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  • Dado Marjanovic of Wheeling shows his 9 month-old daughter, Alijana, the new addition to the family: a giant stuffed Furby that he won shooting a basketball on Thursday, the first day of Buffalo Grove Days.

      Dado Marjanovic of Wheeling shows his 9 month-old daughter, Alijana, the new addition to the family: a giant stuffed Furby that he won shooting a basketball on Thursday, the first day of Buffalo Grove Days.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The first day of Buffalo Grove Days had the Ferris wheel spinning, thrilling young and old as a light rain started to fall Thursday.

      The first day of Buffalo Grove Days had the Ferris wheel spinning, thrilling young and old as a light rain started to fall Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Buffalo Grove Days, the village's big annual festival with five days of carnival rides, food, fun and games, opened Thursday night and runs through Labor Day.

The event also features free music Friday through Sunday, an arts and crafts fair and a business expo Saturday through Monday, a barbecue challenge Saturday, and a parade and fireworks on Sunday.

Carnival hours for the festival, which is held on the four sides of the intersection of Lake-Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard, are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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