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Cancelled: The Grove Folk Fest

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


October 2, 2019 — With great regret, we have made the decision to cancel our Grove Folk Fest event scheduled for this Sunday, October 6.

After over 7 inches of rain in the past weeks and the rain today, The Grove’s grounds are completely saturated and flooded in many areas. With more rain predicted for Thursday and Saturday the situation will only worsen. We carefully weighed options for moving vendors, food service, musicians and other activities to hard-surface areas, with no success. Many of the driveways and paths are also flooded and options for holding activities inside are more limited this year due to construction at the Interpretive Center and Program Barn.

In addition, the front entrance at Milwaukee Avenue is also under construction. The recent rain has rendered the front drive unstable and we have been informed that, with more rain anticipated, it may be unsafe for the large volume of cars and continuous bus traffic that would be expected for this event.
We are extremely disappointed in this turn of events. In 40 years, this is only the third time we’ve been forced to cancel Grove Folk Fest, and it was a very difficult decision. However, we need to put the safety of our patrons and the quality of their experience first.

We have some exciting changes coming up with our Interpretive Center renovation and brand new animal exhibits, so please watch for our Grand Opening celebration later this fall.

Costumed interpreters relive local history while visitors celebrate autumn with folk music, square dancing, hayrides and more. Dine on hearty food in the outdoor dining hall or enjoy the Native American flute circle. Gift and craft items are available for purchase.


October 6, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL 60025 United States
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(847) 299-6096