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    Name: 49th Annual International Houby Fest 2017
    Date: October 5, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    Event Description:

    The 49th annual International Houby Fest sponsored by the City of Berwyn and Town of Cicero will take place from Thurs, Oct 5 through Sun, Oct 8. This year's theme will be Honoring Our Firefighters: Duty, Honor, Courage.

    Beginning in 1968, the Houby Festival has celebrated the Czech and Slovak heritage and annual harvest with the symbolic “Houby,” the Czech/Slovak word for mushroom. Our time honored event draws over 15,000 enthusiastic spectators along our main street and remains as one of Berwyn & Cicero’s most popular events. In a wonderful display of cultural unity, the festival is now celebrated by different ethnicities and backgrounds from the surrounding community.

    Houby Fest Schedule

    Tues, Oct 3 - Pageant

    Wed, Oct 4 - Houby Bowl

    Thurs, 10/5-Sun, 10/8 - Carnival from 6:00PM - 11:00PM located on 21st Pl and 60th Ct.

    Sun, Oct 8 - Houby Parade beginning at 12:00PM

    The parade runs from 12:00-4:00PM on Sun, Oct 8. The procession of floats begins in Berwyn on Wesley Avenue and Cermak Road, traveling east into Cicero ending at Central Avenue and Cermak Road.

    Main Stage entertainment is located at 21st Pl & Lombard Ave.

    The Children's Stage is located on 61st Ct between Cermak Rd & 21st Pl.

    Vendors will be located along 21st Pl between Lombard Ave & 61st St.


    Friday, Oct 6

    6:30-7:45PM - Dirty Dan's Cool Rockin' Daddies: Roadhouse Rock

    8:30-10:00PM - 16 Candles: 80's Dance Hits

    Saturday, Oct 7

    2:00-3:15PM - Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones: Elvis, Cash, Orbison

    4:00-5:30PM - Semple: Pop/Rock

    6:15-7:45PM - The Boy Band Night: Boy Band Hits

    8:30-10:00PM - Infinity: 80's Classic Rock

    Sunday, Oct 8

    2:00-3:15PM - Caliente: R&B with a Latin groove

    4:00-5:30PM - Chicago Tribute Anthology: A Tribute to Chicago

    6:15-7:45PM - R Gang: Motown & Soul

    8:30-10:00PM - 7th Heaven: #1 Festival Band

    To register to participate in the parade, fill out the application here and submit to City of Berwyn - Special Events.

    For more information on the parade, click here.

    Event Media:
    Begins in Berwyn on Wesley Avenue and Cermak Road, traveling east into Cicero ending at Central Avenue and Cermak Road.
    Date/Time Information:
    Thuesday, October 3 at 6:00PM through Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:00PM.
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