Custer Fair Magic

I’m still getting my bearings from the Custer’s Last Stand whirlwind. It is still my very favorite Evanston Summer Fair, and here’s why:

Piccolo

Stilt-walkers greet you and are great at providing directions.

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Clowns provide a chuckle when the rainclouds threaten.

Clowns

photo courtesy Jennifer Jarland

Plate spinners juggle fire.

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Musicians abound,

Saxophones

providing a variety of ethnic immersions,

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Drummers

that inspire people to dance with abandon.

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My brother is honored.

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History is re-enacted.

Cannons

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Piccolo’s Medicine Show offers comedy and laughter

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from which various characters emerge.

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Renaissance people wander around.

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contrasting with modern amenities.

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Marionettes interact with children and adults.

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The Raven juggles fire while balancing on a ball,

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then rolls by

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and is aflutter at our booth.

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How can one not be impressed?

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If you missed the fair, Piccolo Theatre provides humor and costumed characters year-round with its stage productions that are worth seeing.

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