What began as an effort to bring Campton Hills residents together after the divisive push toward incorporation has blossomed into a new tradition and festival.
Highlighted by bands, food, bags tournament, 5K run, a car show and huge area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles,
Organizers hope to draw more than 2,000 people.
"This has really grown. This will be our fourth year. We doubled (attendance) the second year and we were up another 30 percent last year," said Mark Malloy, church member, one of 125 volunteers and member of a core group that launched the event. "It's really turned into a nice event. We're hoping to continue to grow it."
Malloy said the Kids Corner, an area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles, continues to be a strong point, but the day also will include a storyteller at 5 p.m. and a showing of the Disney movie "Frozen" at 7 p.m. on a large outdoor screen.
A bags tournament for two-person teams will begin at 4 p.m., with registration the day of at 3 p.m. or beforehand online.
The top four teams win prizes, and this year's loot for the first place team are two $75 gift cards to Lupita's Cocina in Campton Hills.
Live music from Stealing Ginger, a 5k run, car show, a firefighter obstacle course, helicopter and food and special sausage sandwich by Ream's Elburn Market also round out some of the day's events and attractions.
Organizers say the day is about fun, food, families and fellowship, but there also is a fundraising component.
Malloy said about $15,000 was raised last year and donated to various area charities and nonprofit groups, such as: CASA Kane County; the Elderday Center; Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley's Pottawatomie Partnership; St. Charles Shelter Assistance; TriCity Family Services; and Tri-City Health Partnership.
For details, visit unitedfallfest.com or call (630) 253-5659.