2020 Autumn In The Park Festival 


AIP

Friday, September 18, 2020/ 6:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m

Saturday, September 19, 2020 / 11:30 a.m - 11:00 p.m

Be sure to check back periodically for updates on our 2020 Autumn in the Park Festival! 

Schedule

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • 6:00 p.m. - Grounds Open
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Musical Entertainment - Strawdawg
  • 11:00 p.m. - Grounds Close

Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Parade Along 123rd Street, 82nd Avenue to 90th Avenue
  • 11:30 a.m. - Grounds Open
  • Noon to 10:00 p.m. -College Football - On the big screen
  • Noon to 10:30 p.m. - Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Petting Zoo
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Artisan Vendors - Demonstrations and Sales
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Dunk Tank
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Fun Zone for Kids
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Tot Town - Area for children 5 and under with parent
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - WSHE Radio 101.9
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Musical Entertainment - Big Dog Mercer
  • 4:30 p.m. - BBQ Rib - Public Tasting
  • 7:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. - Musical Entertainment - Libido Funk Circus
  • 11:00 p.m. - Grounds Close

The Parade

Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade kicks off with bands, floats, civic groups, fire and police vehicles, horses, dogs, walkers, riders and community for this wonderful tradition. The parade kicks off at 82nd Avenue on 123rd Street in Palos Park and travels westbound to 90th Avenue ending near the festival grounds. 

Parade Application
Palos Park invites you or your organization to participate in this wonderful event. Download a parade application (PDF).

Amateur BBQ Competition - Ribs & Chicken

On Saturday, September 19 you have the opportunity to put you BBQ skills to the test in this Amateur BBQ Rib and Chicken Cook-off Competition. Contestant will prepare and cook 10 Rib Slabs (provided) and chicken (cooks bring their own) on-site. Grilling beings at 9:00 am, turn-in for judging at 3:30 pm for chicken and 4:30 pm for ribs. At 4:35 pm the grilling area is open for public tasting or ribs where you can also win the People’s Choice Award. 

Interested in Becoming a Contestant? 

  • Application, rules, procedures and waiver forms can be viewed in the "Contestant Application" found below 
  • Completed application & fee must be received no later than September 11, 2020

Entrance Fee

Now thru Friday, August 28,2020 - $77
 Late entry begins Monday, August 31 thru Friday,September 11th - $87

**Optional Chicken for Judging add $8 to above pricing**

Schedule
7:30 am - 9:00 am - BBQ contestant set up, and inspection of contestants chicken
9:00 am - Cooks meeting - Rib meat distributed promptly following meeting.
3:30 PM - Chicken Turn In
4:30 PM - Rib Turn In for Judging
4:35 PM - Public Rib Tasting Begins
6:30 PM - BBQ  Awards Announced

2020 Amateur Bar-B-Que Cook-off Application Packet

BBQ Judging Application

Live Music

Friday, September 18, 2020

Strawdawg

Saturday, September 19,2020

Big Dog Mercer

Libido Funk Circus

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are asking for your support of this superb community event. Past sponsors received a variety of publicity using their name and/or logo viewed by thousands who visit the Village website, connect with social media, and local newspapers. Find out what different Autumn In the Park sponsor opportunities exist!

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsorship Application Form