October 5th - 8th, 2017


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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.


Oct 5th thru Oct 8th, 2017

FREE Live Music Entertainment

Featured Performers

Saturday, Oct 7th @ 7:00pm
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!

Friday, Oct 6th @ 7:00pm
Bad Medicine
"Bad Medicine has been bringing the best if Bon Jovi and the 80's to Chicagoland since 2001, playing for Job Bon Jovi himself, as well as several local festivals including Naperville's Rib Fest and Last Fling
NEW!   Oktoberfest

NEW!   Wine Tasting

Carnival Rides and Games

Annual 5K Run\ Walk

Kids Fun Fair

Kids Activities

Basket Raffle

Silent Auction

Annual 50/50 Big Cash Raffle

Vendors & Business Expo

Spaghetti Dinner

and many other fun weekend activities...

Download full schedule of events

Can Do Carnival

Saturday, October 7th
We will offer a modified carnival experience for the special needs families. No lights, no music and rides slowed down-where possible. All rides will be functional from 12pm-1:00pm for family members that are not special needs.
Cost $5 - includes unlimited ride wristband and a pumpkin for decorating inside the main building.
Come join us!!


Carnival is open for all Fri & Sat to 10pm, Sun to 7pm. Ride tickets are offered by Alpine Amusements.
From 12p – 5p on Saturday and Sunday there is a option to purchase wristband for 'unlimited' rides. There is a $2 off coupon available on the Mercyfest Schedule of Events flyer.


Saturday October 7, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Main Tent
Beer! Food! Polka Music!
Come join us for lots of fun, and the best brats you’ve ever had!

Polka Music

Aurora Pro DJ
12:00 – 3:00pm

Polka Crystallites
3:00 – 6:00pm

Annual 5K Run\ Walk - Sponsored by Prime Cut Lawn Care

The Have Mercy on Our Soles 5K race has always been a run/walk that families can enjoy together. We'll be holding our Fastest Familly contest again, so bring the whole family for a friendly competition with your neighbors! We offer discounted family (team) pricing and we'll be giving medals to the teams with the fastest average times (minimum of 3 runners).

Click on this link for more Information

2017 Have Mercy On Our Soles 5K    http://www.racesplitter.com/races/55E91B8EE


Silent Auction

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 MercyFest committee. We greatly appreciate your support and hope we can count on you to help make this event a great success.

Pizza Night

Back by Popular Demand!!! All-You-Can Eat Pizza Party! Thursday October 5th 5:00pm-8:00pm Free Entertainment!
Pizza wristbands Adults $7 Seniors (65 and over) $5 Kids (10 and under) $5 Family Meal Plan $25 *Prices do not include beverages.
Join us for pizza from all over Aurora and Naperville. Try pizzas from Aurelios, Eatza Pizza, Papa Frescos and Papa Saverios We will continue to add more pizza places, so check back!
The pizza party is held in the building, enter door C. Rain or shine this is a great event!




All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner & Rat Pack Jazz

Sunday October 8, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
End MercyFest with All-You-Can Eat Spaghetti!
Adults - $7 Seniors (65 and over), Kids (10 and under) - $5 Family Meal Plan - $25 *Prices do not include beverages.
Dinner includes Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Bread and Dessert

Vendor Booths

Showcase your business or organization 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 the Outdoor Vendors.
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 MercyFest committe.

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 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.

Click Here to read more information or click the SignUp link below to Sign Up!



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.


Opportunities to donate canned goods will also be available during the festival weekend. You can help by donating things such as sweat pants, thermal underwear, toilet paper, or canned goods.

We will take all these donations to Hesed House in a van donated for our use during MercyFest by Hennessey Ford. Let’s fill it to the brim and show our community how much we care! 

Donation Drop Off
Thursday October 4
In the PLC gym during the All-U-Can-Eat-Pizza Dinner.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday October 5-7
At the van located by the church entrance.

Saturday/Sunday September 30-31
At the MercyFest Volunteer Signup table.

Monetary donations are accepted at the cashier in the PLC gym during MercyFest hours.

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".


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