CITY OF BERWYN: 50th Annual International Houby Fest
City of Berwyn issued the following announcement on Oct. 2.
The 50th annual International Houby Fest sponsored by the City
Oct 7 Celebrating 50 Years of Houby. This year's theme will be Honoring Our
Military: Duty * Honor * Country.
The carnival will run Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th in
the vacin fairway north of Cermak (starting at Lombard).
Friday, Oct 5th entertainment will feature One of the Boyzz between 6:30 pm
and 7:45 pm and 16 Candles between 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
Saturday, October 6th entertainment will feature Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones
between 2pm and 3:15 pm, Petty Kings: The Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tribute between 4pm and 5:30 pm, The Boy Band Night between 6:15 pm
and 7:45 pm, and The Ron Burgandy’s between 8:30 pm and 10 pm.
Sunday, October 7th entertainment will feature Caliente between 2 pm and
3:15 pm, Hillbilly Rockstarz between 4 pm and 5:30 pm, R Gang between
6:15 pm and 7:45 pm, and 7th Heaven between 8:30 pm and 10 pm.
The Houby Parade will take place at noon on Sunday, October 7th. It will run
on Cermak Rd. beginning at Central Avenue in Cicero and moving west to
Riverside Drive in Berwyn.
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.
Parking restrictions for the carnival and parade are as follows:
- The vacin fairway (north of Cermak) between Lombard Ave and Harvey will
be closed Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th for the carnival.
- There will be no parking allowed on Cermak Rd. between Lombard Ave. and
Riverside Dr. on Sunday, October 7th from 6 am to 6 pm for the parade and
Any vehicles violating the No Parking restrictions will be towed by the City of
Original source can be found here.