HOMEWOOD | The village of Homewood presents the 12th annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21.
This year's Fall Fest is located on Martin Avenue from Hickory Road to Ridge Road, steps from the Metra Electric line. Fall Fest 2013 features live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, the annual bean bag tournament, pony rides, games, art and craft vendors, a pumpkin patch, children's activities and food from local eateries. Homewood Fall Fest and Annual Chili Cook-Off is hosted by the Community Relations Commission. Admission is free and open to the public. There is free parking as well. For more information visit www.HomeSweetHomewood.com
"This is one of Homewood's best outdoor festivals," said PR and Marketing Manager Rachael Jones. "It's a celebration of Homewood's thriving social and cultural lifestyle. Everyone is out for the day, connecting with friends and neighbors on the street. They can nab a bite from any one of a dozen local eateries, sample craft beer, entertain the kids with a variety of creative activities, and experience Homewood's growing community of indie artists and performers."
The 2013 Fall Fest will feature live entertainment throughout the day, starting at noon with the Chicago premiere of the indie duo Sweet Nobody, Strung Out Band at 2 p.m., Bigtop Band at 4:30 p.m. and concluding with Latin Satin Soul from 7 to 10 p.m. Mr. Magic's Magic will perform two, 45-minute shows at 2 and 5 p.m. Fall Fest also includes the outdoor showing of "Hotel Transylvania" (2012 /Sony Pictures) and a bonfire beginning at 8 p.m.
The Annual Chili Cook-Off begins at 2 p.m. with a tasting open to the public at 3 p.m. The winner is crowned "Homewood's Top Chef." Proceeds raised this year will benefit the South Suburban Humane Society. Visit www.HomeSweetHomewood.com for rules, regulations and an entry form. Registration is required.
At 6:30 p.m. the seventh annual Bean Bags Tourney begins drawing participants from Chicago and the Southland region. This tourney is not sanctioned by the American Cornhole Association; however, it will be round-robin play where each contestant plays every other contestant. There are prizes including gift certificates for local shopping and dining, a custom bean bag box set and cash. Teams are accepted into the tourney on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at the Homewood Welcome Center before 5 p.m.