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Flossmoor Fest 2011

Flossmoor's annual end-of-summer celebration.

Flossmoor's annual celebration was voted best of the Chicago's Southland by the Southtown Star. Hallmarks of the festival include local vendors, great entertainment and free activities for children.  

Matthew S. Medlen, Sr. September 12, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Lot of people have recommend this on Facebook, but no comments here? Let hear what you have to say about the fest.
Mike Tucker September 12, 2011 at 07:13 PM
Great pictures of a great time! You did a great job of capturing it all sir! Maybe I'm a little biased, but I love the one of my daughter Lexie and son Aidan lol
Matthew S. Medlen, Sr. September 12, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Thanks Mike, that is okay to be a little bias, glad I was there to capture that moment.
SouthSide September 12, 2011 at 09:07 PM
These are fantastic photos! That brat looks so good, I'm craving one now! I always love to see and hear the IJP kids at this event. It's a diverse bunch of kids and a terrific music teacher!
WA Mama September 12, 2011 at 09:29 PM
That bucket shot is awesome!
WA Mama September 12, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I'd like to see Kaotic Drumline at every event for the rest of my life, frankly. Whoever thought to book them is a hero!
Matthew S. Medlen, Sr. September 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM
I appreciate the comments on the photos, but did you attend the event and if so what did you think, what was your favorite part, etc Here is your chance to tell the community what you thought of the event. Its your event, lets talk about it.
WA Mama September 13, 2011 at 01:08 AM
Okay, here it is. Flossmoor Fest did everything Homewood Days failed to do: highlight what is wonderful about the village, give families a place to gather, give local businesses a place to meet 'n' greet, give kids a safe environment to run around and be kids, entertain young and old, and allow community input. In short, Flossmoor Fest brought a community together. It was BY the community FOR the community. It was only one day, and it was wonderfully done. Kudos to the people who put so much time and effort into it. Thank you!
CitizenJ September 13, 2011 at 02:55 AM
I agree - Homewood should take notes, the last Homewood days was a pretty sad event in my opinion. Personally I think they should forget the bands that draw the wrong crowds or give tickets to Homewood residents and sell them at a very high price for non-residents. Homewood people support Homewood and the village should support and entertain them first.
BN September 13, 2011 at 03:45 AM
Flossmoor Fest was fantastic, as it normally is. I am. Homewood resident now, but grew up in Flossmoor. I much prefer Flossmoor Fest now that we have young children. It's the perfect family event; great for kids of all ages! Just enough to do, without making it a circus. And best of all, it showcases the LOCAL restaurants, businesses, and organizations!
J.J. September 13, 2011 at 03:46 AM
This looks 100% better then Homewood Days! Good Job Flossmoor
Elizabeth Webb September 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM
As I drove by on Flossmoor Road Saturday, all I saw were signs saying "no dogs" and so on. There were three large signs at the park on the east side of the tracks and three at Sterling. Did I miss the "Welcome to Flossmoor Fest" sign that was four times bigger than the "NO" signs. The "NO" signs were quite off-putting.
Mary Terese Frederickson September 23, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Thanks for the photo coverage of the IJP School Choir. We've never missed a festival yet and we love to participate. Terese Frederickson, Music Director, IJP School 23 yrs.

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