SAVE MONEY! PURCHASE RIDE TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
30 Tickets for ONLY $30, Buy at Village Hall During August or Buy Tickets on Site: Tickets are $1.25 each or $25 for 22 tickets. $60 buys you 55 tickets.
Ride Wristband Gets You Unlimited Rides – Wristbands for Unlimited Rides are Valid ONLY for use Thursday 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday 1:00 – 6:00 pm, and Monday 12;30 – 6:30 pm
TWO WAYS TO BUY:
Credit Cards or Cash are accepted for ride tickets at the fest. Food and games are cash only.
The Buffalo Grove Days BBQ Challenge is a friendly competition, meant for the backyard BBQer. There are 5 categories: Burgers, Poultry, Ribs, Brisket and Pulled Pork. Contestants may enter as many categories as they desire. Entry fee is $5 per plate. This year’s Challenge will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3. If you think your BBQ is the best, or you just want to have a great time, then get your entry in and let us be your judge.
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BBQ Challenge Sponsors
JD’s Smokehouse BBQ
Dave & Busters
The Claim Company
Thanks to our sponsors, without whose generous support we would not be able to provide this exciting and fun community festival.
We urge you to patronize our sponsors and tell them you appreciate their community involvement.
For info on becoming a 2017 sponsor, please contact the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce at 847-541-7799 or email@example.com
BBQ Challenge Sponsors
The Arts & Crafts Fair at Buffalo Grove Days has featured many crafters since its introduction nearly 30 years ago. Each year, handmade crafts are brought in by these very talented people from everything from handmade jewelry, candles, and clothing for the entire family, to clocks, baby blankets, and table runners.
There is certainly something for every room, taste, and style. So kick off your weekend or right before you leave the festival, stop and shop at the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) and Monday (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
For information on being part of the Arts & Crafts Fair, please contact BGDaysCrafts@aol.com
The Business Fair is open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Monday from Noon to 4:00 pm.
Big Blue Swimming School
Brandon Home Solutions
Center for Ballroom and Dance
Chicago Mustangs Professional Soccer Team
Home Improvement Network
Law Office of Bradley L. Schencker
Mary Conway – Baird & Warner
Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church
Palm Leaf Massage
Renewal By Anderson
For information, contact the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce at 847-541-7799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year, the Buffalo Grove Days Committee and the Commission for Residents with Disabilities team up to present the Food & Fun Program. This is a special program for people with disabilities and their immediate families (living in the same household) to enjoy the fun of the festival.
Event takes place in the Carnival Area and Food Tent on Monday from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pre-registration is required for this event. Attendance is limited to the person with a disability and no more than 4 immediate family members or caregiver living in the same household; additional people are $10 per person.
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The Buffalo Grove Days food tent will again provide festival goers with a full plate! We like to think of it as a Taste of Buffalo Grove and Area. You can plan on a full course meal from appetizers to desserts, under one tent! There is something for every age and every taste from all your favorite restaurants.
The restaurants are presenting “signature items” that we all know and love. Local not-for-profit organizations complete the meal selections by providing water, pop, coffee, hot chocolate, and other goodies.
2016 FOOD VENDORS:
Half Day Brewing Company
J.D.’s Smokehouse BBQ
Lou Malnati’s Pizza
Nino’s Pizza & Catering
Prairie House Tavern
Village Bar & Grill
NON-PROFIT FOOD VENDORS:
Boy Scout Troop 79 – Entertainment Field
Boy Scout Troop 140
Knights of Columbus: Our Lady of the Grove Council
Na’Amat – Aviva Club
St. Mary Respect Life
NOTE: Most Food Vendors participate Friday – Sunday Only. Selected Vendors will participate on Thursday and Monday.
New for 2016 in the BEER TENT—Prairie Krafts Brewing Company of Buffalo Grove was selected as the exclusive beer provider for Buffalo Grove Days, adding an exciting new element as we feature a local brewer with excellent craft beers.
Prairie Krafts Brewing will host a Beer Tasting Event in the Beer Tent at 7 PM on Thursday evening. For $10 attendees will be able to sample a variety of beers, some if which will be limited production items not on sale during the festival.
In addition, they we will do Guided Beer Tastings at 2 PM and 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For $5 you will get samples of 4 beers and an explanation from the staff from Prairie Krafts Brewing of the different qualities of the beers.
Come try out all that this local micro brewery has to offer!
BEER TENT HOURS:
Thursday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday Noon to Midnight
Everyone loves visiting with our Walk-Around entertainers. Watch for details coming soon!
For further info and applications, email email@example.com
Yes! The parade route and day (Sunday) remains the same. The only change is a NEW START TIME to make it easier for families to enjoy ALL the activities of Buffalo Grove Days:
11:00 am (NOTE NEW START TIME!!!!
The parade will start from the intersection of Bernard Drive and Terrace Place. It will travel east on Bernard, turning north onto Raupp Boulevard, and then dispersing at Raupp & St. Mary's Parkway.
With our new location, we are now able to provide limited general parking on-site. Locations for 2017 are being determined. We were able to use the following in 2016:
White Lot – by the Skate Park, accessible from Buffalo Grove Road, just south of Deerfield Parkway
Black Lot – in front of the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, accessible ONLY from Deerfield Parkway
Other on-site lots are reserved for necessary Village staff, volunteers, performers, and Handicap Parking.
Extensive parking is available at several locations throughout the Village, with Shuttle Service to the festival grounds, and parking is available on nearby residential streets (please pay attention to signs that restrict parking for public safety, and RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!)
Remote Parking and Shuttle stop locations for 2017 are being reviewed and will be posted here.
On-site parking for persons with disabilities will be available in the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center lot, for vehicles displaying proper placards or plates.
An on-site shuttle will be available to assist persons with disabilities within the festival grounds.
Forms will be available online soon!