Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)

Hometown Days Weather Update 

THE FESTIVAL WILL RE-OPEN AT NOON! All activities and events will be running as scheduled except for Paw  Patrol(Paw Patrol Updated Below). 

Paw Patrol Rescheduled for Tomorrow (Sept. 2nd)

Due the projected severe weather forecast, Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall are needed in Adventure Bay to help Ryder protect Mayor Goodway. Their appearances have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, September 2 from 1-4pm! We hope to see everyone there!

Schedule of Events

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 including the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, Baby Contest, Baggapalooza, Big Band & BBQ, Pride and Joy Car Show and an exciting lineup of Musical Entertainment as well as several NEW ATTRACTIONS including Pet Fest and Live Band Karaoke!  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.

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Live Musical Entertainment

Thursday, August 30th

Yorkville Big Band (6:30-8:30pm)

Friday, August 31st

Austin French (6pm-7:15pm)
Paul May Comedy (6pm-7:15pm)
Citizen Way (8pm-9:30pm)

Saturday, September 1st

Dixie Crush (Noon-3pm)
Live Band Karaoke (4pm-7pm)
Mike and Joe (8pm-10pm)

Sunday, September 2nd

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

Ultimate Air Dogs Competition

Friday, August 31st - Sunday, September 2nd
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. 


Wristband Ride Special Saturday & Sunday (1-5pm)
The 2018 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, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. Wristbands allow unlimited rides from 1pm-5pm for $20 per rider per day.

Yorkville Junior Women's Fall Craft Show

Saturday, September 1st (Noon-6pm) & Sunday, September 2nd (11am-6pm)
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 

Advanced Disposal Family Area

Saturday, September 1st & Sunday, September 2nd (Noon-6pm)
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. 

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Big Band and BBQ

Thursday, August 30th (4:30-8:30pm)
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).

Baby Contest

Friday, August 31st (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 will be held on Friday, August 31st 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

Saturday, September 1st (10am-2pm)
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, September 1st from 10am-2pm near the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition at Yorkville Hometown Days. 

Strut Your Mutt Competition (10:30am)
Show us why your pet is the best around as they compete for the title in fun categories (listed below).  Registration begins at 10am with the competition starting at 10:30am.  All pets are welcome; however, must have all valid tags, and be leashed or caged at all times. 

Strut Your Mutt Categories:  Largest, Smallest, Furriest, Longest Tail, Most Beautiful Eyes, Best Trick (10 Seconds), Most Unique/Interesting, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, and Best Costume.

How Do You See Your Dog? (11:30am-Noon)
Ever wonder what your dog is thinking?  Or what s/he is trying to tell you?  Or how they are feeling?  Are dogs TRULY happy when they wag their tails?  As someone who reads dog conversations all day long, every day, Lanette from Mid-Day Play will explain the subtle nuances of dog behavior and communication.   

Barney Dog Bakery Treat Tasting (Noon-2pm)
Let your dog's taste buds explore a variety of homemade, all natural dog treats from Barney Dog Bakery!  For $5/pet you will receive 7 treats including:
*Grain Free Mini Pupcakes
*Peanut Butter Banana Bone
*Grain Free Cheesy Bacon Bone
*Porkalicious with Smoked Pulled Pork
*Puppy Paw with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
*Liver Chip
*Bodacious Breath with Mint and Parsley

Robin's Dog Stars (Noon-12:45pm)
Watch Cedar, the Border Collie, and Gracie, the black Labrador, as they perform over 50 tricks in this entertaining and interactive dog show!

Mid-Day Play Zone (Noon-2pm)
Does your dog play well with others?  If so, for $5 for ten minutes Mid-Day Play will be available to help you understand if your dog is exhibiting appropriate play behavior while in a fun, controlled and safe fenced in area.  Participating dogs must have all valid tags.   

Paw Patrol's Chase & Marshall (Noon-2pm)
Meet and takes pictures with your favorite four-legged heroes, Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall!  Chase will be availalble from Noon-1pm and Marshall from 1-2pm in the Advanced Disposal Family Area!  Participants are responsible to take their own pictures, as professional photography will not be available.     

Sponsored By: 

Mid Day Play

Mid-Day Play Pet Services, LLC 


Saturday, September 1st (Noon-4pm)
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 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

Saturday, September 1st (2-5pm)
The Black Dog Distillery Tasting is back by popular demand. The tasting will be held on Saturday, September 1st 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. 

NEW! Live Band Karaoke

Saturday, September 1st (4-7pm)
Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of being your favorite rockstar or band, and sing LIVE AND ON STAGE to a crowd of people?  Here's your chance!  On Saturday, September 1st at the Hometown Days Festival, Live Band Karaoke will be ready to make your dreams come true!  Register now for free and reserve your spot; however, day-of registration will be taken as time allows.  View the Song List with over 300 songs available!  

Dempsey Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Pride and Joy Car Show

Sunday, September 2nd (9am-1pm)
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 2nd 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. Participants may pre-register at www.yorkville.il.us/register. Download the Car Show Flier for a full list of categories.

Sponsored By: 

Dempsey, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep

Coffee with the Council

Sunday, September 2nd (9-11am)
Join Mayor Golinski and the Yorkville City Council for a morning of coffee and conversation on Sunday, September 2nd during the Yorkville Hometown Days Festival and Trinity United Methodist Breakfast!  

Brenart Eye Clinic Craft Beer Tasting

Sunday, September 2nd (1-5pm)
This year's Craft Beer Tasting will be held on Sunday, September 2nd from 1pm-5pm under the beer tent. Listen to some great music as you sample a variety of local craft beers. The Hometown Days Craft Beer Tasting costs $15/person or $25/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.

Nevin's Midnight Pig Pinched IPA (IPA 6.5%)
This IPA has all late edition hopping to add giant hop aromatics and flavor.  Look for some toasted malty notes balanced out with tremendous citrus and pine.

Revolution Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest 5.7%)
A classic German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty malt flavor with 100% German malts that create a supple and flavorful base for this traditional Oktoberfest lager.

Pinehopple Cider (Cider 6.9%)
Dry Hopped Pineapple Hard Cider is a very juicy, citrusy, easy drinking Summer Cider.  Refreshingly crisp and tart from the apples and citrusy from the mix of pineapples and hops.

City Lights Brewing Mosaic Pale Ale (Pale Ale 5.3%)
A version of the mid-western pale ale sweeps the palate with mango, lemon, citrus, tropical fruit, and stone fruit with a delicate bitterness at the finish.  A knockout, clean and forcefully unique pale ale that will keep you coming back for more!

Finch Hardcore Chimera (Double IPA 9%)
An American Style IPA brewed with Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hopes, Chimera is then dry-hopped with over a pound of hops per BBL.  Chimera's intense aroma and flavor of passion fruit and citrus is balanced out against a hearty grain bill that lends to it's deceptively drinkable 9% ABV.

City Lights Brewing Coconut Porter (Porter 5.5%)
Lip-smacking hints of coffee and chocolate readily move across the tongue as the dark body gives up with aromatic coconut roastedness.  

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Community Performances

Sunday, September 2nd (Noon-3:00pm)
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.


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 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 will have several delicious, entertaining and/or informational vendors for you to visit!  Below is a list of all the exciting vendors we have participating in this year's Hometown Days Festival!

Bones N Brew (BBQ)
Cafe Delights (Refreshing Drinks)
Feeding Frenzy (Ice Cream)
Fried & Fabulous (Funnel Cakes, Hotdog)
Homeplate Hotdogs (Hotdogs & Brats)
Mr. Salty's (Funnel Cakes & Lemon Shakeups)
Pepe's (Mexican)
Rosati's (Pizza)
Suzie Fun Foods (Chicken Strips, Cheese Curds, Misc. Fries)
Trinity United Methodist Men (Cheesesteak, Hamburgers, Hotdog)

A Royal Paint
Bath Planet
BH Martial Arts
C&L Ward
Cheeky Art
Chiro One
CPAAs Duck Pluck
Elite Remodeling
Hand and Stone Massage
Kettley Realtors
Newark Sportmen's Club
Passante's Home Foods
Power Home Remodeling
Record Newspaper
Ranjan's Henna
The Scmieder Group
Tae Kwando Korea Center
Window Works
Yorkville Christian High School

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
  • Sign/Banners of Any Kind
  • Walking Around Promoting a Business/Organization
  • Anything that any 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 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.


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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Beer Table Sponsors                                    Diamond Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

record 2018                                                        

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raging waves

Family Area Sponsor

Advanced Disposal

Craft Beer Tasting Sponsor


Wristband Sponsor

Old Second National Bank

Puppy Platform Sponsord 2

Car Show Sponsor