Kids paint pumpkins from the patch at a previous Homewood Fall Fest. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 18, 2014 6:21AM
The village of Homewood will host the 13th annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Martin Avenue from Hickory to Ridge Road, according to a press release from the village.
Fall Fest 2014 is to feature live entertainment for children and adults, horse-drawn wagon rides, the annual bean bag tournament, pony rides, games, art and craft vendors, a pumpkin patch, and food from local eateries, the release said. Closing the evening will be a free showing of “The Lego Movie.”
The fest is hosted by the community relations commission, and admission is free and open to the public, the release said. Ample free parking is available.
“Fall Fest is a time when Homewood opens its doors and welcomes all of Chicagoland to enjoy what makes the village great,” Mayor Richard Hofeld said in the release. “It is one of the best outdoor festivals in all of the south suburbs. It is a celebration of Homewood’s unique food, shopping, music and offers a great place to meet up with friends.”
Entertainment kicks off with live music for the kids at noon with Scribble Monster and His Pals, featuring a blend of traditional children’s music, improv comedy and more, the release said. Classic rock cover band Strung Out is to perform at 4 p.m., and a combination of Motown and salsa music by Latin Satin Soul is to be featured from 7 to 10 p.m., the release said. “The Lego Movie” is to be shown at 8 p.m.
The Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest begins at 2 p.m., with the public tasting opening at 3 p.m., the release said. Competitors are required to register in advance by visiting www.HomeSweetHomewood.com.
Additional activities at Fall Fest 2014 include a pumpkin patch and pumpkin-decorating station, horse-drawn wagon rides through downtown Homewood from 6 to 9 p.m.; and the eighth annual bean bag tourney at 6:30 p.m., the release said.
For more information visit www.HomeSweetHomewood.com.