Yorkville Hometown Days Festival
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
BEECHER COMMUNITY PARK
(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)
The 2019 Hometown Days Festival is a family-oriented event that provides entertainment for the entire family to enjoy! This year we are excited to bring back past favorites including the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, Baby Contest, Baggapalooza, Big Band & BBQ, Pride and Joy Car Show, and an exciting lineup of Musical Entertainment. Please visit the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for up-to-date festival information. Admission to the festival is $2 after 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Schedule of Events
About the Festival
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.
The 2019 carnival is provided by DRS Skinners' Amusements. For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their website. A $20 Wristband Special is available from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. Wristbands allow unlimited rides from 1pm-5pm for $20 per rider, per day.
Yorkville Junior Women's Fall Craft Show
With over 50 vendors in attendance, you are sure to find that perfect item you've been searching for. For more information or to become a craft show vendor, please contact the Teresa Wedeen by phone at 630-605-1546 or by email.
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 family area will be open from noon-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Big Band and BBQ
Enjoy 5-B's BBQ Pork and Chicken for $13/Dinner or $25/Two Dinners from 4:30-6:30pm while enjoying a live performance by the Yorkville Big Band from 6:30-8:30pm. Carry-out is also available. All proceeds go to support programs and services provided by Senior Services Associates. For more information please call Senior Services at 630-553-5777. Meal tickets are on sale at the Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville).
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 will be held on Friday, August 30th at 5:30pm. Registration will begin at 5:15. Participants may register for up to two categories and will be divided up by gender. There will be two age divisions: 0-9 months and 10-18 months. Download the Baby Contest Flier to see the categories and more information.
NEW! Pet Fest
Join us for this unFURgettable family event brought to you by Mid-Day Play including the Strut Your Mutt Competition, Dog Shows, and fun activities for you favorite furry family member! The Pet Fest will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 10am-2pm near the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition at Yorkville Hometown Days.
The Hometown Days Bags Tournament is a growing tradition that is always a big hit. The tournament features plenty of cash prizes. This year's Baggapalooza Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 31st starting at 1pm with registration starting at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The tournament costs $25 per person and $50 per team.
Black Dog Distillery
The Black Dog Distillery Tasting is back by popular demand. The tasting will be held on from 2pm-5pm under the beer tent. The tasting costs $10 per person, which includes 3 tastings of different types of rum and vodka manufactured by Black Dog Distillery, as well as 2 mixed cocktails.
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.This year's car show will be held on Sunday, September 1st from 9am-2pm in the Beecher Community Center Parking lot. 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 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 27th Annual Hometown Days Festival please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.
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 help out your local Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in volunteering for the 27th Annual Hometown Days Festival please contact Shay at the Parks and Recreation Department at (630)553-4357 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors and Exhibitors
The 27th Annual Hometown Days Committee will be accepting applications for the 27th Annual Hometown Days in January 2019. Please check back for the vendor and exhibitor application.
The Following Items are not allowed inside the main festival grounds:
- Pets(Service Animals Permitted)
- Outside Alcohol
- Illicit Drugs
- Glass Containers
- Large Umbrellas
- Filming/Recording Equipment
- Musical Instruments
- Sign/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 scheduled for August 29th through September 1. 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 2019 sponsorship brochure(coming soon). Your sponsorship helps bring a sense of hometown pride and community as we celebrate the end of summer. It also brings you exposure to the 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 email@example.com . 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