Sat 6/29/13 - 11am–3pm

Our second annual AMERICAFEST features American carnival food and fun for the entire family! We’re creating our spin on classic carnival treats—boozy snow cones, fried cheese curds, pie in a jar, fresh-squeezed lemon shake-ups, and much more. Grab a bite and then play a few carnival games (all proceeds from carnival games will benefit People’s Resource Center Food Pantry), then see what other fun we’ve cooked up!
Young ones will love getting their faces painted, and kids of all ages will enjoy the juggling unicyclist and fire jugglers. Don’t miss the live cooking demonstration from Chef Kevin Ives of Smoke Daddy in Chicago, famous for its world-renowned barbecue sauce!
11am–3pm: Carnival Food (outside the Market)

  • Boozy Snow Cones, featuring Jo Snow Syrups (kid-friendly ones, too)
  • Fried Cheese Curds
  • Soft Pretzels with Whole Grain Mustard and Queso Dip
  • Blueberry Pie in a Mason Jar
  • Domaine DuPage Beer Bratwurst and Jalapeño Cheddar Bratwurst
  • Candied Bacon on a Stick
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Pork Belly Baked Beans
  • Lemon Shake Ups
  • Mini Crab Cake Sliders

11am–3pm: Carnival Games (outside the Market)
Game tickets benefit People’s Resource Center Food Pantry

  • Standard Buckets (our version of the old TV clown classic)
  • Standard Duck Pond (for the young ones)
  • Standard Hoops (basketball “pop a shot”)
  • Test Your Strength!

11am–3pm: Vendor Tastings (inside the Market)

11am–3pm: Live Music: Michael Heaton
11am–2pm: Face Painting
11am–2pm: Juggling Unicyclist from The Actors Gymnasium
12:30pm: LIVE cooking demonstration from Smoke Daddy‘s Chef Kevin Ives
2pm–2:30pm: Fire Jugglers from The Actors Gymnasium