PT Custer Fair

Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts 
Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2013, 10am to 9pm

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Custer Fair 2013 Entertainment!

Custer Fair 2013 is a'comin', and this year's entertainers are turnin' up the heat to make this summer's event the hottest one yet!  Over 30 musicians and street performers will dazzle, beguile, and move you to smile, laugh, and wave your arms like you just don't care.  Stay tuned in each week as we feature some of the best performers from around the globe, appearing on stage and on the street as a part of the Piccolo Theatre Medicine Show.


Admission to Custer Fair is free, so save the dates and get ready for a rompin', stompin', shoppin' good time!


Arena Stage (at Custer Ave. & Washingto St.)

Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16

11a Native American Dance Troupe

12:30p  Piccolo Commedia Troupe

1:30p Evanston School of Rock (15th) / Jutta & the Hi Dukes (16th)

3p Ajoite Drummers

4:30p Kraig Kenning

5:45p Hip Circle

6:30p Pyro & Penumbra Fire Spinning


Festival Stage (at Main St. & Chicago Ave.)

Saturday June 15

10a Evanston School of Rock

11:30p Kent McDaniel band

1:30p Hurricane Saxophone Quartet

3:30p Highland Park Pops Big Band

5:30p Country Doctors

7p South Blvd Band

Sunday June 16

11:30a Mark Cleveland Band

1:30p John Temmerman Quartet

3:30p Paul Maslin Group

5:30p Chris Greene Quartet

7p TCO featuring Rich Maisel & Terre Cohen

Get Your Craft On!
Custer Fair loves its arts and crafts vendors because there is always something for everyone!  In the coming weeks, we'll bring you a sneak peek at some of the visitor favorites, and new exhibitors you're gonna love!


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by Carolyn Aylward 


Manic for metal?  Carolyn Aylward specializes in making

jewelry from antiques including buttons, typewriter keys and cufflinks. The antique items she uses are from the 1800's to mid 1900's. She has been doing art fairs for almost 7 years. Find her on Etsy!


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Endless Creations EndCre Spatula 1
by Mary & Chuck Hartwig


Need a Father's Day gift that dad can use?  Find it at Endless Creations specializing in laser engraved keepsakes that are hand finished to help keep memories alive, and designed to last a lifetime. Choose from their large selection of standard products or create your own customized personal product.  Visit them on the web!


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by Tom Phelan


Wheaton-based night photographer Tom Phelan shoots a variety of subjects after dark, but his preference is for rural settings and the objects and places contained therein. Though he occasionally shoots in the absence of moonlight, the majority of his work is illuminated to some degree by the moon. His primary goal is to allow the viewer to contemplate the redeeming qualities of objects that may not otherwise seem to possess any, and to feel excitement upon their discovery.  Find him on the web!

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Custer Street Fair
PO Box 6013
Evanston, IL 60204

Voice: 847-328-2204

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Spotlight On
Pyro & Penumbra
Dangerously Beautiful Spectacle

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penumbra - part of a shadow


Pyro & Penumbra is a fire spinning and dance group blending music with fire in beautifully dangerous spectacle, featuring stunts by 
Ariel Begley (Sparky), Genesee Spridco (Ember), and Andrew Rek (Bunsen).


Pyro & Penumbra will warm your heart and Pyro and Penumbra brighten your night with their jovial and whimsical live fire spinning performance. They provide a choreographed full 30- minute stage show with safe improvised entertainment. 


Custer Fair is proud to feature this dynamite trio of dazzling performers!


For more information about Pyro & Penumbra, visit their website, "Like" them on Facebook, and see them on Youtube.  Better still, come see them for free only at Custer Fair 2013!

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Entertainment After Hours!

When the sun goes down, the entertainment keeps

on playing, and this year Custer Fair showcases music and comedy on Piccolo Theatre's main stage! 

Arielle GaC



Arielle Galante


Melanie Davis

Paul Betz

Donn DeSanto

Juan Suarez

Kenneth Becker 





Cantique is an eclectic rock band made up of guitar, bass, drums, harp, violin, flute, and vocals. They play original compositions by Arielle Galante as well as a few covers, varying in genre from Folk and Jazz to Country and Rock.  Fresh from Miami's songwriters scene, Arielle moved back home to Chicago, found some awesome musicians to play with, and after about 3 months of trying to find a good name, Cantique began. 

Gypsy Geoff  

Gypsy Geoff

The Last Vaudevillian Circus Tycoon 


Geoff Marsh - Gypsy Geoff - is a Milwaukee-based professional 

magician, clown, mime, circus arts instructor and fire manipulator. He has performed at numerous festivals around the country, and he is a member of Milwaukee's Vaudeville-style cabaret group, Dead Man's Carnvial.  When not on the road, he teaches exercise and nutrition through circus arts to students in Milwaukee Public Schools.


See them live for one weekend only 

at Custer Fair 2013!


Performances are inside the Main St Metra Station in the heart of the fairgrounds.

Tickets are $20 for each performance. 

Performances are suitable for all ages.

You may purchase your tickets online.

Custer Fair is funded in part by:
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