Held the second weekend in August annually along the banks of the Fox River in Montgomery Park (301 N. River St., Montgomery, IL), Montgomery Fest brings together neighbors and friends to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned family 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 fireworks.
This year will feature a new layout with the stage in the park with plenty of shaded areas for seating. Guests are encouraged to bring bag chairs or blankets. The fest will provide picnic tables scattered throughout the park and along the river as well for guest use.
The Montgomery Foundation will again host the Beer Garden/ Tent Area for those 21 years of age and 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 programs of education and community service.
2021 Parade Grand Marshals
Peter Metrou, Grandma's Table
Nancy Metrou, Dairy Queen
John & Irene Vlahos, Poor Boy's
This past year has been hard on so many including family businesses. This year's Marshals represent three long-time Village of Montgomery restaurants. We thank them for choosing Montgomery as their home for a cumulative of more than 75 years!
Various levels of sponsorships are available for businesses, ranging from major sponsors to event sponsors to in-kind donations. Show your support for the community and showcase your business at the Fest. We would like to thank the 2021 Montgomery Fest Sponsors who are making this event possible!
For further information on Montgomery Fest, please call (630) 896-8080 ext. 9003.
Fest Layout & Directions*
*All Fest Activities unless otherwise noted take place at Montgomery Park located just west of the Fox River at 301 N. River Street. The Car Show (Sunday) is located in Austin Park, just east of the river, at 1345 S. Broadway.
Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided to downtown Montgomery on Saturday & 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.
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.
ATMs LOCATED ON SITE
ATMs are located near the food vendor area, the Village Hall, and the carnival area.
RULES & RESTRICTIONS
Fox Valley Park District's Montgomery and Austin Park are smoke-free parks. A designated smoking area is located at the northeast corner of River & Mill.
Pets onsite in or around the fest must be 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 ENTRY FEE
The carnival area requires a $5 entry fee which can be redeemed for carnival tickets, carnival area food, or the purchase of an unlimited ride wristband*.
*Unlimited ride wristbands cost $25 and are only offered during specific hours and days of the fest: Friday 5-10P, Saturday 11A-4P, and Sunday 11A-4P.
New this year!
Join us in Montgomery Park Saturday & Sunday mornings for free fitness classes sponsored by our two local park districts.
2021 schedule of events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
10A-10P | Food Vendors
11A-10P | Carnival
12-10P | BeerTent
FUN FOR ALL AGES
10-10:45A | Zumba in the Park with Fox Valley Park District
10A-12P | Chalk with a Cop
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
12:45-1:30P | Touch A Fire Truck+
1:30-3:30P | Fire Dept. Water Fights on River St.+
+Presented by Montgomery & Countryside Fire District
ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
11A-12:30P The Lennys
1-3P Fletcher Rockwell
3:30-5P Industrial Drive
5:30-7:30P Evil Burrito
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
10A-9P | Food Vendors
11A-9P | Carnival
12-9P | BeerTent
FUN FOR ALL AGES
6A-2P | 47th Annual Carp Fishing Derby
10A-3P | Car Show at Austin Park
10-10:30A | Boot Camp with Oswegoland Park District
10:30-11:15A | Zumba with Oswegoland Park District
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
12P | Jimmy Jamz Kids Show at Village Hall entrance
1P | Parade Step-Off - Parade Map
3P & 5P | Mudslingers BMX Stunt Bike Show
9P | Fireworks
2-4P | Lava Rock
4:30-6:30P | The Indigos
7-9P | Hello Weekend
A printed event program will be mailed to all residents with the August water bills. Additional copies are available at Village Hall after August 1.