Fall is finally here and with it come the tastes of apple, pumpkin and spice.
Days are becoming shorter and there are just a few perfect weekends left for spending the day outside. Come join the fun at the inaugural Cary Main Street Fest this weekend from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. You’ll be treated to local food and drinks, music and a marketplace with artists and local businesses.
A main stage will host musical acts like GENR8R, Pirates Over 40, Sugar High, Alex & The Allstars, Libido Funk Circus and Heartache Tonight, the premier Eagles tribute band.
Bringing the family? Don’t miss the family stage with martial arts demonstrations, a magician, a Frank Sinatra impersonator, story time, along with music and dance performances. There also are inflatables, crafts and lots of fun just for the kids.
Greeters will request a $5 donation at the gate to help support the event’s Volunteer Grant Program under which partner organizations receive a cash grant for helping to supply volunteers. Nearly 200 volunteers have signed up to help this weekend, and the event could not go on without them.
Cary Main Street Fest is hosted by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and would not be possible without the incredible support from the village of Cary. The event is produced by the amazing team at Big Buzz Idea Group.
The chamber also would like to make a special thank you to our other sponsors whose support also is greatly appreciated, including BMO Harris Bank, The Tracks Bar & Grill, Sage Products@properties – Beth Repta Realty Group, Liberty Outdoor Advertising, Signarama of Crystal Lake, The Goddard School, Town Square Flooring, Jumbo Jump Rental, Envoy Mortgage-Ellen McAlpine, Cary Travel Express, Ringers Landscape Services, Algonquin Township Road District, Northwest Herald, Anytime Fitness, ClearImpact Sound & Event Services and Brunch Café.
As with any first-time event, everything had to be created for Cary Main Street Fest including the name, logo, theme and concept. The work of the festival steering committee was instrumental in making this happen, and the chamber is sincerely grateful for all its work.
The committee included Cary Village President Mark Kownick, David Miller of Rotary Club of Cary-Grove/Lake Julian Contracting, Phil Horn of State Farm Insurance, Jerzy Nagaj of BMO Harris Bank and chamber staff members Lynn Caccavallo and Lisa Barrett.
We look forward to seeing you at Cary Main Street Fest this weekend for what promises to be a magnificent celebration.
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Other upcoming Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce events include the multi-chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday hosted by the Northwest Herald, 7717 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake.
A member breakfast and orientation will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Cary-Grove Chamber Office, 445 Park Ave., Cary.
• Brad Ball is executive director of the Cary-Grove Area Chamber. Reach him at 847-639-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.