Sept 29th - Oct 2nd, 2016


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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.


Sept 29th thru Oct 2nd, 2016

FREE Live Music Entertainment

Featured Performers

Saturday, Oct 1st @ 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, Sept 30th @ 7:00pm
Nick Lynch
Sponsored by Hennessy Ford &
the City of Aurora

From getting golden tickets on American Idol in 2008 to rocking New Year’s Eve on ABC in 2013, Nick has been gearing up for ...his time to Shine on the Country Music Scene. He’s a little bit Country, He’s a little bit Rock and Roll, but he is all Party...
Carnival Rides and Games

Kids Fun Fair
Sponsored by Pomegranate Restaurant

Kids Activities
Sponsored by Eagle Academy

Basket Raffle
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Silent Auction

Annual 50/50 Big Cash Raffle

Annual "Have Mercy on our Soles" 5K Run\ Walk
Sponsored by Buchar Family Chiropractic

Bean Bag Tournament

Vendors & Business Expo

Spaghetti Dinner
Sponsored by D&D Associates, Inc.

and many other fun weekend activities...

Print a Flyer of the Weekend of Events
w/ carnival ride coupon included

*times and events are subject to change

Nick Lynch


Amusements by Alpine

New this year! We have added a segment called CAN DO!
We will offer a modified carnival experience for special needs families.No lights, no music and rides slowed down-where possible. All rides will be functional from 12pm-1pm for family members that are not special needs.
Saturday October 1 - 11:00am-1:00pm
$5 per family member
Price includes pumpkin decorating! (inside our main building)

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.

OLM Mercy Fest Fun Fair is BACK!!
Sponsored by Pomegranate Restaurant

The O.L.M. Mercy Fest Fun Fair is back by popular demand! Mark your family calendars and bring the kids to a fun, interactive, and safe event where they enjoy a variety of kid-friendly games and prizes.

Minions Movie will be playing for kids in the Nursery following the Fun Fair, 8:30pm - 10:00pm. Free for all ages, limited seating available.

Annual "Have Mercy on our Soles" 5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by Buchar Family Chiropractic

Join the Our Lady of Mercy Community for our annual 5K race during MercyFest weekend! This is a USATF certified course that starts at the MercyFest carnival site and runs through the beautiful Waubonsie Creek Trail.

More information here...

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.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sponsored by D&D Associates, Inc.

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an "all-u-can-eat" spaghetti dinner and dance or be entertained by music. This annual event celebrates the closing of the festival weekend. 

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.

To find out more information about this charity and to donate directly to them, please visit website, be sure to indicate in the comments section "Referred by MercyFest".

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! 

Donations can be dropped off in the PLC, and parking attendants will be happy to accept any nonmonetary donations. All donors will receive a carnival coupon. Thank you for your support of Hesed House!


Your name could be here too, click link for Sponsorship information brochure

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