Dundee Heritage Fest returns with crafts, cars, music
This year's Dundee Heritage Fest will return with most of its mainstays, including a craft fair, car show and live entertainment, but it will not include fireworks or a shuttle bus.
The festival takes place 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in downtown East and West Dundee.
There is no admission fee. For a complete schedule of events and locations, visit www.wdundeeheritagefest.org.
Bands scheduled to play on the music stage downtown include The Student Body from 6-8 p.m. and Madison County from 9/11 p.m. Friday; Bishop Super Band from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brandon Reisdorf Quartet from 3-4 p.m., The Sofa Kings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Hi Infidelity from 9-11 p.m. Saturday; and Starlites jazz combo from 8-9 a.m., Guy Meets Girl from 10-11 a.m., Doc Diamond from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Controlled Burn from 1-2:30 p.m. and The Lennys from 3-5 p.m. Sunday.
The Dundee Township Lions Club is sponsoring a 5K run and 1.6 mile walk from downtown West Dundee south to South End Park and returning through East Dundee. Proceeds support local charities and businesses, as well as fulfilling eyeglass needs for students in Community Unit District 300. It starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.
An arts and crafts fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along the riverwalk. It is managed by Robin Reed of Art of the Heartland. Up to 100 crafters and artists are expected to display and sell such items as apparel, jewelry, soaps, floral decor, stained glass, watercolors, aprons, metal art, primitive and country crafts, ceramics, dog goodies, dips and honeys, fine woodworking, knitting, felted items, bottle art and tie dye.
Other events include a Cool Car Show from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along South 2nd Street; a baggo tournament at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Grafelman Park; kids' activities; and Dundee Lions pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Sunday.