Results tagged with 'carnival'
Published May 16, 2015
The Memorial Weekend Classic returns to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove next weekend. The event will include the standard races as well as a free kids' carnival called "Leroy Butler Day at the Races" on Sunday. The carnival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. and Butler will be there promoting his anti-bullying campaign.
Published May 28, 2014
The Sun Fair, the South Side's largest street carnival, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. It runs until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 on Historic Mitchell Street, between 7th and 11th Streets.
Published Aug. 10, 2013
Walk to the fringe of the State Fair's midway, past the Ferris wheel and the water gun games and the lemonade stand, and you'll find a large, colorful tent featuring a dozen painted signs reading "weird women" and "lizard man" and "circus oddities." We paid $5 and pulled back the flap to take a peek at a modern sideshow.
Published July 7, 2013
Summerfest had a slow start in the early years. Riding to the rescue was Milt Kaufman and his "Million Dollar Midway." The Midway was a cash cow and although it wasn't part of Summerfest, it operated adjacent to and at the same time as the music festival.
Published June 30, 2013
Today, there is not a midway at Summerfest and people have mixed opinions on whether or not it is missed. Most people, it seems, think the decision to eliminate the rides and games was a good idea, but others saw the value in the carnival component.
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Monday May 27th, 2013 – Fox Lake, IL It’s Memorial Day, and I’m in a reflective mood. The weather today in the Chicago area really rots, and it’s ruining people’s mood. I can feel it. Barbecues are being cancelled, and I sensed an ominous vibe from qu...
Monday January 28th, 2013 – Fox Lake, IL Everyone on this planet is at least a wee bit crazy to a certain degree, and I have yet to hear of or personally meet any exceptions. We’ve all got tweaks and quirks of some sort, and it becomes an issue of whether we choose to ...
Wednesday February 16th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL More last minute preparation before heading off to the ship tomorrow. I’d be lying like a politician if I said I was looking forward to it, even a little bit. Yes, the weather is warm, but that’s about it. Most of the next eleve...
Wednesday January 26th, 2011 - Montego Bay, Jamaica/Chicago, IL
Another 14 hour ‘off’ day of travel. I’d never been to Montego Bay, Jamaica before so I checked out of my cabin extra early so I’d be sure to make it to the airport on time. Every port is dif...
Saturday January 22nd, 2011 - Somewhere At Sea No shows tonight, plus it was a sea day. That means no port to wander and explore. I’m stuck aboard ship all day and all night with nothing to do and nowhere to be. That can get long and lonely without a plan of action. Laying aroun...
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