2019 Blackberry Farm Special Events

PLEASE BUY SAFELY – Please note that tickets purchased from a reseller or individual outside of the Blackberry/FVPD sales system cannot be guaranteed. We’ve had several reports of bogus ticket sales and want to prevent this type of activity. 

Paco’s Birthday Party | Friday, May 31: 1 to 2 p.m. | Included with daily admission
Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. to celebrate Paco the Donkey’s Birthday! Party guests will enjoy fun games and treats as well as visits with the Birthday Boy!

Princess Breakfast – SOLD OUT | Saturday, June 1: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join Belle, Rapunzel, and Ariel for an exciting morning at Blackberry Farm including a delicious breakfast! Your little princess will create fun crafts, play games and take pictures with Princesses!

Wizards & Wonders | Saturday, June 8: 7 to 9 p.m.
Join us as we transform Blackberry Farm into an enchanted land of all things wizards, wands and robes! We’ll have activities, snacks, crafts, fun and lots of surprises!

Wine & Yoga | Wednesday, June 12: 6 to 9 p.m.
Treat yourself to an evening of peaceful indulgence. Bring your yoga mat for an hour of Viyasa Flow yoga (all levels welcome) followed by a BYOB wine and snack night. This is a great option for a date night or girls’ night out. Wine & Yoga is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry.

Father’s Day BBQ | Sunday, June 16: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Treat dad to a special day at Blackberry Farm! Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and then afterwards enjoy the farm or join in on the Father’s Day Fishing Derby!

Father’s Day Fishing Derby | Sunday, June 16: 1 to 2 p.m. | Included with daily admission
Dads and kids can bring their fishing poles out and fish for a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded for smallest fish, biggest fish and most fish caught. Please bring your own bait!

Live & Uncorked: Libido Funk Circus | Thursday, June 20: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. Libido Funk Circus is simply Chicago’s premier dance party band! Not only has Libido Funk Circus perfected their high-energy renditions of the disco and dance hits of the 1970’s, they also perform the best very best dance and rock songs of the past 40 years. The Jackson Five. The Rolling Stones. Diana Ross. Duran Duran. Green Day. The Bee Gees. Led Zeppelin. Garth Brooks. Bob Marley. The B-52’s. Prince. Michael Jackson. AC/DC. Like a human jukebox, Libido Funk Circus simply does it all!

Children’s Concert: Miss Jamie | Friday, June 21: 5 to 8 p.m.
Perfect for preschoolers on up through age 8, Miss Jamie and her puppet friends from the farm take the audience on a magical barnyard adventure in a sing-along, dance-along show that’s fun for kids and grownups alike. The interactive performance teaches healthy eating and responsible farming in a fun way that leaves everyone stompin’ their boots and hollerin’ for more. Doors open at 5 p.m. so you can enjoy the rides before the show starts or stay after the concert to enjoy the rides until 8 p.m. All attendees ages 2 and up must purchase a ticket. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on

Live & Uncorked: Sushi Roll | Thursday, June 27: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music, infused with rock ‘n’ roll swagger, then topped off with memorable stage costumes inspired by cosplay and anime. Sushi Roll is one-part driving rock, one-part light-hearted pop, and one-part over-the-top theatrical verve. The band easily transitions between revved-up versions of your favorite pop and rock hits.

Pajama-Rama | Friday, June 28: 6 to 10 p.m.
Get your pajamas on and cozy up at Blackberry for a night of Family fun! Start the evening with rides and games and at dusk watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on our outdoor movie screen.

Antique Car Show | Sunday, June 30: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Included with daily admission
Accelerate to the past by visiting Blackberry Farm to see all the antique cars on display! Vote your favorite in the people’s choice award category.

Princess Lunch – SOLD OUT | Sunday, July 7: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy a magical afternoon having a delicious lunch with Snow White, Elena, and Cinderella! Create princess crafts, take photos and finish the day with all of Blackberry Farm’s rides.

Live & Uncorked: Piano Man | Thursday, July 11: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. Mike Sigman brings the music of Elton John & Billy Joel to life in the ultimate tribute show. With a hand-picked line-up of incredibly versatile musicians and his uncanny ability to mimic these two superstars, Mike has created one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country.

Summer Luau | Friday, July 12: 6 to 8 p.m.
Aloha! Join Moana at Blackberry Farm for a tropical evening filled with dancing, dinner, and rides!

Family Camp Out | Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 14: 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.
This camping adventure at Blackberry Farm begins on Saturday with a scavenger hunt, family activities, a campfire and s’mores. Sunday includes a light breakfast. Families provide their own tents and sleeping bags. Each person attending the camp out needs to register. Additional information will be emailed to those registered a week before the event.

Live & Uncorked: Off The Charts | Thursday, July 18: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. The talented 5-piece line-up features multi-fronted male and female vocals, supporting harmonies all covering a wide variety of Pop, Rock and Country. From AC/DC to Prince and all points in between, Off the Charts is sure to get the audience up, dancing and rocking all night long.

Live & Uncorked: Semple | Thursday, July 25: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. Fronted by one of the city’s most prominent lead singers and the band’s namesake, Keith Semple, every show is guaranteed to be a nonstop great time! With styles ranging from 70s rock to modern pop songs and everything in between, everyone is sure to leave happy. Known for their diverse array of medleys that feature bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, 70s Rock, party songs and even alternative/punk rock, each show is packed with variety and contrast that takes the audience on a generational tour of music genres.

Frozen in July | Saturday, July 27: 7 to 10 p.m.
Keep cool with your favorite Frozen sister’s and friends! Rides, crafts and frozen treats along with photo opportunities and sing-a-long will be enjoyed by all! Bring your chairs and blankets and finish the night with a viewing of Frozen on our outdoor movie screen.

Live & Uncorked: Ethan Bell Band | Thursday, August 1: 7 to 9 p.m.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your favorite craft beer or bottle of wine while enjoying an evening of great music at Blackberry Farm. Live & Uncorked is for ages 21+, identification will be required and checked prior to entry. With their skillfully led instrumentals, creative cover mashups, and new songs that blur the line between country, pop and hip-hop, The Ethan Bell Band has been humbly compared to their influencers – Zac Brown Band and Florida Georgia Line.

Fairytale Wedding | Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3: 6 to 8 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn at Blackberry Farm. Rapunzel bridesmaids include: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Elena. The event will begin with a short wedding ceremony then guests are treated to a catered dinner and DJ led dancing with the bride, groom and their bridesmaids. Blackberry’s rides will also be open for guests to enjoy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Civil War Days | Saturday, August 10: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Live battle at 4 p.m.) & Sunday, August 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Live battle at 2:30 p.m.) | Included with daily admission
Speak with Union and Confederate troops, as they camp at Blackberry Farm. Ride the train and you may be stopped by Union Officers searching Confederate sympathizers. Enjoy Civil War and historical crafts throughout the grounds.

Superhero Breakfast – SOLD OUT | Saturday, August 24: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Join Batman, Spiderman, and Batgirl for an exciting morning at Blackberry Farm including a delicious breakfast! Your little super hero will create fun crafts, play games and take pictures with Super Heroes!

Trolls Takeover | Friday, August 30: 6 to 9 p.m.
Trolls are taking over Blackberry! Join us for a fun night of music, rides and happiness! Participants will enjoy crafts and a snack as well as photo opportunities with the pink princess herself. Bring your chairs and blankets and finish the night with a viewing of Trolls on our outdoor movie screen.



  • Special Event FAQs
  • Special Event FAQs

    Who do I need to purchase a ticket for?
    Everyone ages 1 and up who is attending an event that includes a meal or give-away will need a ticket. For any event that doesn’t have a specific give-away and is part of park admission, ages 2 and up need tickets. This information is included in the event details online and on Facebook events listings.

    What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of an event?
    Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine. We do everything in our power to stage every special event. This may require postponing or relocating to an indoor facility. If there is lightning in the area, the park will close operations until it is safe to be outdoors, which is indicated by our lightning detection service – or 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike.

    Occasionally, if the weather is deemed too severe for the event to proceed, Blackberry may reschedule the event for another day. If this occurs, no refunds will be made for tickets.

    Watch the Blackberry Farm Facebook page for updates when the weather is questionable. Cancellation or postponement of events will be posted as soon as possible or at least 2 hours ahead of the scheduled time of the event.  

    Are special event tickets refundable?
    All ticket sales are final, refunds and ticket transfers are not available after purchase. Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine and guests are encouraged to dress for the weather. If Blackberry Farm reschedules an event and a ticket holder is unable to attend the rescheduled date, a full refund will be issued. If Blackberry Farm cancels an event ticket holders will be issued a full refund. Ticket holders must provide proof of purchase to receive a refund.

    How should I dress for my event?
    Blackberry Farm is an outdoor facility, so always be sure to dress for the weather. We suggest always packing heavier coats in your car just in case the weather becomes chilly. Blackberry is subject to windy conditions due to the park’s open terrain. If you’re attending a character event, many children dress as their favorite character for pictures.

    The event is sold out – can I just get two more tickets…please?
    Unfortunately, once an event is sold out we cannot add more tickets. We want to ensure our guests have a great experience at every event, and staying within the specified ticket limit for the event is an importance aspect to that. Many times, if guests are unable to attend an event, they post in the Facebook event listing to sell the tickets they will not use. Blackberry Farm does not facilitate third-party ticket transactions.