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The community cookout/Festival is back, and we are beyond excited. This free event is hosted by Elgin Cares, but the entire community puts it on. We will have food, games, and competitions, not to mention the famous bingo game. We will have gifts, door prizes, and other giveaways for every age group. So grab the kids, the stroller, Outdoors Armchair, your dog, your pet hamster, your grandmother, and the guy who takes 15 plates from the family reunion; this event is for everyone. And we do me, everyone. Keep reading for more details below.

We are serving up you BBQ plates with beans and potato salad for the sides. The kids can enjoy hotdogs and sweet treats from our vendors.

Live music is back on stage in 2022.  The last year we did this, it was a big hit. This time we will have local groups and rappers coming to the stage.

Music Performer

We will have games and activities for kids of all ages. That includes a bouncy house, a water slide, a splash area, and water games (Bring something to get wet; they'll need it.)

Children's Race
Playing Cards

We will have many adult games, from a basketball tournament to a competitive Cornhole Competition. Not to mention cards, dominos, and other table games.

This year we are introducing a three-on-three basketball competition for kids and adults, and the winners will receive bragging rights for all of 2023. When this competition is over, we will all know who is the best in the Elgin area.

Basketball Game
Image by Alejandro Garay

And for you bingo players, we haven't left you out. As you sit under the trees, you will be able to play as much bingo and prize-winning as you can take. It goes from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and starts again at 1:00 PM ending at 3:00 PM, so be there early.

Get your ticket, and we will save a plate for you.

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