The City of Evanston’s statement regarding the Custer Fair decision is reprinted in part below:

“The City of Evanston is disappointed that organizers of the Custer Street Fair have decided to move the event to Whiting, Indiana. The nearly 50-year tradition has been a mainstay in Evanston, and the City has supported and accommodated this special event throughout the years by providing traffic management, food inspections, public safety personnel, event promotion and other services. …

“While the City is disappointed in Custer Fair management’s decision to relocate, we look forward to working with the Main-Dempster Mile and local merchants to begin a new tradition on Main Street in the years to come.”