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
Vacin Parkway / Lombard Ave to Austin Blvd
Carnival entertainment schedule:
Fri, Oct 6 – 6:30-7:45PM Dirty Dan’s Cool Rockin’ Daddies: Roadhouse Rock, 8:30-10:00PM 16 Candles: 80’s Dance Hits
Sat, 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
Sun, 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
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.
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.