Montgomery Fest

Friday, August 19 | 5-9P
Saturday, August 20 | 10A-10P
Sunday, August 21 | 10A-9P*

The tradition of the Montgomery Fest continues, celebrating its 37th year in 2022. The event, located in Montgomery Park ( 301 N. River St.), is set along the banks of the Fox River in the heart of the historic Mill District of Montgomery, IL.

For decades, Montgomery Fest has brought together neighbors, friends, and families to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned summer fun. The fest offers a wide variety of activities and events, including live entertainment, carnival, food vendors, beer tent, petting zoo, parade, car show, carp fishing derby, and is topped off with a spectacular firework show across the river.

Get Involved!

Vendor, Parade, Sponsor, and Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Montgomery Fest Logo 2022
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View of stage from Montgomery Fest 2021

Details

Guests are encouraged to bring bag chairs or blankets. In addition, the fest will provide picnic tables scattered throughout the park and along the river for guest use. 

Fest Partners

The Montgomery Foundation hosts the Beer Tent for those 21 years old. This year the beer tent will be located within the food vendor row.

All proceeds from the beer booth benefit the Montgomery Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports education and community service programs.

2022 Parade Grand Marshal

To Be Announced

To nominate a Montgomery resident for consideration for the Montgomery Fest Parade Grand Marshal, email communications@montgomeryil.org

Sponsorship

Various sponsorships are available for businesses, ranging from significant sponsors to event sponsors to in-kind donations. Show your support for the community and showcase your business at the Fest. We want to thank the 2022 Montgomery Fest Sponsors who make this event possible!

For further information on Montgomery Fest sponsorship, please email jmilewski@montgomeryil.org or call Village Hall at 630-896-8080.

Fest Layout & Directions*

Map of Montgomery Fest

*All Fest Activities unless otherwise noted take place at Montgomery Park located just west of the Fox River at 301 N. River St. The Car Show (Saturday) is located in Austin Park, just east of the river, at 1345 S. Broadway. 

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided to downtown Montgomery on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from two locations:

- Lakewood Creek Elementary School (2301 Lakewood Creek Dr.)

- UHaul Parking Lot (1900 Douglas Rd., near Rt 30 intersection)
Shuttle busses will run every half hour from 11A to 10P each day.

PARKING
Limited parking for the fest is available on the street and in the Lyon Metal parking lot (421 N. Main St.) just west of the fest grounds.

Carpooling and using the free shuttle service provided are strongly encouraged.

ATMs LOCATED ON SITE
ATMs located onsite are near the fest entrance, food vendor area, the River St. entrance to Village Hall, and the carnival area. 

RULES & RESTRICTIONS
Fox Valley Park District's Montgomery and Austin Park are smoke-free parks. In addition, a designated smoking area is available on River St. and Mill St. on the northwest corner. 

Pets onsite in or around the fest must remain leashed at all times. Due to the size and nature of the event, we strongly encourage pet owners to consider leaving pets at home in a comfortable environment.

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS & TICKETS
The carnival area requires a $5 minimum ride ticket* purchase for entry per person. Individual tickets are $1 each, 20 tickets for $20, and 44 tickets for $40.

Unlimited Ride Wristband Specials are available at $30 per person, per session. Unlimited ride sessions are Friday 5-9P, Saturday 12-4P and 5-9P, and Sunday 12-4P and 5-9P. 

*Rides require between 3 to 7 tickets per person. 

2022 schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

5-10P | Beer Tent, Carnival, Food Vendors
5-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations

ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
4-5:15P | Who We Are
5:30-7:30P | Kovac & Company
8-10P | Semple

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

10A-10P | Food Vendors
11A-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations  
12-10P | Carnival
12-10P | BeerTent

FUN FOR ALL AGES
10-10:45A | Community Stage Entertainment - TBA
10A-12P | Chalk with a Cop | Montgomery Police Department
10A-7P | River Street Craft Fair & Market
11A-7P | Car Show at Austin Park
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
12:45-1:30P | Touch A Fire Truck+
+Presented by Montgomery & Countryside Fire District

ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
11A-12:30P The Lennys
1-3P The Wayouts
3:30-5P Voyage Rocks
5:30-7:30P Cadillac Groove
8-10P Nashville Electric Company

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

10A-9P | Food Vendors
11A-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations*
12-9P | Carnival
12-9P | Beer Tent
*During the parade (approximately 12:30-2:30P) the shuttle from the west location, Lakewood Creek Elementary School, will drop off west of Main Street on Webster.

FUN FOR ALL AGES
6A-2P | 48th Annual Carp Fishing Derby
10-11A | Yoga on the Fox with Oswego Neighborhood Bar
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
1P | Parade Step-Off - Parade Map
9P | Fireworks

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
11A-12:30P | South of Disorder
2-4P | Evil Burrito
4:30-6:30P | Planet Groove
7-9P | Hi-Infidelity

THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. EVENT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 1, 2022.
The August water bill for all water utility customers includes a printed event program. In addition, the committee will post a digital copy of the event program.

FOOD VENDORS - Vendor List & Menus Coming Soon
Food vendors will provide a wide variety of dishes, including Italian beef, meatball sandwiches, Philly cheesesteak, grilled corn, eggplant parmigiana, soul food platters, quesadillas, and tacos.  Also available are festival favorites such as loaded nachos, bacon cheese fries, and fried pickles, plus snacks like kettle korn, funnel cakes, and lemon shakeups. In addition, the beer tent will provide adult beverages to those over 21 with proper photo IDs.

FIREWORKS