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Sunday picks: Last day for Long Grove's Strawberry Fest

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  • Strawberries will be plentiful at the annual Long Grove Strawberry Festival.

      Strawberries will be plentiful at the annual Long Grove Strawberry Festival.

  • Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro perform as part of Filipino Kingz of Comedy at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro perform as part of Filipino Kingz of Comedy at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • Head to Petersen Farm in McHenry for the annual Day at Petersen Farm family event on Sunday, June 23. Guests can see farm animals, go on hayrides, watch farming demonstrations and more.

      Head to Petersen Farm in McHenry for the annual Day at Petersen Farm family event on Sunday, June 23. Guests can see farm animals, go on hayrides, watch farming demonstrations and more.
    Courtesy of Petersen Farm

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Strawberries galore
Dig in to a variety of fresh strawberries and strawberry treats at the annual Long Grove Strawberry Fest at the crossroads of Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads, Long Grove. The event also features musical performances and kids' activities. $5 admission. Kids younger than 12 admitted free. (847) 634-0888 or visitlonggrove.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Farm fun
Milk a model cow, see farm equipment and take an old-fashioned hayride at the annual Day at Petersen Farm at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile west of Route 31, in McHenry. Other highlights include kids' games, craft demonstrations and farm animals. The Georgia Ray Family Band and The Cleffhangers barbershop quartet perform. Guests can tour the farmhouse and vote in the naming contest for McHenry's full-size Holstein dairy cow model. Free admission. (815) 385-0191 or visit ci.mchenry.il.us. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

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North vs. South
Get a glimpse of what war-torn America might have been like 150 years ago at a special Civil War Encampment presented this weekend at the Fischer Farm, 16W680 Old Grand Ave. (just west of Church Road), Bensenville. Free admission. (630) 766-7015 or bensenvilleparkdistrict.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Knitting time
Hand-dyed yarns and fiber are among the items for sale in the vendor marketplace for the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Festival, which also features workshops, seminars and more this weekend at the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10; kids 10 and younger admitted free. (815) 276-2537 or fiberandfolk.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Comic conclave
Fans of comic books, cartoons and graphic novels won't want to miss Mighty Con this weekend with celebrity guests at Pheasant Run Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $10. (630) 584-6300 or mightycon.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Red, white and brew
A Taste of the Red, White and Brew Fest features wine and beer tasting, artwork displays, music, food and more at Veteran's Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the gate. $10 for designated drivers and children. Proceeds benefit the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association. Visit nisra.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Settlement Sunday
Head out to the Naper Settlement for a Settlement Sunday event, featuring do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes, tours of historic buildings, games and other family activities. The Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Events are free with paid $8-$12 general admission. Kids younger than 4 admitted free. (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.museum. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Art utopia
The second annual Artopia Festival brings together Chicago's top artistic and musical talents to the historic Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Chicago's largest indoor music and art festival features art displayed throughout the theater with more than 100 artists showcasing and selling their work, live art stations, body painting and walking art pieces, live music performances on the main stage, DJs, an outdoor area with hands-on activities and live graffiti art. Admission is $6-$10; free for kids younger than 12. (773) 491-2927 or www.artopiachicago.com. 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Kingz of comedy
Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro appear together as the Filipino Kingz of Comedy at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $20 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23

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