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...



also performing Mercy Fest Weekend:
The Water Dawgs, Lisa Matthews, Final Groove Band,
Rock Classique, Bad Medicine,
Frank Lamphere, Ken Overbey, Eddie Korosa
 
  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

Spaghetti Dinner
Sponsored by Pomegranate Restaurant

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 Fair 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....

Silent Auction - Saturday October 10, 2015

The Silent Auction committee is currently looking for donation of a merchandise or service. The funds raised are utilized by our Parish Life Center for operating many enrichment programs and ministries that OLM Parish provides for the local communities. It also helps support a variety of community outreach programs that positively impact the lives of individuals and families in our local area. This year we have deemed Hessed House our charity of choice to benefit from our fund raising.

If you are willing to donate a product or service, please complete the Silent Auction Donation Form. If you require additional information or wish for us to make arrangements for pick-up of items, please contact Jennifer L. at 630-566-9870. We gratefully request that all donations be received by September 18th to allow us adequate time to organize our auction event. We greatly appreciate your support and hope we can count on you to help make this event a great success.

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

Spaghetti Dinner - Sunday October 11, 2015
Sponsored by Pomegranate Restaurant in Aurora


Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an "all-u-can-eat" spaghetti dinner and dance or be entertained by the Polka music performed by Eddie Korosa. This annual event celebrates the closing of the festival weekend and is also when the winners of the 50/50 Cash Raffle are announced!

Volunteers Needed at Mercy Fest...

This annual community festival is made possible by many, many volunteers!  We are so grateful for those who volunteer to help greet at the welcome tent, clean tables, cook and serve the food and drinks, help with directing traffic, or simply come out to assist in any way they can. Consider spending some time during Mercy Fest behind the scenes. Sign up sheets are available before and after mass or online at the VolunteerSpot link below.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


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