All good things, as they say, must come to an end. And that’s the way it is with PrairieFest, which ends its annual run today.
But the Oswegoland Park District still has plenty of fun in store for you. The big events of the day are the 5K and one-mile Prairie Dog Jog at 8:30 a.m., the parade at 1 p.m., and the all-new bed races down Theodore Drive at 3:30 p.m.
There will be three divisions in the bed race, and the winning team in each one will get money donated to their favorite charity. There will also be a place to Make Your Case – essentially, to donate money to those charities, each of which will have an open pillowcase ready to collect your cash.
And don’t forget the car show, the Rotary Club duck race, and a performance by Hix Bros. Music students on the main stage.
The full schedule for the last day of PrairieFest is below. As always, wear sunscreen, stay cool and hydrated, and support your local vendors.
PrairieFest Car Show
Antique and classic cars, DJ and door prizes located off Route 71 in the south OHS parking lot. Harry's Auto Service
Father's Day Pancake Breakfast - American Legion
19 West Washginton Street
PrairieFest 5K & 1 Mile Prairie Dog Jog
Race starts at Prairie Point Center and weaves through Lakeview and Deerpath subdivisions. 5K $30 race day. Mile $15. Dry Weave t-shirt, ribbons and trophies. One mile participants can run with their dogs!
Oswego Country Market
Fresh produce and more! Main Street, downtown Oswego
Community Worship Service - Children's Tent
Join your friends and neighbors for a community worship service hosted by Wheatland Salem Church
Civil War Encampment Living History
Step into a Civil War camp. Casting bullets and military drill demonstrations. Hudson Crossing Park, downtown Oswego.
Vogel's Exotic Animals Petting Zoo
Sponsored by NM Tripp Insurance Agency
Miller's Petting Zoo
Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express
PrairieFest Quilt Show
Quilt drawing at 4pm. Purchase your ticket! Little White School, Jackson & Polk
Hix Bros. - Main Stage
Area talent rocks the PrairieFest grounds.
Sponsored by Allied First Bank and Hix Bros. Music
PrairieFest Expo Village
Area crafters and businesses will be demonstrating services, selling products, sharing information & giving stuff away!
Community oraganizations, businesses, enertainers, civic groups and bands come together to provide one of the best hometown parades around! WSPY review stand in front of the old Fire Barn on Main Street.
Sponsored by Oswegoland Park District & Allied First Bank
Windy City Amusement Carnival
$20 Wristband Special-Unlimited Rides from 2-6pm.
Free Pony Rides
Sponsored by AmericInn Lodge & Suites
$10,000 Duck Race
Gather at the Hudson Crossing Park bridge in downtown Oswego to watch your lucky duck! First place duck wins $500 and a lottery chance to win $10,000!
Organized by Rotary Club of Oswego
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Join us for a hot dog eating contest in the Children's Tent! Registration is at 2:45
Sponsored by Jewel Osco
Free! Kids Go Fish - Walmart Tent
PrairieFest Bed Races
Teams build their own hot rod slumber system and race to greatness on Theodore Drive opposite the festival grounds. Purse goes to the favorite charity of each division's winning team.
Make Your Case - Hospitality Tent
See information on the charities racing in the Bed Races. Make a contribution and support your cause.