Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the carnival help page! If you’re wondering something about Best of Countryside 2017, see if your question has been answered below. If it hasn’t, send us your question.
Q. Where is Best of Countryside held?
A. This year’s carnival is located in City Park, behind Home Depot in Countryside Plaza. The park’s address is 6050 Ashland Avenue in Countryside. The stores located in Countryside Plaza will be open during their regular business hours. Some may be offering specials during the carnival, so be sure to check them out!
Q. How much does admission cost?
A. The carnival itself is free. You are welcome to attend and view the on-stage events happening all weekend! Food and drinks from a variety of vendors will be available for purchase, as well as tickets for amusement rides, raffles, and games.
Q. What if it rains?
A. The carnival will take place rain or shine. However, the Countryside Police Department will determine if any safety precautions/emergency action is needed. In cases of inclement weather, the amusement company has the right to halt operation of the rides to avoid possible injury.
Q. Will there be covered seating available in case of rain or extreme temperatures?
A. Yes. A large tent with tables and chairs will be set up near the entertainment stage. You are welcome to bring bag chairs with you to the carnival.
Q. Is this carnival family-friendly?
A. Yes! The carnival is great for families. There are activities for all ages.
Q. Who runs the Best of Countryside carnival?
A. The Countryside Business Association (CBA) is the primary planner for this event, and the City of Countryside is the premier sponsor. A number of local businesses also sponsor the event each year. Amusement rides are provided by Windy City Amusements.
Mega Pass Questions
Q. Some other carnivals in the area are selling their passes for cheaper. Why is your Mega Pass more expensive than theirs?
A. The cost of our Mega Passes directly correlates to the number of rides and the size of the venue. The prices are set by the carnival company, not the Countryside Business Association or City of Countryside.
Q. What if I lose my Mega Pass?
A. Do not lose the mega pass that is issued to you at the time of purchase! This original voucher must be turned in to the ticket booth at the carnival in order to receive the wristband. No exceptions.
Q. If I buy a Mega Pass for a friend or family member, can I pick up their wristband for them at the carnival?
A. No. The person who will be wearing the wristband to ride the attractions must be present at the time the voucher is redeemed. The wristband will be placed on the individual’s wrist.
Q. Can I buy a Mega Pass at the carnival, rather than online?
A. Yes, mega passes will be sold at the ticket booth for $75. Advance purchase price is $60.
Q. I can only go to the carnival one day, so I don’t want to buy a Mega Pass. Are there other options?
A. Yes. Day Passes which are valid for the following times will be sold at the ticket booth:
Thursday (7/13) 5-9 pm
Saturday (7/15) and Sunday (7/16) 1-5 pm
In many cases, the Mega Pass is a better value. If you can’t visit the carnival during these hours, or plan to be there longer than 4 hours and ride the attractions, you may spend more in additional tickets after the day pass is no longer valid.
The carnival hotline is (708) 485-2695. You can leave a message and someone will return your call. You can also submit a question below!
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