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Custer Fair kicks off summer festival season

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Over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople and commercial vendors are expected at Custer Fair in Evanstonon on Father's Day weekend, June 18-19.

The fair, centered around the Main Street and Chicago Avenue business district will offer paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectables.

Over 30 food vendors provide a full international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare.
The fair also features performances on three stages. The Festival Stage features some of Chicagoland's jazz legends. The Arena Stage features theatre, music, and novelty performers from Chicagoland. And in Eiden Park on Washington Avenue the kids will receive free balloon sculptures, face painting, interactivities and games.

Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

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