Taste of Antioch begins

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 7/19/2018 8:54 PM
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  • Lydia Geiger, 8, front left, and her sister, Calista, 6, and 6-year-olds Cassidy Griffith, left back, and Madison Oleson ride the Cobra during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer in downtown Antioch by the Bandshell on Thursday. The event featured live music, carnival rides, face painting and food tents.

      Lydia Geiger, 8, front left, and her sister, Calista, 6, and 6-year-olds Cassidy Griffith, left back, and Madison Oleson ride the Cobra during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer in downtown Antioch by the Bandshell on Thursday. The event featured live music, carnival rides, face painting and food tents. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Lead singer Frankie Richie sings with Saints N' Sinners during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer in downtown Antioch by the Bandshell on Thursday. The event featured live music, carnival rides, face painting and food tents.

      Lead singer Frankie Richie sings with Saints N' Sinners during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer in downtown Antioch by the Bandshell on Thursday. The event featured live music, carnival rides, face painting and food tents. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Food may be the main attraction but there's plenty more to the Antioch Taste of Summer. The fest kicked of Thursday and runs through Sunday, July, 22 on Orchard and Skidmore in downtown Antioch.

Guests can sample the fare of local restaurants and enjoy carnival rides, games and live entertainment, as well as crafts exhibitors and sidewalk sales throughout downtown Antioch.

The Taste continues 4 to 11 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a carnival running the same hours, except on Sunday when it stays open an extra hour, closing at 8 p.m.

The festival includes a Special Needs Carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Up to four family members will receive complimentary wristbands. A caregiver age 18 or older must accompany special needs family members and place them on all rides.

Food booths scheduled to take part include Dairy Queen. Lodge of Antioch, Brat Shop, BBQ'd Productions, Citrus Smashers, Jerk N' More, Luke's of Mundelein, Tres Flores Funnel Cakes and El Barrio of Mundelein.

Admission is free. For details, visit www.antiochchamber.org.

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