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Upcoming Events in Yorkville Illinois


June

1 - 2 Bluegrass Music Festival - Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA) - Bluegrass Festival begins at noon Saturday, with jamming, camping and camaraderie at the Lyon Farm in Yorkville. Along with the professional bands another component of the Bluegrass Festival are the jam sessions. You'll find those Friday evening and outside on Saturday as well. You're welcome to bring your instruments and join in.

The Saturday entertainment is an indoor event so even if there's inclement weather you'll will be inside a very nice building at Lyon Farm. Noon-6 p.m.

Camping is available Friday and Saturday nights for $15 a night. Camping definitely lends to the overall festival experience. It's a primitive campground but a lot of people bring their trailers. We sit around the campfire and sing songs and the coyotes answer.

Kids are welcome at the festival. the NIBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of bluegrass music with scholarship programs for college for students who may be interested in bluegrass and help the organization grow.

Address: Lyon Farm, 7935 State Route 71 , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 312-730-7469 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nibaweb.org
Fee: $10; children 12 and under free

July

4 Fourth of July Celebration - The parade begins at 9am! Town Square Activities begin immediately after the parade and end at Noon. Activities will include children's foot races, rides, water fights, and a performance by the Yorkville Community Band. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

The fireworks will begin at dusk and will be shot off near the corner of Rt 47 and Countryside Pkwy. The Yorkville Big Band will also be performing at 8:00pm at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.

All 4th of July activities are free to everyone, except for food and drink purchases.

Address: Town Square, 301 N. Bridge , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-4350 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.yorkville.il.us
Fee: Free

13 - 14 Yorkville River Fest - Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce for a weekend filled with food, live country music, family activities, the Whitewater Festival, and more! Formally known as River Night/Ribs on the River, Yorkville River Fest is the same great festival providing family-friendly fun all weekend long!

Friday, (5-10pm)
Families will enjoy bounce houses, human foosball, cardboard boat flotilla, homebrew tasting, and live entertainment by Hillbilly Rockstarz (7-10pm).

Cardboard Canoe Race
Homebrew Tasting
Family Activities

Saturday, (Noon-10pm)
Join us for a day filled with family activities, delicious food, the Whitewater Festival, Whiskey Acres Tasting, and LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC!

Address: Riverfront Park, 131 E Hydraulic Ave , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-4350 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: yorkville.il.us/579/Yorkville-River-Fest

August

31 - 2 Yorkville Hometown Days Festival - Hometown Days Festival is a family oriented event that provides entertainment the entire family can enjoy! We are excited to bring back again this year the past favorites such as the Pride and Joy Car Show, the Baby Contest, carnival, and live musical performances. We are also excited to announce the return of a 2018 crowd favorite – The Ultimate Air Dogs Show! Please visit the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page for up to date festival information.

www.facebook.com/YorkvilleParksandRec

Address: Beecher Community Park, 908 Game Farm Rd , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-4357 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.yorkville.il.us/459/Hometown-Days-Festival

September

29 - 30IL0407014e002 - Yorkville Fall Festival at the Lyon Farm - 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days. See antique tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines and other antique equipment on display and being used. We also have several crafters that come to sell their wares, a flea market, a harvest wagon, bake items, children's games, crops, petting zoo, daily entertainment and hayrides too. It's a great time for the whole family. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days.

THIS YEAR - The Templetons return to Lyon Farm. The Templetons are an incredibly talented bluegrass group that are sure to get your toes tappin'. See you there!

Address: Lyon Farm, 7935 State Route 71 , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-6777 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lyonfarmkchs1@gmail.com
Web: www.lyonfarmkchs.org
Fee: Admission: $ 4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted).

October

21 - 28 Halloween On The Farm - There will be old fashioned games and trick or treating for the kids. We have a costume parade and prizes are awarded. We also have hayrides that take you through our haunted barn. A great time for kids of all ages. 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. two Sundays.

Address: Lyon Farm, 7935 State Route 71 , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-6777 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lyonfarmkchs1@gmail.com
Web: www.lyonfarmkchs.org
Fee: Admission: $ 4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted)

December

2 - 9 Christmas At The Farm - There will be crafts and goodies for the kids, a story teller, chestnut roasting, cookie icing and Santa Claus will be there too! A great time for the entire family. Come on out and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas on the farm! Two Sundays, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Address: Lyon Farm, 7935 State Route 71 , Yorkville, Illinois
Ph: 630-553-6777 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lyonfarmkchs1@gmail.com
Web: www.lyonfarmkchs.org
Fee: Admission: $ 4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

C.B. & Q Caboose -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Caboose was built in the Aurora, Illinois C.B. & Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) shops in 1918. It was used on the Fox River Line for 56 years. The Caboose was moved to Lyon Farm in 1974. 2018 marks the 100

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Oswego-Fox House - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Oswego-Fox House was built in the 1870's by the Fox family, ancestors of the Cutter family from Oswego, Illinois. The house was located 1/2 mile south of Oswego on Route 71. It was moved to Lyon Farm at the Kendall County Historical Society museum complex in 1975

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Plano Depot - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Plano Depot was built in Chicago, Illinois and hauled to Plano on flatcars in the 1850's. It was built by the C.B. & Q Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) in the Gothic Style architecture. The depot was used until 1914 or 1915

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Chapel On The Green

Yorkville, Illinois is the county seat of Kendall County in which is located the oldest church building in the county, The Chapel On The Green. Dating back to 1855, the Chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899

Yorkville, IL Historic Churches

Corrigan Store - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

William Corrigan established an independent store known as Corrigan & Sons which operated in Plattville, Illinois from 1919 until the late 1950's. The store carried a general merchandise line, including Oliver farm machinery and agricultural implements.

Yorkville, IL Museums

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