Edison Park Fest 2018 @ Edison Park, Chicago [from 17 to 19 August]

Edison Park Fest 2018


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17 - 19
August
17:00 - 22:30

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Edison Park
6730 N Olmsted Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Edison Park Fest, our neighborhood fundraiser, will be held August 17th (5pm-10:30pm), Saturday, August 18th (11am-10:30pm), and Sunday, August 19th (11am-10:30pm). Beer sales start at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, August 17th
Live Entertainment
Beer Garden
Children's Area
Food Vendors
Saturday, August 18th
Live Entertainment
Beer Garden
Children's Area…
Food Vendors
Basketball Clinic (Grades 6-8)
Bingo
Craft Fair
Business Expo
Family Stage Performances
Sunday, August 19th
Live Entertainment
Beer Garden
Children's Area
Food Vendors
Bingo
Craft Fair
Business Expo
Family Stage Performances
Bags Tournament
For Craft Fair, Business Expo, Basketball Clinic, Bags Tournament & Volunteer Applications:
edisonparkfest.org
Please note that the Beer Garden will be 21 and over after 7:30pm.
No Dogs or Coolers Allowed on Fest Grounds!
Why should I give $5 at the entrance, and where does that money go?
Edison Park Fest is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, its own small entity, not affiliated with larger groups such as the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Your donation also supports the work of the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, who work to keep Edison Park a vibrant and sustainable community filled with strong independent businesses.
In addition to helping cover the enormous costs of producing such a large festival, pretty much everything else that you enjoy about Edison Park all year long – the events such as Restaurant Week, Santa Express, Movies in the Park, Irish Sunday Funday, beautification projects, parking lots owned by the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, the unique, local small businesses – is supported in part or in whole by Edison Park.
We are asking for a $5 suggested donation for entry into the festival (kids under 12 and seniors over 65 are free) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Donors will receive a stamp and will be inundated with THANK YOU'S!!!
Discussion
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Pete
You call this a neighborhood fest? Years ago only the local neighborhood restaurants were featured. This fest has gotten out of hand trying to be a carnival atmosphere not a neighborhood fest.
Suggested mandatory donation of $5? Not worth it. If I wanted carnival food I would go to a carnival.  Either retire the fest or bring it back to the home town feeling featuring local restaurants only like Park Ridge.
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Pete
You have scheduled food trucks this year. Might have been wiser to do a food truck fest!
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Joseph Daumen
Yo, Pete. You gotta calm down, man. There’s only one food truck here right now. Also, is $5 really gonna break the bank for you? This is for the neighborhood. Is that not good enough for you?
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