Saturday Activities



Saturday, September 2 (9am-4pm)
Don't miss out on the annual Used Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Yorkville Library! Get ready for a weekend of excitement and discovery as you browse through a vast selection of books at incredible prices. Join us on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm during Hometown Days, and help support the programs offered through the Yorkville Public Library. Your purchase will help the library to continue to provide quality resources and free programs for our community. For more information, please contact the Yorkville Public Library at 630-553-4354.


Saturday, September 2 (10:45am)
Does your pet have the longest ears, best trick or the most beautiful eyes?  Show us why your pet is the best as they compete for the title in fun categories (listed below) in this year's Strut Your Mutt Competition brought to you by Pet Supplies Plus!  Pets can be entered into two categories and are designated at registration.  Registration begins at 10:45am with the competition starting at 11:15am.  All pets are welcome; however, must have valid tags and always be on a leash or caged.  

Strut Your Mutt Sponsor

Competition Categories:

  • Smallest Pet
  • Largest Pet
  • Longest Tail
  • Longest Fur
  • Longest Ears
  • Longest Nose
  • Most Beautiful Eyes
  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Pet & Owner Look-Alike
  • People's Choice

Top Dog Sponsors


Saturday, September 2 (11am-7pm)
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 email


Saturday, September 2 (Noon-3:00pm)
This is an afternoon you won't want to miss as the young and "young at heart" will enjoy singing along to some of Disney's greatest musical hits while meeting some of the most famous movie characters from Noon-3pm!  Visit all the characters, collecting stickers at each stop, to redeem a fun prize (while supplies last) at the Information Booth! Who needs an expensive theme park when you can come out to the United City of Yorkville's Hometown Days Festival for FREE?! Click here or on the image to view the Music & Mingle Map!

2023 Music & Mingle Map

2023 Music & Mingle Characters

  • Jurassic Explorer & Baby Dinosaur (Jurassic Park)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Bruno (Encanto)
  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
  • Spider-Gwen (Spider-Man)

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Saturday, September 2 (noon-3pm)
All Performances on the Magical Moments Stage

Get ready to be mesmerized as your favorite movie characters take the stage for interactive performances during Music & Mingle at the United City of Yorkville Hometown Days Festival on Saturday, September 2 from Noon-3pm! All performances will be held on the Magical Moments Powered by YPAC stage within the Feeding Frenzy Concessions Family Activities Area! See below for performance schedule!

  • 12:30pm: DC Superhero Training
  • 1:15pm: Dinosaur Facts
  • 2:00pm: Marvel Superhero Training
  • 2:45pm: Elsa & Bruno Singalong 

PLUS, meet 8 different movie characters including Elsa (Frozen), Miles Morales (Spider-Man), Spider-Gwen (Spider-Man), Bruno (Encanto), Batman, Robin (Batman), and a Jurassic Explorer with a baby dinosaur (Jurassic Park), while listening to an upbeat and interactive Kids DJ on the Main Stage during the Music & Mingle from Noon-3pm! It's an afternoon you won't want to miss!

Music & Mingle Sponsors

Family Area Sponsor

Magical Moments Sponsor

Free Family Activities in the Feeding Frenzy Family Activities Area

Saturday, September 2 (Noon-5pm)
The free family activities area at Hometown Days is a great place to bring your kids and meet up with friends for a fun-filled day. The area features bounce houses to keep your little ones entertained, giant checkers to challenge their minds, and a chalk board wall to explore their creativity, in addition to a rotating set of activities each day. Stop by every day during the festival to enjoy some good clean fun!

  • Music & Mingle (Noon-3pm)
  • Magical Moments (Noon-3pm)
  • Bounce Houses (Noon-5pm)
  • Giant Checkers (Noon-5pm)
  • Chalk Board Wall (Noon-5pm)


Carnival Open Saturday, September 2 (1-10pm)
Come on out for some thrills and fun as DRS Skinners' Amusements is back again in 2023 with a spectacular carnival!

Unlimited Ride Wristband Special (1-5pm)
Get ready to ride!  Wristband Specials will be available throughout the weekend on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 from 1-5pm.  Wristbands will be available for purchase for $25 each.  Please note, wristbands are day-specific, and only valid between 1-5pm on the day of purchase.  

 For more information on DRS Skinners' Amusements please visit their 


Saturday, September 2 (2-6pm)
Come on out and join Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe and Heartland Beverage for the best happy hour in town on Saturday, September 2 from 2-6pm for a mouthwatering craft beer tasting! For $20/person or $35/couple participants will taste a variety of six (6) craft beers, receive a souvenir glass, wristband AND walk away with a 14oz glass of their favorite! Registration and payments are accepted in cash the day of the event at the First Place Rental Beer Tent.  All participants must be 21+ and present a valid ID at registration. 

Please note that the craft beer list is based on availability, and is subject to change without notice.

Beer Tent Sponsor



Imperial Stout, ABV 11.5% - An Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness. Abraxas is brewed with unique ingredients intended to challenge and excite the palate. It may be enjoyed right away or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged. Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind.
Sweep the Leg
(Pig Minds)
American IPA, ABV 7.5% - West coast IPA brewed with galena, simcoe and citra hops for all the hop heads. Pucker UP!
Baby Kittens
(Fat Orange Cat)
New England IPA, ABV 6.5% - A lovely hazy pale yellow brew with a tiny hint of sweetness on the nose. Up front we find a relaxed medley of fresh citrus, mangos, and pineapple. It finishes with a hint of pine and invigorating grapefruit with just enough bitterness to cleanse your palette and invite you back for another sip.
MC Hammerschlagen
(Eagle Park)
Oktoberfest, ABV 5.9% - A Fest Bier made with all imported German Malt, German hops, and a German Yeast strain. Lagered for over 30 days finishing with a deep gold color, and subtle maltiness that finishes crisp. A representation of the modern German Oktoberfest that's lighter than a traditional Marzen. Crisp and drinkable for warm August days and enough malt character to stand up to cool October nights. A great paring to go with the changing seasons here in the Midwest.
(Urban Chestnut)
German Pilsner, ABV 5.4% - Stammtisch is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis – more directly translating to ‘table for regulars’. Our Stammtisch was brewed to celebrate this idea of community and socializing. It’s a traditional German pilsner featuring a blend of Hallertau and Strisselspalt hops, and we think it’s the perfect accompaniment to any friendly gathering. Help us make it a ‘regular’ around here!
(Tandem Ciders)
Hard Apple Cider, ABV 4% - Sweet and appley - the perennial favorite here at Tandem Ciders.

*Please note that the craft beer list is based on availability, and is subject to change without notice.

Craft Beer Tasting Sponsors

Beer Table Sponsors


Saturday, September 2 (4pm-10pm)
Who says adults can't have fun too? Come laugh, make memories, and dance like nobody's watching at the Hometown Days Adult Date Night on Saturday, September 2 from 4-10pm! Adults of all ages will enjoy a night playing in a Retro Gaming Arcade, Glow-Up Mini Golf, Flight Craft Beer Tasting, and Bags Tournament, while rocking our to your favorite hits from the 1980s performed LIVE by Run Forrest Run (4-7pm) and Sixteen Candles (8-10pm)!

Adult Date Night Sponsor



Saturday, September 2 (4pm)
Do you and your partner have what it takes to bring home the gold? Register for Hometown Days Bags Tournament! The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 2 at Beecher Community Park (908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville) as a part of the Annual Hometown Days Festival. Registration will begin at 3pm on Saturday, September 2, with the tournament starting at 4:00pm.

Competition fee is $40 per team and includes 4 tickets for 2 drink tickets for adult (21+), and 2 food tickets for festival vendors (limited menu). First and second place teams will win CASH PRIZES and Bragging Rights as the Best Bags Team in Yorkville! This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE!

Adults are considered anyone aged 18+. If you have any questions about this fun event, please contact Michael Donovan.

Live Music Lineup


Main Stage (Noon-3pm)


Main Stage (4-7pm)


Main Stage (8-10pm)

Saturday Headliner Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

2023 Main Event Sponsor