Dundee Heritage Fest returns with crafts, cars, music

  • West Dundee Heritage Fest will include a double elimination Baggo tournament from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in Grafelman Park.

    West Dundee Heritage Fest will include a double elimination Baggo tournament from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in Grafelman Park. Courtesy of Village of West Dundee

  • The Heritage Fest Car Show features souped up vehicles both new and old -- any year, make or model welcome, including antique, originals, customs, rat rods, street/strip, trucks and motorcycles.

    The Heritage Fest Car Show features souped up vehicles both new and old -- any year, make or model welcome, including antique, originals, customs, rat rods, street/strip, trucks and motorcycles. Courtesy of Village of West Dundee

 
Daily Herald report
Posted9/15/2022 6:00 AM

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.

Food and drink will be available each day during Heritage Fest. Local and regional food vendors will set up booths downtown, north of Main Street (Route 72). Food and beverage vendors operate on a cash basis. For visitors 21 and older, a $1 wristband is required to consume alcohol.
Food and drink will be available each day during Heritage Fest. Local and regional food vendors will set up booths downtown, north of Main Street (Route 72). Food and beverage vendors operate on a cash basis. For visitors 21 and older, a $1 wristband is required to consume alcohol. - Courtesy of Village of West Dundee

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.

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