The Best of Countryside is the city's once-a-year summer carnival. Join us at this family-friendly event as we enjoy amusement rides, games, Bingo, fun bands, great local food, vendors, and much more!
Where: City Park in Countryside (61st Street and Ashland Avenue, behind the Home Depot located in Countryside Plaza and just west of the CJ Wilson Mazda dealership)
When: July 13th - 16th, 2017
Day Pass — $25
4 hrs of rides at select times
Mega Pass (wristband for unlimited rides all days) — $60 pre-sale or $75 at the carnival.
Handicap parking is available in handicap-designated spots on the north end of the park and throughout the Countryside Plaza parking lot.
Ledo's Pizza is sponsoring a bags tournament at the carnival on Sunday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be available starting on Thursday, July 13 at 5 p.m. at the carnival information booth. Rules, registration fees, pay outs, etc. will be posted here soon.
Bingo is being operated by the Countryside Rotary. Bingo times are set by the Rotary and will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
Thurs — 5-10 pm
Friday — 4-11 pm
Saturday — 12 pm - 11 pm
Sunday — 12 pm - 10 pm
Thursday — 5-10 pm Day Pass 5-9pm
Friday — 4-10 pm
Saturday — 1-10 pm Day Pass 1-5pm
Sunday — 1-8 pm Day Pass 1-5pm
Food & Drink
Amazing food will be available for purchase from some of Countryside's favorite restaurants. Full list of food vendors will be posted soon. Please check back!
A variety of beverages, beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase $4 and up.
Admission to the carnival is free. However, if you plan to ride the amusement attractions, you will need to purchase tickets or a pass.
Save 20% by purchasing in advance online before July 10th, 2017 ($60 pre-sale or $75 at the carnival).
SPECIAL OFFER! Get a free Andy's Frozen Custard coupon when you redeem your Mega Pass for your wristband at the carnival.
Day Pass $25
Daily passes for rides will also be on sale for $25 at the carnival. No advance purchase is available for Day Passes. Enjoy 4 hours of unlimited rides! These are valid ONLY during the following time frames:
Thursday, 7/13 5PM-9PM
Saturday & Sunday, 7/15-7/16 1PM-5PM
TICKETS: Individual tickets and sheets of tickets can by purchased at the carnival as well.
NOTE: Windy City Amusements, Inc. sets the carnival hours. Ticket sales will cease 15 minutes prior to end time set by the carnival. Times are posted at the ticket booth. The Countryside Business Association is not responsible for shortened hours determined by Windy City Amusements, Inc.
Thursday, July 13th
Evil Burrito 7-10 pm
Friday, July 14th
The Redmonds 5-7:30 pm
Reckless 8-11 pm
Saturday, July 15th
Battle of the Bands
ARRA / 8-11 pm
Sunday, July 16th
Scott Allen Band 2-4 pm
Timeless 5-8 pm