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What's Happening Friday at PrairieFest?

Jun 19, 2015 08:05AM ● By Steven Jack

Courtesy of the Oswegoland Park District

Friday is all about the kids at PrairieFest. 

Something fun for kids is planned for just about every minute of the day, including unlimited carnival rides from 12 to 4 p.m. with the purchase of a $20 wristband. 

The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies all day with a high of 77. Couldn't be a more perfect for a day at the fest! 

Check out some of these highlights:


As We Grow Preschool Wheels Go 'Round Let the little ones get up close with big-size vehicles from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

PrairieFest Planters, Castle Bank Event Tent Little ones can explore the world of Eric Carle and The Tiny Seed, creating their own planters & planting seeds from 10 a.m. to noon

Dave Rudolf- Main Stage Make your way to the Main Stage for for some music the kids will love from noon to 1 p.m. 


Sip & Savor Gastropub Event - Castle Bank Event Tent Taste unique bites and sample craft beers at this gastropub event.

Vertical Horizon 
Top-selling national recording artists of Everything You Want hit the Main Stage at 9 p.m.


• 6:00AM – 8:00pm PrairieFest Dog Park Prairie Point Park
Sponsored by Oswegoland Park & Recreation Foundation

• 9:00AM – 4:00pm PrairieFest Quilt Show, Little White School Museum
Quilts of past and present, demonstrations, and PrairieFest quilt raffle tickets for sale.

• 9:30-11:30am Wheels go ‘Round
Little size kids can meeet BIG-size vehicles! Oswegoland Park District’s As We Grow Preschool

• 10am-Noon PrairieFest Planters, Castle Bank Event Tent
Little ones can explore the world of Eric Carle and The Tiny Seed, creating their own planters & planting seeds. Oswegoland Park District’s As We Grow Preschool

• 9:30-11:00am Senior Breakfast bingo
Free light breakfast & chance to win $10-$50 prizes each game! The Tillers, 4390 Route 71

• 10am – 5pm Miller's Petting Zoo

• 10am Team Oswego Gymnastics, Main Stage
Watch the Park District’s award-winning gymnasts perform

• 10am – 9pm PraifieFest Expo Village
Visit hundreds of crafters and businesses

• 11am – noon The Great Boodini, Children’s Tent
Voted best magician of 2014!

• Noon – 1pm Dave Rudolf- Main Stage
Children can sing and dance along to his silly songs!

• 11am- 4pm Free pony rides

• Noon – 10pm Windy City Amusement Carnival
$20 wristband special - unlimited rides from 12-4pm

• 12:30 – 3:30pm Paint-a-palooza - Children’s Tent
Have a colorful time with free art! Oswegoland Park District’s Kid’s Connection

• 12:30 – 3:30pm GYMNASTIC OBSTACLE COURSE, Castle Bank Event Tent
Roll, jump, crawl and flip through the course. Oswegoland Park District gymnastics

 • 4 – 4:45pm rock ensemble - Main Stage
Featuring performers from the Fox River Academy of Music and Art

 • 4:00 – 5:00pm The Great Boodini- Children’s Tent
Voted best magician of 2014!

• 5:00 – 6:00pm Homerun Derby - Prairie Point Park
Swing for the fences! $20 gets you 10 swings.

• 5:00 – 5:45pm Flag retirement ceremony
Oswego Knights of Columbus, 197 E. Washington

• 6:00 – 9:00pm. Sip & Savor Gastropub Event - Castle Bank Event Tent
Calling all foodies! Purchase your lanyard for $40!

• 6:30 – 8:30pm Red Woody - Main Stage
A Chicagoland favorite!

• 9:00pm – 1:30am DJ – Last instigator
Oswego American Legion, 19 W. Washington

• 9:00pm Vertical Horizon - Main Stage
This national band is bringing their Billboard hits of the 2000s including “Everything You Want,” “You’re God,” and “Best I Ever Had” to our hometown festival! Sponsored by Groot