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Yorkville to hold second annual fall festival

With Yorkville Fall Festival approaching in 2016, a blend of family-fun attractions will welcome attendees. The festival—which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1—is set at Riverfront Park and will include hayrides, a haystack hunt and pumpkin decorating.

The United City of Yorkville and the Knights of Columbus are teaming up to hold the second annual event.

Tim Evans, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the event is hoped to please.

“We’d like people to come and enjoy the festival,” he said.

At this year’s event is an afternoon car cruise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those age 21 and older, a craft beer tasting will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Headlining the stage will be musical acts Street Legal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Epic from 3 to 6 p.m.

Evans said at the evening’s end, a pumpkin pull at will be held at 6 p.m. and that is hoped to serve as a sight to see.

“What’s kind of fun is we’re combining October and pumpkins and sending them down the canoe shoot,” Evans said.

To shoot a pumpkin down the Fox River, it costs $3. To get a pair of pumpkins, it costs $5. Winners in the pumpkin pull will compete and get a chance to win one of dozens of prizes.

Approximately 1,000 people attended the festival last year.

All proceeds donated throughout the day will go to local charities.

Evans said if anyone is also interested in helping the city install the new playground at Riverfront Park, help would be appreciated. The installation and Yorkville Fall Festival will take place concurrently, he said.

For more information on the festivities, go to Yorkville.IL.US or

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