Hometown Picnic

Join us at our Hometown Picnic on June 12, 2022 from 1-4PM

What better way to spend a lazy, Sunday afternoon than at an old-fashioned picnic? Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic features everyone's favorite summertime traditions! Bring your family, picnic lunch, lawn chairs, and blankets, and enjoy reliving the past at this fun, outdoor event! 

Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic includes games, contests and races, a vintage baseball game, and an apple pie baking competition.  Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the fast-paced action of bare-knuckle baseball, based on the original rules from 1858, when the Lemont Quarrymen take on the McLean County Prairie Chickens at 1:30PM. 

Bakers are needed for the apple pie baking competition that features bakers from throughout the area. Past year’s entries have included double-crust pies, streusel-topped pies, and apple-fruit combinations. Entries for the baking competition are to be made at home prior to the event. To enter the contest, please contact Jackie Maronic at (630) 420-6015 or email her at maronicj@naperville.il.us.  

Glass bottles and alcohol are prohibited.


Hometown Picnic is included with general admission. See our admission rates and get tickets here.