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.
MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
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.