Visitor Info

Welcome to Custer Fair, an Evanston tradition since 1972, and your starting point for family festival fun!

Custer Fair hours are from 10:00am-9:00pm.

Visitors to Custer Fair are happy to be there. Smiles greet you wherever you go. From the historic Main St. and Chicago Ave. store buildings to the tree lined Washington St. residential area you can find places to please. Over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople, and commercial vendors come together over Father's Day weekend to exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectables.

Over 30 food vendors offer a full international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare. All reasonably priced.

The entertainment at Custer Fair amazes and delights on three stages! The Festival Stage features some of Chicagoland's jazz legends.

The Arena Stage features theatre, music, and novelty performers from Chicagoland - perfect for families!

In Eiden Park on Washington Ave, the kids have a great time receiving free balloon sculptures, face painting, interactivities and games.

See old friends and make new friends. As the Chicago Sun-Times said, come and .."Romp, Stomp and Shop at Custer Fair."

While visiting Main Street Station Shopping District and Custer Fair, be sure to check out the performance offerings of Piccolo Theatre Ensemble at The Piccolo Theatre Ensemble performs in their intimate theatre in the Piccolo Arts Depot, a.k.a the Main Street Metra Station!