Your Guide to Yorkville's Hometown Days Festival 2012

Here's what you need to know about the bands, carnival, music and more during Labor Day weekend.

Brace yourself: There aren't going to be fireworks at Hometown Days this year.

Instead, organizers are presenting BMX/Bicycle stunt shows. Other additions include live music on Thursday night and a high school dance from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Friday after the home football game.

Old favorites, such as the baby contests, the pizza-eating contest, the , car show, bean bag tournament and 5K run/walk will be back. Here are some of the basics you need to know:

• Admission is $1 on Thursday, Aug. 30, and $2 after 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31-Sunday, Sept. 2. Admission during the day Saturday and Sunday is free, as is admission for children 5 and younger throughout the festival.

• The festival is held at , 908 Game Farm Road.

• Festival hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2.

• The carnival rides are $1 per ride from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with a minimum purchase of 10 rides on Thursday only. The wristband unlimited ride special is $20 and runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Satuday and Sunday. The $20 cost covers one day.

• The BMX/Bicycle stunt shows start at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• The bags tournament, Baggapalooza, will be two separate tournaments, one each on Saturday and Sunday. Registration for a team of two is $50; check-in starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. For more information, see www.baggapalooza.com.

• Please see the attached PDF from the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for a full schedule and other information.

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Jamie Lynn August 29, 2012 at 09:58 PM
are there no fireworks this year?
Erin Sauder August 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Coordinators said since the festival is going an hour later (11 p.m.), they did not want to shoot fireworks and disrupt residents at a late evening hour. Instead of fireworks, they have added a free family BMX bicycle stunt show that will run four times on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Jillian Duchnowski August 31, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Another Hometown Days reminder: The Citizens Police Academy Alumni will hold their annual Duck Pluck fundraiser at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are 1 for $3, or 2 for $5. First prize is $500 and second is $250.
John Angelo August 31, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Thank you very much.
Jillian Duchnowski August 31, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Another Hometown Days reminder: The Yorkville Junior Women's Club craft show is still on (despite some unpleasant weather forecasts). They'll be in Town Square Park, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


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