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Here's what's going on during rest of Gurnee Days

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  • Bill Hemrich of Gurnee tosses a disc for his 9-year-old golden doodle, Lucy, to catch while warming up for the dog Frisbee championships Friday at the second day of Gurnee Days.

      Bill Hemrich of Gurnee tosses a disc for his 9-year-old golden doodle, Lucy, to catch while warming up for the dog Frisbee championships Friday at the second day of Gurnee Days.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Holly Beemer, 14, of Gurnee gets a big hand from the crowd and encouraging words from the judges after singing Etta James' "At Last" during the Gurnee Idol contest on Friday.

      Holly Beemer, 14, of Gurnee gets a big hand from the crowd and encouraging words from the judges after singing Etta James' "At Last" during the Gurnee Idol contest on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Sergio Rivera, owner of Momcorn in Gurnee, pulls a tamale out of a steamer at the second day of Gurnee Days on Friday.

      Sergio Rivera, owner of Momcorn in Gurnee, pulls a tamale out of a steamer at the second day of Gurnee Days on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Gurnee Days 2014 is in its 42nd year with activities for all ages.

The festival, which began Thursday, continues through Sunday, Aug. 10, with the theme "'Lil Bit Country, 'Lil Bit Rock 'n' Roll!" The event is packed with concerts, entertainment, food, contests, open houses, fireworks, a parade and other activities.

Today's events start with a golf tournament beginning at 7 a.m., open houses at various public buildings beginning at 10 a.m., an art show at Viking School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and events at Viking Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Events include a rib-eating contest at 3 p.m. and an ice cream-eating contest at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday's lineup begins with a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon and a car show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gurnee Days parade is at noon.

More information on the festival is at gurneedays.com.

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