Sunday, June 17, 2012
The 41st annual Custer's Last Stand street fair brought artists, crafters, food vendors and live music to Evanston for two days this weekend. We snapped some photos...did you? Please add to the gallery.
Blistering sun, cool lemonades and plenty of artists, crafters and other vendors took over Custer Avenue and Main Street in Evanston for the annual Custer's Last Stand street fair this Saturday and Sunday. Patch set up a booth in Eiden Park, with the kids' activities, and we were thrilled to get to meet many of our readers. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and also to everyone who signed up for our free newsletter full of top stories about Evanston. We'd love to know what you think! Above are some photos we snapped at the Custer street fair. Did you take any great pictures while you were there? If so, please add them to the gallery above.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Evanston Patch will be among the booths at Custer's Last Stand this weekend, a street fair set up around Custer Avenue.
Nothing says summer in the city like a street fair, and Custer's Last Stand is an Evanston tradition. The 41-year-old event takes over parts of Custer Avenue, Main Street, Washington Street and Chicago Avenue for two days of arts, entertainment and activities for kids. Some 250 arts and crafts exhibitors from around the country will be in attendance this weekend, as well as 150 local businesses, including Evanston Patch. Local restaurants will offer up plenty of street fare, while Goose Island beer will be on tap. At night, two stages come alive with music performed by local bands Corky Siegel, Funkadesi Chicago Catz and the Rockin' Johnny Blues Band, among others. Kids should head straight for the activities in Eiden Park, which include …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Imparting life lessons to Evanstonians young and old.
If you haven't heard, Stephen Colbert spoke at Northwestern’s commencement. Colbert and his alter ego (also named Stephen Colbert) can be summed up by this quote: "I’m the frosting on America’s cake, and tonight I’m willing to let you lick the bowl." I requested an interview with Mr. Colbert but was informed he wasn't talking to the media. That's okay; there was so much else to do this weekend in and around Evanston, like the 12th annual Ricky Birdsong Race Against Hate and the 40th annual Custer Street Fair. Seems the Evanston/Skokie area’s the place to be…unless you’re a McGaw YMCA Camp Echo Session 2 camper…in which case, you boarded a bus Sunday at the corner of Maple and Grove and headed to Fremont, Michigan. Camp Echo, as I’ve been…