Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4
Beecher Community Park (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville IL 60560)

About the Festival

The 2016 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 2015 crowd favorite – The Ultimate Air Dogs Show! Please visit the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for up to date festival information.


2016 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 2 through September 4.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 2016 sponsorship brochure. Your 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

Thank You to the Event Sponsor

 First National Bank


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
HTD Parking Pic

Live Musical Performances

Friday, September 2nd

Carrollton (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Moriah Peters (8:30pm-10pm)

Saturday, September 3rd

Ethan Bell Band (1pm-3pm)
Red Woody (4pm-7pm)
Mike and Joe (8pm-10pm)

Sunday, September 4th

Yorkville Big Band (2pm-4pm)

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


The 2016 carnival is provided by DRS Skinner's Amusements. For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their website. The carnival will run from 5 pm-10 pm on Friday, September 2nd and from 1 pm-10 pm on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. Wristband specials will be from 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Wristbands include unlimited rides from 1-5pm for $20 per rider. 

Rush-Copley Family Area

The Rush-Copley 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. 

Thank you to the Family Area Sponsor

rush copley

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! Open jump time is available on Friday, September 4th from 5-7 pm. The competition begins on Saturday, September 2 and ends on Sunday, September 4. Competitor registration is taken online at the Ultimate Air Dogs Website. 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. We are currently seeking vendors and  exhibitors for this year's competition. For more information please download the vendor application.

Book It! 5K Run

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorkville Public Library for a 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 down Game Farm Rd into the neighborhood north of the Beecher Center. For more information please call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357! All proceeds benefit the Yorkville Public Library. Registration is available online, by phone at 630-553-4357, or in person at 201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville. See the event flier for more information.

Race Fees:

Pre-Registration: $25 (Includes a Book It! t-shirt and breakfast provided by Trinity United Methodist)

Day of Registration:$35 (Includes a Book It! t-shirt while supplies last and breakfast provided by Trinity United Methodist)

Baby Contest

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreaiton 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 prices. This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, September 2nd. Registration will be held at 10am will the tournament beginning soon after. Come compete to see who has the best bag tossing skills. 

Craft Beer Tasting

Come try some local craft beers on Saturday, September 3rd from Noon until 4 pm. The tasting will cost $10 for a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets. Each additional tasting ticket will cost $1.

Yorkville Junior Women's Club Craft Show

This 2 day event will be held on Saturday from Noon - 6 pm and on Sunday from 11 am-6 pm at the festival grounds(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville). For more information or to become a craft show vendor please contact the Teresa Wedeen by phone at 630-605-1546 or by email

Edward-Elmhurst Health, Healthy Driven 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.To pre-register for the Pride and Joy Car Show please complete the registration form and return it to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 201 W Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville, Illinois, 60560. Pre-Registration is also available online at yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com

Thank you to the 2016 Car Show Sponsor

edward elmhurst health


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 24th 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 24th annual Hometown Days Committee is currently accepting application for vendors and exhibitors for the 2016 festival. If you are interested in being a vendor or exhibitor please download and complete the vendor 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 received applications will be reviewed by the Hometown Days Committee and vendors will receive mail correspondence confirming or denying their acceptance to the festival once a decision is made.