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Musicians at the market play through rain

The McDowell Brothers play on at the Homewood Farmers Market in spite of a steady rain falling on Saturday, June 15. The market was not as busy as usual, probably because of the weather, but vendors and patrons were there, carrying on with the summer ritual.

100-plus vendors expected for Homewood’s Artisan Street Fair

The 2019 Homewood Artisan Street Fair is expanding its footprint and boasting more than 100 artists from around the Chicagoland area and the Midwest on June 7 and 8. 
 
The fair also features live music, a food court and food trucks and a maker-space tent packed with activities for all ages. Hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Busy Homewood Farmers Market basks in surprise sunshine

The Homewood Farmers Market got off to a great start on Saturday, according to Market Manager Kate Duff. 

At 8 a.m. the vendors were ready, and customers came in droves.

Duff said she couldn't even get a good attendance count.

"It was too full to count," she said. "I'm pretty sure this was our busiest start ever."

New events and activities for all on tap at Sept. 8 Flossmoor Fest

New activities — from a photo booth to the Jesse White Tumblers to an auction of the downtown dogs — have been added to this year’s Flossmoor Fest. The annual street festival returns Sept. 8 with a full day of activities for all ages. Flossmoor Fest will take over the village’s downtown area and Flossmoor Park between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Scenes from Homewood Giant Block Party 2018

Homewood's Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 18, brought the community together for a celebration of summer, with live music, food and plenty of activities for kids. 

Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle.

Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 celebrates Homewood’s 125th anniversary

Homewood's 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.

Scenes from Trail Mix 2018

Theatre Arts Leadership Kouncil (TALK) held its third annual music festival rain or shine on Saturday, July 21. It got both. Organizer Steve Ploum said the morning and early afternoon rains kept the crowd sparse early on, but when the sun came out, more people arrived to enjoy performances from more than a dozen local bands and individual musicians. 

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Scenes from Community House Fest 2018

Flossmoor Community Church held it's first Community House Fest on Saturday, July 21, although the event was in keeping with a long tradition of arts-oriented events hosted in the Community House. 

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Homewood shines in televised WGN Block Party

As the sun rose in Homewood on Friday, the WGN Block Party Extravaganza was already gearing up. Young musicians in the Melody Mart Band were tuning up. The streets were lined with offerings from local businesses and organizations. 

And the WGN staff had the cameras ready to roll at 6 a.m. to open the four-hour WGN Morning News show from its remote location in downtown Homewood.

The Homewood Farmers Market is back for its winter season

Baked goods, seasonal produce, collectibles and crafts are back. The Homewood Indoor Farmers Market is about to begin its fourth season.

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