For sale: 250 Artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectables. They are joined by 150 local businesses and commercial exhibitors who put on an old fashioned Sidewalk Sale.
For kids: In Eiden Park, there will be free balloon sculptures from the teen clowns of Starfish Learning Center, and the amazing Jugglerman-Adam Zeisler. Piccolo Theatre presents Prof. Theophilis Leaming’s Medicine Show Extravaganza. Fifty variety performers perform throughout the fair with juggling, magic, comedy, music, aerial acts and stage shows in the theatre in the Evanston Arts Depot.
Food: Over 30 food vendors offer a reasonably priced international menu featuring the old favorites and new fare.
Entertainment: The Festival Stage has FlashBack Chicago, The Terré Cohen Orchestra conducted by Rich Maisel, Bopology, Blake and Blue, Jack Hubble Jazz Outfit, and John Temmerman’s Jazz Obsession Quartet. Also featuring Canadian folk star David Francey, Wailin’ Walter, the Kent McDaniel Band, the Shoreliner Chorus and Billy J. Ivers & The Lonesome City Bluegrass Band.
The Show Stage features a Native American Pow Wow by The American Indian Center. Also Kraig Kenning, Christopher Greene & New Perspective, the all female Hurricane Saxophone Quartet, The Mark Cleveland Band, plus Corky Siegel and Frank Donaldson.
Check out the theatre offerings of the Piccolo Theatre at PiccoloTheatre.com in their intimate theatre in the Evanston Arts Depot.
Admission: $1 suggested donation; donations are not required.
This year’s Fair hours are from 10:00 am till 9:00 pm.