Homewood Hobo Night will feature live music, s'mores and hobo stew

The Village of Homewood will  host its annual Hobo Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Homewood Rail Park, Chestnut Road and Park Avenue. 

First time entrant wins Homewood’s chili cook-off

Was it the voodoo that made Dan Taylor’s chili so delicious?
Whatever he mixed into the pot, his Voodoo Chili won him first place in the amateur section of Homewood’s annual chili cook-off, part of Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Homewood. It was his first time entering the contest.

Fall Fairy wins the Homewood scarecrow contest

A Fall Fairy made of corn stalks by Jen Sesto of Art4Soul took first prize in the Homewood Beautification Committee’s annual scarecrow contest Saturday. 
Second place went to a pumpkin scarecrow designed by Ryan Niksic of The Art Corner. A wolf, made of real animal fur modeled after a wolf in the movie “A Never Ending Story,” won third place for Sharon Munoz of the dog training business Woof in Flossmoor.

Newcomer versus regulars in Homewood's annual Chili Cook-off

When the chili contestants face off on Saturday to see who's the best in Homewood's annual Chili Cook-off, there will be a new cook taking aim at the old pros. Homewood's Fall Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The cook-off contest judging starts at 2 p.m. and community tasting is around 3 p.m. on Martin Avenue in downtown Homewood.  

Fall Fest offers its Chili Cook-off and entertainment in Homewood

Homewood will celebrate the change of seasons with its annual Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off Saturday, Sept. 29. The party starts at 11 a.m. and continues through 10 p.m. with events, the chili tasting and serving, and outstanding musical entertainment. There also will be horse drawn wagon rides between 6 and 9 p.m., and the movie “Coco” will be shown at dusk.

New events and activities for all on tap at Sept. 8 Flossmoor Fest

New activities — from a photo booth to the Jesse White Tumblers to an auction of the downtown dogs — have been added to this year’s Flossmoor Fest. The annual street festival returns Sept. 8 with a full day of activities for all ages. Flossmoor Fest will take over the village’s downtown area and Flossmoor Park between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Scenes from Homewood Giant Block Party 2018

Homewood's Giant Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 18, brought the community together for a celebration of summer, with live music, food and plenty of activities for kids. 

Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle.

Beards, games and ice cream help local residents celebrate village's history

Raymond Ondrejka of Homewood, with his long, well-tended whiskers, topped a field of five contestants in the beard contest on Sunday, July 22, at the ice cream social on Martin Avenue. The event was a celebration of the village's 125th anniversary of incorporation, and the beard contest was one of several old-fashioned activities designed to harken back to the late 19th century.

Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 celebrates Homewood’s 125th anniversary

Homewood's 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.

Scenes from H-F Fourth of July festivities

The weather was a bit fickle during local Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday. The sun smiled upon the early events -- the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Run for Freedom 5K and the Homewood and Flossmoor parades.

Then as the park district's Family Fun Fest at Izaak Walton Preserve was getting started shortly after 11 a.m., the rains came. 


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