The season ran from April to August.
This was the hottest summer in 100 years, with over 70 days reaching a high in excess of 100 degrees.
There were seventeen new crafts people.
Two entrances were created, both front and back to the Faire (with box-offices).
There were beautiful banners heralding the Faire, along Michigan Avenue from the River to Nieman Marcus in Chicago.
The entrance to the Faire was adorned with eighteen rampant lions. All (save one) were stolen.
There was a Plague Shoppe.
Danny Lord fell through the flooring of the [Kings Stage] during a show. People watched in awe as he somehow, without speaking a word (as he was insisted to do in his performances) wrote the mishap into his act.
Source: 1997 BRF Program.