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FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
WHERE: Island Park at routes 38 and 31, Geneva, with parking on both sides of the Fox River
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2; plus 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1 for barn dance followed by ghost stories
COST AND INFO: Suggested donation is $25 per day for adults or $15 for teens and elders, free for children age 12 and younger; foxvalleyfolk.com, 630-897-3655
ABOUT: Dozens of musical acts will converge for the 43rd annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival on the Labor Day weekend. It's been a labor of love for the volunteer-led Fox Valley Folklore Society who will present 100 hours of folk music, dance, stories and workshops on eight stages, along with food, artisan vendors and a children's area. People are welcome to bring picnics. Barring extreme weather conditions, performances go on rain or shine.