Friday, August 19 | 5-9P
Saturday, August 20 | 10A-10P
Sunday, August 21 | 10A-9P*
The tradition of the Montgomery Fest continues, celebrating its 37th year in 2022. The event, located in Montgomery Park ( 301 N. River St.), is set along the banks of the Fox River in the heart of the historic Mill District of Montgomery, IL.
For decades, Montgomery Fest has brought together neighbors, friends, and families to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned summer fun. The fest offers a wide variety of activities and events, including live entertainment, carnival, food vendors, beer tent, petting zoo, parade, car show, carp fishing derby, and is topped off with a spectacular firework show across the river.
Vendor, Parade, Sponsor, and Volunteer Opportunities Available!
Guests are encouraged to bring bag chairs or blankets. In addition, the fest will provide picnic tables scattered throughout the park and along the river for guest use.
Dogs are allowed in the park, but due to the event's nature, we kindly ask pet owners to consider leaving their pets at home. The high foot traffic, louder music, and firework show on Sunday evening do not always make for the most pleasant experience for our four-legged friends.
The Montgomery Foundation hosts the Beer Tent for those 21 years old. This year the beer tent will be located within the food vendor row.
All proceeds from the beer booth benefit the Montgomery Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports education and community service programs.
2022 Parade Grand Marshal
On behalf of the Village and the 2022 Montgomery Fest Committee, we proudly announce THE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION DICKSON-MURST FARM & PARTNERS as our 2022 Parade Grand Marshal.
Various sponsorships are available for businesses, ranging from significant sponsors to event sponsors to in-kind donations. Show your support for the community and showcase your business at the Fest. We want to thank the 2022 Montgomery Fest Sponsors who make this event possible!
Fest Layout & Directions*
*All Fest Activities unless otherwise noted take place at Montgomery Park located just west of the Fox River at 301 N. River St. The Car Show (Saturday) is located in Austin Park, just east of the river, at 1345 S. Broadway.
Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided to downtown Montgomery on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from two locations:
- Lakewood Creek Elementary School (2301 Lakewood Creek Dr.)
- UHaul Parking Lot (1900 Douglas Rd., near Rt 30 intersection)
Shuttle busses will run every half hour from 11A to 10P each day.
Limited parking for the fest is available on the street and in the Lyon Metal parking lot (421 N. Main St.) west of the fest grounds.
Carpooling and using the free shuttle service provided are strongly encouraged.
ATMs LOCATED ON SITE
ATMs located onsite are near the fest entrance, food vendor area, the River St. entrance to Village Hall, and the carnival area.
RULES & RESTRICTIONS
Fox Valley Park District's Montgomery and Austin Park are smoke-free parks. In addition, a designated smoking area is available on River St. and Mill St. on the northwest corner.
Pets onsite in or around the fest must remain leashed at all times. Due to the size and nature of the event, we strongly encourage pet owners to consider leaving pets at home in a comfortable environment.
CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS & TICKETS
The carnival area requires a $5 minimum ride ticket* purchase for entry per person. Individual tickets are $1 each, 20 for $20, and 44 for $40.
Unlimited Ride Wristband Specials+ are available throughout the weekend.
Daytime Wristbands $30 per person
- Saturday & Sunday 12-4P
Evening Wristbands $35 per person
- Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 5-9P
*Rides require between 3 to 7 tickets per person.
+Unlimited wristband pricing is subject to change based on WCA's current rates. 2022 pricing is listed above.
2022 schedule of events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
4-10P | Beer Tent, Carnival, Food Vendors
5-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations
ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
4-5:15P | Who We Are | Acoustic Duo
5:30-7:30P | Kovac & Company | Early 80's MTV Experience
8-10P | Semple | High Energy Cover Band 70s to Today
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
10A-10P | Food Vendors
11A-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations
12-10P | Carnival
12-10P | BeerTent
FUN FOR ALL AGES
10-10:45A | Mr. Freeze Science Show sponsored by Fermilab
10A-12P | Chalk with a Cop | Montgomery Police Department
10A-7P | River Street Craft Fair & Market
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP
11A-12:30P The Lennys | Rock & Roll, Surf, Rockabilly
1-2:30P The Wayouts| 60s Garage Rock
3-5P Voyage Rocks | Arena Rock
5:30-7:30P Cadillac Groove | Blues, Soul, Rock, and R&B
8-10P Nashville Electric Company | Country Hits
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
10A-9P | Food Vendors
11A-10:30P | FREE Shuttle from 2 Convenient Locations*
12-9P | Carnival
12-9P | Beer Tent
*During the parade (approximately 12:30-2:30P) the shuttle from the west location, Lakewood Creek Elementary School, will drop off west of Main Street on Webster.
FUN FOR ALL AGES
6A-2P | 36th Annual Carp Fishing Derby
Register onsite between 6-10A near the Mill Street Bridge
8:45-9:45A | Church in the Park with New Life Montgomery
10-10:45A | Yoga on the Fox with Oswego Neighborhood Bar
11A-7P | Petting Zoo
1P | Parade Step-Off - Parade Map
9P | Fireworks
11A-12:30P | South of Disorder | Buffet Band
2-4P | Evil Burrito | Power Pop
4:30-6:30P | Planet Groove | The 60s to Today
7-9P | Hi-Infidelity | 80s Cover Band
EVENT PROGRAMS+ ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
The August water bill for all water utility customers includes a printed event program. In addition, the committee will post a digital copy of the event program.
THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
FOOD VENDORS - Vendor List & Menus Coming Soon
Food vendors will provide a wide variety of dishes, including Italian beef, meatball sandwiches, Philly cheesesteak, grilled corn, eggplant parmigiana, soul food platters, quesadillas, and tacos. Also available are festival favorites such as loaded nachos, bacon cheese fries, fried pickles, and snacks like Kettle Korn, funnel cakes and lemon shakeups. In addition, the beer tent will provide adult beverages to those over 21 with proper photo IDs.
Bronze Sponsors and Friends of the Fest: