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!

Header Harvest in the Hollow 2021

Friday, October 22 & Saturday, October 23 2021

 This fall event has hayrides, paintball, concessions, barrel train rides, gift shop, games with prizes, lazer tag, live music around the campfire and other spooktacular activities in this family friendly fundraiser for the Exploration Station...a children's museum. All your family favorites from the Sleepy Hollow Village return! 


Q: Is this the same as A Night in Sleepy Hollow?  A: No, not exactly- this event is just a mini version of the Sleepy Hollow Village that consists of the family activities such as hayrides, games with prizes, concessions, campfire, etc. It will look very familiar if you have visited the village in the past coming to A Night in Sleepy Hollow. 

Q: Is the reenactment happening this year? A: No, with many variables at play, A Night in Sleepy Hollow, which will include a new partnership with beloved local theatre company, KVTA, for the reenactment portion will come back for our 30th year in 2022! We can't wait! 

Q: Does this event cost anything? A: This event is free to attend, although there are games and activities that take between 1-3 tickets dependent on the activity you choose. Concessions and gift shop items are also a cost. 

Q: How much are tickets, and can we get them the day of the event? Tickets are $1 for 1 ticket. Tickets will be on sale the days of the event at the gift shop. Currently, we are offering "presale" activity packs at all btpd facilities for 25 tickets = $20 and this will go through October 21st at 12pm. 

Q: Do you take cash and card? A: Yes, cash and card are available to use at this event. 

September 18th, 2021  10am-12pm

You can participate by creating your own scarecrow or by voting on which one you love best. Either way, this is a great way to get your loved one(s) to get involved in some fall fun.

Scarecrow registration opens Tuesday, September 7 at 9am at the Perry Farm House. (Don't wait, they sell out really fast!!!) Registrations will be taken from 9am-1pm at the Perry Farm House only (Sorry online registration is not available).

Scarecrow frames are included in the $30 registration fee. This year's categories are: People's Choice, Buisness, Non-Profit/School/Youth, and Individual/Family.
Cash prizes! Scarecrow set-up is Thursday, September 16 and/or Friday, September 17, check in is between 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

New for 2021 we have added a brand new catergory- Light Pole decorations. The park district has 9 light pole areas that can be decorated and includes 10 foot of space around the light pole to decorate. The cost is $100 per light pole and these decorations will be judged seperatly. $175 prize will be awarded to the winning light pole decoration.

Contest Details

2021 Scarecrow Registration Form

Light Pole Decoration Rules

2021 Light Pole Registration Form

Join us at Perry Farm on Saturday, September 18th from 10am-12pm for food, fun and to vote for your favorite scarecrows at our 8th annual Scarecrow Hollow Festival!
All procees go to Amita Health Breast Cancer Center! 



Saturday, November 6, 2021

Join the Bourbonnais Township Park District in creating a Thanksgiving tradition! The 9th Annual Turkey Trot has the options for a 10K run (6.2 miles), a 5K run (3.1 miles), and a 2 mile walk that all go through our trails of Perry Farm Park. This unique race is accessible to all skill and interest levels. You don't have to be fast to win a prize in this competition! 10k and 5k runners will predict how fast they will run and if you are the closest to your predicted time you win a turkey!

*Deadline to be guaranteed a race shirt is 10/11/2021 Registrations submitted after 10/11/21 will only receive a shirt based on availability.*

For more information please email Kourtnee Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All proceeds benefit the Child Network.

 register Here

 Turkey Trot 2021 (003)

Saturday, December 4th - 9:00am start

It's time to deck the Perry Farm Trails in your most outrageous Christmas sweater!! Please join us for BTPD's 2nd Ugly Sweater 5k Christmas run/walk..... This race is all about bad style and having fun! This event will take place at Perry Farm Park on December 4th, 2021. You MUST be pre-registered to participate in this fun run/walk. There will be no walk-ups taken day of so please register accordingly.

 *The deadline to participate is November 14th at midnight!*

Register Here

For more information please email Kourtnee Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, December 4th- 9:00am-4:00 pm

We are decking the halls of the barns at Perry Farm for a day of Holiday fun for the whole family! Morning festivities kick off with our ugly sweater 5K run/walk followed by mini photo sessions with Santa in the barn, Frosty Trail carrige rides, gingerbread workshop and more! 

Pricing and times are coming soon!

Hosted annually in February - 2022 information coming soon!

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than by touring different shops and businesses with our chocolate tour? The goal for this event is to turn 35 local businesses into Chocolate Tour Stops to be visited by your current and potentially new customers between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.

Hoster annually in March- 2022 information coming soon

We are excited to announce the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District will be teaming up to provide an egg hunt for our community! Both organizations are hosting an Easter Egg Trail Hunt along the trails of Perry Farm Park. This new event will be spread out to promote social-distancing and allow families and children of all ages to stay together. Five starting points will be included for ease of access to the trails and masks are encouraged for the event. The Easter Bunny will be on site for free photos and a stuffed animal machine will be available for an additional fee. Don't forget to bring a basket!

Egg Hunt Trail Map

Egg Hunt Flyer

Hosted in May- Coming in 2022

We are bringing back one of our favorite pet events to Perry Farm Park! Event will feature doggie contests, demonstrations, vendors and more!

hosted annually in June

Come spend a Friday night up, up and away at Perry Farm Park for our annual Family Night Out special event.

$10 a car load at entry includes: Family night out t-shirts (while supplies last), Magical Balloon Dude Show, Musical Entertainment by Istvan & His Imaginary Band, games, food, & more!!

*Note there is no online tickets for this event, just arrive day of* 

 Updated FamilyNight Out


Hosted in July

We are excited to be a part of a state wide initi9 12 pm Perry Farm Parkative to encourage families to get off their devices and “unplug” as well as to showcase what parks and recreation agencies offer.  The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with activities and scheduled demonstrations.