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Bartlett Heritage Days returns Friday through Sunday

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  • Jim Stulga of Downers Grove, a member of "The Wheel Men" organization, rides a high wheels bicycle during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration.

      Jim Stulga of Downers Grove, a member of "The Wheel Men" organization, rides a high wheels bicycle during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer September 2016

  • Robert Reed, front, and Jeffery Followell of the 144th Ceremonial Army Band, based in Springfield, Illinois, play clarinet during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration.

      Robert Reed, front, and Jeffery Followell of the 144th Ceremonial Army Band, based in Springfield, Illinois, play clarinet during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer September 2016

  • Diane Mate of Arlington Heights, a member of the Du Page Valley Settlers, works with an inkle loom during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration Saturday. The group is returning to this year's festival.

      Diane Mate of Arlington Heights, a member of the Du Page Valley Settlers, works with an inkle loom during last year's Bartlett Heritage Days celebration Saturday. The group is returning to this year's festival.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer September 2016

 
Daily Herald report

Bartlett Heritage Days, the fall festival now in its eighth year, runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10. Celebrate the rich history of the 126-year-old community that began as a train stop on the Chicago & Pacific Railroad in 1873.

A full schedule of the event, which involves a variety of activities at different locations around town, is at bartlettheritageday.com. Here are a few of the highlights:

6-9 p.m. Friday

• Party on the Patio & Open Mic Night at Banbury Fair, 211 Railroad Ave.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

• Bartlett Bazaar at Oak and Bartlett avenues -- jewelers, crafters, area businesses and civic organizations, $5 climbing wall, dunk tank.

• Derango Dental, $3 mini golf to benefit Alzheimer's, free arts and crafts and balloons.

• West Bartlett Avenue, $1 mini train rides.

• Banbury Fair Kids Fest, $5 all you can jump inflatables, $3-$10 face painting, free meet n' greet characters and games.

Saturday only

• All day, pet adoption in Bartlett Park, with eight adoption agencies, pet-related vendors, raffles and prizes.

• All day, Oak Avenue, DuPage Valley Settlers Encampment.

• 2-4 p.m., Ukulele Jam.

• 9 a.m.-noon, History Museum activities.

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Depot Museum activities.

• 1 and 3 p.m. "Walk in the Footsteps of History" guided historical tour.

• 6-10:30 p.m. at Banbury Fair, Boogie for Bill with 7 DEEZ, drinks, food, raffle. All proceeds to benefit Bill Vance's battle with cancer.

Sunday only

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bartlett Park Worship in the Park, Blessing of the Pets with Immanuel United Church of Christ.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oak Avenue Car Show.

• 11:30 a.m., Bartlett High School Band marching from Bartlett Park down Oak to Bartlett Avenue.

• Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Depot Museum Free Trolley Tours hosted by Bartlett Historical Society.

• 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m., Mr. D's Magic & Illusion Show on Oak Avenue.

• 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Arts in Bartlett Color My World Arts Academy Activities -- Native American projects and storytelling, clay pot making and scavenger hunt.

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