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Oswego PrairieFest 2016 Full Schedule

Jun 08, 2016 01:54PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Photo courtesy of the Oswegoland Park District Facebook page

Oswego's annual summer festival PrairieFest returns Father's Day weekend June 16-19. Here's a daily breakdown of the schedule of events. For more information, check out the PrairieFest website. Follow the PraireiFest Facebook page for all the latest updates.

Thursday, June 16

3:00-5:00pm Me Too @ PrairieFest
Children with special needs & their families can enjoy a modified carnival experience. $10 unlimited ride wristbands
Sponsored by Oswego Tourism Bureau

4:15-4:45pm OHS Divas & Gents Step Team — Main Stage
Watch one of the country’s most elite step dance teams.                                           

4:45-5:15pm OEHS choir & a capella – Main Stage
OEHS Spotlight Vocal Jazz Choir and Voice Activated Rock A Capella

5:00-7:00pm PrairieFest Race Packet Pick Up — First National Bank Event Tent
Pre-registered runners can grab their shirt & bib!

5:00-7:00pm PrairieFest Expo Village
Visit local crafters and businesses!

6:00-7:00pm princesses & Pirates – Family Tent
Meet your favorite pirates and fairy tale princesses.

6:00-7:00pm Oswego Prairie Winds Concert — Main Stage
Community concert under the direction of Stevan Rexroat

6:00-10:00pm Windy City Amusement Carnival
$25 for Unlimited Rides wristband

7:15-8:15pm The Tyme Machines – Main Stage
Chicago-based power pop rock band

8:30-10:30pm Lucky Boys Confusion — Main Stage
Chicagoland’s love of this band sent them to the national charts, and they are back to play for hometown crowds with “Hey Driver” and  “I’m Going to Steal Your Girlfriend”

Friday, June 17

9:30-11:00am Senior bingo & breakfast —Symphony at theTillers, 4390 Route 71
Enjoy breakfast & win cash prizes each game!

10:00-10:45am Keith Cobb, Magician – Family Tent
Presenting his original show of magic, illusion, and comedy.

10:00am-2:00pm Face painting— First National Bank Partner Tent
Oswego HS Cheer team Donations welcome

10:00am-12:00pm wheels go ‘round— Little-size kids can meet BIG-size vehicles!
Oswegoland Park District’s “As We Grow” Preschool

10:00am-12:00pm PrairieFest preschool Planter— First National Bank Event Tent
Oswegoland Park District’s “As We Grow” Preschool

10:00am-2:00pm gymnastic obstacle course — First National Bank Event Tent
Roll, jump, crawl, and flip through the course.
Oswegoland Park District Gymnastics

10:00am-4:00pm PrairieFest Quilt Show — Little White School Museum
Quilts of past and present, demonstrations, and PrairieFest quilt raffle tickets for sale.

10:00am-5:00pm Miller’s petting zoo

10:00am-9:00pm PrairieFest expo village
Visit the booths of local crafters & businesses.

11:00am-12:00pm family concert: Animal farm band — Main Stage
Sing and dance along to their silly songs!

12:00-12:45pm LUMBERJACK SHOW
Witness acts of acrobatic ability and performances of playful power.

12:00-10:00pm windy city amusement carnival
$25 for Unlimited Rides wristband from 12:00-4:00pm

1:00pm Chainsaw Carving
See art created from power tools

1:00-3:00pm Paint-a-palooza – Family Tent
Have a colorful time with free art!
Oswegoland Park District’s Kid’s Connection

1:00-4:00pm Pony rides

2:00-3:00pm Rock ensemble – Main Stage
Featuring performers from the Fox River Academy of Music and Art

3:30-4:15pm Keith Cobb, magician – Family Tent
Presenting his original show of magic, illusion, and comedy.

4:00-4:45pm LUMBERJACK SHOW
Witness acts of acrobatic ability and performances of playful power.

5:00-5:30pm Interactive LUMBERJACK camp
Tackle the lumber yourself!

5:30-6:30PM Fries with That? improv – Family Tent
Limelight Theatre Company’s youth improv group entertains on the fly...or the fry!

6:00pm Homerun Derby – Prairie Point Park
Swing for the fences! $20 gets you ten swings and a chance at fame.

6:00pm MAIN STAGE MOMENT
Witness someone’s life changing moment!

6:00-9:00pm Sip & Savor Gastropub — First National Bank Event Tent
Taste unique bites and sample craft cocktails. Purchase your tasting lanyard for $40 at the tent.

6:30-8:30pm Ethan Bell Band – Main Stage
Straight out of  Yorkville, this country band will rock your world!

9:00-10:30pm Marshall tucker band – Main Stage
The founding fathers of Southern Rock come to PrairieFest with “Heard It In A Love Song” and “Can’t You See.”

9:00PM-1:30AM DJ
American Legion, 19 W Washington

Saturday, June 18

9:00Am-12:00pm Kids’ Fishing Clinic – Chesterfield Lake
Rods, reels, and bait provided by the Oswegoland Fishin’ Fools.

9:00Am-2:00pm PrairieFest Blood Drive
Donate at the Heartland Blood Drive RV and receive a free Oberweis Ice Cream!

9:30-11:00am PrairieFest Softball Tournament
Prairie Point Park Ballfields It’s a battle for ‘batter’s up’!

10:00-11:00am A Step above Dancers – Main Stage

10:00-2:00pm Face painting – First National Partner Tent
Oswego East HS Cheer team donations welcome

10:00AM-2:00pm Prairie Paws Pet Adoption Event  
Expand your family with a lovable newcomer!

10:00-3:00pm Kiwanis Bags Tournament — Main Stage Lawn

10:00am-4:00pm PrairieFest Quilt Show — Little White School Museum
Quilts of past and present, demonstrations, and PrairieFest quilt raffle tickets for sale.

10:00am-5:00pm Miller’s Petting Zoo

10:00am-9:00pm PrairieFest Expo Village
Visit local crafters and businesses

10:30-11:15am Marsh Mallo Mary – Family Tent
Juggling, magic, and clowning around!

11:00am-4:00pm Pony Rides

11:00am-6:00pm Dunk a Cop,  Win a Donut
Buy a $10 raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and HD TVs.

12:00-12:45pm LUMBERJACK SHOW
Watch awesome outdoor acrobatics!

12:00-10:00pm Windy City Amusement carnival
$25 Unlimited Rides wristband from 12:00-4:00pm

1:00pm Chainsaw Carving
See art created from power tools.

1:00-2:00pm Ice Cream Eating Contest — Family Tent
Colonial Ice Cream’s hosts one sweet battle!

3:00-3:45pm Marsh Mallo Mary – Family Tent
Juggling, magic, and clowning around!

4:00-4:45pm LUMBERJACK SHOW
Watch awesome outdoor acrobatics!

4:00-4:45pm Real women bellydance — Family Tent

4:00-5:00pm Bucket Brigade
Your team can fill the drum or just watch at the new Plank Rd festival entrance location.
Hosted by Oswego Fire Department

4:00-7:00pm Fox Bend Family Golf — Fox Bend Golf Course
Bring the family and play nine holes for only $5 per person. Optional cart - $7

5:00-5:30pm Interactive LUMBERJACK camp
Tackle the lumber yourself!

5:30-6:30pm Fries with That? improv – Family Tent
Limelight Theatre Company’s youth improv group entertains on the fly...or the fry!

6:00-9:00pm Sip & Savor Gastropub — First National Bank Event Tent
Taste unique bites & sample craft cocktails. Purchase your tasting lanyard for $40 at the tent.

6:30-8:30pm Dick Diamond & The Dusters — Main Stage
Our Saturday night starts with these wild and crazy guys singing your favorite classics!

9:00-10:30pm Smashmouth – Main Stage
Get ready to rock out to “I’m A Believer,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” and “All Star.”

9:00-1:30am DJ — American Legion, 19  W.  Washington

Sunday, June 19

8:00am-4:00pm PrairieFest Car Show — Oswego High School – South Parking Lot
Check out antique and classic cars
Presented by Harry’s Auto Service

8:00am-12:00pm Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast — American Legion, 19 W.  Washington St.

8:30am PrairieFest 5K & one Mile Prairie Dog Jog – Prairie Point Park
Race day registration for $35 (5K) or $20 (One Mile).  Runners may bring their dogs.
Sponsored by Rush-Copley Health Services

9:00-10:00am “One” Community Worship Service — Main Stage
Local churches come together as “One: Unity in Community.” Offering will support the community. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

9:00-1:00pm Oswego Country Market — Downtown Oswego

10:00-11:00am White Ribbon Day Band – Main Stage
The community worship service continues with music.

10:00-6:00pm PrairieFest Expo Village
Visit local crafters and businesses!

12:00-1:30pm fourth annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Corner of Jefferson and Park
Stop by for a sweet drink & support the fight on childhood cancer.
Sponsored by Only Oswego

12:00-4:00pm PrairieFest Quilt Show — Little White School Museum
Make sure you have your ticket for the quilt drawing at 4:00pm.

12:00-6:00pm Miller’s Petting Zoo

1:00-3:00pm PrairieFest parade — Downtown Oswego
We’ve got stilts, bands, shriners, and floats!

1:00-5:00pm Pony Rides

1:00-6:00pm windy city amusement carnival
$25 for Unlimited Rides wristband from 2:00–6:00pm

3:00pm Rotary’s PrairieFest Duck Race — Hudson Crossing Park
Buy your duck at the fest and see if you’ll be the next $500 or $10,000 winner! Funds support the Rotary Club of Oswego

3:45pm PrairieFest parade awards — Main Stage

4:00-5:00pm The Dead River Band – Main Stage
From Millington, this jam band was raised on the Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead with Bob Marley holding it together.

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