Editorial: Check out Kaneville Fest this weekend

By on August 23, 2013

One of the best things about living in the Kaneland community is that we’re rewarded with three straight weekends of festival entertainment. And following a very fun and very successful Elburn Days fest last weekend, we have Kaneville Fest 2013 to look forward to.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the village of Kaneville will continue making memories and expanding upon its biography with its annual Kaneville Fest—a celebration made possible by generous donors of the community, and one that has been around for decades.

This year’s festival will begin on Thursday, Aug. 22, with a pre-book sale at the Kaneville Library located at the Dave Werdin Community Center, 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville. Belgium horses will be on site from George Lawyer Belgium Horses, weather permitting. The community garage sale will run during the fest at various locations throughout the village. A complete list of addresses is available at Hill’s Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road in Kaneville.

You can also check out the movie night on Friday, Aug. 23, at Hill’s Country Store. Movie night takes place rain or shine, and always features a kid-friendly flick. Cartoons will begin at 8 p.m. The movie, “Epic,” will start at 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free pizza from Paisano’s and popcorn from Rich’s Auto Service will be available, as well as $1 slushies and ice cream, and free raffle prizes for kids.

Saturday, Aug. 24, is the “official” date for Kaneville Fest. And that means those in attendance will have plenty of activities to choose from.

Ready your spoons for an ice cream eating contest sponsored by Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream. Entry is free for all ages. Sign up is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the contest kicking off at 3 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. by 5B’s Catering of Waterman, Ill. Cost for dinner is $5 for children and $11 for adults. Grilling up pork chops since 1975, 5 B’s Catering serves old-fashioned home cooking with a country flair.

Hill’s Country Store will also have a tent set up with drinks, slushies and ice cream available for fest attendees to enjoy.

Live music will be provided from 6 p.m. to dusk by the band Red Woody. Following the band will be the Kaneville Fest fireworks show, supplied and carried out by Maple Park resident Roger Kahl and his crew of pyrotechnicians.

All tickets related to the event are available for purchase prior to Aug. 24 at Hill’s Country Store. All money raised or donated by the many raffles, pork chop fundraiser and 50/50 contest is used to offset the cost of the event, fireworks and entertainment.

There isn’t a better way to follow up last weekend’s awesome Elburn Days event than with a festival like Kaneville Fest—an event that features literally something for everyone. We highly recommend you pay the festival a visit and get a look at the things that make Kaneville such a great village.