The Festival of the Little Hills, held Friday through Sunday (August 21 to 23) at Frontier Park (South Main Street and First Capitol Drive, St. Charles), offers so much good festival fun that it's difficult to say what part will be best. We might most enjoy Carnival for the Mind, an hourlong magic show happening a few times each day throughout the fair. Or perhaps we will really get into all of the eating — there will be fried Oreos, tacos, bacon rinds, barbecue, gyros, corn on the cob and much, much more (don't forget the Tums!). Then again, the live music could be what we'll remember most: The 48-piece St. Charles Municipal Band performs as does the bluegrassy Salty Dawg Band; check out www.festivalofthelittlehills.com to see the full music schedule. And while you're there, you can also get information about the activities for kids and the craft fair. Admission to the Festival of the Little Hills is free, and you can have fun from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 21-23, 2009