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More than 100,000 attend Frontier Days

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  • A worker with the Cook County Sheriff's Work Alternative Program moves a grill Monday morning while cleaning up a Frontier Days tent in Arlington Heights. Boosted by good weather and big-name acts, organizers said this year's fest was a big success.

       A worker with the Cook County Sheriff's Work Alternative Program moves a grill Monday morning while cleaning up a Frontier Days tent in Arlington Heights. Boosted by good weather and big-name acts, organizers said this year's fest was a big success.
    Kevin Modelski | Staff Photographer

  • Tom Hahn, 65, of Arlington Heights volunteers to clean up the Frontier Days festival on Monday. Boosted by good weather and big-name acts, organizers said this year's fest was a big success.

       Tom Hahn, 65, of Arlington Heights volunteers to clean up the Frontier Days festival on Monday. Boosted by good weather and big-name acts, organizers said this year's fest was a big success.
    Kevin Modelski | Staff Photographer

  • Tom Hahn, 65, of Arlington Heights moves a net while cleaning up the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.

       Tom Hahn, 65, of Arlington Heights moves a net while cleaning up the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.
    Kevin Modelski | Staff Photographer

  • A camel provided by M&A Stables stands outside of its trailer as workers clean up the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.

       A camel provided by M&A Stables stands outside of its trailer as workers clean up the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.
    Kevin Modelski | Staff Photographer

  • Amber Robinson, left, 22, of Raymond, Illinois and Mike Cunningham, 32, of Litchfield, Illinois rake and clean up the pony ride tent of the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.

       Amber Robinson, left, 22, of Raymond, Illinois and Mike Cunningham, 32, of Litchfield, Illinois rake and clean up the pony ride tent of the Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights on Monday.
    Kevin modelski | Staff Photographer

 
 

With big-name bands and good weather attracting large crowds, organizers said the 2014 Frontier Days festival in Arlington Heights was a big success.

"We had wonderful families from a number of suburbs enjoying great family fun and entertainment all weekend," said Pat Peery, co-chairman of the Frontier Days committee.

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Although the festival doesn't sell tickets, Peery estimated between 100,000 and 150,000 people attended the festival over its five days.

The Gin Blossoms performed one night. Kevin Bacon took the stage another night with his brother Michael.

The festival, which ran Wednesday night through Sunday, had hot, sunny weather most days, which helped with attendance, Peery said.

"It was an outstanding weekend full of great fun in Arlington Heights for the Fourth of July," she said.

One attendee just couldn't wait to join the party. A cow in the children's petting zoo gave birth to a 30-pound female calf Sunday morning on the festival grounds.

"It's never dull at Frontier Days," Peery said.

While volunteers and others spent most of Monday cleaning up, Peery said organizers are already starting to talk about next year, which will be the 40th anniversary of Frontier Days.

"I'm sad to see it be all over, but we'll have some new fun things to celebrate next year," she said.

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