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Custer Fair
Custer Fair
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Late June
Visitors to Piccolo Theatre’s Custer Fair are happy to be there. Smiles greet you wherever you go. Located just north of Chicago along the Lake Michigan shoreline Evanston represents, “Elevated Living.” Great demographics, stately mansions and a highly educated and friendly population all make for one of our nation’s great urban-living environments. From the historic Main St. and Chicago Ave. store buildings to the tree lined Washington Street residential and park area you can find artisans and attractions to please. 250 Artists and craftspeople from across the nation come together on the third weekend of June every year to exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photography, 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 on the commercial streets. Over 30 food vendors offer an international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare. Our artisans and artists develop long-term relationships with our patrons. The Custer Fair was an original inductee into the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame along with the Taste of Chicago. The Custer Fair represents one of Illinois’ favorite summertime activities. The entertainment at Custer Fair amazes and delights. The Piccolo Theatre Music Stage has featured some of Chicago lands music legends like Flash Back Chicago, The Terré Cohen Orchestra conducted by Rich Maisel, Bopology, Blake and Blue, Jack Hubble Jazz Outfit, John Temmermans Jazz Obsession Quartet, the all female Hurricane Saxophone Quartet, Mark Cleveland Band, and Corky Siegel with Frank Donaldson. The Piccolo Theatre Show Arena features a Native American Pow Wow and the variety acts of Piccolo Theatre Street Theatre. As the Chicago Sun-Times says, come and...Romp-Stomp and Shop at the Custer Fair.”
See website for schedule.
Main Street and Chicago Avenue
See website for map
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Free Admission. $1 voluntary donation accepted.

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