Music and magic, face painting and flowers, scarecrows and a silent auction. They’re all part of Shermerfest 2012, along with classic cars and trackless train rides.
invites the community to attend the 34th Annual Shermerfest on Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at for an afternoon of family fun. The festival celebrates the history of Northbrook, which was originally called Shermerville when the Village was incorporated in 1901.
"Shermerfest allows the community to come together to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon in the park celebrating our past and learning about who we are,” said , Northbrook Historical Society President. “The event also allows the all-volunteer Historical Society to raise some money."
Families can start the afternoon with an outdoor picnic lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda, provided by . Nearby, The Northfield Inn and Northbrook Historical Museum will host an indoor bake sale and soup lunch.
The Legacy Girls vocal trio will perform from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., singing hits from the 1930s to 60s. A variety and magic show starts at 3:00 p.m.
Children's activity planned for the day will include face painting, balloon twisters, trackless train rides and a scarecrow making station. will also have a station to help children make old-fashioned games.
One of the highlights of Shermerfest each year is the “Classic Northbrook” Antique Car and Truck Display, along with a silent auction where visitors can bid on items donated by local businesses, gift baskets and sports memorabilia. Fall mums will also be for sale.
For safety and cleanliness, no dogs are allowed in the park during the festival. Please call the Historical Society at 847·498·3404 to volunteer or for more information.