Founders Day Festival

October 7, 2023

Flyer shows guitar, pumpkins, music notes and repeats all information on web page.The inaugural Founders Day Festival was held in 2022 as part of the Village's year-long centennial celebration. In 2023, Founders Day Festival will return on October 7 from 2:00-7:00pm at Clauss Recreation Center!

Enjoy live music by 7th Heaven from 5:00-7:00p.m., a beer and wine garden, and several food truck vendors! Other activities include:

  • Zip line
  • Euro bungy
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Bounce house
  • Obstacle course
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Balloon artist
  • Airbrush tattoos
  • Hay rides

Download the 2023 Founders Day Festival flyer for a map and full schedule of events!

Thank you to our sponsors:

 Itasca Bank and Trust Co.

Bronze Sponsors: Gift of Hope, Xfinity, ComEd

Interactive Sponsors: Roselle Park District Garden Club, Roselle Arts and Culture Foundation, Roselle Sister Cities Association, League of Women Voters

Interactive Activities Include:

Kid's Pie Eating Contest

Join the League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale as we host a Kids Pie Eating Contest for kids ages 5 to 10 at 2:30 pm, and kids 11 to 14 at 3:00 pm.

Winners will be chosen by audience applause, so style, flair, and humor count! This competition isn’t necessarily about how much you eat or even how fast you eat it. Contestants have to keep their hands behind their backs and eat the pie without utensils. It will be an old-fashioned fun and quick event.

Founders Day Scarecrow Contest
The Roselle Park District Garden Club invites you to create a scarecrow at home to submit into the Founders Day Festival to be voted on by all fest attendees. Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. 

This contest is FREE to enter! Cost of supplies is your own. Registration deadline is September 28.

Scarecrows must be set up between 12:00-1:00p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at Clauss Recreation Center and must be removed at the end of Founders Day Festival. 
Founders 2023 Sponsors