July 17 - 20, 2014
Thank You To Everyone Who Helped To Make 2013 Summerfest A Great Success!!!
Check out our photo gallery for some great pictures from the festival.
In the Braidwood City Park
Rides, Games, Food, Free Nightly Entertainment, Bingo and much, much more for the entire family.
** A special thank you to all of our sponsors. Be sure to visit the Summerfest Sponsors Page to find out which Star Sponsors are helping to make Summerfest shine. **
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The carnival midway is provided by "Big H" Amusements. Click here for Big H Amusements' web site. Check back for more information on carnival hours, ride specials and pre-sale information!!
The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20 from 8am - ? The flea market is located at the south end of the Braidwood City Park (First & Center St.) For more information about the flea market please call Flea Market Coordinator Andy Kaminsky at (815)458-0308.
Sponsored by: Braidwood Fire Sirens
Sponsored by: Braidwood Fire Sirens
The annual Summerfest baby contest sponsored by The Braidwood Fire Sirens will take place on Saturday (7/19) at the main stage starting promptly at 10:00a.m. Check back in the months prior to the fest for more information and an official Summerfest baby contest entry form.
The 8th Annual Summerfest Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday 7/19 starting at 8:00a.m. in the Braidwood City Park. Teams must be co-ed, have a minimum of eight (8) players and all players between the ages of 13 to 17 must have a completed parental consent form turned in before they will be allowed to play. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. Check back for more information and team entry form packets.
5th Annual Summerfest bike parade
5th Annual Summerfest bike parade
Sunday 7/20 following at the end of the Hometown Proud Parade.
Those wishing to participate can register beginning at 12:30p.m. in the alley behind Casey's General Store. Participants will travel down the parade route and end at the city park. The winner will be announced on the main stage after the parade and will receive a prize.
Judging will be in one category: Best Decorated
No pre-registration required, for more information please call Cindy at (815)458-0162
Braidwood American Legion Koca Post #39 & Braidwood Chamber of Commerce
The annual Hometown Proud Parade will take place on Sunday July 20 starting at 1:00pm on the Main Street. Line up will begin at 12:30 on Mitchell St. next to Casey's. The parade will begin at Main & Mitchell Street, travel down the Main Street to School Street and end at the City Park. Check back in the months prior to the fest for more information and an official Hometown Proud Parade entry form.
Sponsored By: Braidwood Fire Sirens
The annual pie eating contest will take place on Saturday (7/19) under the hospitality tent next to the Bingo pavilion starting at 1:00p.m. With several age categories, both young and old can showcase their pie eating talents without the use of their hands or utensils. Walk up registration on the day of the contest will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, but pre-registration is highly recommended. Check back in the months prior to the fest for more information and an official Summerfest Pie Eating contest entry form.
Wednesday July 16, 2014
7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Check back in the months prior to the fest for more information.
*It is highly recommended that parents/guardians accompany their children and teens during teen night activities*
The 5th Annual Little Miss Summerfest Competition will begin on June 1st and run until July 15th. Crowning ceremonies will take place on Thursday July 17th at 6:00p.m. on the main stage. For more information please call Cindy at (815)458-0162. Check back in the months before the fest for more information and official rules and entry form packets.
10 food vendors make up to food court which is located just off the entertainment area. A wide variety of choices are available to fit every taste. American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and BBQ are among the wide variety of of foods to choose from.
Food Court Hours:
Thursday 7/17: 4:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.
Friday 7/18 4:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)
Saturday 7/19 12:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)
Sunday 7/20 12:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sponsored by: Exelon Nuclear Generation, Braidwood Station
Fireworks display is provided by Mad Bombers Productions and is sponsored by Exelon Nuclear Braidwood Generation Station.
Bingo games are played nightly throughout the festival under the Lions pavilion. Bring your friends!!
Thursday (7/17): 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Friday (7/18): 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Saturday (7/19): 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sunday (7/20): 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Must be 18 years or older to play.
Parking is available on either the north end of the park (3rd street entrance or the south end of the park (1st street entrance). Handicap parking is available on a first come, first serve basis next to the Lions bingo pavilion. Handicap permits or license plates are required to park in a handicap zone. There is also handicap parking available near the flea market on a first come, first serve basis.
Summerfest General Information: Wayne Saltzman (815)458-6444
Josh Bolatto (815)791-8093
Fax: (815)458-3842 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-2014 Summerfest Committee-
Festival Chairman: Wayne Saltzman (815)458-6444
Committee Coordinator: Josh Bolatto (815)791-8093
Community Service/Clean-Up Coordinator: Tyler Wilson (815)458-0162
Carnival Coordinator: Gary Bumgardner (815)458-6548
Flea Market Coordinator: Andy Kaminsky (815)458-0308
Parade Coordinator: Jim Canup (815)458-2642
Raffle Coordinator: Lisa Cannon (815)390-5012
Little Miss Summerfest Coordinator: Cindy Howard (815)458-0162
Volunteer & Scheduling Coordinator: Mary Maly (815)458-6863
Teen Night Coordinator: Lydia Wilson (815)955-2534
Bingo Coordinator: Mary Kaminsky (815)458-0308
Beer Garden Coordinator: Scott Howard (815)458-0162
Sponsorship Coordinator: Josh Bolatto (815)791-8093
Carnival Ticket Pre-Sale Coordinator: LuAnn Bolatto (815)458-6055
Publicity & Advertisement Coordinator: Josh Bolatto (815)791-8093
Mud Volleyball Tournament Coordinator Mike Foster (815)482-8642
All events, activities, performances and entertainment are held in an outdoor setting and are subject to the weather elements. Events & activities are subject to change or cancellation with little or no advanced notice due to the weather. Vendors are responsible for providing their own shelters, canopies, tents or awnings. Carnival rides may be shut down at the discretion of Big H Amusement management and operators due to hazardous weather conditions and/or safety concerns. No refunds will be given for carnival ride tickets or wristbands due to cancellations caused by hazardous weather and/or safety concerns. Live photography and video/audio taping will be taking place throughout the festival grounds each day. Your presence on festival grounds and/or participation in any festival activity, event or tournament shall serve as consent to photograph and/or video/audio recording.