The Long Grove Strawberry Fest is a tradition in the northwest suburbs. People may not make it every year, but most people manage to go every few years. Not surprisingly, The Long Grove Confectionery is a draw at this event– their chocolate covered strawberries are expensive but worth a splurge.
Entrance is $5 (it used to be free–booo!), but hide your wallet while you browse through the rest of the shops. The are galleries, vendors, kitschy stores, and lots to see in this historic district.