In Photos: Maywood Fest Mixes Business And Fun

Friday, September 15, 2023 || By Michael Romain || @[email protected] 

Small business owners from around the Chicago area gathered in Maywood last weekend for the annual Maywood Fest held Sept. 8 through Sept. 10. We were there to capture some of the sights and stories behind the products sold at the annual event.

A 19-year-old entrepreneur sells his clothing at Maywood Fest on Sept. 9. He said this year was his first at Maywood Fest. The Lombard resident said his brand, Unbothered, is known in the suburbs and Chicago’s Westside. He said he prints the designer wear himself. | Michael Romain 

Nygharaee Sampson shows some metallic eye liner samples from her brand, Nygharaee Cosmetics, during the Maywood Fest on Sept. 10. | Shanel Romain

The new Fred Hampton Memorial Fence on display at Maywood Fest in Maywood. | Michael Romain 

Attendees enjoying the gospel music during the Maywood Fest on Sunday, Sept. 10. | Shanel Romain

Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker enjoys a dish from a local vendor at Maywood Fest on Sept. 9. The mayor said the Fest featured a range of new activities, including a climbing wall, a game truck and a basketball competition, among others. | Michael Romain 

Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson was at Maywood Fest selling her brand of feminine hygiene products called Aamori. The brand is named after Thompson’s granddaughter. | Michael Romain 

Anthony Williams, the owner of A&M Italian Ice in Maywood sells his ice-cold products on a warm Saturday afternoon at the Fest. | Michael Romain 

Angel Davis, the owner of Snatched Angels, sells waist bands and waist beads on Sunday at Maywood Fest. | Shanel Romain

Musician Marzarius Campbell performs a gospel rendition during the Maywood Fest on Sunday, Sept. 10. | Shanel Romain 

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