PrairieFest events are held throughout the community. Anyone wishing to organize an event is welcome to do so, and the Park District will help with advertisement and support.
Traditional PrairieFest Events
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Each year, on the final day of PrairieFest, the parade moves through downtown Oswego showcasing area bands, floats, school and community groups, and businesses and organizations. Thousands of spectators enjoy celebrating family, history, and community with one of the best hometown parades around.
The parade is limited to 65 entries. Download the entry form. Entry forms are due by Friday, May 17. Contact the Oswegoland Park District at 630.554.1010 or email email@example.com to be placed on the mailing list.
PrairieFest Expo Village
June 13 - 16, 2013
Village Expo Registration Forms
Showcase your business, craft, or organization to the thousands in attendance during PrairieFest, Oswego’s annual hometown celebration held Friday, Saturday and Sunday each Father’s Day weekend. Booth space is available in the Expo Village located on the PrairieFest grounds. Participate any days and hours that you choose and pay only for the days you use! Spaces will be assigned by the Expo Coordinator.
PrairieFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The 5K race and 1 Mile Prairie Dog Jog is scheduled on Sunday, June 17, 2012. The starting gun will sound at 8:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The race begins at Prairie Point Center off Grove and Plainfield Road. USATF certified course winds through Lakeview. Shirt, ribbon, trophies, and refreshments. Runners are encouraged to bring their dogs for the 1 Mile Prairie Dog Jog which begins at the same location. Download your race entry or register online through the Park District's online registration system.
PrairieFest Best in Show & Pet Parade
Adults and children are invited to bring their pets, large and small, to Hudson Crossing Park for the annual Best of Show. Pets will be on parade followed by judging in ten categories. Contact Lina at 630.554.4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. It's free compliments of the Oswegoland Park District.
PrairieFest Family Golf
Saturday, June 15, 4-6pm
Fox Bend Golf Course
Nine holes for just $5 per person when you golf with your child. Sign up at the Fox Bend Pro Shop or call 630.554.3939.
Dozen Quilt Raffle
The Quilter's Dozen donates a beautiful hand sewn quilt for raffle each year with proceeds to benefit PrairieFest.
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5 and will be on sale at the Civic Center and Prairie Point and at the White School Museum during the Quilt Show. Raffle to be held Sunday, June 17 at 4 pm. Winner need not be present to win. Contact Mary Feiden at 630.606.3857 for more information.
Sunday, June 16
8am - 4pm
The PrairieFest Car Show is organized by Harry's Auto Service with proceeds to benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. Cars register before noon on the south side of Oswego High School. There's plenty for the family to do, so bring them along. Day of registration. Contact Harry Warner at 630.554.8554 for more information