Carnival 2017

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

Amusement Rides:
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:
Handicap parking is available in handicap-designated spots on the north end of the park and throughout the Countryside Plaza parking lot.


Bags Tourney

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

Ride Hours:
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

Food Vendors
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.

Ticket Info

Admission to the carnival is free. However, if you plan to ride the amusement attractions, you will need to purchase tickets or a pass.

Mega Pass $75 $60

Best value! Unlimited rides all days during carnival operating hours.

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

Sponsors, Sponsor Information and FAQs

Sponsors: (more to come!)

Interested in being a sponsor? Click here to access an online sponsor form. You can download the Sponsor Information Sheet by clicking here.

Do you have questions? Click here for a list of FAQs, or call (708) 485-2695 or contact us if you have any questions.