The BTPD hosts a variety of events every year. The BTPD works towards bringing the community together through authentic and engaging events. Our goal is to enrich you and your family’s quality of life through recreation!
Gold Pumpkin Sponsor: Peoples Bank of Kankakee County
Silver Haunted Hollow Sponsor: First Trust Bank of Illinois; Piggush Engineering Inc.; Commonwealth Credit Union; Belson Steel Center; Visit Kankakee County
We hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed our 30th celebration!
Bourbonnais Township Park District teamed up with Child Network- Caring for Kids for our 10th Annual Turkey Trot!
The Turkey Trot Race braved strong winds to run or walk this year!
A special add-on this year was a dedicated final lap around the Village Green for our Veterans.
Saturday, December 3
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Christmas On The Farm is an outdoor event where families can explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities at Perry Farm Park.
The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, and included photos with Santa Claus, family-friendly activities, holiday treats from BTPD concession, holiday carolers and more!
Tickets for Santa Photos and Activities are now On Sale! Tickets can be purchased at Perry Farm House, Exploration Station...a children's museum and Recreation Station. Santa Photo Tickets are limited so make sure to purchase before the Holiday Event!
3 Packages Are Available
Holiday Santa Experience - $75
Experience everything at Christmas on the Farm. This package includes a vist with Santa and a photo, Family Carriage Ride (for a family of four), Games and Activites including Holiday Cookie Decorating and more!
Santa Fun Experience - $35
Experience some of the fun at Christmas on the Farm. This package includes a visit with Santa, Santa Photo and ten activitiy tickets!
Santa Photo - $25
Secure your spot to see Santa at Christmas on the Farm. This ticket includes a visit with Santa and Santa Photo.
We are looking forward to seeing you and your family this holiday season!
CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM MAP & INFORMATION
NEW THIS YEAR
Christmas on the Farm Coloring Contest
Grab your crayons and show us your best talent! Be creative! Kids 11 & Under can participate. Winners will receive a Holiday Edition Stuffed Animal and must be present at the event to claim their prize on Saturday, December 3.
Download the coloring page or you can pick up an Entry Coloring Page at one of the BTPD facilities and drop of your creation to Exploration Stations...a Children's Museum or Recreation Station before Wednesday, November 23. Winners will be notified the week of November 28.
Servin’ up a 6th Scoop of the Chocolate Tour!
Bourbonnais Township Park District and the Village of Bourbonnais are teaming up for the return of this hugely popular event! February 4, 2023, has been set aside for the sixth annual Chocolate Tour.
Bourbonnais is once again the destination for 350 participants to explore our quaint village and fine businesses for a fun-filled afternoon. There are many ways to have your business involved in this exciting event - whether hosting a Stop on the Tour, participating as a Sponsor or simply donating to the event.
The Tour will allow tour-goers to visit various businesses where they will experience chocolate treats and surprises, all while learning more about Bourbonnais businesses.
We welcome businesses to promote their goods and services by offering a chocolate or chocolate-themed item that complements their business as a giveaway. Prepackaged goodies will make everything run as smooth as a cup of hot chocolate!
Deadline to register as sponsor or Chocolate Tour Stop is Friday, December 9 or until filled. Don’t delay – this event will sellout and spots fill up quickly!
Hosted annually in March or April
Thank you to all who participated in this year's trail hunt. Please check back for 2023 Easter Egg Hunt info.
FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Thank you to all who attended 2022 Family Night Out! Stay tune for next year's date!
A special thank to Taylor Auto Group for sponsorsing the Fun Family Event!
Hosted annually in July/August
Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Scarecrow Contest & Festival! There are over 100 scarecrows at Perry Farm Park. Make sure to visit Perry Farm Park and see all the scarecrows now through October 31.
Thank you to our sponsor Ascension Saint Mary. All proceeds from the People Choice voting on September 24 was donated to Ascension Health Breast Cancer Foundation!
People's Choice Category
1st Place - Brooks Family
2nd Place - Kankakee County Museum
3rd Place - Janie's Organic Mill
1st Place - Embrace Consignment
2nd Place - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Speckman Realty
3rd Place - CMC Rebar & Paving
1st Place - Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists of Autism
2nd Place - Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
3rd Place - Kankakee County Museum
Individuals & Family Category
1st Place - Naomi Rodriguez & Geraldine Zemi
2nd Place - Wendy Robinson & Susan Barton
3rd Place - Gossett Family
Light Pole Category
1st Place - Nexus Indian Oak
2nd Place - Brickstone
“The Bourbonnais Township Park District reserves the right to photograph or videotape participants in its programs and/or facilities. These photos/videos are strictly for BTPD publications, flyers, brochures, videos, social media and advertisements.”