Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

Friday, August 31 - Sunday, September 2
Beecher Community Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)
630-553-4357 

About the Festival

The 2018 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 2018 band schedule so please check back at a later date for more details. We are also excited to announce the return of a 2018 crowd favorite – The Ultimate Air Dogs Show! Please visit the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for up to date festival information.

 

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

  • Coolers
  • Skateboards
  • Bikes
  • Rollerblades
  • Pets(Service Animals Permitted)


2018 Schedule of Events(Coming Soon)


Sponsors


The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer you a great marketing opportunity during the Hometown Days Festival scheduled for August 31 through September 2. 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 2018 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 sremus@yorkville.il.us . For a full list of sponsorship terms and policies please review the sponsorship terms and policies document



2018 Diamond Sponsor


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Parking


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(Schedule Coming Soon)


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. Meal tickets are on sale at the Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville) or at the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department (201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville).

Carnival


The 2018 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 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 26th 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. 


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. This year's baby contest will be held on Friday, September 1st 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. 

Baggapalooza


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, September 1st starting at 1pm. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The tournament costs $25 per person and $50 per team. 

Craft Beer Tasting

This year's Craft Beer Tasting will be held on Sunday, September 3rd from 1pm-5pm under the beer tent. Listen to some great music as you sip on some great beer during this year's craft beer tasting. The Hometown Days Craft Beer Tasting costs $15 per person or $25 per couple and includes a souvenir tasting glass, 6 three ounce tastes and 1 fourteen ounce glass of your choice. You do not need to register for this tasting. Simply stop by the beer tent between 1pm-5pm and enjoy some great craft beer from local breweries.


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 finish 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.


Volunteering


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 26th 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 26th annual Hometown Days Committee is currently accepting application for vendors and exhibitors for the 2018 festival. If you are interested in being a vendor or exhibitor please download and complete the vendor or exhibitor application. 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 applications are received, they will be reviewed by the Hometown Days Committee. Vendors will receive email correspondence confirming or denying their acceptance to the festival once a decision is made.