Buffalo Grove Days runs just five days each year, but the event's many aspects require nearly a year of planning by dozens of local volunteers.
The 2013 event is supported by 55 Buffalo Grove Days committee volunteers who have organized every last detail of the festival, from entertainment sound systems to ticket sales and even plans for dry skies, event co-chair Paulette Greenberg said.
“I put my order in for good weather,” she said.
The volunteers, under the direction of Greenberg and JV Springman, have contributed “hundreds and hundreds of hours” to organize this year’s event, Greenberg said.
Greenberg said she started to log the hours they spent on the festival planning, which includes vendor contract reviews, committee meetings and countless emails and phone calls. “By February it was over 100 and I lost count,” she said.
But the time commitment is paying off.
“As a committee, we’re ready to go. Everything’s going smoothly and falling into place like it’s supposed to,” she said.
Buffalo Grove Days kicks off Aug. 28 with charity softball game at 6:30 p.m. at Emmerich Park. The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 2.
The event also includes an arts and crafts fair, business fair, food and beer tents, live entertainment and more.
For more details about Buffalo Grove Days, visit Joanne Johnson’s Patch blog, An Insider’s Guide to Buffalo Grove Days, and the BG Days website for a complete schedule of events.