Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)

2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS(coming soon)

About the Festival

Thank you to the 2021 Festival Sponsors, vendors, and patrons! The 2021 Hometown days was a huge success! Next year's festival will be bigger and better! Check back throughout the year to see what's in store for the 2022 Yorkville Hometown Days 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 2022 Carnival is provided by DRS Skinner's Amusements. For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their website. Wristband Specials will be available throughout the weekend. Check back for more details. 

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.  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

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 

Pride and Joy Car Show

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(coming soon) to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department.

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!  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
HTD Parking Pic


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.