Flossmoor Fest, Slide Fest with Chili Cook dinner-off confident to delight

Homewood and Flossmoor are in the temper to occasion! Be part of the exciting at Flossmoor Fest on Sept. 11 and Homewood’s Tumble Fest on Sept. 25.

Flossmoor Fest starts at noon following the Hidden Gem Half Marathon race. Love numerous musical enjoyment, a host of pursuits for kids and food items selections from nearby eating places.

All occasions are in the downtown Flossmoor region.



Crowds get in downtown Flossmoor for the 2019 Flossmoor Fest. Soon after a crack in 2020 due to the pandemic, the slide pageant returns on Sept. 11. (Chronicle file picture)

Audio by Evolution commences the software in advance of a 1 p.m. opening ceremony with the Homewood-Flossmoor Marching Band. Main stage occasions incorporate Jesse White Tumblers at 1:30 p.m. Cielito Lindo, 2:30-4 p.m. Randolph Road Blues Band, 4:30-6 p.m. Truly feel Excellent Social gathering Band, 6:30-8 p.m. Dynamic Seem Band, 8:30-10 p.m.

This 12 months, all children’s routines will be in downtown Flossmoor together Central Travel and in Leavitt Park. Children’s rides, including leap houses, bungee run and 90-foot enjoyable slide, 2-7 p.m. kiddie train on Leavitt Avenue, 2-6 p.m. exotic animal demonstrate, 4 p.m. Thomas Photographic picture booth, 4-6 p.m. Walk About Magic and glitter tattoos, 4-7 p.m.

The video sport truck will be on Flossmoor Road, 2-7 p.m. BMX rider Matt Wilhelm will showcase a street trick demonstration beginning at 5 p.m.

The 19th yearly Homewood Tumble Fest will return on Saturday, Sept. 25, with new music and things to do appealing to people of all ages, like the Chili Prepare dinner-off.

The enjoyable starts at noon and carries on right until 9 p.m. together Martin Avenue among Ridge Street and Hickory Road. The party is absolutely free.

“Homewood is all set to celebrate tumble with our annual Tumble Fest. We canceled Drop Fest 2020 (owing to the pandemic), and now we are prepared to arrive again and have some drop fun,” explained Mayor Richard Hofeld. “This is everyone’s favorite event, together with me, and I am on the lookout forward to attempting chili from the Prepare dinner-Off and listening to reside tunes the moment again.”

The yearly Chili Prepare dinner-Off returns to decide Homewood’s ideal chili chef. There will be two judging groups: panel judges at 2 p.m. and people’s decision all through the open tasting starting at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the Chili Cook dinner-Off tasting will gain Homewood-Flossmoor Undertaking Arts Council.

Cooks can decide up an application at Homewood Village Corridor or go to www.HomeSweetHomewood.com.


Chuck Mokijewski ladles chili into cups for the judges of the annual Chili Prepare dinner-off in 2019. (Chronicle file photo)

All over the working day patrons can sample food items from area eating places and shop from between the distinctive creations of nearby artisans.

Drop Fest has a full schedule of audio, such as R&B and doo-wop hits from The Spaniels Eternally, 1-3 p.m. ‘90s hits band Rack and the Riddler, 4-6 p.m. and Marlon and the Shakes, 7-9 p.m. carrying out a combined musical cocktail of funk, pop, and rock tunes.

All summer season lovely, special birdhouses have been shown all over downtown Homewood with the art installation Birding for Science “Home Tweet Homewood.” Enterprise entrepreneurs, folks, and good friends painted the themed birdhouses. Just about every birdhouse will be auctioned at Drop Fest involving 5 and 8:30 p.m. benefitting the Homewood Science Center. For far more facts stop by homewoodsciencecenter.org.

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