May Day Festival

Western Springs goes back in time for one day at the Western Springs Historical Society’s MayFest

The Western Springs Historical Society (WSHS), presented an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun during MayFest, a new biennial event designed to raise awareness of the Society and its Preservation Awards. The event took place Sunday, May 4 at the Tower Green.

The afternoon featured traditional carnival games, old-fashioned entertainment, food and crafts. Carnival games included nostalgic favorites like the milk can toss, bucket drop and a scavenger hunt with a raffle prize. Entertainment featured a juggler, unicyclists, Maypole dancers, and the Western Springs-based Allegro fiddle and dance ensemble. Food included lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy and an old-fashioned candy table. Craft tables offered boys and girls the opportunity to create crafts from another time, like May baskets, crowns and pennants. Children, preschool through grade 4thgrade, participated in a coloring contest. We have a terrific photo montage of MayFest here.

Community businesses chipped in to support the event and include: Event Sponsor: Realty Executives. Activity Sponsors: Core Pilates, Elements Massage, First Congregational Preschool, Dr. Phillip Girgis D.D.S., j2 Santi Builders, Village Veterinary Practice and the Western Springs Garden Club.