• saturday, september 30, 9 am - 7 pm

    Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street

    Volunteers Needed!

    Volunteers are needed for the DG 5&8 Miler on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7-10:30 AM. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt and a snack! This is an awesome opportunity for students looking for volunteer credits or for those looking for a fun way to give back to the community! To volunteer, call Brian DeWolf at 630.960.7468 or email at bdewolf@dgparks.org.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 8:30am

    Celebrating 40 years of tradition!

    Our annual race will now kick off Harvest Fest! Featuring a new 8-mile option, racers can choose to compete in the 5- or 8-mile courses both starting at the Lincoln Center and finishing at Fishel Park. Awards are given to the top finishers in the male and female age divisions. Both courses are CARA- and USATF-certified.


    The first 500 registered racers receive

    Tech shirt

    Racer Medal

    Beverage Ticket

    VIEW RACE MAP REGISTER ONLINE CARA Member registration

    Volunteers needed!

    Volunteers are needed for the DG 5&8 Miler on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7-10:30 AM. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt and a snack! This is an awesome opportunity for students looking for volunteer credits or for those looking for a fun way to give back to the community! To volunteer, call Brian DeWolf at 630.960.7468 or email at bdewolf@dgparks.org.


  • CHILYmpics chili cook-off

    Show us your best recipe with the Chilympics Chili Cook-off! Enter yourself or a group to compete in this hot competition.

    Prizes

    Municipalities
    Plaques for Judges' Choice and People's Choice winners

    All other competitors
    $300 to Judges' Choice winner
    $200 to People's Choice winner

    Entry Fees

    Municipalities: Free to enter

    All other competitors: $20


    DOWNLOAD chilympics APPLICATION

  • Bags Tournament

    Teams of two will compete in a double-elimination tournament. Cash prizes for the top two teams. Bags and boards are provided.

    The tournament costs $25. Players must be 18 years and above. 12 PM / 3:45 PM Championship

    REGISTER ONLINE

  • Handmade Craft Fair

    September 30, 2017. Fishel Park. 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Visit over 20 crafters to find unique handmade crafts, including:

    • Fabric purses
    • Metal horseshoe artwork
    • Woodburned signs
    • Crocheted scarves & hats
    • Holiday wreaths & decorations
    • Sports-themed jewelry
    • Table runners
    • Tulle tutus, hair bos & headbands
    • Fabric aprons

    Vendor Information

    ALL VENDOR SPOTS HAVE BEEN RESERVED. To be added to our wait list, please contact Francine at fmyers@dgparks.org.

    Showcase your craft to all of Downers Grove at our Harvest Fest! The event will include live music, children's area, food and drink vendors, a bags tournament and more! Take this opportunity to sell your hand-crafted items, share ideas and techniques and spread the word about your talent!

    General Information:

    • Setup will begin at 6:30am on Saturday, September 30. Artists are not allowed to setup prior to this time. Take down will begin at 3:00pm and must be complete by 4:00pm.
    • No vehicles are allowed into the craft fair area after set up and before take down times.
    • Each booth space is a 10' x 10' area. Tables, chairs and tents are available for rental.
    • This is a rain-or-shine event; we recommend bringing or renting a canopy.
    • Electricity is not available.
    • Artists may not sell food or beverages.
    • One parking pass per booth will be given out.
    • You will receive your booth number, event layout and parking pass in the mail prior to the event.

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