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Weekend Highlights: Find a fun Fox Valley event

Updated: September 5, 2012 4:29PM


Sandwich Fair: The Sandwich Fair, actually the DeKalb County Fair, runs Wednesday through Sunday on the Sandwich Fairgrounds along Suydam Road on the west edge of town. Gate admission is $8 daily for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and younger. Season tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for kids. Some Thursday highlights include an ice cream social, harness racing and tractor pulls. Friday is bargain day — $5 admission until 5 p.m.; and Armed Forces Day — free with ID until 5 p.m. Saturday’s first-time event is a local talent show, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Home Arts Building stage. Sunday continues livestock judging; the Sandwich Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., demolition derbies and monster truck demonstrations. Learn more at or the fair office at 815-786-2159.

Three By The Sea: A family play that weaves three sea yarns together opens this week at the Geneva Underground Playhouse, 524 W. State St. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday and continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, and Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22. There are three matinee shows at 3 p.m. Sunday, and Sept. 16 and 23. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and students, or $25 a family. Contact the box office at 630-677-1725 or The show features surfer dudes, pirates and mermaids, woven around three stories from the sea, written by Batavia author Donna Latham.

Early Latino pioneers: The Aurora Historical Society opens the monthlong exhibit as part of the “Flavors of Aurora: Stirred, Not Shaken,” on Friday, Sept. 7, till Sept. 29. The exhibits honor the different ethnic groups of Aurora and the contributions they have made to the city. Friday’s free reception features authentic foods and beverages at a cash bar, live music and dancing by members of the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Learn more at, 630-9060650 or on Facebook.

Ellis House Family Fun Night: Ellis House and Equestrian Center, owned and operated by the Kendall County Forest Preserve District, 13986 McKanna Road, Minooka, has a family event from 4 to 7 p.m. every first Friday of every month. Activities include pony rides ($3 per ride or $5 for two rides), tractor-pulled hay ride, a movie, a bonfire, face painting, nature trails, visiting bunnies and chickens, crafts, concessions, live music by Trish (quarterly) and the Kendall County Animal Control. 815-475-4035.


Jonathan Edwards solo performance: Acoustic folk-rock artist, Jonathan Edwards, known for his gold hit, “Sunshine,” will play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Rivers Edge Theater, 217 S. Bridge St., Yorkville. Tickets are $32 available at the door or at or call 630-882-0035.

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