PrairieFest Brings Music, Food, Fun — and Traffic — to Oswego

Police are reminding motorists to expect delays during next weekend's festival.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
The Village of Oswego Police Department is reminding the public to expect increased traffic congestion and delays in Oswego beginning Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15 due to PrairieFest activities.  

Motorists should expect delays in particular while traveling on Illinois Route 71 between Washington Street and US Route 34, on Plainfield Road between Illinois Route 71 and Woolley Road and on Madison, Washington, and Main Streets in the Downtown Oswego area.

There will be delays in the downtown area in particular on Sunday, June 15th between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. due to the PrairieFest Parade. Motorists may want to consider alternate routes around these areas if they are not coming in for the festival.

Parking for PrairieFest activities is available at the following locations: Oswego Transportation Center parking lot with access from Stonehill Road, Oswego High School (north and south lots), Oswego Public Works grass lot and Park District soccer fields at the direction of festival volunteers, East View parking lot and the YMCA parking lot. There will be NO ACCESS to the gravel parking lot at the soccer fields.

Live music, petting zoo and more

In addition to a lineup of live music, this year's event will include a softball tournament, petting zoo and more.

Click here for this year's live music and event schedule.
Mike Francis June 08, 2014 at 04:34 PM
Prairiefest has expanded well beyond a local community celebration which goes against the mission of the Oswegoland Park District. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for a large event such as this that also benefits attendees from outside the taxing district. Time to scale it down to a LOCAL event.


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