Event Info for 2014
  • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Exhibitors must arrive earlier than 8:00am to setup - see Exhibitor Info.)  
  • Location: Evanston Ecology Center - 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Map: Click HERE to see and print where the festival is located within Evanston
  • Festival Site Map: A map of the Festival Site will be available on this page about a week in advance of the festival.  
  • Directions
    • From the South on the Edens Expressway (I-94)
      • Exit at Dempster St and merge onto Dempster heading east
      • Take Dempster east 2.8 miles to McCormick Blvd
      • Turn left on McCormick Blvd and go 1.8 miles on McCormick to Bridge St and the festival.
      • Please note that Bridge St. will be blocked off to car traffic during the festival.
    • From the North on the Edens Expressway (I-94)
      • Exit at Old Orchard Rd
      • Turn left (east) at the light onto Old Orchard Rd and go 1.6 miles to Crawford Ave
      • Turn right on Crawford Ave and go 0.5 miles to Golf Rd
      • Turn left on Golf Rd and go 1.0 miles to McCormick Blvd
      • Turn left on McCormick Blvd and go 0.5 miles to Bridge St and the festival.
      • Please note that Bridge St. will be blocked off to car traffic during the festival.
  • Parking
    • Festival Attendees. Parking will be available north and south of the North Shore Channel, on residential streets close to the festival site.  Additionally, attendees can park in the Kingsley and Haven School parking lots which are a little over 1/4 mile from the festival.  Attendees can drive to these parking lots, by driving Northeast from the festival site on McCormick Blvd, turning left at the light at Green Bay Rd and then turning left immediately into one of the next three driveways.  
    • Festival Exhibitors.  Exhibitors will be able to park in the parking lot across Bridge St. from the Ecology Center on the morning of the festival up until around 8:45am. At that time, or when the lot is full, the lot will be closed off for the remainder of the festival. Additionally, exhibitors can park in the Kingsley and Haven School parking lots which are a little over 1/4 mile from the festival.  Exhibitors can drive to these parking lots, by driving Northeast from the festival site on McCormick Blvd, turning left at the light at Green Bay Rd and then turning left immediately into one of the next three driveways.
  • Shuttle and Metra.  Shuttle buses will run during the festival from the Davis St. Metra station to the Kingsley and Haven school parking lots to the South side of Bridge St. by the festival, and then back to the Davis St. Metra station.
  • Bike Parking.  A parking area for bikes will be available at the festival - on the Southwest corner of the McCormick Blvd/Bridge St intersection. A festival volunteer will supervise the bike area and check bikes in and out for attendees who ride to the festival. 
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