Yorkville Hometown Days Festival

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
BEECHER COMMUNITY PARK
(908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560)

About the Festival

The 2020 Hometown Days Festival is a family-oriented event that provides entertainment for the entire family to enjoy!  The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on another fun filled festival for 2020. Please check back in the months prior to the festival for more information on the 2020 Hometown Days Festival.  

2020 Schedule of Events(Available August 2020) 

A Special Thank You to the 2019 Sponsors 

We would like to thank the 2019 Sponsors for their generosity of time, talent, and financial assistance. The 2019 Festival would not have been possible without your support. If your business or organization would like to donate to donate to the 2020 Festival please email the Parks and Recreation Department.


THANK YOU TO THE 2019 FESTIVAL SPONSORS


Abby Properties
Advanced Disposal
Ashley Rhea Shields
Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers
Brenart Eye Clinic
Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District
Carstar
Critter Care Veterinary Clinic
Cross Lutheran Church and School
D. Construction Inc.
Dempsey Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
First National Bank
Fox Valley Credit Union
Hennessy's River View Ford
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
GCP Custom Golf Cars
Jacob's Well
Kathleen Field Orr & Associates
Kendall County Community Food Pantry
Kendall County Record/Shaw Media
K-Love & Air1
Mid-Day Play Pet Services
Old Second National Bank
Print Source Graphics
Raging Waves Waterpark
Rosati's Pizza & Pub
Stephen Alan Salon
Timber Glenn II
Waubonsee Community College
WBGL
WSPY
Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Yorkville Congregational Church


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS

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. 


2020 Live Entertainment (Coming Soon)




Big Band and BBQ


 Enjoy 5-B's BBQ Pork and Chicken for $13/Dinner or $25/Two Dinners while enjoying a live performance by the Yorkville Big Band. 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 sold at the Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville).


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. There will be two age divisions 0-9 months and 10-18 months in the following categories:
  • Craziest Hair
  • Biggest Personality
  • Biggest Eyes
  • Chubbiest Cheeks
  • Great Smile
  • Most Teeth  

Carnival


The 2020 carnival is provided by DRS Skinners' 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. 


Yorkville Junior Women's Fall Craft Show


 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 
email


Pet Fest


Join us for this unFURgettable family event brought to you by Mid-Day Play!  This event is PUUUUUURfect for your favorite furry family member.


MUSIC & MINGLE


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. 


All in the Family Bags Tournament


Teams may be formed of father/son, mother/daughter, father/daughter, mother/son, older sibling/younger sibling, aunt/niece, etc.  Any combination of adult and child will be accepted.  Adults are considered anyone aged 18+ and children must be 17 years or younger.  If you have any questions about this fun, family event, please contact Tyler Nelson at TNelson@yorkville.il.us or call 630-553-4357.


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.This year's car show will be held on Sunday 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. 




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.

Sponsors

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!  In order to increase exposure for sponsoring businesses, the festival committee is offering new sponsorship opportunities this year. For a full explanation of the available sponsorship opportunities please download the 2020 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 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.


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
HTD Parking Pic


Vendors

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.