60th annual Hometown Fest opens June 30

The Palatine Jaycees’ 60th annual Hometown Fest runs from Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4.

The festival opens at 5pm on Friday, June 30, with carnival rides and games, live music, food, and drink. Feudin’ Hillbillys, Triple Threat Band, and Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic will perform on the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater stage at Community Park until midnight. Feudin’ Hillbillys hail from Champaign and will be playing your favorite country songs. Triple Threat Band returns to Hometown Fest this year with a mix of current and classic rock hits at 7:30pm. Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic take the stage at 10pm with high-energy funk, jazz, soul and R&B music.

Carnival goers who purchased a Mega Pass wristband voucher online before the festival can redeem it at the carnival ticket booth. Individual ride tickets, daily ride passes, and Mega Pass can also be purchased directly from the carnival operator, Windy City Amusements, at the carnival ticket booth. Check the Hometown Fest carnival page for important details.

Food vendors participating in the festival this year include favorites such as Beef on the Moove and Georgie’s Greek Food, as well as new offerings like Jimmy’s Bag O Donuts. The American Legion Post 690 will have corn on the cob and Immanuel Lutheran Church will be selling lemonade. JJ Twig’s pizza, Lee’s Concessions, Christie’s Dairy Delights, Chicago Culinary Kitchen BBQ, Pancho’s Mexican Food, Heybeck’s Market burgers, and Lunch Wagon round out the food selection.

The Palatine Jaycees will be selling a selection of beer including Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Revolution Fist City pale ale, and Crispin hard cider. Wine, soft drinks, and bottled water will also be available.

Community Park is located at 262 E. Palatine Rd, near the intersection of Northwest Highway (Route 14) and Palatine Rd. Parking is available at the Family Aquatic Center on Palatine Rd. Handicapped parking is available at the Community Center, 250 E. Wood St., accessible from the west end of Wood St.