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West Chicago Blooming Fest returns this weekend

Store for crops from the West Chicago Backyard Membership at Blooming Fest in downtown West Chicago. The pageant, operating from 9 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday, provides crops obtainable for viewing and buy, leisure, youngsters’s actions, meals and distributors.
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West Chicago’s annual Blooming Fest has grown right into a gardener’s playground.

A plant sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with a big selection of greater than 2,000 natives, annuals, perennials, greens and hanging baskets. It’s the principle occasion of a downtown spring pageant celebrating the beginning of the rising season.

The West Chicago Backyard Membership hosts the sale at its sales space on Galena Road till round 2 p.m., however organizers counsel exhibiting up early. Membership members provide crops from their very own gardens or greenhouses. Grasp gardeners will have the ability to reply questions and share their experience on Saturday.

Blooming Fest additionally will function leisure, youngsters’s actions, meals and distributors.

Musicians Katie Kostner and Dillon Riley will carry out as will the West Chicago Elementary College District 33 Choir. Town’s annual Artwork Banner exhibit will probably be displayed.

The child zone alongside Foremost Road may have a petting zoo, face painter, balloonist, sand artwork and different family-friendly choices. The Animal Quest animal present will probably be held from midday to 12:45 p.m.

Greater than 70 meals, crafts and enterprise distributors, plus neighborhood and civic organizations, may have cubicles lining Foremost Road between Washington and Chicago streets.

Galena Road between Foremost Road and Tye Court docket will probably be closed from 10 a.m. Friday by 7 p.m. Saturday to accommodate Blooming Fest. Foremost Road additionally will probably be closed from Chicago to West Washington streets from 5 a.m. to six p.m. Saturday.

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