The Shabbona Hometown Festival is a favorite among residents and visitors alike. Browse the tents and booths of local merchants for many types of arts and crafts. Carnival rides, moon walks, inflatable slides, magic shows, music and games of all sorts are sure to delight kids of all ages. Check out the petting zoo, which is sure to be a big hit. Several food vendors will have booths on-site with a variety of offerings. The Shabbona Hometown Festival lasts three days, Saturday July 2nd through Monday July 4th.
The Shabbona Main Street Parade will kick off at the Shabbona High School at 10am Saturday morning. The parade captures the essence of both America’s freedom and small town rural living with proud participation from our local military heroes, American Legion, fire departments, farmers, and local clubs and businesses.
The Hometown Festival – Rides, Games, Inflatables, Vendors and fun for all ages will run from 10:30 – 3:30 on Saturday in Doc Purdy’s lot. At 1:30pm there will be an Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Screamer’s Ice Cream. Kids Water Fights sponsored by Shabbona Fire Department begin at 2:30.
On Sunday, July 3rd there will be a Bags Tournament beginning at 1pm as well as the Fire Department Over-Head Adult Water Fights. From 10am – 4pm come check out the Screamer’s Car Show, located at Screamer’s Ice Cream & Restaurant.
Monday, July 4th kicks off with the Shabbona Fire Department’s pancake breakfast from 7am through 11am. The Lions Club pork chop dinner will be serving from 4:30-7pm. The Shabbona fireworks display begins at dusk at Shabbona Lake State Park and is sponsored by the Shabbona Fireworks NFP Committee. For more information about the Shabbona Hometown Festival please visit www.shecevents.com
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