Party like it’s 2009 in Kaneville

By on August 27, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
KANEVILLE—After an eight-year hiatus from a summer festival, Kaneville is ready to party again. This weekend, Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30, Kaneville residents and anyone who wants to join them will gather in the downtown area around Harter and Main Street roads.

The festivities begin with a library book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, with the evening closing with a free movie shown on the outside wall of Hill’s Country Store, complete with free popcorn and pizza. The movie will be appropriate for children.

A variety of crafters will sell their creations on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while business owners demonstrate their products and services.

Check out the Underground Railroad quilt, made by Karen Heinberg, which is being raffled off to support the Kaneville Historical Society. Listen to the story behind the symbols and colors of the quilt while purchasing a ticket. The winner will be chosen at the Kaneville winter festival in December.

Youngsters may pet the Angora fur of Mary Stough’s rabbits.

Activities for the youngsters take place on Saturday, and include all kinds of races and contests with small prizes. Kids of all ages can participate in the water fights with the Kaneville fire-fighters’ supervision.

Volleyball begins at 10 a.m., and anyone can join in the fun. Sign up for the bags tournament, which starts at 2 p.m.

Local food vendors will sell a variety of food, including hot dogs and brats, and Food for Thought will offer pulled pork from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Back Country Roads will perform from 7 to 9 p.m., and Maple Park resident Roger Kahl will set off the fireworks beginning at 9 p.m.

Sunday morning begins with an outdoor church service at the Kaneville United Methodist Church, and a community picnic begins at noon (bring your own blanket and food). The car show lasts from noon to 3 p.m, when the awards presentation will take place.

Softball games are at 2 and 4 p.m.

Kaneville Fest
Friday, Aug. 28 • 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29 • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.