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Posted on: July 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Montgomery Announces Event Lineup for 2016 Montgomery Fest on August 12-14th

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The 2016 Montgomery Fest schedule is packed with a wide variety of fun activities and entertainment for all age groups. Whether you are a fan of live music, car shows, parades, carnivals, great food, fishing or fireworks, you will be delighted as you spend the weekend of August 12th to the 14th enjoying the festivities in downtown Montgomery.

Food and craft vendors kick off the weekend at 5 pm on Friday in Montgomery Park and the Montgomery Foundation’s Craft Beer Tent just north of the main stage will be open from 5-10 pm. The carnival will be offering a $20 wristband good for unlimited rides from 6-10 pm. The wildly popular country band Back Country Roads takes the stage at 6:30 pm and will perform until 10 pm.

If you arrive at the Fest early on Saturday, you can take advantage of the $20 wristband special good for unlimited rides from 11am to 3pm, or participate in the Downtown Walking Tour at 11:00 am. Settler’s Cottage will be open from 11 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s Main Stage will host local talent at 12 pm when “Montgomery’s Got Talent” hits the stage. Judge for yourself and expect to be impressed! You also won’t want to miss the annual Montgomery Fire Department Water Fights at 1:30 pm in front of the Village Hall, or the chance to “Drive a Bot” from 12 -3 pm at the Robotics Scrimmage area in the VFW parking lot. At 4 pm Colonial Ice Cream will host an Ice Cream Eating Contest with heats for all ages in front of the Main Stage; sign up begins at 3 pm. Then at 7 pm, Mr. Freeze from Fermilab will entertain all ages with his cryogenics show as he blows things up in front of the Main Stage. The Craft Beer Tent will be open from noon-10 pm on Saturday.

Saturday’s musical entertainment continues at 2 pm on the Main Stage with Whiskeyfist, a local country band. After a performance at 5 pm by Centerfold, this day of great music wraps up with “EVOLUTION” performing at 8 pm. This popular band features the original members of Hi-Infidelity. With music ranging from classic to current rock sounds, these talented musicians energize their listeners. They will rock the Fest with cover songs from favorites including Bon Jovi, REO, Styx, and Journey.

Sunday, August 14th, will provide a wide range of events and activities sure to please everyone. The day kicks off early with a 6 am start time for the Family Fun Carp Fishing Derby and 8 am registration for the Car Show in Austin Park. Community Christian Church will provide a worship service on the main stage at 11 am. The Montgomery Fest Parade, led by Grand Marshal John Behnke, begins at 1 pm on Sunday at Main and Mill Street, continuing south to Watkins, over to River Street and back up to Mill. This year’s parade will include a performance by the 180-member East Aurora High School Band in addition to other local favorites. Winners of the Car Show will be announced at Austin Park at 3 pm.

A highlight of Sunday’s entertainment will be the world famous Division BMX Stunt Team, with performances at 3 and 5 pm in front of the Village Hall. The Division BMX Stunt Team knows how to entertain and keep an audience on their edge of their seats. Watch in awe as stunt riders perform tricks at heights reaching more than 25 feet above the ground!

The Montgomery Foundation’s Craft Beer Tent will be open from noon-9 pm on Sunday. Sunday’s Main Stage will feature the musical talents of a local reggae band called Dabylon at 2 pm while the Next Tuesday Band will entertain with classic rock favorites at 4 pm. From 4-6:30 pm, be sure to stop by 95.9 The River’s Road Crew booth!

The fun continues as The Nygel Ajax Band takes the stage at 6:30 pm with their classic rock and dance party music. The fun-filled weekend concludes Sunday evening with an expanded fireworks show beginning at 9 pm.

Of course, Montgomery Fest always includes everyone’s favorites: the carnival, food vendors, craft and vendor booths, free pony rides and petting zoo. Community Christian Church will host a family tent offering diaper changing and rest areas, free water and freeze pops. Parking downtown is limited, so take advantage of the free shuttle bus service to downtown Montgomery on Saturday and Sunday from Lakewood Creek Elementary School and from the parking lot in front of UHaul on Douglas Road (the former Kmart). Busses will run about every half hour from 11 am until about 10 pm. It all adds up to a fantastic weekend you won’t want to miss!

You can print a complete Montgomery Fest brochure at the link below. The Village of Montgomery would also like to recognize and thank this year’s Montgomery Fest sponsors who make this event possible, particularly our Diamond, Platinum and Gold Sponsors: Fox Valley Park District, FCL Builders, Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, 95.5 The River, Kart Werks, RJ Keck, The Lakone Company, VVF, Aurora Township, Blain’s Farm and Fleet, David Murray/Country Financial, Engineering Enterprises, Engler, Callaway, Bastian, et al., Euclid Beverage, First National Bank, Geneva Construction, Oswego Ledger, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, Montgomery VFW, Passanante Home Food Services and Republic Services.

Montgomery Fest Brochure
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