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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with the Oswego PrairieFest September 3 - 6

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with the Oswego PrairieFest September 3 – 6

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Here at Farmington Lakes, we want to make sure you have the best Labor Day possible in 2021. In order to do that, we wanted to highlight one of the best local events happening right here in Oswego. The 2021 Prairie Fest is back and is happening September 3 – 6 this year, brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District.

This annual tradition is a fantastic place to enjoy a fun summer event and get outside in the open air. It’s a four-day community event and is sponsored by people like Groot Industries, Oswego Brewing Co., Ron Westphal Chevrolet, and more.

Over 75,000 visitors come through Prairie Fest every year, with hundreds of volunteers helping this awesome event take place. Events happen throughout Oswego, with the main events happening at PrairieFest Park – 91 Plank Road, Oswego, IL.


The Events

There is a ton of main stage entertainment happening, with live music all weekend. There is also entertainment from acts like the Flippenout Trampoline Show, a Laser Light Show, and main event bands like Uncle Cracker. A full list of the events can be found here.



The carnival has fun for everyone with rides, daily tickets, and unlimited wristbands, and special times.

Friday, September 3, 6, – 10 pm

Saturday, September 4,  Noon – 10 pm

Sunday, September 5,  Noon – 10 pm

Monday, September 6, 1 – 6 pm


Unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase and these times are as follows:

Friday, September 3, 6 – 10 pm  $30

Saturday, September 4, noon – 4 pm  $25, 5-9pm $30

Sunday, September 5, noon – 4 pm $25, 5-9pm $30

Monday, September 6, 2 – 6 pm $25


There are other children’s performers, an expo village with local businesses, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. Access to all of this is free of charge besides the rides. 



At 1 pm on Sunday, September 5th, the parade will take place. We are celebrating over 30 years of this wonderful festival, and the parade is always a favorite. It starts at East View Elementary and heads down Jefferson, to Main St., down to Tyler and then over to the 308 Center. 

Provided by Oswegoland Parks District.


For more information, go to


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