Fall Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2016 (10am-6pm)
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville IL 60560)

About the Festival

Join the United City of Yorkville and Knights of Columbus in the second annual Pumpkin Pull!  Enjoy a day filled with food, musical entertainment, children's activities, and ending with hundreds of pumpkins floating down the Fox River for your chance at winning prizes!

Thank you to the 2016 Fall Fest Sponsors:

Ace Hardware (Yorkville & Oswego)
Fox Valley Sandblasting & Powder Coating
VVF Illinois Services

Yorkville Southern Belle
Yorkville Mike & Denise's
Yorkville Papa John's
Yorkville Culvers
Yorkville Jiffy Lube
Yorkville Wendy's

Live Musical Performances

Street Legal


Pumpkin Pull

Buy a pumpkin, cheer it one as it races down the river, and have your chance at winning the Grande Prize of a Weber Grill from Yorkville Ace Hardware along with dozens of other prizes!  Pumpkins will be available for purchase throughout the event (while supplies last) for $3/Pumpkin or $5/Pumpkin Pair (2 Pumpkins).  The Pumpkin Pull will start at 6pm.

Free Family Activities

This event encourages families of all ages and sizes to join us as several free activities will be available throughout the day!  Below is a list of events for the festival. Please keep in mind that events can be subject to change.


​Come take a ride around Riverfront Park throughout the entire festival.

Pumpkin Decorating

Paint, glue, and stick as your family decorates a free pumpkin. There will be a one pumpkin limit per family while supplies last. 

Bounce Houses

Free and fun for all ages. Come jump for 5 minutes at a time at the Riverfront Park. 

Haystack Hunt

No needles in this haystack; however, it could be just as hard to find a pumpkin in a haystack. This free event is sure to be a crowd favorite and everyone is guaranteed to be a winner. The Haystack Hunt will be held every hour beginning at 10:30 pm. 

Afternoon Car Cruise 

Come take a walk down memory lane as you listen to great music and look at classic cars from a variety of eras, makes and models. The Fall Fest Afternoon Car Cruise will be from 10am-2pm in the Riverfront Park Parking Lot. This event is free to all patrons and classic car owners.  Car registration will begin at 10am. 

Craft Beer Tasting

Take your taste buds on a flavor tour at the Craft Beer Tasting from Noon-4pm featuring Noon Whistle Brewing. The tasting will cost $10 for a souvenir glass and five 3oz tasting tickets. Each additional 3oz tasting ticket will cost $1.  The beers available include:
  • Cozmo (Pale Ale):  A light orange hue and citrus nose from the Falconer Flights hops make this balanced and crushable.
  • Face Smack (Berliner Weiss):  Acidic and bready aroma is up front on the nose, with a clean lactic sour bite on the tongue.  Very light and refreshing.
  • Cumbersome (Cucumber Saison):  Spices from yeast, black peppers and garam are cooled by cucumbers creating a beer with a little bit of spice, but drinks like a lager. 
  • Bernie (Milk Stout):  Dark and delicious with a full body.  A slight sweetness with hints of chocolate and roasted barley.  Rich and complex, but not too filling. 

Festival Food

A variety of food vendors will be providing food for purchase throughout the day including:
     Knights of Columbus (Apple Cider & Hot Chocolate)
     MotoChef (Hotdogs)
     Pepe's (Mexican)
     Rosati's (Pizza)

Event Parking

View the Parking Map for parking options throughout the event.


More Information

For more information please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357 or email recreation@yorkville.il.us