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Organizers: River Days 2012 Draws a Record Crowd

The third annual event took place Sept. 15 and 16 in downtown Plainfield.

Last weekend’s River Days drew more than 5,000 people — an all-time high for the three-year-old event, according to organizers.

The 2012 event took place Sept. 15 and 16 and Riverfront Park, 24321 W. Lockport St.

Organizers chalked up the record attendance to some new elements added this year, including a fireworks show, a new “Taste of Plainfield” food court theme and tethered hot air balloon rides.

“We truly expanded our offerings this year, kicking it up a notch with a Wine & Jazz, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"tickets-available-for-pre-river-days-jazz-wine-event"} --> event on Friday night, a premier car show, exceptional music all weekend long, along with added special features, such as the hot air balloon and added kid friendly activities,” of the , for Micelle Winder’s fifth-grade class at , while

Tammy Barvian September 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Great job by all that organized it!
PfieldJim September 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Ron's continued attempts to divert attention from articles to his own personal agenda are distracting and unnecessary to this community. Please remove his repeated comments on this, and other articles, concerning Plainfield community events and his desire to draw attention to himself and the Plainfield Brew Fest.
Michelle Luciano September 19, 2012 at 02:14 PM
We went in Sunday and had a blast! Having 4 children, the $6 wristband was very affordable- much more so than the Plainfield Fest. I wish the mud volleyball was both days though and I didn't see where the free ballin' event was? All in all, the kids have such a great time, thank you for all your hard work!
Shannon Antinori (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Beautiful photos, Holli! Thanks for sharing
Brandon Andreasen September 19, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Uh, I have a pretty solid way to improve it for next year. In 2013, the Patch sponsors a dunk tank. We put the worst commenters we have on this site(Ron, Tim, all the fire fighter and police cry babies) and have them go in the dunk tank for charity. I think it would draw huge crowds for a good cause!
Brandon Andreasen September 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM
So you are illiterate too, Ron? I went out of my way to say that the burger blog was my opinion and mine alone. Just because I wouldn't bend to your comment temper tantrums doesn't make me the worst contributor. Ron you are the worst because you continue to impose your will on the comment threads instead of actually doing anything. Can I go to the Village Hall and check to see if you have filed the paper work to run for Mayor or Village Board in the spring? That would be doing something.
Brandon Andreasen September 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM
You expect things to just change because you want them to? Who are you? What have you done for this town? Ever? In reality, you are just someone who has nobody who cares about his opinions in real life so you come on here and scream into the internet wind in the hopes that someone hears you.
Kevin S September 20, 2012 at 04:36 AM
My dad was in town from Michigan & we were psyched for the tractor show on Sunday, something we both love going to. It was on the event schedule on the website, we came down ready to check out some cool Plainfield ag history and...huh, no tractors. Luckily my niece was in tow & loved Millers petting zoo so it wasn't a bust. What happened to the tractors?
Ernie Knight September 20, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Attorney. That explains a lot.
connie johnson September 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Hey, did anyone get a refund for the hot air balloon ride tickets bought for Sunday which never took place due to wind? I keep trying to contact seller thru Lish, but nobody will respond. The tickets were to be refunded only due to weather, wind is weather, right? I think its pretty crappy they can't even respond, when they sure took my money right away. Won't be going ever again if this is the way business is done....shameful. Help anyone?

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