Old-fashioned fun at Bartlett Heritage Days
From Submitted Reports September 3, 2013 6:08PM
The DuPage Valley Settlers will have an encampment at Bartlett Park during the Bartlett Heritage Days. | Submitted
Motorist advisories for Heritage Days
The Bartlett Police Department would like to remind motorists traveling on Devon Avenue near Leiseberg Park to be aware of pedestrians walking to and from the Heritage Days Carnival from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Carnival attendees are encouraged to use the free parking areas located at Bartlett Plaza and the Senior Flexonics parking lot near South Berteau Avenue. Motorists also are encouraged to use the designated drop-off areas on South Berteau and South Oak Glenn Drive since no one will be allowed to drop off individuals on Devon Avenue near Leiseburg Park.
Bartlett Avenue will be closed between South Western Avenue and Oak Avenue form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday due to the Bartlett Heritage Days Flea Market. Bartlett Avenue also will also be closed between Oak and South Eastern avenues form 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday due to the Bartlett Heritage Days Classic Car Show.
Updated: October 5, 2013 6:13AM
BARTLETT — A new and expanded lineup of events and activities will bring the “good old days” of family fun with friends and neighbors back to downtown Bartlett during the fourth annual Bartlett Heritage Days Friday through Sunday.
Free trolley tours sponsored by the village of Bartlett will take riders through historical downtown Bartlett with costumed docents on board from the Bartlett Historical Society. The 2013 tours have been expanded to four tours a day, leaving at noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Free tickets can be obtained from the information table in the village hall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Ticketholders should arrive 10 minutes before the tour indicated on their tickets; empty seats will be filled with standbys at five minutes before each tour.
T-shirts and a 2013 button also will be for sale at the information table.
The Chamber of Commerce Heritage Days Carnival returns, with the latest trends in food truck, rides and bands at Leiseberg Park. Returning to Bartlett Park are the Arts/Craft Fair, Pet Show by Four Paws, Animal Show by Bartlett Nature Center, gazebo entertainment, and DuPage Valley Settlers Encampment.
Among the new events this year are:
Model builders and supplies from the Legoland Discovery Center sponsored by Mathnasium of Bartlett in Bartlett Park.
A petting zoo added to pony rides from Indian Ridge Farms by Associated Bank.
A 140th Birthday Party for the Depot Museum.
“Old timey” contests and games at Banbury Fair and Bartlett Candy House.
Decorate a birdhouse contest by Arts in Bartlett.
Dog Day Afternoon at Bartlett Plaza with dog adoptions and family photos.
Randy Erwin — a wandering, singing, yodelin’, rope trickin’ cowboy.
Entertainers at Bartlett Park Gazebo and Banbury Fair stage.
Heritage Days buttons and T-shirts at the information table at village hall.
Arts on Oak, where artists line Oak Street and the Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame sell pastries.
Inflatables and games, a flea market, classic car show, Yu-Gi-Oh!/Vanguard tournaments, art activities/face painting by Color My World Children’s Art Studio, entertainment, and a Kiddy Train by Christ Community Church fills the core downtown with fun for the whole family.
A full schedule of events and locations can be found at www.bartlettheritagedays.com.