October 8th - 11th, 2015

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Hosted by Our Lady of Mercy Parish, MercyFest is a community celebration open to all, featuring food, rides, children activities, live music, lots of fun and much more

......with something for everyone!

We are located at 701 S Eola Rd, Aurora IL.
Come join us and support our community event.

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Save the dates....
October 8 - 11, 2015


FREE Live Music Entertainment

Featured Performers

ARRA
is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area, and has been for the past 2 decades! Voted BEST CLASSIC ROCK BAND in the Nitelife Best of the Burbs Contest for the 5th year in a row!

Nick Lynch
From getting golden tickets on American Idol in 2008 to rocking New Year’s Eve on ABC in 2013, Nick has been gearing up for ...his time to Shine on the Country Music Scene. He’s a little bit Country, He’s a little bit Rock and Roll, but he is all Party...

more to be announced soon...
 
Carnival Rides and Games

Kids Fun Fair

Kids Activities
Sponsored by Eagle Academy of Martial Arts, Aurora

Basket Raffle

Silent Auction

Annual 50/50 Big Cash Raffle

Annual "Have Mercy on our Soles" 5K Run\ Walk
Sponsored by Buchar Family Chiropractic

Bean Bag Tournament

Vendors & Business Expo

and many other fun weekend activities...

Outdoor Vendors & Crafter's Day


Showcase your business, organization, or craft to the thousands in attendance during MercyFest!  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet your public or advertise your services on the festival grounds at MercyFest in Aurora.

A limited number of 10x10 spaces will be available for both the Outdoor Vendors (Saturday, Oct 10th and Sunday, Oct 11th), and the Indoor Crafter's Day (Saturday, Oct. 10th). Booth placement will be pre-assigned and you will receive your booth number when you check in to set up.

For more information, download the forms in the main menu, or contact Erendira via email at olmvendors@gmail.com.

Basket Raffle

Donations welcomed & needed for the annual basket raffle event:
*Gift Cards
*Lottery Tickets
*Wine
*Themed baskets

Deadline for all donations Wednesday, October 7th, Thank You!!
For more information, click <here>

Pizza Night - Thursday October 8, 2015

Are you tired of eating the same old pizza and want to try something new, but don’t know where to look? Well, Our Lady of Mercy can help make your pizza eating dreams come true. Bring your family and friends and come kick off Mercy Fest on October 8th from 5-9 for All You Can Eat Pizza Night. Sample an array of local pizza restaurants in the Aurora/Naperville area and you just might find your new favorite pizza.

OLM Mercy Fest Fun Fail is BACK!! - Friday October 9, 2015

The O.L.M. Mercy Fest Fun Fair is back by popular demand! Mark your family calendars and bring the kids to a fun, interactive, and safe event where they enjoy a variety of kid-friendly games and prizes. We encourage children to wear their creative or spooky Halloween costumes!

Time: 5pm-9pm
Cost: $5/child

Annual "Have Mercy on our Soles" 5K Run/Walk - Saturday October 10, 2015
Sponsored by Buchar Family Chiropractic


Join the Our Lady of Mercy Community for our annual 5K race during MercyFest weekend! This is a USATF certified course that starts at the MercyFest carnival site and runs through the beautiful Waubonsie Creek Trail.

Hesed House Food Donation
Hesed House is the community program we have chosen to support with this year’s race. We are encouraging all participants to bring a canned good or box of cereal to donate. All runners who carry their donation over the full 5K course will receive a prize at the end! We also will be giving out a prize for the heaviest donation carried on the course!

New!!! Family Challenge!!!
Bring the whole family for a friendly competition with your neighbors! We offer discounted family pricing and we’ll be giving medals to the families with the fastest average times (minimum of 3 runners).

Click on the 5K Run/Walk link for more information....

3rd Annual Bean Bag Tournament - Sunday October 11, 2015

Pre-registration required
Competitive and recreational brackets available
Open to the 1st 16 teams in each bracket
Double elimination
$50 / team - competitive bracket
$20 / team - recreational bracket
50% payout to the top 4 teams
Check in between 11 - 11:45, tournaments begin at 12:00
Suggested age for Recreational team is ten and up.
Possible team combinations are mom and son, dad and daughter, grandparent and grandchild, two high school friends.
Call a friend and register to play in our fun bags tournament.
Entertainment provided by Kaptain Karaoke.
Rain or shine - tournament held in the beer tent, download a flyer, sign up today

Funds raised through the weekend of events, including those from the MercyFest Cash Raffle, help maintain our Parish Life Center and support various programs for the community at large.

This year’s focus is Hesed House, located right here in Aurora, which supplies food and clothing to those in need as well as help homeless families get the necessary support for a fresh start. Hesed House is the second largest homeless shelter (in numbers served) in the State of Illinois, changing lives, one family at a time.

To find out more information about this charity and to donate directly to them, please visit http://www.hesedhouse.org/donate/ website, be sure to indicate in the comments section "Referred by MercyFest". Opportunities to donate canned goods will also be available during the festival weekend.

OUR SPONSORS

  

Your name could be here too, click link for Sponsorship information brochure