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Sunday is Family Fun Day!

Forge Fest Family Fun Day

Entertainment, Vendors, Activities & More

Sun, July 16th, 2023, 10:00am

Come join us for the third and final day of our annual, Forge Fest to celebrate our third birthday! On Sunday, July 16th, we will have all the family-fun you can handle! 

One thing to know about The Forge is that we have something for everyone! On Sunday, July 16th we'll have a foam party, acrobat show, photobooth, pet rescue, therapy ponies, and plenty of hands-on workshops and activities for families of all ages to enjoy. No fest is complete without live music and food trucks either, so be sure to stop by and see which performers and food trucks will be in The Mount Lawn on our final day of Forge Fest!

Don't forget to get your Explorer Day Passes, Climb & Zipline Adventures, or Ultimate Adventure reservations for the Forge Fest weekend!

Location:
Lemont Quarries, 227 Heritage Quarries Dr Lemont, IL, 60439

Details

Date:
Sun, July 16th, 2023, 10:00am
Price:
FREE

Schedule

SUNDAY
10:00 AM
 - 12:00 PM
Forever Homes Pet Rescue
10:00 AM
 - 1:00 PM
Face The Color Face Painting
10:00 AM
 - 1:00 PM
Model Act Studios Photo Booth
10:00 AM
 - 1:00 PM
HRET Pony Meet & Greet
10:00 AM
 - 1:00 PM
Nature Crafts
10:00 AM
 - 5:00 PM
Vendor Village
11:00 AM
 - 11:30 AM
Jesse White Tumblers
11:00 AM
 - 1:00 PM
Foam Party
3:00 PM
Led Zeppelin 2
***Arrive early for prime parking and seating!***

Performances

Jesse White Tumblers

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Jesse White Tumblers

The Jesse White Tumblers are a team of incredible athletes from 6-16 years old who perform show-stopping stunts and acrobatic feats! You do not want to miss their jaw-dropping show!

Led Zeppelin 2

3:00 PM

Led Zeppelin 2

Meet The Band

 

BRUCE LAMONT

The Chicago southsider is no stranger to the city’s rock scene. Bruce has been the frontman for the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza, touring all over the world.

 

GREG FUNDIS
Greg Fundis is a highly sought-after Chicago-based drummer known for bringing energy, groove and chops to his live performances spanning a multitude of musical genres.

 

MATTHEW LONGBONS
After winning Downbeat awards on jazz trumpet in high school, Matthew picked up the bass. Matthew was voted best unsigned bassist in America at the 2004 National Emergenza battle of the bands.

 

PAUL KAMP
By age 12, Paul was playing lead guitar in bands on Chicago’s southwest side. Kamp is recognized for his work with Busker Soundcheck, a Chicago trio known for inventive, interactive rock songs, including bowed-guitar and a range of electric and acoustic styles, a staple of the 1990’s Chicago music scene.

Activities & Workshops

Dog Rescue Spot

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dog Rescue Spot

Hosted by Forever Home Dog Rescue

  • More details coming soon

HRET Pony Meet & Greet

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HRET Pony Meet & Greet

Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy (HRET) "Empowers people through the Spirit of the Horse."  Their program serves the varied ability and veteran communities, improving their quality of life physically and emotionally by riding and bonding with horses. Come meet the HRET team and have your photo taken with their ponies!

Face Painting

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Face Painting

Hosted by Face The Color

  • More details coming soon

Model Act Studios Photo Booth

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Model Act Studios Photo Booth

Are you ready to step into the spotlight and unleash your talent? Then listen up! Model Act Studios is coming to Lemont, and they're searching for fresh faces like YOU!

 

Model Act Studios is waiting to discover the next generation of superstars!

Foam Party

11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 12:30 PM

Foam Party

  • 60 people admitted per party
  • Foam parties will begin every half hour until 1:00 PM
  • More details coming soon

Nature Crafts

10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, & 12:30 PM

Nature Crafts

Join The Forge's Quarry Camp crew for fun nature crafts like making kindness rocks, mandalas, and more!

  • More details coming soon

Food & Beverage

Flyin' Hawaiian Food Truck

DATE TBA

Flyin' Hawaiian Food Truck

Transport to a beach in Hawaii with tropical meals and treats from Flyin' Hawaiian!

Tacomotora Food Truck

DATE TBA

Tacomotora Food Truck

With tacos, bowls, churros, street corn and more, Tacomotora offers Mexican Street Food perfection!

Holy Smoke Food Truck

DATE TBA

Holy Smoke Food Truck

What is a summer fest without quality barbecue? Enjoy the comfort foods and backyard staples at Holy Smoke.

My Funnel Truck

DATE TBA

My Funnel Truck

Satisfy your sweet tooth with carnival confections at My Funnel Truck!

Bricks On Wheels

DATE TBA

Bricks On Wheels

Ready made pizzas fresh from a wood fired oven!

Forge Fest Olympics

West X Climbing Time Trials

ALL WEEKEND

West X Climbing Time Trials

Feeling competitive? Get on the leaderboard for your chance to win Forge Fest Competition awards!

  • How To Sign-Up: Sign up when you check-in at Climb & Zipline Adventure
  • How To Compete: Let your activity host know that you will be competing and they will give you directions for how their activity is scored.
  • How To Win: Be sure to submit your scorecard when you are finished with all your desired competitions to be eligible for awards

Get your Climb & Zipline Adventure for Forge Fest weekend to compete!

 

Kayak Race

ALL WEEKEND

Kayak Race

Feeling competitive? Get on the leaderboard for your chance to win Forge Fest Competition awards!

  • How To Sign-Up: Sign up when you check-in at Explorer Day Pass
  • How To Compete: Let your activity host know that you will be competing and they will give you directions for how their activity is scored.
  • How To Win: Be sure to submit your scorecard when you are finished with all your desired competitions to be eligible for awards

Get your Explorer Day Pass for Forge Fest weekend to compete!

Archery High Score Competition

ALL WEEKEND

Archery High Score Competition

Feeling competitive? Get on the leaderboard for your chance to win Forge Fest Competition awards!

  • How To Sign-Up: Sign up when you check-in at Explorer Day Pass
  • How To Compete: Let your activity host know that you will be competing and they will give you directions for how their activity is scored.
  • How To Win: Be sure to submit your scorecard when you are finished with all your desired competitions to be eligible for awards

Get your Explorer Day Pass for Forge Fest weekend to compete!

Axe Throwing High Score Competition

ALL WEEKEND

Axe Throwing High Score Competition

Feeling competitive? Get on the leaderboard for your chance to win Forge Fest Competition awards!

  • How To Sign-Up: Sign up when you check-in at Explorer Day Pass
  • How To Compete: Let your activity host know that you will be competing and they will give you directions for how their activity is scored.
  • How To Win: Be sure to submit your scorecard when you are finished with all your desired competitions to be eligible for awards

Get your Explorer Day Pass for Forge Fest weekend to compete!

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