Fall Fest crowd

Kids and adults came down to Park District of Forest Park’s main park on a sunny Saturday afternoon to enjoy this year’s Fall Fest. 

Now in its second year, the fest featured local vendors, musical acts and entertainment. This year’s acts included two Chicago area cover bands, The Hat Guys, whose sound is influenced by Mardi Gras performers, and Serendipity, an all-women pop/rock band. Magician Magic Man Dave performed card tricks between the acts. The fest also featured a bounce house and a gaga ball pit for kids, and Bingo organized by the Forest Park chapter of Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

The vendors were a mix of local businesses such as Play It Again sports, local eateries such as the Golden Steer restaurant, and local organizations such as the Forest Park Public Library and Forest Park School District 91 Parent Teacher Organization. Some of Forest Park’s neighbors were represented as well – Oak Park-based Candycopia, for example, had a table, and so did Chicago White Sox. The park district itself was selling the beer and 2023 No Glove Nationals merchandise.