autumn in the park 2022

Palos Park’s annual Autumn in the Park kicks off today

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Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • 6:00 pm – Grounds Open
  • 6:00 to 10:30 pm – Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • 7:30 to 10:30 pm – Musical Entertainment –Hairbangers Ball – Main Stage
  • 11:00 pm – Grounds Close

Saturday, September 17, 2022

  • 11:00 am – Parade Begins
  • 11:30 am – Grounds Open
  • Noon to 12:30 pm – The Amazing Bob – magician show – Kids Area
  • 12:30 to 2:00 pm – House of Music performances – Main Stage
  • 2:15 to 3:00 pm – T-USA Martial Arts Demonstrations – Kids Area 
  • Noon to 10:00 – College Football – On the big screen – Gazebo Sports Cave
  • Noon to 10:30 pm  – Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • Noon to 3:30 pm  –  Petting Zoo
  • Noon to 5:00 pm – Face Painting, Balloons, Fun Mirrors, Bouncy Houses
  • Noon to 5:00 pm  – Kids Crafts (McCord Gallery, Palos Park Library, Palos Fine Arts)
  • Noon to 7:00 pm  –  Artisan Vendors
  • 2:30 pm – BBQ tasting coins go on sale – 4 for $8 while supplies last
  • 3:00 to 6:00 pm – Musical Entertainment –Smiley Tillmon Band – Main Stage
  • 4:30 pm – BBQ Rib – Public Tasting
  • 7:30 to 10:30 pm – Musical Entertainment –  Mike and Joe  – Main Stage
  • 11:00 pm – Grounds Close

The Parade

Beginning at 11 am, the parade kicks off with bands, floats, civic groups, fire and police vehicles, horses, dogs, walkers, riders and community for this wonderful tradition. The parade kicks off at 82nd Avenue on 123rd Street in Palos Park and travels westbound to 90th Avenue ending near the festival grounds.

Free Shuttle Bus and Parking

Free Festival parking can be located at:

Palos Park Presbyterian Church – 12312 S. 88th Avenue

The Village Courtyard – 8301 W 123rd Street

Metra Parking lot – 12100-12114 South 82nd Avenue

Shuttle Bus Service – Pick up/Drop Off Locations: Palos Park Metra Lot, Front of Recreation Center, and Village Courtyard.

Shuttle Hours: Friday 6:30 – 11:00 pm, Saturday Noon – 11:00 pm

Amateur BBQ Competition – Chicken and Ribs

On Saturday, September 17, you have the opportunity to put you BBQ skills to the test in this Amateur BBQ Rib and Chicken Cook-off Competition. Contestant will prepare and cook 10 Rib Slabs (provided) and chicken (cooks bring their own) on-site. Grilling beings at 9 a.m., turn-in for judging at 3:30 p.m. for chicken and 4:30 p.m. for ribs. At 4:31 p.m. the grilling area is open for public tasting – where you can also win the People’s Choice Award. Awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m. in the main tent.

Kids Area and Activities

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Noon to 12:30 pm  – The Amazing Bob – magician show in the Kids Area

Noon to 3:30 pm  – The Center of Palos Park Petting Zoo

Noon to 5:00 pm  – Bounce Houses, Airbrush tattoos, Fun Mirrors, Balloon Animals

Noon to 5:00 pm  – Children’s Crafts (McCord Gallery, Palos Park Library and Palos Fine Arts)

2:15 to 3:00 pm  – T-USA Martial Arts Demonstrations – Kids Area 

Playground

Live Music

Friday, September 16, 2022

Hairbangers Ball on the Main Stage

Saturday, September 18,2021

The Smiley Tillmon Band – on the Main Stage

Mike and Joe on the Main Stage

Food Vendors

Aurelio’s Pizza • Blind Hog • Doughs Guys Bakery • Frangella’s • Island Shrimp House • Lions Club • Palos Park Women’s Club • Plush Horse  Zacarelli’s Pizza

Artisans

ABC Developmental Plan • Emmerson Toys • Heather’s Scentsy • Jump Start Novelties • McCord Gallery • Palos Community Church • Palos Fine Arts • Palos Park Public Library • Shirt Stack • Stuffed With Love • Wildflower Farm

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