What Do You Love About Libertyville Days?

Readers, which events should I check out this weekend?

I have to admit something to you, dear readers.

I've never really been to Libertyville Days.

OK, I went once with my brother several years ago and we just went on a couple of rides, and I walked in the parade a couple of times. But other than that, I've never really experienced Libertyville Days.

So I want you to tell me — which events/activities should I check out this weekend?

Here are a few I'm curious about:

  • The Pet Pageant, which is slated from 3 to 6 p.m. June 17. According to the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, first-place prizes will be awarded for Pet Owner Look-Alike, Most Patriotic and Most Creative. This sounds super cute! Have you ever entered your pet in the contest?
  • The Taste of Libertyville, which will be held all four days of the festival. What's the must-try item each year?
  • The Baggo Tournament. I'm not terrible at Baggo, but I bet there are a lot of serious players out there. Do you plan to enter this year's tournament?

What else should I check out at Libertyville Days? Tell me in the comments section.

By the way — look for me at the parade Saturday. I'll be handing out bottles of Patch bubbles to kids!

Charles Laughlin June 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM
My son's rock band plays on the Youth Stage, so I'm always excited for that. There are some talented young musicians on the stage every year. The Taste of Libertyville is OK. Unforuntately, most of the serious rides make me queasy.
Jill Harkaway June 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I love how the familiar downtown is transformed with the carnival lights. Anything is possible when the festival is here. I also enjoy seeing all the talent and creativity brought by Libertyville residents to the events, talent contests, and music stages. Check out the photography exhibit at the Brainerd Building on Sunday.
Melissa Henderson June 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Highlight fo Libertyville Days is the view of town -- the beautiful treetops and building facades -- from the top of the Ferris Wheel. I'm going to try a nighttime tour this year.


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