazebo Stage

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jennerator, Lions den Stage

Noon-1 p.m. Live Wire, Fountain Square

Noon-3 p.m. Kristina's Studio of Dance, hourly, Covered Bridge

12:30-3 p.m. 28 Days, Towner Green

1-2 p.m. Long Grove Performing Arts, Fountain Square

1-3 p.m. Rick Faehnrich, Gazebo Stage

2-3:30 p.m. Robby Celestin, Fountain Square

2-4 p.m. Merv Collins, Mill Pond

3-6 p.m. The White Saddle Band, Lion's Den Stage

4-6 p.m. Al Fyfe Trio, Gazebo Stage

4-6 p.m. Vintage Blue, Towner Green

4-6 p.m. 7th Heaven, Fountain Square

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