carnival and concessions are set up in Kewanee's downtown area and, in
effect, become the heart of the Hog Days celebration.
The four block area
is bounded by Main, Second and Chestnut Streets and the BNSF
It's from here that
the main pork chop pits are set up (chops are also grilled on
pits set up in West Park at the Flea Market)...the main stage
for the various entertainment acts is located here...and it's a
good central point to meet friends and family before launching
off in any direction for MORE
Hog Days activities throughout the Kewanee area!
carnival rides and concessions are provided by
Inc. of Peoria, Illinois. The rides and
amusements are very family-friendly and provide safe and wholesome fun for
everyone. In 2013, C.D.A.C added a new attraction...the tallest portable Ferris
Wheel in the United States. There are only 4 in America
and one of them has a home at Hog Days over Labor Day weekend. Towering over
everything at over 66 feet, the giant Wheel was a hit with
everyone as you can see in the video above.
private food booths are also set up in the carnival/concession area with
space allocated by the Hog Festival Committee. The main goal is to provide
as much variety as possible.
More information on securing space is
available from our concessions chairperson Kaye Finney. Go to the
Contact Us page for
Kaye's Email or Phone. You can view and download the Concessionaire
rules, fee schedule, application forms (5 pages total)