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WORLD OF FAERIES FESTIVAL
WHERE: Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4
COST AND INFO: $15 cash only at the gate for adults with online discount, $8 for seniors, free for children age 12 and younger; theworldoffaeries.com, 815-788-1630
ABOUT: The 15th annual World of Faeries Festival will conjure live music, fairy tea parties, a craft tent, raptor program, vendor village and food. There will be face-painting and a family Quest at the rain-or-shine fest. Among the attractions will be Professor Griselda Grubb, the singing herbologist, and her magical plants at the Faerie Village. People may bring picnics, but no pets are allowed at the family-oriented, alcohol-free event. Organizers encourage everyone to come dressed to fit the fantasy theme.