Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

Friday, September 1 - Sunday, September 3
Beecher Community Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)

About the Festival

The 2017 Hometown Days Festival is a family oriented event that provides entertainment the entire family can enjoy!  We are excited to bring back again this year the past favorites such as the Pride and Joy Car Show, the Baby Contest, carnival, and live musical performances. We are currently working on the 2016 band schedule so please check back at a later date for more details. We are also excited to announce the return of a crowd 2016 crowd favorite – The Ultimate Air Dogs Show! Please visit the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for up to date festival information.


2017 Schedule of Events(Coming soon)


The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer you a great marketing opportunity during the Hometown Days Festival scheduled for September 1 through September 3.We would like to invite you to be a part of this long standing Yorkville Festival and become a sponsor!  In order to increase the exposure to sponsoring businesses, the festival committee is offering new sponsorship opportunities this year. For a full explanation of the available sponsorship opportunities please download the 2017 sponsorship brochureYour sponsorship helps bring a sense of hometown pride and community as we celebrate the end of summer. Your sponsorship also brings you exposure to the thousands of people through marketing materials and to over 15,000 patrons who attend Hometown Days Festival.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shay by phone at 630-553-4357 or email at sremus@yorkville.il.us . For a full list of sponsorship terms and policies please review the sponsorship terms and policies document


The best option for parking is in the designated grass area next to the track. 

Other locations include:
  • Beecher Center
  • Yorkville City Hall
  • The Yorkville Public Library
  • Yorkville High School
  • Yorkville Freshman Academy
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Live Musical Performances

Thursday: Yorkville Big Band 

 Jennie Williamson (6:15-8:15)
                I am They (7:30pm-9pm)

Ethan Bell Band (Noon-3pm)
                 Whiskey Romance (4pm-7pm)
                 Mike and Joe (8pm-10pm)

Sunday: 7th Heaven (4:30pm-6:30pm)
               Hi-Infedility (7:30pm-10pm)

2017 Hometown Days Festival Sponsors

Main Event Sponsor
First National Bank

Diamond Sponsors

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New Celebrate Seniors with Big Band and BBQ

Celebrate seniors at Beecher Park while enjoying 5-B's BBQ Pork and Chicken for $13 per dinner starting at 5:30pm. All proceeds go       to support programs and services provided by Senior Services Associates. For more information please call Senior Services at                 630-553-5777.


The 2017 carnival is provided by DRS Skinner's Amusements. For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their website. 

Family Area

The family area will feature bounce houses, Touch-A-Truck and Jacob's Well free comfort station. Come cool off with Jacob's Well or bring your kids for a fun and free time in the bounce houses. The Rush-Copley family area will be open from noon-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Live Performances

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department welcomes local dance and theater companies to perform for short periods during the Yorkville Hometown Days Festival. If your organization or company would like to perform at the 25th Annual Hometown Days Festival please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

Ultimate Air Dogs Competition

Enjoy a spectacular show of courage and athletics, from dogs and their owners as they jump off a dock after a Frisbee into a pool of water. Come as a spectator or compete with your own dog! Competitor registration is taken online at the Ultimate Air Dogs Website or onsite during the festival. All dogs are welcome; they only have to know how to swim. For more information on the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition please visit Ultimate Air Dogs' website or contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357. 

New Kendall County Food Pantry Pumper Pull

Watch teams of 10 work together as they compete to pull a truck the furthest! The Competition starts at Noon. To Compete or for more information please visit the Food Pantry Website. This event is hosted by the Kendall County Community Food Pantry.

Baby Contest

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for the cutest, crowd favorite. The baby contest is an annual tradition that brings in the youngest of crowds. 


The Hometown Days Bags Tournament is a growing tradition that is always a big hit. The tournament features plenty of cash prizes. More information on the Bags Tournament will be coming in the summer of 2017.

New Brew Review

Come out and taste a variety of craft beers from a local brewery. Check back at a later date for more information.

Yorkville Junior Women's Club Craft Show

For more information or to become a craft show vendor please contact the Teresa Wedeen by phone at 630-605-1546 or by email

Book It! 5K Run

Join the Yorkville Public Library for a 5k fun run during the Yorkville Hometown Days Festival. The race will start at 8 AM in the parking lot of the Yorkville Public Library (902 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville). The race will then proceed north to Conover subdivision, then south to town square and then back to library to finishPlease see the race map for a full route of the race. All proceeds benefit the Yorkville Public Library. Registration is available online.

Pride and Joy Car Show

The Pride and Joy Car Show brings in over 100 cars annually. The show is hosted by a live DJ and features classic cars of a variety of makes and models. Each car entered in the show is put into a specific category based on make, model, the year it was manufactured, and if it has had any alterations.


The Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers to help with this massive event. Volunteering is a great way to build a sense of community and helping your local Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in volunteering for the 25th Annual Hometown Days Festival please contact Shay at the Parks and Recreation Department at (630)553-4357 or email at sremus@yorkville.il.us

Vendors and Exhibitors

The 25th annual Hometown Days Committee is currently accepting application for vendors and exhibitors for the 2017 festival. If you are interested in being a vendor or exhibitor please download and complete the vendor or exhibitor application(see link below). Completed applications with payment can be returned to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department(201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville, Illinois, 60560) or emailed to Shay at sremus@yorkville.il.us. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee entrance into the festival. Once received applications will be reviewed by the Hometown Days Committee and vendors will receive email correspondence confirming or denying their acceptance to the festival once a decision is made.