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Custer Fair to rock this weekend

Acrobats, jugglers, clowns and regular Evanstonians are expected this weekend at the 38th annual Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts.

Acrobats, jugglers, clowns and regular Evanstonians are expected this weekend at the 38th annual Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Main Street Station Shopping District centered on the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Main Street.

The jazz stage  and food booths on Chicago Avenue stay open until 9 p.m. both nights.

Custer’s Last Stand was inducted into the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame as one of the top festivals in Illinois. It features 400 arts, crafts and mercantile exhibitors from all around America along with 30 ood from 30 restaurants.

The jazz stage runs continuous music and the show stage features music and variety entertainment such as a Native American Indian Pow Wow.

For the second year there’ll be a green section of the fair with Whole Foods sponsoring the EcoVillage.

The Piccolo Theatre presents Professor Theopilis Lemming’s Marvelous Medicine Show featuring 20 variety acts including theatre, puppets, juggling and clowns performing throughout the fair.

As many as 70,000 people are expected to turn out for the fair.

(Above: Professor Theopilus Lemming strides through the 2009 Custer Fair with his entourage. Evanston Now photo by Chris Kirk.)

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