40th Annual Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts

Evanston's 40th Annual Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19 in the heart of the historic Main Street Station Shopping District. The main entrance to the fair is at the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Main St. in Evanston. The Festival opens at 10 am and the arts and crafts section closes at 7 pm, the Festival Stage & Food booths on Chicago Ave. stay open till 9 pm both nights. Custer’s Last Stand was inducted into the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame as one of the top festivals in Illinois. There are 400 arts, crafts, and mercantile exhibitors from all around America. Thirty restaurants are featured at the Custer FoodFest. The Festival Stage runs continuous music and the Show Stage features music and variety entertainment such as a Native American Indian Pow Wow (see reverse for schedule). This year features our third annual Eco-Village sponsored by Whole Foods Market featuring healthy living cooking demonstrations and purveyors of eco friendly goods. The Piccolo Theatre presents the Theophilis Lemming Medicine Show featuring 20 variety acts including theatre, puppets, juggling and clowns performing throughout the fair. Each year 70,000 people attend this Evanston tradition. Patrons are encouraged to take the CTA or Metra, which stop at Main St., for ease of travel.

FOR INFORMATION: John Szostek, Fair Director, (847) 328-2204, Fax (847) 328-2295,
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http://www.custerfair.com
Custer Fair

P.O. Box 6013, Evanston, IL 60204
Evanston Festival Theatre, Inc. is a member of the Main Street Station Shopping District.
Evanston Festival Theatre, Inc. is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation in good standing and a Federal 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corp. and does not discriminate according to race, color, creed, handicap, sex or political preference.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Show Stage
(At Custer Ave. & Washington St.)

Saturday June 18, 2011

Sunday June 19, 2011
11:00 Native American Dance Troupe (Pow Wow)
11:00 Native American Dance Troupe (Pow Wow)
12:00 Hurricane Saxophone Quartet
12:00 Radio Disney Road Show
3:00 Kraig Kenning
2:00 Paul Maslin Group
4:00 Adjoite Drumming
4:00 Kraig Kenning
5:30 Evanston Escola de Samba
5:30 The Country Doctors

Festival Stage
(At Main St. & Chicago Ave.)

Saturday June 18, 2011

Sunday June 19, 2011
10:00 Andy Young
10:00 SPACE Students
11:00 Evanston School of Rock
11:00 Kent McDaniel Band
1:00 Mandy and the Bandits
1:00 John Temmerman Quartet
3:00 Evanston Idol IV Finalists
3:00 Bopology, Inc.
5:00 Sarah & The Tall Boys
5:00 Chris Greene Quartet
7:00 South Boulevard Band
7:00 TBA

Piccolo Theatre presents the Theophilis Lemming Medicine Show, a theatre festival in the true Wild West sense. The Medicine Show begins at 10 am and ends at 7 pm both days. The Theophilis Lemming Medicine Show has several stages outdoors and inside the Piccolo Theatre and features theatre, puppets, juggling, clowns, magic and more. The acts range from The Absinthe Minded Professors, Mickey Simple, Windy City Wizard, Claire T. Clown, MooNiE the Magnificent, the Chicago Light Artillery Civil War Camp, The Raven, Les Infants Terrible, Starfish Learning Center Clowns and the Piccolo Theatre. Theophilis P. Lemming, portrayed by Andrew Roberts, oversees the acts and peddles his patented Snake Oil. A special appearance by Colonel Custer is sure to please. Custer’s Last Stand and the Piccolo Theatre Theophilis Lemming Medicine Show are FREE!

Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts