Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)


About the Festival

The 2021 Hometown Days Festival is a family-oriented event that provides entertainment for the entire family to enjoy!  

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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.  Competition times include the following:
  • Friday, September 3 (5:00-7:00pm)
  • Saturday, September 4 (Noon-6:00pm)
  • Sunday, September 5 (1:00-5:00pm)

2021 Live Entertainment 

Thursday, September 2
Yorkville Big Band (5-7pm)

Friday, September 3
Stars Go Dim (6-7:15pm)
I Am They (7:45-9:15pm)

Saturday, September 4
Kids DJ & Entertainment (Noon-3pm)
Boy Band Review (4-6pm)
Trippin' Billies (7-10pm)

Sunday, September 5
American English (2-4pm)
Run Forest Run (5-7pm)
Hi Infidelity (8-10pm)


Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5
Come on out for some thrills and fun as DRS Skinners' Amusements is back again in 2021 with a spectacular carnival!   The carnival is open on the following days and times:
  • Friday, September 3 (5-10pm)
  • Saturday, September 4 (1-10pm)
  • Sunday, September 5 (1-8:30pm)
Unlimited Ride Wristband Special
Get ready to ride!  For $20/person, children of all ages can ride an unlimited amount of rides between 1-5pm on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.  Please note, wristbands are day specific and only valid on the day of purchase.  

For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their 
website. Wristband Specials will be available throughout the weekend. Check back for more details. 

Big Band & BBQ

Thursday, September 2 (4:30-7:00pm)

Join the Senior Services Associates of Kendall County and the United City of Yorkville on Thursday, September 2 at Beecher Community Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville) for an evening filled with great food and entertainment!  This event features 5-B’s BBQ Pork and Chicken dinners for $13/Dinner or $25/Two Dinners from 4:30-6:30pm and a live performance by the Yorkville Big Band from 5:00-7:00pm.  Carry out or dine-in!  All proceeds go to support programs and services provided by Senior Services Associates.  To purchase tickets or for more information call Senior Services Associates at 630-553-5777.

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Baby Contest

Friday, September 3 (5:30pm)
 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. This year's Baby Contest is held on Friday, September 3 starting at 5:30pm with registration beginning at 5:15pm.  Participants may register for up to two categories and will be divided up by gender and age (0-9 Months and 10-18 Months).  Categories include:
  • Craziest Hair
  • Biggest Personality
  • Biggest Eyes
  • Chubbiest Cheeks
  • Great Smile
  • Most Teeth  

Yorkville Junior Women's Fall Craft Show

Saturday, September 4 & Sunday, September 5 (11:00-6:00pm)
Come out to the Fall Craft Show hosted by the Yorkville Jr. Women's Club.  This two-day event is held in conjunction with Hometown Days and features over 50 craft vendors!  For more information or to become a craft show vendor, please contact the Teresa Wedeen by phone at 630-605-1546 or by 

Strut Your Mutt Competition

Saturday, September 4 (10:45am)
Does your pet have the longest ears, best trick or the most beautiful eyes?  Show us why your pet is the best as they compete for the title in fun categories (listed below) in this year's Strut Your Mutt Competition brought to you by Pet Supplies Plus!  Pets can be entered into two categories and are designated at registration.  Registration begins at 10:45am with the competition starting at 11:15am.  All pets are welcome; however, must have valid tags and always be on a leash or caged.  Categories include:
  • Smallest Pet
  • Largest Pet
  • Longest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Longest Fur
  • Most Beautiful Eyes
  • Longest Ears
  • Longest Nose
  • Best Costume
  • Pet & Owner Look-A-Like
  • People's Choice
Sponsored by: 

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Music & Mingle

Saturday, September 4 (Noon-3:00pm)
This is an afternoon you won't want to miss as the young and "young at heart" will enjoy singing along to some of Disney's greatest musical hits while meeting some of Disney's most famous characters and other beloved movie characters from Noon-3pm!  Visit all 10 characters collecting stickers at each stop to redeem a fun prize (while supplies last) at the Information Booth!

  • Anna & Elsa (Frozen)
  • Chase & Marshall (Paw Patrol)
  • Harry Potter & Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
  • Black Panther & Captain Marvel (Superheroes)
  • Kylo Ren & Rey (Star Wars)
Who needs an expensive theme park when you can come out to the United City of Yorkville's Hometown Days Festival for FREE?!  

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Saturday, September 4 (Noon-3:00pm)
Get ready to be mesmerized as your favorite movie characters take the stage for interactive performances during the Music & Mingle!  Performances include:

Kylo Ren & Rey
Jedi Fight Scene & Jedi Training

Harry Potter & Hermione Granger
Magical Story Telling

Black Panther & Captain Marvel
Superhero Training

Anna & Elsa
Frozen Sing Along

Saving Oceanika Mobile Escape Room

Saturday, September 4 (Noon-8pm)
Sunday, September 5 (Noon-8pm)
Grab your friends and see if you can solve one of the biggest aquatic mysteries of all time in this 15-minute Mobile Escape Room!  The Mobile Escape Room will be at Beecher Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville) during the United City of Yorkville's Hometown Days Festival on Saturday (9/4) and Sunday (9/5) from Noon-8pm and runs every half hour throughout the day.  Groups can reserve their spot for FREE online; however, registrations will also be taken day of as space allows.  Please note, groups may be paired together if all 8 spots are not filled and masks must be worn by all participants while inside the Escape Room.

Escape Room Storyline
Off the tropical island of Palau, a group of marine biologist dive to the ocean's depths to solve the disappearance of a mermaid princess.  Surrounded by corals, sunken ships, lost treasure and giant clams it will be up to these scientists to stop the rising temperatures of the ocean by solving one of the biggest aquatic mysteries of all time.  Watch the official Saving Oceanika Escape Room trailer here!

All In The Family Bags Tournament

Saturday, September 4 (1:00pm)
Join us for the 2nd Annual All in the Family Bags Tournament on Saturday, September 4 at the Hometown Days Festival!  Registration will begin at Noon on Saturday, September 4 with the tournament starting at 1pm.  The fee is $40 per team and includes 5 carnival ride tickets, 1 drink ticket for adult (21+) and 2 food tickets for festival vendors (limited menu).  First and second place teams will receive a trophy and Bragging Rights as the Best Parent/Child Bags Team in Yorkville!

Teams may be formed of father/son, mother/daughter, father/daughter, mother/son, older sibling/younger sibling, aunt/niece, etc.  Any combination of adult and child will be accepted.  Adults are considered anyone aged 18+ and children must be 17 years or younger.  For questions, email Jake Galauner.

Flight Craft Beer Tasting

Saturday, September 4 (2:00-6:00pm)
Come on out for the best happy hour in town on Saturday, September 4 from 2-6pm as Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe and Heartland Beverage collaborate to provide a mouthwatering craft beer tasting!  For $15/person or $25/couple participants will taste a variety of six (6) craft beers, receive a a souvenir glass AND walk away with a 14oz glass of their favorite!  Registration and payments are made in cash the day of the event at the Beer Tent.  All participants must be 21 years or older, and able to supply a valid ID.

  • Eris Ciders Van Van Mojo (ABV 6.2%):  Blueberry Cider Dry-Hopped with Mosaic
  • Perennial Take 10 (ABV 11.5%):  Imperial Stout with Caramel, Chocolate, Pretzels & Peanuts
  • Hubbard's Cave V Series:  Double IPA
  • Old Nation Boss Tweed (ABV 9.3%):  Double New England IPA
  • 2nd Shift & Freewill Collaboration (ABV 4.7%):  German Pilsner
  • Transient Vacation Sauce (ABV 6%):  Hard Seltzer with Key Lime, Orange & Sea Salt

Sponsored By:
 Flight websiteHeartland Beverage website

Dempsey Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Pride and Joy Car Show

Sunday, September 5 (9:00-2:00pm)
This is a Hometown Days favorite!  The show is hosted by a live DJ and features classic cars of a variety of makes and models.  Register early and save $5 by submitting the registration form to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department by Tuesday, August 31!  Day-Of Registration will be accepted for $20/vehicle starting at 9am.  

  • Pre-50's Original
  • 50's Original
  • 60's Original
  • 70's Original
  • 80's & 90's Original
  • 2000's Original
  • Pre-50's Modified
  • 50's Modified
  • 60's Modified
  • 70's Modified
  • 80's & 90's Modified
  • 2000's Modified
  • Pre-79 Truck
  • 80's - Present Truck
  • Foreign Import
  • Best Truck
  • Best Foreign Car
  • Special Interest
  • Gest GM
  • Best of Show
  • People's Choice
  • Best Form
  • Best Mopar

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Festival Rules

The Following Items are not allowed inside the main festival grounds:

  • Coolers
  • Skateboards
  • Bikes
  • Rollerblades
  • Pets(Service Animals Permitted)
  • Outside Alcohol
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Glass Containers
  • Large Umbrellas
  • Tables
  • Filming/Recording Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Signs/Banners of Any Kind
  • Walking Around Promoting a Business/Organization
  • Anything that may cause a safety hazard or interfere with patrons enjoyment of the festival.


The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer you a great marketing opportunity during the Hometown Days Festival. We would like to invite you to be a part of this long-standing Yorkville Festival and become a sponsor!  I For a full explanation of the available sponsorship opportunities please download the 2021 sponsorship brochure. Your sponsorship helps bring a sense of hometown pride and community as we celebrate the end of summer. It also brings you exposure to thousands of people through marketing materials and to over 20,000 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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The Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for vendors and exhibitors for the Annual Hometown Days Festival.  Space is limited so be sure to register early. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Completed applications will be reviewed by the committee and applicants will receive mail correspondence confirming or denying acceptance to the festival. Applications will be available in February 2020. 

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