School has begun, the days are getting shorter, and we have reached the final week of local festivals.
Summer is a busy time for community volunteers, since each town has its own summer festival. The Sugar Grove Corn Boil was in July, Elburn Days and Kaneville Fest were in August, and now Maple Parkâ€™s Fun Fest is set to run from Friday through Monday, Sept. 4-7 (see Maple Park Fun Fest coverage in this weekâ€™s edition).
The festival that began as a Labor Day weekend softball tournament has evolved, grown, shrunk, and regrown over the years, and this year is promising to be more than worth attending.
The Maple Park Fun Fest begins Friday evening with performances on the main stage from a pair of area bands, CAOZZ and Red Woody. Saturday features a run/walk, the beginning of the softball tournament, a craft show, the annual toilet bowl races, parade, and more live performances from area bands. Sunday features a buffet breakfast and day two of the softball tournament, and concludes with fireworks at night.
Sunday closes out the festival with a breakfast and the culmination of the softball tournament.
As we have stated throughout the summer, our local community festivals are perfect ways to either connect, or re-connect, with your fellow community members.
The summer festival circuit is nearly over, and soon there will be no more chances to get outside, gather with your neighbors, and take part in a community-wide, multi-day festival. We hope you take this last opportunity of the year.
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