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Batavia's Riverwalk comes alive for Windmill City Festival

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Spoons not required: gather your friends for this year's ice cream eating contest at Batavia's Windmill City Festival. Teams can sign up for the 2 p.m. Sunday contest in front of the main stage.

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The Golf Challenge offers festival-goers the opportunity to take a whack at golfing. Ages 10 and older are welcome to participate. The challenge runs 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Depot Pond.

Courtesy of Kari Miller

The 5K Windmill Whirl along the Fox River Trail will begin at Island Avenue. The annual race starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday following the Youth 1-Mile Run at this year's Windmill City Festival in Batavia.

Courtesy of Kari Miller

The Windmill City Festival pet parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for Best Trick, Fastest Runner, Most Spots, Longest Ears, Most Unusual Pet, Best Costume, Highest Jump and Best Kisser. Register at the main stage from 9:15 to 9:50 a.m.

LAURA STOECKER | Staff Photographer, 2009

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Roger Breisch remembers how his daughter Kathryn would spend the entire afternoon at the carnival when she would celebrate her birthday at the Windmill City Festival. "They'd get those unlimited ride wristbands and they'd ride and ride and ride," said the 23-year resident of Batavia. The long-running festival has become a tradition of the community. It will run July 12-14 on the Batavia Riverwalk.
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    • Spoons not required: gather your friends for this year’s ice cream eating contest at Batavia’s Windmill City Festival. Teams can sign up for the 2 p.m. Sunday contest in front of the main stage.
    • The Golf Challenge offers festival-goers the opportunity to take a whack at golfing. Ages 10 and older are welcome to participate. The challenge runs 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Depot Pond.
    • The 5K Windmill Whirl along the Fox River Trail will begin at Island Avenue. The annual race starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday following the Youth 1-Mile Run at this year’s Windmill City Festival in Batavia.
    • The Windmill City Festival pet parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for Best Trick, Fastest Runner, Most Spots, Longest Ears, Most Unusual Pet, Best Costume, Highest Jump and Best Kisser. Register at the main stage from 9:15 to 9:50 a.m.
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