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Prairiefest 2015 Event Schedule

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Thursday, June 18  
3:30 – 5:30PM ME TOO @ PRAIRIEFEST
An exceptional afternoon exclusively for exceptional families. Children with special needs and their families are invited to experience a modified carnival. $10 for unlimited ride wristbands
Sponsored by Oswego Tourism Bureau
4:30 – 7:30pm OSWEGO FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE BARBECUE - CASTLE BANK EVENT TENT
$12 per plate. Pork chops, chicken, or combination. $5.50 hotdogs for kids. Rain location at OHS cafeteria. Funds benefit Oswegoland schools
5:00 – 9:00PM PRAIRIEFEST EXPO VILLAGE
Hundreds of area crafters and businesses to visit!
5:30 – 6:00 PM OEHS SPOTLIGHT CHOIR - Main Stage
Oswego East High School’s Vocal Jazz Choir
6:00 – 6:30PM VOICE ACTIVATED CHOIR ROCK ACAPELLA - Main Stage
Under the direction of Oswego East High School’s Peter Barsch
6:00 – 7:00PM PRINCESSES & PIRATES - Children’s Tent
Visit with your favorite pirates and fairy tale princesses.
6:00 – 10PM WINDY CITY AMUSEMENT CARNIVAL
$20 for Unlimited Rides wristband
6:30 – 7:30PM OSWEGO PRAIRIE WINDS CONCERT - Main Stage
Community concert under the direction of Kelly O’Neill and Stevan Rexroat
7:00 – 8:30PM LISTEN LOCAL PRAIRIEFEST OPEN MIC MOMENT - Children’s Tent
Hear Oswego’s local talent at this open mic opportunity!
7:30 – 8:00PM OHS STEP TEAM - Main Stage
Oswego High School’s nationally acclaimed step team entertains the fest!
8:30PM SIXTEEN CANDLES BAND - Main Stage
Chicagoland hasn’t been the same since this talented and crazy band started touring festivals & concert venues. Come sing along to your 80s favorites!
Friday, June 19  
6:00AM – 8:00PM PRAIRIEFEST DOG PARK
Prairie Point Park

Oswegoland Park & Recreation Foundation
9:00AM – 4:00PM PRAIRIEFEST QUILT SHOW
Quilts of past and present, demonstrations and PrairieFest quilt raffle tickets for sale.
Little White School Museum, Jackson & Polk St.
9:30 – 11:30AM WHEELS GO ‘ROUND
Little size kids can meet BIG-size vehicles! Oswegoland Park District’s As We Grow Preschool
10:00AM – NOON PRAIRIEFEST PLANTERS
Castle Bank Event Tent

Little ones can explore the world of Eric Carle and The Tiny Seed, creating their own planters & planting seeds. Oswegoland Park District’s As We Grow Preschool
9:30 – 11:00AM SENIOR BREAKFAST BINGO
Free light breakfast & chance to win $10-$50 prizes each game! The Tillers, 4390 Route 71
9:00AM – 1:30PM FACE PAINTING – Castle Bank Partner Tent
Oswego High School Cheerleaders will be painting fun faces for free!
10:00AM – 5:00PM MILLER’S PETTING ZOO
10:00AM TEAM OSWEGO GYMNASTICS
Main Stage

Watch the Park District’s award-winning gymnasts perform
10:00AM – 9:00PM PRAIRIEFEST EXPO VILLAGE
Visit hundreds of crafters and businesses
11:00AM – NOON THE GREAT BOODINI - Children’s Tent
Voted best magician of 2014!
11:00AM – 4:00PM FREE PONY RIDES
NOON – 1:00PM DAVE RUDOLF - Main Stage
Children can sing and dance along to his silly songs!
NOON – 4:00PM GAME TRUCK PARTY – Castle Bank Event Tent
Gamers can enjoy the ultimate multiplayer experience!
NOON – 10:00PM WINDY CITY AMUSEMENT CARNIVAL
$20 wristband special - unlimited rides from 12-4pm
12:30 – 3:30PM PAINT-A-PALOOZA - Children’s Tent
Have a colorful time with free art! Oswegoland Park District’s Kid’s Connection
12:30 – 3:30PM GYMNASTIC OBSTACLE COURSE
Castle Bank Event Tent

Roll, jump, crawl and flip through the course. Oswegoland Park District gymnastics
4:00 – 4:45PM ROCK ENSEMBLE - Main Stage
Featuring performers from the Fox River Academy of Music and Art
4:00 – 5:00PM THE GREAT BOODINI - Children’s Tent
Voted best magician of 2014!
5:00 – 6:00PM HOMERUN DERBY - Prairie Point Park
Swing for the fences! $20 gets you 10 swings.
5:00 – 5:45PM FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Oswego Knights of Columbus, 197 E. Washington
6:00 – 9:00PM SIP & SAVOR GASTROPUB - Castle Bank Event Tent
Calling all foodies! Taste unique bites and sample craft beers at this gastropub event. Purchase your lanyard for $40!
6:30 – 8:30PM RED WOODY - Main Stage
A Chicagoland favorite!
9:00PM – 1:30AM DJ – LAST INSTIGATOR
Oswego American Legion, 19 W. Washington
9:00PM VERTICAL HORIZON - Main Stage
This national band is bringing their Billboard hits of the 2000s including “Everything You Want,” “You’re God,” and “Best I Ever Had” to our hometown festival! Sponsored by Groot
Saturday, June 20  
6:00AM – 8:00PM PRAIRIEFEST DOG PARK
Prairie Point Park

Oswegoland Park & Recreation Foundation
8:00AM – 5:00PM PRAIRIEFEST SOFTBALL TOURNEY
Prairie Point Park Ballfields

Nothing says “summertime” like this classic ballgame!
9:00AM – 2:00PM PRAIRIEFEST BLOOD DRIVE
Donate at the Heartland Blood Drive RV and receive a free Oberweis Ice Cream!
9:00AM – 2:00PM KID’S FISHING CLINIC - Chesterfield Lake
Rods, reels, and bait provided by the Oswegoland Fishin’ Fools. www.fishinfools.org
9:00AM – 1:30PM FACE PAINTING – Castle Bank Partner Tent
Oswego East High School Cheerleaders will be painting fun faces for free!
9:00AM – 4:00PM PRAIRIEFEST QUILT SHOW
Quilts of past and present, demonstrations, and PrairieFest quilt raffle tickets for sale. Little White School Museum, Jackson & Polk St.
10:00AM – 2:00PM PRAIRIEPAWS PET ADOPTION EVENT
Expand your family with a lovable newcomer!
10:00AM – 5:00PM MILLER’S PETTING ZOO
10:00AM – 9:00PM PRAIRIEFEST EXPO VILLAGE
Visit hundreds of crafters and businesses
10:30AM PARK DISTRICT DANCERS - Main Stage
11:00AM – 4PM FREE PONY RIDES
11:00AM – 6:00PM DUNK A COP, WIN A DONUT
Support the Explorer Post!
11:00AM – NOON LEONARDO - Children’s Tent
Parents’ Choice Award winning music that educates, entertains, and empowers!
11:30AM – NOON PRAIRIEFEST DIAPER DERBY - Castle Bank Event Tent
Second Born Consignment and Oswego Mothers and More find the fastest baby in town!
NOON – 10:00PM WINDY CITY AMUSEMENT CARNIVAL
$20 wristband special - unlimited rides from 12-4pm
12:30 – 1:30PM POLECAT ANNIE - Children’s Tent
Watch her juggling, rope spinning, and old-time games of skill sanfordlee.com
2:00 – 3:00PM LEONARDO - Children’s Tent
Parents’ Choice Award winning music that educates, entertains, and empowers
leonardomusic.com
3:00 – 5:00PM PRAIRIEFEST BUBBLE SOCCER
Watch teams of 5 v. 5 get their bubble battle on!
3:30 – 4:30PM PROFESSOR FARQUAR - Children’s Tent
Performing acts of illusion and flimflam
sanfordlee.com
4:00 – 7:00PM FOX BEND FAMILY GOLF
$5 Green Fee for parents playing with their kids! Optional $7 cart fee
Fox Bend Golf Course, 51 Rt. 34
4:00 – 5:45PM BUCKET BRIGADE FESTIVITIES
Bring your team and compete or just come to watch!
Hosted by Oswego Fire Department
5:00 – 6:00PM REAL WOMEN BELLYDANCE
Children’s Tent
6:00 – 9:00PM SIP & SAVOR GASTROPUB - Castle Bank Event Tent
Calling all foodies! Taste unique bites and sample craft beers at this gastropub event. Purchase your lanyard for $40!
6:30 – 8:30PM NICK LYNCH - Main Stage
Featuring covers from Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and Bon Jovi!
9:00PM – 1:30AM DJ – LAST INSTIGATOR
Oswego American Legion, 19 W. Washington
9:00PM LOVERBOY - Main Stage
The hot band of the 80s is taking the stage and cranking out their biggest hits including, “Workin for the Weekend,” Sponsored by Castle Bank
Sunday, June 21  
6:00AM – 8:00PM PRAIRIEFEST DOG PARK
Prairie Point Park

Oswegoland Park & Recreation Foundation
8:00AM – 4:00PM PRAIRIEFEST CAR SHOW
Check out antique and classic cars presented by Harry’s Auto Service.
Oswego High School - South Parking Lot
8:00AM – NOON FATHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
American Legion, 19 W. Washington St.
8:30AM PRAIRIEFEST 5K & ONE MILE PRAIRIE DOG JOG
Start at Prairie Point Center and weave through Oswego neighborhoods. Dry weave t-shirt and ribbons to all athletes. Trophies to first male & female in each division. Register race day for $35 (5K) or $20 (One Mile). Dogs welcome!
Sponsored by Rush Copley Health Services
9:00AM – 1:00PM OSWEGO COUNTRY MARKET
Downtown Oswego
9:30AM “ONE” COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE
Main Stage

Local churches are coming together as “ One: Unity in Community” Offering will support the community August’s Health Clinic for those in need.
10:00AM – 6:00PM PRAIRIEFEST EXPO VILLAGE
Visit hundreds of crafters and businesses!
11:00AM – 2:00PM OSWEGO ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND
Corner of Jefferson & Park

Stop by for a drink & support the national fundraiser to end childhood cancer!
Sponsored by Only Oswego
12:00 – 6:00PM MILLER’S PETTING ZOO
1:00 – 6:00PM PRAIRIEFEST QUILT SHOW
Quilt drawing at 4:00pm. Little White School Mueseum, Jackson & Polk.
1:00 – 5:00PM FREE PONY RIDES
1:00PM PRAIRIEFEST PARADE
Downtown Oswego is the spot for the Annual Father’s Day Parade!
1:00 – 6:00PM WINDY CITY AMUSEMENT CARNIVAL
$20 wristband special - unlimited rides from 2:00-6:00pm
3:00PM PRAIRIEFEST DUCK RACES
Support the Rotary Club of Oswego! Be a lucky duck and buy a chance at $500 or even $10,000 at the Oswego Country Market before the big race Sunday. Cheer as the ducks race to the bridge at Hudson Crossing Park!
3:00 – 5:00PM PRAIRIEFEST BUBBLE SOCCER
Watch teams of 5 v. 5 get their bubble battle on!
3:30 – 5:00PM LUKE UNDERHILL
Spend Sunday afternoon in the park listening to this Yorkville native singer/songwriter with John Mayer & Jason Mraz influences.